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Four Stages to the Christian Life. Where Are You?

Four Stages to the Christian Life. Where Are You?

The Christian life is progressive and transforming. To hang with Jesus means to be moving, growing, and changing. It’s a privilege of grace to experience a transformation that leads to maturity, but we’re not all in the same place. There are stages of the Christian… Continue Reading …

Enjoying God: My Wife’s Break From a Legalistic Perspective

Enjoying God_ My Wife's Break From a Legalistic Perspective

Do you enjoy God? You know, like a good movie or a nice dinner. After a long day, you’re looking for a pleasant escape into something you enjoy. Is God at the top of your “things I enjoy the most” list? My wife was not… Continue Reading …

The Trap and the Escape of the Christian Idolater

The Trap and the Escape of the Christian Idolater

There is a problem for the Christian who believes he can live any way he wants to live because God has saved him. Though he is free from the penalty of sin, he is not free from the consequences of idolatry. Grace does not give… Continue Reading …

Mid-Life Crisis: A Story of Redemption

We surround ourselves with the things that we enjoy. The life we build around us reflects the values in our hearts. You’ll always find unity between a person’s inward desires and the life he lives, which is a good thing unless the inward value is… Continue Reading …

Ten Things to Know Before You Can Help Someone

Talking about change and willing to change can be two different matters. If you have not prepped your soul for change, you won’t change. You may modify your behavior. You may be able to do damage control with your relationships, but transformation is a gift… Continue Reading …

Ep. 144 Q&A: Salvation, No Passion, and Biblical Certification

Shows Main Idea – Question and Answer with Rick Thomas: (1) Is it possible to be a Christian but have little passion for the Lord? (2) I want to grow in discipleship but do I need a biblical certification? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

The Joy-Depleting Problem Of Being Reared In a Christian Home

We don’t like thinking about our awfulness because we resist the biblical declaration that we’re rotten to the core (Isaiah 64:6). A person with a high view of himself gets hung up on his fallenness. Ironically, it is the acceptance of your wickedness that releases… Continue Reading …

Day 12 – The Most Important Thing

31-Day Marriage Devotional Day 12 THE MOST IMPORTANT THING “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Ep. 34 Rick interviewing Lucia about Her Break from Legalism

Shows Main Idea – My wife has been struggling with legalism and a passionless relationship with Christ for most of her life. She was saved as a child but the impact of the gospel had not transformed her soul. This podcast is my interview with… Continue Reading …