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Learning How To Encourage Disappointing People To Change

Learning How to Encourage Disappointing People to Change

If a family member or friend does not meet your expectations, what is your primary way of motivating them to change? Do you encourage them toward a better way of living, or do you use other methods like criticism, nagging, and condemnation that tempts them… Continue Reading …

Breaking the Bondage of People-Pleasing

God will fully receive anyone who accepts what Christ has done on their behalf. It’s an incredible opportunity as Jesus takes all your sin and gives you His righteousness. But this gospel message is not practically transforming for everyone. Some Christians continue to live under… Continue Reading …

Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Christian Legalism, People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Legalism is the bane of religion. It’s the persistent nemesis in all of our hearts. Though we usually discuss legalism as it pertains to our salvation, I’m speaking more here of how it affects our sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Rick’s Counseling Notes On Guilt and Fear

These are the actual counseling notes from a friend that I met with for counseling. She permitted me to share them, which I altered slightly and flattened out for public distribution. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

The Danger of Trying to Please God

Obedience is not an act to please God as though you could gain His favor. Your obedience comes from a heart of joy that has been transformed by the gospel. You obey out of a heart of gratitude for the works of Christ. Listen to… Continue Reading …

How To Train Your Flea (Or, How To Control Others)

Have you ever trained a flea? It’s a simple process. You place a flea or a flock of fleas (not sure if a flock is a right word), in a Mason jar, and tighten the lid. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Day 14 – Love Your Children Just ‘Cause

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 14 LOVE YOUR CHILDREN JUST ‘CAUSE For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)… Continue Reading …