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How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

Paul had a gospel-centered perspective on personal suffering. In 2 Corinthians 12, we learn that the Lord gave Paul a thorn in the flesh. Though we are unsure what his “thorn” was, Christians generally agree that it was a physical debilitation. I have written on… Continue Reading …

A Practical Plan For You to Rise Above All Your Trouble

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Every merciful, loving, and wise parent will not bail out their children every time but let them learn and mature through the difficulties in their lives. Thankfully, the Lord does this too so we can learn to rise above our troubles. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

How to Break the Power of Self When You Abide in Christ

Inconsistency in your walk can indicate a breakdown in abiding; the process of maintaining a full, dependent, and intimate relationship with God through following Christ. Read the Series: Chapter 1 – The Dynamics of the Old and New Selves Chapter 2 – When Your Preferred… Continue Reading …

The Powerful Upside and Downside of Habits

Part of God’s kindness to us is that He wired us to be habitual people. Habits are excellent because they make us better people. Of course, the opposite is also accurate in that habits can be our worst nightmares. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… 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 …

The Wisdom of Boasting in Your Weakness

The counterintuitive irony of the gospel is that God calls us to a place of weakness so He can perfect His strength in us. This perspective sounds good conceptually, but it hard to live out when you’d like to give someone a piece of your… Continue Reading …

The Power of the Critical Wife

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruits.” The wisdom of Proverbs teaches how a critical wife will eat the fruit of her words, good or bad. Her call to submission does not mean… Continue Reading …