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Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

From Mark Webb After giving a brief survey of these doctrines of sovereign grace, I asked for questions from the class. One lady, in particular, was quite troubled. She said, This is the most awful thing I’ve ever heard! You make it sound as if… Continue Reading …

Daddy and Daughter Discuss Justification and Sanctification

When my daughter was eleven-years old, she asked, “If you do something wrong, are you still a Christian?” It was one of those “can you lose your salvation” questions. She asked it during a time when other things were going on, so I did not… Continue Reading …

How to Think about and Respond to the Unchanging Person

God’s grace is sufficient. God can change anyone. The Spirit can empower a person to change. God’s Word is sufficient. So why do some people not change? Listen to the podcast You may want to read: Seven Reasons a Person Will Not Change Should You… Continue Reading …

The Danger Of Trying To Please God and Gain His Favor

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. You may… Continue Reading …

The Danger Of Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

Asking Jesus into your heart is a popular method that Christians use to evangelize unbelievers. Does it work? Is it the best way to think about salvation? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want… Continue Reading …

Day 14 – Teen Devotion: Where To Go From Here?

Day 14 – Teen Devotion_ Where To Go From Here_

The grace of God is sufficient for you, no matter what may be happening in your life. His grace is more significant than any of your challenges. When you need a direction to take, there is one that will untangle your problems, answer your questions,… Continue Reading …

Day 16 – Teen Devotion: Your Local Church

Day 16 – Teen Devotion_ Your Local Church

The Bible’s timeline for sanctification is from new birth (regeneration) to a new body (glorification). The primary contexts for your salvation and ongoing sanctification to happen are the family and local church. In this devotional, I am addressing the dearest place on earth outside your… Continue Reading …

Admitting Failure Gives You a Second Chance From God

“God is a God of second chances.” Have you ever heard that expression? It is one of those things we say about God. It is a Christian cliché, and it is a good one. If you are a Christian, you have received a second chance.… Continue Reading …

The Terrible Lengths God Will Go To For Your Good

Salvation is a gift that we must steward. Managing it is not a matter of losing it, but a matter of sharing it with others. And God will go to great and mighty lengths for your good, so you can be His ambassador for Christ.… Continue Reading …

You Must Find Your Starting Point Before Helping Others

It’s easy to assume that you know where to begin when discipling someone. You are rarely correct. As you start to ask the right questions, you learn quickly that the individual is not what you thought they were. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …