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When the Weight of Your Sin Weighs You Down

When the weight of your sin weighs you down, you must make sure that you understand which sin you have in view. I’m speaking of the most significant problem. Typically, people struggle more with what they can see but don’t discern how the hidden motives… Continue Reading …

Dear Evangelical, It’s Unwise and Unhelpful to Mock Joel Osteen

If you knew of a person or a group of individuals were being deceived by someone, would you choose to mock them or their leader as a way to win them to the truth of God? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

From Adultery to Restoration in Thirteen Steps

The path to dysfunction is unmarked and hidden. Nobody knows they are on it until it’s too late. There are subtle indicators, but we rarely discern them. The most apparent one is an “I deserve better” attitude, which is what happened to Biff. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Addressing the Little Bit of Narcissism In All of Us

Imagine a person standing in the center of a universe that he has created. All of the roads lead to himself. To get near him is to be drawn into the vortex of his selfishness. Me, my, and I describe his primary relationships and daily… Continue Reading …

The Critical Difference Between a Log and Speck

I want you to think about the last person who disappointed you. Do you have that person in mind? Great. What are your thoughts about them? How is the gospel guarding your mind from thinking unkindly or in other negative ways about that person? The… Continue Reading …

Six Questions When Engaging Others, Especially Those Who Hurt You

Self-righteousness is a sense of moral superiority that appoints us a prosecutor over other people’s sinfulness. At times, we can relate to hurtful individuals as though we’re incapable of the sins they commit, which is why governing our hearts is the first call to action… Continue Reading …

How Do You Help a Person Who Is Stuck on Herself?

Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world to garner the good opinion of others will hurt your relationships with God, family, and friends. Let me illustrate how this works with my friend Mable. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… 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 …

The Danger Of Trying to Be Perfect

We all know to obey is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22), but that simple piece of biblical advice can create significant problems particularly in those moments when we fail in our obedience. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

How Can I Trust God When He Does Not Act the Way I Think He Should?

When things do not go according to your plans and the losses keep mounting, it’s only a short step from walking away from God and caring friends who can persevere with you and your suffering. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: I… Continue Reading …