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Do Your Friends Permit You To Be Imperfect?

Do Your Friends Permit You To Be Imperfect?

There are two general categories of people who attend a local church meeting on any given Sunday. Those who sin and admit it and those who sin and are unwilling or tentative about admitting it. Two people groups, and one common denominator—we all sin. Listen… Continue Reading …

How Do Your Friends Help You Mature In Christ?

Who are your friends? How do they help you mature in Christ? What contexts have you created that help you pursue Christ together? Take a look at this verse about the importance of companions. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

When Your Leadership Does Not Model Transparency

They say there are no perfect churches. But what if that church is yours? How do you respond to a church that does not do community life well? What if the leaders are not setting the right example? Here are a few things to consider.… Continue Reading …

A Good Discipler Is a “Rent-a-Friend”

If you are an excellent discipler, most of your “friends” will be folks who want something from you and are less inclined to give something to you. Like a man with a truck, who has a lot of friends because of the service he provides. Good… Continue Reading …

The Confession of an Imposter

There is a gap between who we are and who Jesus is calling us to be. You’re working to close that gap, or it’s widening. It never stays the same. The issue is not so much about the “imposter” that is in you, but what… Continue Reading …

Should I Keep My Friend’s Sin Secret?

Your friend comes to you with a secret sin. How would you respond to him? You are his accountability partner, and he asks you to keep his sin confidential. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

Why I Can’t Tell My Spouse Everything I’m Thinking

Being married and being a Christian does not automatically mean you will connect and relate to your spouse at the most secret part of your soul, which is your intimate knowledge of and experience with God. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

I’m Imperfect, You’re Imperfect, Let’s Get over Ourselves

One of the most challenging things a person will ever do is let others know the secrets of who he honestly is. It is ironic in a way because we’re all messed up. Everyone is the same. Nobody is perfect. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Two Essentials If You Want To Change

Transformation does not happen automatically or miraculously. If you want to change, you will have to challenge yourself at the deepest and most difficult level of your soul, and the two most fearsome hurdles you’ll have to cross are honesty and transparency. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

How To Help a Double-Minded Person Ruled by Fear or Faith

How to Help a Double Minded Person

Every person has two heads. The human community is a world of two-headed people. James called this double-mindedness. At times we think and act one way, and at other times we think and act another way. You may want to read: Do You Know What… Continue Reading …

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