How to see things RIGHT when everything seems WRONG

How to see things RIGHT when everything seems WRONG

Apart from the lens of the gospel, suffering can be the cause of the crisis of faith. Not just the experience of persecution for following Christ, but also just from the suffering from living in a fallen world. The enemy wants to derail us with doubt, steal our joy, and ultimately walk away from the […]

The Real Deal Jesus

The Real Deal Jesus

Where is Jesus? It’s quite possible that the real Jesus has been lost in a packed scene of cultural Christianity, of religiosity, of church-y-ness. The real Jesus is not a genie in the bottle. He’s not a deal maker. He’s not a pet issue Jesus. He did not come so that we can use or leverage […]

Beautifully Broken

Beautifully Broken

God took this valuable treasure of the gospel and put it into broken people with cracks, limitations, and short comings. Why would he do that? To show off himself, to display his infinite power. The power is not in the vessel, but in the potter, the one who deposits the treasure. Our problem is that […]

Life in the Spirit

Life in the Spirit

Do we try to live the Christian life in our own power? The power for joining the life long battle against sin is found in the Holy Spirit, and there are four ways that we experience the life in the Spirit. We first have been set free to follow the Savior.  God had to take matters into his […]

The victory is sure!

The victory is sure!

Do mature Christians struggle with sin? Yes, there is a newness, excitement, and jubilation for being a reconciled child of God, but after conversion, we still struggle with sin and the struggle is real. Sin constantly pulls on us. It is a life principal just as sure and inescapable as the law of gravity. There is no […]

A Better Master

A Better Master

Having a master is not an option, but who we serve is. We all choose a side every day; there is no spiritual Switzerland, only appearing to be neutral. We serve and worship something, either sin or Christ. We are either dying by sin or experiencing the resurrection life of the Lord Jesus Christ, by […]

How to change: Know, Reckon, and Do

How to change: Know, Reckon, and Do

In Romans 6:1-14, Paul is answering the false allegation from the person that says, ‘If I’m saved by grace, I’ll do whatever I want’, telling us how we as believers can be changed. Are you stuck in the the rut of lust? Bitterness? Unforgiveness? Shackled in hate? In shame? Pride? Then, this passage is for you. There are steps […]

We need a Word

We need a Word

We’ve all heard about the stories about people who have been devastated by hurricanes and tornadoes, despite knowing that it was on its way. Everyone was present but only a few were prepared for what was about to occur. Similarly, we know that things are going to happen, but not prepared for the unexpected storms […]

In which race do you find your place?

In which race do you find your place?

How many races are represented in the world? Two: Those who are still in Adam and those who are still in Christ. In Adam’s fall we sinned all. Adams fall was no arbitrary breaking of a rule, but an act that initiated a rebellion and revolution  against God that not only fractured the relationship with God […]

Safely Home

Safely Home

Have you ever seen or crossed over a rope bridge? No matter how secure the bridge may seem isn’t there something about it that makes you think twice? After being justified by faith, as a Christian embarks on the rocky journey of sanctification with all the ups and downs, one may face doubt, wondering if […]