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Through God We Live

“yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.” – 1 Cor. 8:6 It is through … Continue reading

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Faith Is Accounted For Righteousness

“But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,” – Rom. 4:5 The person who’s faith is accounted for righteousness is the person who does not lean on … Continue reading

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Clarifying Quality

Beloved, trials have a clarifying quality; what’s really important is revealed. During this time of self-imposed isolation for the greater good, we have been reminded of the things which carry real truth and which have real meaning: Your relationship with … Continue reading

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Enriched In Everything By Him

“that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,” – 1 Cor. 1:5 Everything is enriched by Jesus. Everything is improved, enhanced, upgraded, sweetened, and adorned by the Son of Man. Without Him, everything is … Continue reading

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Why Are Churches Dying?

Churches are dying. Some are thriving, but the overwhelming majority are not. Attendance is dwindling. Most are hanging on by a thread. Many will have to shut their doors in as little as one generation. A lot of this is because we … Continue reading

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Please Take Jesus Personally

How many times have you been told, “now, don’t take this personally, but…”? Well, I want you to take this personally: Jesus is THE ONLY WAY to God. The postmodern ear may bristle at that, but that doesn’t make it … Continue reading

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Christians Are Like Tea Bags

I heard this saying attributed to either Chip Ingram or Greg Laurie: “Christians are like TEA BAGS; you don’t know what they’re made of until you put them in hot water.” Isn’t that about the truth! Is the heat being turned … Continue reading

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How Can a Loving God Send Anyone to Hell?

How can a loving God send anyone to Hell? Why unlimited punishment for a limited behavior? Isn’t Hell cosmic overkill? Too harsh! Not fair! I’ve heard this objection many times and it seems reasonable… at first. John Bunyan said, “No sin … Continue reading

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Stuff Is Just Stuff, Jesus Is What Matters

You are rich. You live in America, which means: You have more than one phone, TV & car. You make more than $2 a day. You have so much stuff that you don’t know what to do with it all. You … Continue reading

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Like a Dog Licking Its Master’s Hand

Jesus commanded us to: Worship the Lord your God, & serve Him only. – Matt. 4:10 In 60 of the 91 occurrences of “worship” in the NT, it is the Greek word proskuneo. It means “to kiss, like a dog licking … Continue reading

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