He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin. – Colossians 1:13-14 (CSB) Wow! What wonderful gospel words! Words that are true! Words that help us know the God who has saved us! Words that […]Read more "Wow!"
I have a lot of unfinished things in my life. Things I’ve started on but haven’t completed. Or things that need attention that I haven’t gotten around to doing just yet. I have a plethora (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a blog post) of house projects to complete. I have a guitar […]Read more "Unfinished"
As the people of God, we look no different from the world when we spend our lives chasing physical provision over eternal joy.Read more "The Antidote to Your Anxiety"
1 Peter 3:8: Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.Read more "Five Phrases That Should Describe Us"
When we make the gospel out to be about salvation only, we are tempted to see it as something God is only doing for our personal good. The gospel becomes all about us and not about Jesus. This causes us to miss the essence of what makes the gospel so incredible. God is redeeming all of creation, not just you. He is calling us to join Him in the mission of spreading His reign on earth through the process of making disciples. When we limit the gospel to salvation only, we become people more focused on making decisions for Christ rather than being disciples of Christ (McKnight, 2011). There’s a big difference.Read more "The Gospel According to Jesus"
Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (NIV84) 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. […]Read more "Disciplemaking Resources"
All of us want to do special things during the holiday season, make memories with our loved ones, and bring true meaning (back) to the center. But how? What does it look like, practically speaking? How can we fit it in? and does it even matter? Discipleship always matters. Start by putting aside regret for […]Read more "A Season of Hope"