If we are following the Jesus of the Bible, then we (and those around us) should be seeing in our own lives, the Spirit bringing about change in these four areas of our lives.Read more "Converted Hearts Lead to Changed Lives"
In Galatians 6:1, Paul is addressing believers in the church, who are aware of someone in their faith family who has become entangled in sin. I believe there are four specific temptations we face when we encounter this situation.Read more "When Someone is Overtaken in Sin"
If Romans 12:9-18 give us a beautiful picture of how Christ followers are to live and love in light of having received the mercies of God, then how would we describe the opposing view? The picture that conforms to the patterns of this world or age?Read more "In view of the mercies of God, let love be without hypocrisy"
Ever since the church began, it has had to hold two things in tension with one another. You could call them inward and outward. The inward community the church has with one another, and the outward reach the church has to its neighbors and to the nations.Read more "The Tension of Inward and Outward"
When something is ordinary, it is commonplace, customary, every day, habitual, and routine. When something is unordinary, it is rare, unusual, and uncommon. I believe if we are to increasingly reflect how the Scriptures call us to live, these actions must become ordinary among believers in Christ. Last week I listed four in a blog […]Read more "Moving from Unordinary to Ordinary – Part 2"
I believe if we are to increasingly reflect how the Scriptures call us to live, these actions must become ordinary among believers in Christ. While we could list a multitude, here are four actions that deal specifically with our mouths, words, and relationships.Read more "Moving from Unordinary to Ordinary – Part 1"
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.Read more "Above all, love each other deeply"