So if we know that we are unaware of blind spots and yet aware that they have the potential to cause a wreck if they go unnoticed, what do we do?Read more "Blind Spots"
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"
So when our flesh, or the culture, or our spiritual enemy wants us to think that we can still hold onto sin and yet love God supremely and with everything we have, the Lord says that we are to be done with sin.Read more "Done with Sin"
Dear Christ follower, Conviction and condemnation will both happen in our lives, but one is from the Holy Spirit, and one is from the devil. And we can unfortunately confuse them. Conviction. This is when the Holy Spirit puts His finger on something happening in our lives right now (John 16:8) “This is what is […]Read more "Conviction versus Condemnation"
We’re in the process of repainting our kitchen right now. Everything from the cabinets, to the walls, to the furniture. (It is looking pretty sweet by the way, and I am grateful that my wife has some God-given creativity and the skills and talent to pull it off.) Because of the extent of the project, […]Read more "Killing the Old Patterns, Learning New Ones"
I’m grateful that our God works in the midst of, and despite the mess of our lives. Do you have a spotless, blameless, and clean background and history? Yeah, neither do I. In our current study of the Song of Solomon and ‘The Adventure’ series, you might get the idea or impression that God only […]Read more "He Works in the Mess"
From Kevin Funk… Some of you who are reading this may already know that I have a sinkhole in my backyard. For those who don’t, I have a sinkhole in my backyard. Now don’t worry, the opening is only about 3′ by 5′ and about 10′ deep. However, it is pretty close to our foundation. […]Read more "Sinkholes"
“There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those […]Read more "Sin, Sorrow, and Repentance"
This week in our series on the life of Peter, we’re looking at Peter’s BOLD sin (Luke 22) and restoration (John 21). Thefreedictionary.com defines the word “reconcile” this way – to reestablish a close relationship. Another way to define the word is to restore fully. When Jesus restored Peter in John 12, He was reestablishing a […]Read more "Reconciliation"