Our walk with Jesus starts small and then it matures. Or at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. As the Apostle Paul writes, “when I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”… Continue reading Why Can’t Christians Love God? What The Modern Church Isn’t Teaching Us
When I was a young man in my 20’s, I ranted and railed against God because in my view, any God who was all loving, all powerful and all knowing would never allow suffering. My unspoken belief (however naive), was that being carefree and without pain was always good. While being beset by anguish and… Continue reading How God Uses Our Suffering
Ever wonder if we’re becoming more or less like Jesus? Or what it means in our day to day life to be a “mature” Christian? I’ve always been a big fan of the practical. Fluffy pie in the sky theology just won’t do it for me. And if you’re like me in this, you too… Continue reading What Does Maturing in Jesus Really Look Like?
Below is a letter based on what I wrote to Ron, a Christian who thinks he’s a filthy rag and unworthy of love because of his sins. If you struggle with trying to do enough to please God, then this may be helpful to you. Please know that you are no longer in debt. Jesus… Continue reading What Can I Do To Earn What God Gave Me For Free?
Here’s how to delight in the Lord through sincere, creative praise that brings you closer to Him.
Want to be a cheerful giver? Here’s how to give with joy and to God’s delight!
So you’ve known Jesus for many years but never seem to grow. Sure you pray a lot and read the Bible a lot. Maybe you even go to church a lot. But are you really maturing? Are you becoming more and more like Jesus each day? Or are you the one who panics whenever there’s… Continue reading The Top 3 Reasons Christians Remain Small
Christians like to think they’re good people. But deep down many of us wonder if we can ever be good enough. After all, God is perfect. God is holy. And God has standards. As stated by the apostle John, anyone who says they have no sin is a liar. And so we’re left with a… Continue reading Finding Jesus at the Dollar Store
Life is strange. A month ago on the way home from church, you rescued a man from a burning car wreck. Without thinking, you acted on impulse and snatched him from the blazing flames. You just did what you had to do. Then life went on and you never heard from him again. That is,… Continue reading A Few Bread Crumbs Please (Why We Have No Fruit)