We can all relate, as believers, to the apostle Paul when he said in Romans 7:15 “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” Once we have been born again we are a new creation in Christ; we have … More Do you hate your sin?
We are finite beings who are restricted by existing in time; we think linearly. Because we are fallen we think imperfectly, our thought process affected by our sin nature. God exists outside of time; He is infinite. He is perfectly holy and without sin. Therefore, when we want to understand biblical truths we need to … More The cross was not an afterthought
During the discourse of his sermon yesterday, my pastor referred to a passage on unbelief, Luke 16:14-31 which is the account of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man and Lazarus are both dead and in the afterlife; Lazarus being on the paradise/Abraham’s bosom side (pre-cross destination of believers), and the rich man … More Unbelief doesn’t need one more miracle
“And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23) What did Jesus mean when He said to take up our cross daily? It is one of those sayings that we hear all of the time … More Taking Up Your Cross by Overlooking Offense
I spent last week serving on a jury for a civil suit in the superior court in my county. It was a very interesting and worthwhile experience. If you have a chance to participate in jury service, I recommend that you take that opportunity. Yes, it is inconvenient but there is a lot of value … More Is there absolute truth? A lesson from Jury duty
It’s time for a weekend roundup, where I share with all of you some great reads and resources that I have come across in the last week. Starting us off, we have Debbielynne of the Outspoken Tulip blog, remind us what the aim of the true gospel is in her essay Smelly Preaching Wanted. Elizabeth … More Weekend Roundup
I prefer clear-cut instructions. I am a rule follower by nature, and if you can give me a sure way for a desirable outcome, like a+b=c, then I am ready to comply. I think part of what motivates this is that I derive a sense of security from clear cut boundaries as I tend to … More Working out our own salvation: the cure for spiritual laziness