“This year I’m going to…” I’ve repeated that resolution in a self-affirming voice to myself. I’ve declared my Rubicon crossing many a January and often met the inevitable failure that follows. From resolutions of learning languages to healthy workout plans, my aspirations, vainly linked to a changing calendar date, have been common. The cycle of … More Break the cycle
“This is the life!” She gleefully declared. She was a tourist relaxing in a casually perched corner hammock overlooking a scenic blue ocean. My wife and I were seated near her awaiting our seafood lunch order. I couldn’t help but considering, “is this the life?” I don’t know anything about our fellow restaurant patron, but … More This is the Life
“Don’t’ judge me!” We hear it with growing frequency. Behind the statement there is a semblance of truth. Many use the passage in Luke 6:37 to imply that no one has the right to make a moral judgment on their personal behavior. If the meaning in Jesus’ statement of, “judge not unless you be judged,” … More Don’t Judge Me!
There is an incredible reality that you can experience as an “heir” of God. That means all that belongs to the Father in this world and in the world to come has been given to you as His heir. Every concern of lack, hopelessness, sickness, or despair can be swallowed up in this reality. You … More Son of God
The age-old heresy of Universalism has crept out of Young’s fictional world into the reality of his ideology. … More Disappointment after the Shack
“Jesus died to forgive you of your sins.” is not the good news. The good news is that Jesus died to transform you into a son or daughter of the living God. A supernatural, spirit-led man or woman in love with Him. The purpose of salvation is not merely the eradication of consequences for sin, but … More What’s the good news?
What are you worth? You are not merely saved from sin, but you are saved because God values you as one whom He has made to carry His Divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4). Your value is not in who you will be in the future, it is in how much value God has placed on you. … More What Are You Worth?