The Christian Life

June 27, 2022

We are Called to Walk Like Jesus Walked

Believers are called to be like Jesus. This is not a sentimental idea but a biblical fact. While we do not become like Jesus overnight, we […]
June 9, 2022

Sermon: Walking on the Narrow Way

Jesus said that the broad way leads to destruction and the narrow way leads to life (see Matthew 7:13-14). While we are saved by grace, the […]
May 19, 2022

How to Stay on Fire for God

Twenty years ago this week the Lord grabbed a hold of my life in a powerful way. It happened at a year-end retreat with a campus […]
March 21, 2022

Sermon: Establishing a Kingdom Culture

Jesus began His ministry with this message: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). He preached the good news of the Kingdom […]
March 12, 2022

Practical Ways to Minister Deliverance with Compassion

When I train people to minister deliverance, I always emphasize an important truth: deliverance is a ministry of compassion for the oppressed. It is certainly true that […]
February 26, 2022

How to Train Others in Deliverance — Five Components of Effective Equipping

Over the last year, I have sensed a greater emphasis on equipping others to minister deliverance. That is one of the reasons why I wrote a […]
February 10, 2022

All True Ministry Flows Out of Relationship With God!

When it comes to deliverance—or any other area of ministry—it is vital that we start on the right foundation. If the foundation is wrong, even good […]
August 2, 2021

How Can a Person be Spiritually Gifted While Also Being an Abuser or Predator?

Over the last several years, the church has been rocked with scandals and and exposures of sexual sin, abuse, and predatory actions of ministry leaders. From […]
April 9, 2020

There is No Substitute for the Secret Place

I am a big believer in the importance of spending time alone with God in the “secret place.” Jesus taught this about prayer: “But you, when you […]
February 11, 2020

You Can Extend Forgiveness and Maintain Boundaries at the Same Time

As we go through life, we will all experience pain through the words and actions of others at times. To one degree or another, we will […]
November 12, 2019

Mask On, Mask Off – The Double-life of a Chronic Hypocrite

I have been recently posting excerpts from my new book, Hypocrisy Exposed: When Evil Pretends to be Good. Hypocrisy causes confusion for those who witness it […]
November 6, 2019

Not All Sin and Not All Sinners are the Same

There is a common mindset among believers that “all sin is the same” and since “we are all sinners,” everyone is in the same condition. But […]