The Christian Life

March 23, 2014

Tested by the Word of the Lord

Have you ever been tested by the Word of God? In the Old Testament, Joseph had a dream that he would be placed in a position […]
February 27, 2014

Partnering with God

When God wants to accomplish something on the earth, He looks for people with whom He can partner. When He created the earth, He placed mankind […]
October 21, 2013

Are you Willing to be Misunderstood?

One of the things that Jesus demonstrated in His earthly life and ministry was a willingness to be misunderstood. Even as a young boy, Jesus was […]
August 17, 2013

Remarrying Truths that have Been Divorced

There are certain truths and concepts in Scripture that are meant to be paired together. When these “divine pairs” work together they release the grace and […]
July 26, 2013

Our Great Salvation

I have written previously that we have often reduced our understanding of salvation and what the gospel entails. We speak of forgiveness of sins but we […]
July 23, 2013

Sozo: Salvation, Healing, and Deliverance

Jesus came to earth and launched His ministry of preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, healing the sick, and setting captives free. His message […]
July 16, 2013

The Priority of Personal Devotion

One of the things that marked the ministry of Jesus was His commitment to getting alone to pray. He was constantly active in teaching, healing, and […]
July 5, 2013

The God of Spontaneity AND Structure

I have been contemplating recently how God is both a God of spontaneity and a God of structure. Spontaneity and structure are opposites—how could they ever […]
July 3, 2013

The Danger of Reacting to Error

One of the subtle dangers in the Christian life is the temptation to react to error. We see an erroneous teaching or practice, and we rightly […]
June 16, 2013

The Cry for Spiritual Fathers

One of the great needs in the church today is for spiritual fathers who will pour into the next generation. It seems that true spiritual fathers […]
May 22, 2013

Grace, Faith, and Works

I wrote recently that there is a close connection between grace and holiness. The New Covenant—which is based on the grace of God through the finished […]
May 20, 2013

The Connection between Grace and Holiness

Grace seems to be a hot topic these days. This is not surprising, as grace is a major theme in the New Testament. However, I am […]