Christian Living

Would Jesus Lie?

In John 14:26, Jesus tells the disciples that, “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” Jesus goes on to say in John 16:7, “I tell you the truth it is to(…)

More

A Wonderful Parallel

I love the story of Jesus getting baptized as the Holy Spirit descends of Him and God speaks from Heaven, “You are my beloved Son, with You I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22). Imagine what it would be like for you if, right now, God spoke such encouraging words over you. It isn’t long however(…)

More

Boasting in God’s Amazing Grace

As I have been thinking on the subject of grace and the forgiveness of God for our sins through the cross of Christ, I am becoming more and more aware that all-too-often, we as believers forget just how amazing it really is. Now, I know that you know that we are completely forgiven of all(…)

More

The Time for War

You know that point when temptation rises in your heart, and there is that uncontrollable fleshly pull – a longing, a gleeful sin-filled desire – to act on the opportunity in front of you. In that moment you know it’s wrong. You know you shouldn’t. You know the Holy Spirit is crying “No! Don’t!” Yet(…)

More

Walking With God

There is a man in the book of Genesis, who I find very interesting. Though his life is summed up in just a few short sentences, I find in him a source of encouragement as to the walk with God we mere human beings can actually have if we’ll go for it. I have written(…)

More

New Year’s Resolution Idea

It’s that time of year again when we look back at our lives over the past year and get critical of the time we’ve wasted or how we’ve let ourselves go, and start to commit ourselves to doing better in the new year. All-too-often, though, New Year’s resolutions have disappeared into the background by mid-January,(…)

More

Righteousness is in Relationship

Are you a worrier? Do you strive your best in all things, but then wonder if it’s really good enough and what more you could be doing? If you are like me, it is easy to move from reflecting on one lazy or unfruitful day into stressing out about whole life issues and wondering if you’re measuring up to that elusive ‘potential’(…)

More

Colossians – An Overview

One of my personal Bible study habits is that anytime I write a scripture reference in my journal, it get’s underlined there, then in my Bible, out in the margin beside that reference, I will write the journal date, so that for all my future reading of that passage, I can connect the two and(…)

More

Living From Righteousness

I woke up this morning with this overwhelming thought on my mind: As those who are covered with the blood of Christ; as the forgiven and redeemed Children of God; as those who are clothed in Christ’s holiness, we do NOT live our lives striving to become righteous by putting off sin and warring against(…)

More

The Process of Repentance

Let me be up front with you. The beginning of 2015 has been rather rough for me. As I have been pursuing God and making plans for the new year I have been very excited at the potential that this year holds, yet this season has also been filled with an unusually large amount of(…)

More