The Bible: Is Every Word the Truth?

The Bible is full of Truth—but not all truth is created equal. The best way that I know to describe it is to say that the Bible contains truth from cover to cover. Some truth is unimportant, and some is extremely important. But there is truth that is essential to our Christian walk. It’s what […]

Rest Assured

For much of my Christian life, I struggled to see God for who He really is. I thought of Him as my “Master.” That made me believe and feel like He only put up with me, but He didn’t really like me; He only tolerated me because of the fact that I had received Jesus. […]

HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL 

Everyone has a built-in desire to live a successful life. But this can mean different things to different people…  For some, it’s money and stuff. To others, it might be fame and recognition, etc. Success for a believer is a life full of wholesome, life-giving relationships with family and friends. These relationships are mutually beneficial […]

Fully Persuaded

We are all in different stages of our journey and growth in the revelation of righteousness. We may mentally assent to the fact that Jesus’ death and resurrection put us in right standing with God, but we all are learning to continually walk out that reality in our day-to-day lives. In some areas, we may […]

A Successful Life

Everyone has a built-in desire to live a successful life. This means different things to different people. For some, it’s money and stuff. To others, it might be fame and recognition, etc. Success for a believer is a life full of wholesome, life-giving relationships with family and friends. These relationships are mutually beneficial as we […]

Vertical or Horizontal? Master-Slave or Abba-Son?

Have you ever noticed that Jesus did not just say “Father,” but rather “Abba-Father?” The Hebrew word for “Abba-Father” is an affectionate term for addressing your Father used by a more mature child. It would be used by a child who was around 13 or 14 years of age and knew his or her father’s […]

The Gospel by Faith

As a rule, the majority of believers in the church do not really understand faith. Many have come to believe that living by faith is virtually inaccessible for them and only really meant for the Super Saints. Others believe they have to “grow faith.” Still others feel that they are too weak or fallible to […]

Under No Obligation

Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love.Micah 7:18 (NASB)  This is a beautiful verse declaring the character and nature of God—who pardons our iniquity!!

Take a Mulligan

Have you ever played golf with a serious golfer? It can be intimidating. They have rules for everything! There are so many rules, they keep them in a little book and treat it with almost the same authority that Christians treat the Bible. The first time I played golf in the United States, I realized […]

The Goodness of God

God has always been after personal relationship with man—that’s why we were created. When God began dealing with man, it wasn’t enough for Him to just become “Abraham’s God.” God desired that each generation would know Him for themselves. He had to become “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” And how did He do […]

Stuff Happens… But Jesus is Enough!

Stuff Happens…but Jesus is Enough People ask me all the time, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” And my response is always, “Stuff just happens—to good people and to bad people.” Now I could go into all the spiritual reasons why stuff happens, but there isn’t room in this post to do that. […]

The Incarnation Changed Everything

The moment that God (God the Son) took on Human flesh in the Incarnation something Monumentally Supernatural happened, which brought us into a Position that is 100% Identified with God Himself for all Eternity! 1. -“EMANUEL” God, with Us! (Philippians 2:6-8) [Amp] – 6. Who, although being essentially one with GOD and in the form of […]