“I, I am he that comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass, and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker?” (Isaiah 51:12–13) Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. I violated the LORD’s command and your instructions. I was … Continue reading

Think Before you Jump

Growing up as a child and a young believer in Jesus Christ, I spent a lot of time moving away from the cross and diving right into the benefits. Not to say I didn’t appreciate what Jesus did on the cross but it became background noise to the list of things I wanted from God. … Continue reading

Gospel of Works

Ephesians 2:4-8New International Version (NIV) 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the … Continue reading

Where Are You

 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? But … Continue reading

The Defense Rests

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Everyone knows this verse but we don’t admit to our intent when we quote it.  Since I’m the only person I know well who sins I will tell you the reason I quote it.  When I have fallen into sin, I … Continue reading

Never Should Have Made It

Ezekiel 36:22-24 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the holiness … Continue reading

God Graciously Removed My Crown

Colossians 2 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. Our biggest handicap is our sight.  We can’t see anything because our eyes get in the way of our vision.  You would assume that the bigger the object, the more clearly we see it; but this is not the case at all.  We actually see with principalities, ideas, ambitions and self determent … Continue reading

Thanks, But I’m Good

Luke 7:47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Have you ever honestly and truly thought about Jesus and what He has done for you?  I mean really really looked at the grace and love that He freely gives and … Continue reading

We are Undercover Bullies

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all … Continue reading

Discerning Idolatry in Desire

Discerning Idolatry in Desire 12 Ways to Recognize the Rise of Covetousness June 17, 2009 | by John Piper | Topic: The Power & Effects of Sin Most of us realize that enjoying anything other than God, from the best gift to the basest pleasure, can become idolatry. Paul says in Colossians 3:5, “Covetousness is idolatry.”“Covetousness” means desiring something other than God … Continue reading