Why We Preach the Law

There was an old interview that Joel Osteen did--I think it might've been with Oprah--where he was responding to criticism that he doesn't preach enough, or at all, on sin. The citation escapes me, but he said something like, "You know, I want to encourage people. I want to make them feel better. People already... Continue Reading →

Who — or What — is Discipling You?

The other day I started to think about how easily Christians are influenced. We don't just live in the culture but we are, by every indication, being discipled by it. I wouldn't imagine this is intentional, as I can't fathom a Christian wanting to follow the waves of the culture rather than the firm foundation... Continue Reading →

Guarding our Mouths

“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin." (Proverbs‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬) Sarcasm is my second language. Whether I am at work, in church, or simply at home with my family, many times I respond with sarcasm. And sometimes it's not the most appropriate way to respond. With... Continue Reading →

Does Jesus Really Require us to be Perfect?

"You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) Perfection. It is something we all wish to obtain yet understand we will never get there. Sure, you can throw in a few people in there that truly think they're perfect; however, the vast majority of humans know this lamentable truth: we are not... Continue Reading →

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