Tag: Living the Story

Test Yourselves

It is natural for a pig to wallow in the mud and for a dog to eat it’s own vomit (see 2 Peter 2:22), because that is the nature of pigs and dogs. If a human lived with pigs and dogs they would act the same way and it would feel right!

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Power in Weakness

The ambiguity of knowing the precise identity of the thorn has served to benefit people in every age.

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Weapons of Righteousness

When Christians constantly occupy a defensive position they eventually assume the role of victims.  We certainly need to assume a defensive position when we really are under attack, however, Christ has a higher calling for us than simply to hold our ground.  We are the ones who have been told to take the good news […]

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Seed Money

Someone commented that at their former church they would have passed the collection plate AFTER the sermon. I specifically did NOT want to do that. I’m not interested in a one week bump in the contribution; I’m aiming for lifestyle changes.

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Not Repaired, But Re-Created

The Old Covenant was an repair kit sent to patch up creation until God began the process of recreation.

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Confident and Committed

If your confidence is in your best efforts to be committed it will be a short lived confidence. However, if your confidence is in the finished work of Christ’s death and resurrection, you can have complete assurance.

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God Uses Cracked Pots

The shouting reinforced the message that God does not use the strong and proud but the weak and humble.

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Beholding the Glory

We are the best illustration of the glory of Christ as we are changed by his Spirit from glory to glory.

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Living Letters

By trusting in the grace of God, the blood of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit our lives become testimonies of transformation. The only thing that stands in the way of you becoming more like Jesus is . . . YOU!

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Smelling Instead of Selling

When you are around people who have been captivated by the love of God and have allowed themselves to become passionate about him, you will find yourself drawn in to know what they know and experience what they experience.

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