Category Archives: Christian life

Life is often a winding and troubled road

The point of many biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in strange turns of life. Continue reading

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Profession vs. Possession of Salvation

It is questionable whether anyone who reasons, `Now that I am a Christian, I can live as I please’, has really been converted. Continue reading

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We must appear before God

At that time each will receive their praise from God. Continue reading

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Do we need more?

Christmas seems like a good time to ask this question. Continue reading

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3 Essentials for true Christianity

It is as simple and straightforward as this… Continue reading

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What is the gospel?

Gospel-centered living happens when three tenses are continuously kept in view… Continue reading

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Is repentance a one-time action?

I am always going into the far country, and always returning home as a prodigal, always saying, Father, forgive me, and You are always bringing forth the best robe. Continue reading

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Rhythm of life with God

I will run out of fuel for life if I forget this most basic truth. Continue reading

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When you feel deserted

Do you feel forsaken? Abandoned? Deserted? There is hope! Continue reading

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Who or what will be in control?

So much of life comes down to choices about who or what will be in control. Continue reading

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