Category Archives: Godly sorrow

7 truths about God’s discipline

Should this be part of all discipleship of new believers? Continue reading

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Sin, Sorrow, and Salvation

The indwelling presence of God’s Spirit at salvation brings comfort and joy, but… Continue reading

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Allured by love

He promises to draw us apart, for there he can best deal with us, and this separated place is not to be a Paradise, but a wilderness, since in such a place… Continue reading

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Learning the ways of God

Is your trouble a sense of failure? The knowledge of having made some significant mistake? Go back to God; his restoring grace waits for you. Continue reading

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Instruments of sorrow


Are you willing to be an instrument of godly sorrow? Continue reading

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Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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I will not remember your sins

You are living by the promise of I John 1:9 when you refuse to hold against yourself the sin God does not hold against you. Continue reading

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God-centered, Mission-focused purpose for our troubles

It’s tempting to think that being a Christian should minimize the challenges and troubles of life. We have God with us! Shouldn’t He protect us from hardships? Shouldn’t life be easier? Continue reading

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Instruments of sorrow


Sometimes we must be willing to speak truth into the lives of those who don’t want to hear it. Continue reading

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Good review for life and ministry

Much of what I write is for encouraging good and godly lives and truth-based relationships. Another prominent theme I write about is worldview. Here are a few links I always need to review in my life and ministry: Reality check … Continue reading

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