Category Archives: Kingdom

Finding your calling

Is it possible that we merge our sense of identity, meaning and significance with our pursuit of calling in ways that are out of reach for most people? Is it also possible that we pursue these things in ways that conflict with kingdom values? Continue reading

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The parable of the wheat and tares

One of the most misinterpreted parables of Jesus. Continue reading

Posted in Evil in the world, Evil One, God's Patience, Jesus Christ, Kingdom, Teaching of Jesus, Theodicy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grace and Responsibility

“Mercy is not effectively received unless it is shown, for God’s mercy transforms. If God’s mercy does not take root in the heart, it is not experienced. Forgiveness not shown is forgiveness not known.” Continue reading

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Transforming marriages, families and Churches

Here is a needed word for our marriages, families and Churches. Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Christianity, Church growth, Church Leadership, Church membership, Family life, Fathers, God's Love, Husbands, Jesus Christ, Kingdom, Love, Marital Separation, Marriage, Unity, Wives | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

How do people regard me?

Let’s be honest about how easily we become preoccupied with how others regard us. It’s tempting to build self-perception on how others perceive us. This is the underlying concern relating to preoccupation with status or greatness. Continue reading

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Therapeutic vs. True Gospel

Jesus Christ died for my sin and the most vivid expression of my sin is my willful self-preoccupation. A gospel message that invites me to stay at the center is not the true gospel. Listen closely to the emphasis when you hear someone invite people to follow Jesus. Continue reading

Posted in Belief, Christian worldview, Christianity, Church Leadership, Church Planting, Confession, Depravity, Disciple-making, Doctrine, Evangelicals, Evangelism, Evil in the world, Faith, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Hamartiology, Kingdom, Poor in spirit, Pride, Reconciliation, Religion-not the answer, Repentance, Salvation, Seeker Services, Seeking God, Self esteem, Self love, Self-deception, Selfishness, Sin | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The workers in the vineyard

Jesus turned stories in ways that were intentionally disruptive to established cultural assumptions. He did this to expose prideful and self-righteous hearts. Continue reading

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