“Come inside this instant, or I’ll throw your bicycle away!”
That was the threat I overheard my next door neighbor shout to his son one summer evening when we lived in Orlando.
The boy, accustomed to his father’s empty threats, practically ignored his command. Continue reading God Doesn’t Make Empty Threats
After she heard a new year’s sermon on goal-setting, Macy decided it was time to fix her broken life. Though she doubted she could change, she had to try. During the sermon, she wrote down four doable goals: 1) drink less alcohol, 2) use less profanity, 3) read her Bible a few times a week and 4) attend worship services most Sundays. Continue reading 3 Goal-Setting Myths That Will Stunt Your Spiritual Growth
The word rationalize can be defined as “rational lies.” When we sin and try to justify our actions, we’re deceiving ourselves. Our arguments may seem logical on the surface, but they’re not. They’re lies! Continue reading 7 Lies About Sin to Stop Telling Yourself
In a matter of weeks after Jesus’ crucifixion, thousands of Jews gathered in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit fell on the apostles, and Peter preached the first gospel sermon. 3,000 souls responded to the message and got saved. How did they do that? Continue reading How Did the First Christians Become Christians?
My last article ended with the question, “At what point in our faith do we die with Christ?” The answer is in Romans 6. The Roman Christians had died to sin, as verse 2 indicates.
We see the answer beginning in verse 3.
Continue reading Buried and Raised with Christ