The Life is in the Blood

My last article was about the problem of sin. In today’s article, we’ll begin unpacking God’s wonderful solution. The remedy lies in His character. Continue reading The Life is in the Blood

Don’t be a Spiritual Zombie

Zombies are scary. While trying to find a zombie pic for this article, my wife couldn’t even look at them! Fortunately, they aren’t real. Or are they?

We’ll get to that in a minute.

My last article was about God’s holiness. Today, let’s discuss the problem of sin and its terrible consequences.

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Why the Way to Life is Narrow

“For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:14).  I used to think the way to eternal life was narrow because few are willing to work hard enough to get to Heaven.  Christianity requires discipline, self-control, and self-sacrifice.  The wide path of pleasure is much easier!  While that’s true, it misses the point of the verse.   Continue reading Why the Way to Life is Narrow

What is the Gospel?

The Bible is the most famous book in the world but also one of the most misunderstood. Most people don’t understand how it fits together. They see it, not a single story, but as a collection of random stories and rules. In this article series, The Big Picture of the Bible, I’ll show you an overview of the Bible message from beginning to end so you can understand how it fits together and what you must do to be saved.

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What Would You Do to Save a Single Soul?

Charles Peace was a famous 19th-century English burglar and murderer who had no regard for the laws of God or man. Through crafty disguise, he managed to evade the police for years. Eventually, they caught up with him, and he was put on trial and condemned to death by hanging at Armley Jail in Leeds.  Continue reading What Would You Do to Save a Single Soul?

Our Canceled Debts

If you ever listen to the Dave Ramsey Show, you know what the debt free scream is. People  who get out of debt call Dave and tell him their story. At the end of their call, Dave does a countdown — “three…two…one…” — then they shout, “I’m debt free!” In the background plays the audio from the dramatic Braveheart scene where William Wallace yells “Freedom!” I feel inspired every time.  Continue reading Our Canceled Debts