4 Ways Christians Abuse God’s Grace

When I was a teenager, Terry the pest control man came once a month to spray my parents’ house. We often talked about the Bible. In one conversation I asked him, “What if I murdered lots of people. Would I still be saved?” “Yes.” 

Dumbfounded, I said nothing. How could God tolerate such blatant abuse of His grace? Doesn’t God’s grace demand our obedience? 

A more important question is this: Do I abuse God’s grace and expect it to continue? I’m afraid sometimes I do. You probably do too. Here are four ways we abuse God’s grace. Continue reading 4 Ways Christians Abuse God’s Grace

12 Practical Principles for Daily Living

The following “daily dozen” were the personal creed of Robert Louis Stevenson, the famed 19th century Scottish novelist and poet. An atheist, he unintentionally used Biblical truths as his major life principles. I’ve added Scriptures below each principle.  Continue reading 12 Practical Principles for Daily Living

Buried and Raised with Christ

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.

How? When?

We see the answer beginning in verse 3.

Continue reading Buried and Raised with Christ

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

The Gospel: Where Do We Start?

In my last article, we ended with the question, “Where should we start to learn the one gospel?” The answer is twofold:

The Power of an Inspirational Greeting

“Better than I deserve!” That’s my favorite response when someone asks how I’m doing. Yes, I stole it from Dave Ramsey. But that’s beside the point.

The point is, inspirational greetings are powerful. Continue reading The Power of an Inspirational Greeting