Legalism always produces two kinds of people: Those who know they do not measure up to God’s standards; and those who pretend that they measure up to God’s standards.
Our responses flow from somewhere — from the deeper realities of the hearts we’re stewards of. We are stewards of the deeper realities just as much as we are of the surface expressions.
A hunger to learn the Word of God, the ways of God, and the will of God expresses a hunger for God himself.
Only a life fully exposed to God’s Word and soaking in the community of Christ can bring to light the mess our social media feeds seek to avoid, and properly develop our growth in Christlikeness.
Annoyance is not an attribute someone can possess; it’s a response we have.
To have self-control is to fight temptation and put sin to death. Not just one day, every day. Not just one hour, every hour.
Disappointment is a gauge of how a person perceives his life—what he believes about it and wants from it.
Our Savior to calls us to love him supremely—even if it costs our lives. No matter what, it’s worth it.
Many Bible reading plans split up the text and flow of most of the books of the Bible. Yes, one still reads the Bible, but it is a very unnatural reading.
For those who have led little ones astray—who have caused others to renounce the gospel—their punishment will be more intense in some way.
Theology is more practical than we often realize.
Sanctification is part recognizing that our redemption has been accomplished by Christ, and part realizing that our redemption is being applied by the Spirit.
As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.
The profile of a good listener is the opposite of the proverbial fool: patient, energetic, focused.
The church should be a place where training and growth occur so that Christians flourish.
Can we control our anxiety? Is it sinful?
Are New Year’s resolutions a good habit for gospel-centered Christians?
Use these questions as a tool to craft more intentional New Year’s resolutions.