I’m not one to listen to K-Love all day and this isn’t a post to complain about the small playlists of most Christian radio stations … BUT … there is value of listening to music which helps you focus on God. If you desire to have unbroken communion with God, anything that assists you in … Continue reading Long live Christian music.
Ephesians 6:10-20 (Romans 13:14) Put on the armor of God. Saying no to sin is a daily battle. Some days are skirmishes and others are full out hand to hand combat. Sure, it’s easier to give in and then ask for forgiveness but you lose so much ground in the process. As Christians, we received … Continue reading The Armor of God
The tables above have a link to the PDF to follow along. This is an incredible 6 session training by Xenos Christian Fellowship you can go through to help discover more fully what an identity in Christ looks like.
I wish I could take the play button out of this shot but it was a clip from a video I took a few years ago. This was a split second of lightning that lit up the flat black night. Images like this remind me I’ve really lived. I don’t want to look back at … Continue reading Friday Frame: Lightning and the Lightning bug
Your story is as unique to you as a thumbprint. Think of this, not one person who has ever lived has your exact upbringing, education, family dynamic, or experiences. There’s nothing more powerful then to share your own story of transformation. This is a Christian post and I realize that not all of my readers … Continue reading Tuesday Talk with Tim
There is a difference in claiming belief in the cross of Jesus and following Jesus. If you follow Him, he will inevitably bring you back to another cross. It is not the cross but it is indeed a cross. This cross is a rite of passage for the Christian and also a marking on the … Continue reading The Other Cross
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus" (Acts 4:13, NIV). Adapted from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, February 11: A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus. You have read about … Continue reading “They have been with Jesus.”
Yesterday marked the first completion of reading the Bible through in a year for me. 2019 was a great year of faith building and growth in Christ and I believe this was largely due to a consistent time with God in His Word and in prayer. Here I'm compiling five things that made the most … Continue reading 5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study
Works did afford salvation. Not our works - Just Jesus' works. BUT, our works matter; not only for growth in Christ, but for a slew of other reasons. See paraphrase below: Virtue + knowledge + self-control + steadfastness, + godliness + brotherly affection + love = "confirmation of your calling", "entrance into Jesus' kingdom", "hope … Continue reading Works DO Matter – 2 Peter 1:5-11
I've never really understood Romans 10:6-7 ("Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven' (that is to bring Christ down') or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is to bring Christ up from the dead)." until today. Paul's point is that faith doesn't require what John MacArthur calls "some impossible odyssey" … Continue reading Hide and Seek