God Works in Bad Things

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” Rom 8:28 (NASB).   God does not cause all things in a fallen Continue reading

Forgiving Yourself

Forgiving myself is to embrace fully, completely, and without reservations God’s forgiveness of me.  If God has forgiven me nothing can be gained from continuing to beat myself up over past sins.  He Continue reading

One Commandment

Jesus taught what the Great Commandment was.  "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” Deuteronomy 6:5 (NASB).  The second is like it, 'You Continue reading

Loss of Freedom

Christian freedom being lost by a return to bondage is a strong warning of Paul in Rom 6 and Gal 5.  “For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for Continue reading

The Faith Journey

The journey of faith may begin in a moment but is to be lived out in a life-long relationship of obedience, trust and surrender.  In the absence of these there is no real faith.  James said, “Show me Continue reading

Worship as Sacrifice

The fact that Christ sacrificed Himself on the cross does not mean that there are no sacrifices for us.  As Christ sacrificed Himself fully we too are to sacrifice ourselves fully to God.  There is no Continue reading

A Fixed Heart

The heart’s problem is that it is fixed on self-love and not abounding love for God and others.  Love is what establishes the heart of the Father’s children.  Love is the health of the soul and Continue reading

God’s “Refrigerator”

Our Father is not looking for perfect performance but pure intent.  Even pure intent can stumble in how it expresses love.  If your grandchild scribbles, “I love you Pops,” on a piece of paper with a Continue reading

Love From A Pure Heart

“Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart” (I Pet 1:22).  The soul must be purified before it can love Continue reading

A New Natural

We were naturally “children of wrath” Eph 2:3.  We enter the Way as sinners right-wised (justified) by faith en route to a new natural.   The actions of grace that bring us to a new natural is called Continue reading