Tolerance and Forgiveness

Most of the issues that come up in relationships are not about sin in general, or even sin “against you.” Most issues are just differences. So how should we respond?

Walking Out Our Faith

One of the first things we need to realize is that the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, are ours. Rather, spiritually, we participate or take part in, and receive the benefits, of His dying, burial and conquering death by rising to life again. Dallas Willard in his book, Divine…

Prayer Map – Interceding with Psalm 107

“Father, she is dwelling in darkness and in the shadow of death – so surrounded by this temporal, dying world and the lies of the enemy that she cannot see. As a result, she’s a prisoner in misery and chains – bound by lies, confusion, hurt, sadness, and a lot…

God Is Faithful

I love 1 Corinthians 1:9. It’s been a favorite verse of mine since I was a teenager.¬†As I was reading in the chapter, earlier this week, verses 4-9 jumped out at me in a way they had not before. They are grouped together. The paragraph ends with verse 9 declaring:…

Extreme Church?

If our righteousness is to exceed that of the Pharisees, how does that affect the way we “do church?” Or does it? What about ministry and evangelism and discipleship? A friend of mine, J. Guy Muse, wrote an interesting blog recently that got me thinking. Guy’s recent post dealt with…