We’ve heard it before: The truth will set you free. This is true. And also some of the most misquoted words of Jesus. This saying originally came from Jesus in the Gospel of John, “. . . and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Some secular avenues love this verse without even originally […]Read more "The Truth Will Not Set You Free"
When God makes you wait for something, it’s not his way of depriving you, but rather his means of changing you. This is helpful in the area of Christian dating and singleness. Recently on Twitter, pastor Bryan Mowrey posted what I thought were 10 helpful tips on dating. Instead of awkwardly retweeting all of them, […]Read more "10 Christian Dating Tips From Bryan Mowrey"
I own an iPhone 4S. I enjoy my iPhone 4S and use it everyday. I primarily use it for text messaging, sending and receiving calls, social media, and emailing. Oh, and the GPS System. I’m terrible with directions. People who are technologically savvy will tell you that you do not need an iPhone 4S if […]Read more "My iPhone 4S and The Gospel"
In a noble attempt to be biblically faithful and theologically accurate, I often hear Christians say something along the lines of, “All sins are the same in God’s eyes. Whether you murder twelve people or think about murdering one person, to God, it’s all the same.” In his classic book, The Holiness of God, the […]Read more "All Sins Are Not The Same"
We can discern God’s calling when three factors come together for us: Affinity (What human needs do I ‘vibrate’ to? What interests me? What are my passions?); Ability (What am I good at? What do people say I am effective in?); and Opportunity (What doors for service are open? What needs to be done?). When […]Read more "Tim Keller on Discerning Your Calling"
“People said to me years ago, ‘You will break your body down with preaching ten times a week,’ and the like. Well, if I have done so, I am glad of it. I would do the same again. If I had fifty bodies I would rejoice to break them down in service of the Lord […]Read more "Spurgeon’s Advice To Young Men"
This post was originally adapted by Paul Tautges. Joni Eareckson Tada has given us many books on the subject of God’s tender care for His children in times of suffering. Joni strikes the chord of authenticity with us so well because suffering is the world she lives in 24/7, literally. My personal favorite is When […]Read more "36 Purposes of God in Our Suffering"
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” — Matthew 10:29 In that day sparrows (small birds) were customarily thought of as the smallest of creatures, and the penny was the least valuable of the Roman coins. They were not of […]Read more "God’s Sovereignty in The Little Things"
The key to reading the Bible is to see Jesus in every verse, chapter, and book. The events and characters in the Old Testament are seen as prefiguring Jesus in the New Testament. The theologians call this typology. Below are a list of characters in the Old Testament and how Jesus is greater and better […]Read more "Jesus in The Old Testament"
Jesus says to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27). Part of loving God with our mind is the deliberate act of studying his attributes to know him as best as we are able. Christian Rapper, […]Read more "Recommended Resources From Shai Linne"