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My Love is Not Pure Enough

Do I love Christ purely enough to be saved. Of course not. But his love for you is more than enough. ...

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My Faith is Not Strong Enough

Maybe you have no peace because your faith is not strong enough. Much more likely, you have no peace because you are looking to your faith to give you peace instead of looking to Christ alone. ...

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Jesus Only part 1 From God’s Way of Peace by Horatius Bonar Updated to modern usage by Ricky Jones

What keeps Christians from enjoying the peace God wants them to enjoy? If you understand the gospel, but still do not have peace, I would invite you to go back and examine the gospel again. You are probably resting peace on yourself and not on Christ. In this Chapter, Bonar looks at every reason you might think God rejects you and corrects your understanding of the Gos...

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Thank God for Arguments

Many couples assume conflict means they have marital problems. It is truer to say conflict means a marriage exists. By pressing into conflict we learn how to love each other better and move toward the goal of marriage: oneness. ...

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Leftover Questions

The resurrection is proof of God's radical commitment to his creation. He loves all of it, and is committed to redeeming it completely. ...

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The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

My review of Judith Wallerstein's important book: "The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce." On my 45th birthday I have much to be thankful for: family, friends, work. My entire life has been one example after another of falling backwards into grace. Yet with all those blessings, I am still haunted by my parents' divorce. Having deep instability at that point in your life sha...

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Law -- Words You Thought You Knew

The law goes far beyond our outward, bodily actions. We must keep the law from our hearts or we do not keep it at all. ...

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Putting Testosterone to Work

Why did God give men all this testosterone if He didn't want us to use it? We still have enemies we need to fight. Identify them, and fight to win....

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Never By Yourself

Week in and week out, we make promises to ourselves. We will never commit this sin again. We will throw away the phone number, the liquor bottle, or block the website. We make deals with ourselves, "I will let it slide this time, but if I commit that sin again, I'm going to confess. In truth, with the Holy Spirit you can put any sin to death but you will never do it b...

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Like a Man: Why Even Try?

God has saved us from sin and all its effects. As we strive toward holiness, he works in us making us desire what is good and empowering us to do what is good. ...

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