In Ephesians 5:18, Paul tells us to "be filled with the Spirit." But what exactly does that mean?...Keep Reading
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I’ve understood that fasting is an important part of the Christian life. However, I’ve always wondered why. ...
We don't acquire the characteristics of a mature disciple simply by gaining Bible knowledge. In order to grow to Christian maturity, we also have to spend time with people who are spiritually mature themselves, observing their life and having formative conversations with them on a regular basis....
"Because I told you so." I'm sure you remember hearing that as a child, and if you're a parent, you've probably said that once in a while. "Why should I do this?" "Because I told you so." "Why should I not do that?" "Because I told you so." That's like the universal trump card parents have whenever their kids ask too many "why" questions. It's probably saved countless par...Keep Reading
We can experience real transformation as we do what Paul says in Ephesians 4:22-24: taking off the old, having our minds renewed, and putting on the new....Keep Reading
There are four questions we can ask that help us navigate through the theological junkyard that's all around us. ...Keep Reading
For whatever reason, there’s a tendency in many churches for people to view pastors as the ones chiefly responsible for ministry and the rest of believers as mere spectators. Thankfully, Ephesians 4 rescues us from that mentality. ...Keep Reading
In Ephesians 4:1, Paul helps us steer clear of two ditches on either side of the road: cold intellectualism on one side and shallow emotionalism on the other. ...Keep Reading
Much like the universe, God’s love is immense. It’s immeasurable. It’s utterly beyond our ability to comprehend. And yet, Paul still prays that we’d be able to at least comprehend something of this incomprehensible love. ...Keep Reading
God has designed the church to be a community of people where individuals who are significantly different from one another come together. And as they come together, they display the power of the gospel in a unique way. ...Keep Reading
But remember: in order to appreciate the cure we first have to understand the sickness. And in order to understand grace, we first have to understand sin and judgment and wrath. ...Keep Reading
In 1 Peter 1:4, Peter says that we have “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade.” If that's true, how foolish would we have to be to invest our energy in things that will fade away when we could be investing it in treasures that will last for eternity? ...Keep Reading