“Moderation in all things” is at best an incomplete picture of the Christian life and at worst a contradiction of how God has called us to live. Let me start by discussing the example Jesus Christ provides for us, and then offer a few applications. Continue reading Is Moderation the Best Policy for the Christian Life?
Paul encourages believers to aspire to live quietly out of love for the honor of Christ. And so, it can also be said that aspiring to live quietly is a great means by which we can honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Continue reading Aspire to Live Quietly
A fruitful life can bring its own set of temptations. It is possible that a Christian in this position can feel tempted to scale back, considering how well things have been going: I’ve been in God’s Word every day for a year—it’s probably okay if I take a break from… Continue reading Instructions for the Fruitful Christian: 1 Thessalonians
In my pursuit of perfection, I want to be rid of my arrogant heart. I want to have a heart that is perfectly inclined toward the glory of God. But, I cannot do this. I cannot change myself. Continue reading Confessions of an Arrogant Heart
What’s remarkable about the Bible, and maybe you know this from first-hand experience, is that every time I approach it with a willingness and eagerness to learn, God’s Word teaches me something new. Continue reading 3 Daily Wages of Sin in Your Life
Reader, what do you find in pride’s empty promises that you cannot find in Jesus? Jesus offers greater, and more life-giving, things to you. Continue reading 5 Costly Games Pride Plays on You
Is it possible to imitate God’s holiness? The answer is this: Due to Christ’s great grace, all those who are in him are separate from the world of duplicates and given the right to dwell in his holiness Continue reading Is it Possible to Imitate God’s Holiness?
Christ is to be the sole object of our remembrance. The blessings that come from remembrance come only if you look to Christ. You may mature away from a childhood experience, you may come to doubt the authenticity of your first prayer, you may come to distrust a previous spiritual experience, but Christ will always remain the same. Continue reading Plan to Remember
The Christian life, praise God!, is the opposite. Salvation comes from Jesus’s accomplishment—not ours. And, the Bible says we can put on the robes he earned. In doing so, we are transformed into his likeness. Continue reading Graduate, Put on The Robes You Could Never Earn
When we read the Bible, we are led to attend church. And when we attend church, we are led to read the Bible. What I’m really saying here is this: Discovering some of Christ leads us to want more of him! Continue reading Attending Church Led Me to Read the Bible