Blog Posts on Sanctification & Growth
You Can Change! (Or Can You?)
It’s Good to Please People; It’s Bad to Please People.
Life is not simple. So language is not simple. Different situations in life call for different ways of living. The language that describes those differences can be very confusing.
For example Paul says he tries to please people and he…Continue Reading
Salt, Suffering, and Satisfaction
Try this interpretation of what it means for Christians to be salt.
I suggest that being salty as a Christian means at root being so profoundly satisfied by Christ as our eternal reward, we are freed from fear and greed…Continue Reading
How to Live Like Christ
In Ephesians 5:1 Paul tells us to be "imitators of God". How can we obey such a holy commandment? William Temple writes:
"It is no good giving me a play like Hamlet or King Lear, and telling me to write… Continue Reading
Memorizing Scripture: Why and How
I wish I could persuade everyone to do this.
Here is inspiration and application on why and how to memorize Scripture.
Why Do It?
First, the inspiration.
Dallas Willard, professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, wrote,
The Danger of Self-Defense
A friend tells you he wants to talk to you, and when you get together, you realize that what he really wanted to do was confront you. You’re not really excited about being told bad things about yourself, but this…Continue Reading
The Importance of Being Under the Ministry of the Word
When Good Lives Are Bad News
There are two ways we get life wrong:
1. We want to be our own Lord instead of Jesus
I often replace Jesus as Lord with me as lord, running life my way. I want to be in charge. This…Continue Reading