Before You Press “Send”

“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church.” (Ephesians 4:15 NLT) Have you ever said something, then, often before the words cleared your lips, wished you hadn’t said it? Or you see something on Facebook that soContinue reading “Before You Press “Send””

Why Is the Resurrection So Important?

“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying.’” (John 11:25 NLT) The resurrection of Jesus is God’s stamp of approval, not only on Jesus’ life on earth, but on the sacrifice of His life to pay sin’s penalty. Every person who would oneContinue reading “Why Is the Resurrection So Important?”

Lies We Believe

“Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. (1 Timothy 4:2 NLT) What lies do you believe about yourself that are keeping you from being all the Lord desires you to become? Things like: “I’m not good enough” orContinue reading “Lies We Believe”

Does God Keep His Promises?

“Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.” (Romans 4:20-23 NLT) In yesterday’s post we began looking at liesContinue reading “Does God Keep His Promises?”

What’s the Lie Behind Your Unbelief?

“’Teacher,’ they said, ‘we know how honest you are. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. You teach the way of God truthfully.’” (Mark 12:14a NLT) You can know something is true without following Jesus, but you can’t follow Jesus without knowing Truth. The Pharisee’s had insight into the fact that Jesus taught what wasContinue reading “What’s the Lie Behind Your Unbelief?”

The “Gospel” of Satan

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy.” (John 10:10a NLT) Comfort and a false sense of security are two of Satan’s most effective weapons. He played his hand when he was tempting Jesus. “Then the devil took Him (Jesus) up and revealed to Him all the kingdoms of the world in aContinue reading “The “Gospel” of Satan”

Are You Being Deceived?

“For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen Ones. See, I have warned you about this ahead of time.” (Matthew 24:24-25 NLT) Deception isn’t just for the last days. Satan has been deceiving people since the Garden of Eden.Continue reading “Are You Being Deceived?”

What Lies Beneath?

“You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? (Galatians 5:7 NLT) God has given me a heart for discipleship. It’s thrilling to watch God’s life grow in a new believer, especially when I know how much of a struggle it’s been for them to change direction inContinue reading “What Lies Beneath?”

Avoiding Infection

“For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes – so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to Me and let Me heal them.” (Matthew 13:15 – Jesus quoting Isaiah 6:9-10) In aContinue reading “Avoiding Infection”

What Do People Say About You?

“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are My followers.” (Matthew 5:11 NLT) When my then 16-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia, I got several cards and notes letting me know that people were praying for us.Continue reading “What Do People Say About You?”