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Redefining Hate

As I wrote in my previous post, the world is trying hard to redefine many words. Love and hate are two of those words. Since my last post covered a biblical definition of love, this one gives an overview of hate. First, we have to realize that hate is malicious. It is ill-will that is […] Continue reading…

The Redefining of Love

Our culture is actively redefining the word love and the church is in a battle. It has been in this battle since the church’s inception. As culture deteriorates and falls away from basic godly principles and ethics, it tries to coerce the church to compromise with the ultimate goal of silencing the church or at […] Continue reading…

The Result of Obedience

In my last post I wrote about obedience and the fact that obedience is God’s love language. In this post I want to share just a couple of results of our obedience—in other words, what happens when we speak God’s love language and obey His Word, His will and His ways. Stormie Omartian wrote in […] Continue reading…

Obedience is God’s Love Language

Quite simply, obedience is God’s love language. We see this in the book of 1 John, but we can also read about it throughout the Bible. After wandering in the desert for forty years the Jewish people understood the results of disobedience. There was a new generation ready to enter the promised land. When we […] Continue reading…

Sin’s Solution

In my last post I wrote about the problems we face when we compromise—when we, as Christ-followers, abandon God’s way and instead choose the sinful ways of darkness. It’s walking away from God’s Light (His Truth and His Character) and not fully believing what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossian church, ” He has […] Continue reading…

The Problem with Compromise

This is a very sobering statement— Over the last five or ten years of pastoring I can tell you very honestly that I am seeing more and more Christ-confessors compromise and the result is causing tremendous damage to them, the church and our culture. My life’s calling is getting down into the mud, talking to […] Continue reading…

Experiencing Jesus Today

In my last post I wrote about the importance of having a personal experience with Jesus. In this post, I want to answer the question, “How can we have that personal experience with Jesus?” The first thing you need to know—it’s simple. It’s not so far out there that we can’t easily get it. Don’t […] Continue reading…

Experience Necessary

In today’s post I want to examine the importance of personal experience in our spiritual lives. Unlike the Gnostics whom I wrote about in my last two posts, we have a God who loves us and a Savior whom He sent to be with us. Because of this, we have the incredible opportunity to personally […] Continue reading…

Recognizing False Teachers

We’re starting a new series on 1 John and in my last post I wrote about some of the cultural difficulties the Apostle John was addressing. The early church was changing quickly as it grew and John, without apology or compromise, wanted Christians to clearly know the Gospel message and recognize the false teachers, the […] Continue reading…

No Compromise: The Book of 1 John

This past Sunday we began a new series in the book of 1 John. I’ve titled it, No Compromise. This small epistle from the self proclaimed, “disciple whom Jesus loved” takes no prisoners. The Apostle John doesn’t mince any words. He gets straight to the point—know Jesus Christ and stop listening to false teachers who […] Continue reading…

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