About Andrew

“Relaxing With God”

Here's my new book. It's easy to read and will help you relax and enjoy your Jesus. There's a seven-part Study Guide in there too. It's designed to equip you in the truth so you're able to give a response to those who ask about the new hope within you.http://www.amazon.com/Relaxing-God-Neglected-Spiritual-Discipline/dp/0801015189/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406905425&sr=8-1&keywords=relaxing+with+God … [Read more...]

The True Gospel

The prosperity gospel says you have little and should have plenty. The legalist's gospel says you have plenty but should only have little. The true Gospel says Jesus is the secret to contentment, whether you have little or plenty:"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." (Philippians 4:12) … [Read more...]

So what if there is another way?

What if we could do away with all of the religious guilt and live from delight? What if we could enjoy so great an intimacy with God that it would seem he was nearly beneath our skin? What if we could just go through life being ourselves and somehow express Christ along the way? And what if all of this could come at no expense of our own?There is an Old way that forever leads to disappointment, no matter how much “holy” effort is exerted. There is also a New way that comes free of charge and … [Read more...]

The Secret to Spiritual Contentment

The prosperity gospel says you have little and should have plenty. The legalist's gospel says you have plenty but should only have little. The true Gospel says Jesus is the secret to contentment, whether you have little or plenty:"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." (Philippians 4:12) … [Read more...]

5 Easy Steps to Seeing the Sermon on the Mount as a Sweet Passage for Christian Growth

Step 1: Ignore verse 17 which introduces the Law. Step 2: Delete every mention of Hell and fire. Step 3: Water down the verses about cutting off body parts. Step 4: Overlook the mention of animal sacrifices on altars. Step 5: Pretend that "be perfect like God" is attainable.Voila! Now you've got a sweet, inspiring passage to do your best! This is how many interpret Jesus' killer sermon.But allow me to suggest an Option B:What if we simply recognize that the Sermon on the Mount … [Read more...]

The Hurt & The Healer – an interview with radio host Steve Brown

Fun, funny, and helpful all at the same time. Here's a link to my conversation with Bart Millard of MercyMe and Steve Brown on Steve's nationally syndicated radio program:http://stevebrownetc.com/2013/10/28/the-hurt-the-healer-bart-millard-andrew-farley-on-sbe/ … [Read more...]

Positional forgiveness versus relational forgiveness?

Some popular Bible teachers say that we Christians are indeed completely forgiven "positionally" but not "relationally" until we confess each sin. Here are my thoughts on the so-called difference between "positional forgiveness" and "relational forgiveness":It's all make-believe. It is literally fabricated terminology that turns the work of the Cross into something less powerful than the blood of bulls and goats in the Old Testament.In the Old Testament, Jews felt better (yes, in the … [Read more...]


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