Reflections of Grace 121: When Our Souls Thirst for Him

[display_podcast]Have you ever been so overcome with the intimate love of Jesus that you feel totally undone?Over the past many months, through some great emotional trials, I have leaned into Him… like in a wine press.And you know what?   He actually became my strength.   The hardest times in our lives are the very times He most reveals Himself.Have you noticed that?Well, I guess we do know it is because when all is going well we really don’t lean into Him quite as much as wh … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 161: A Fox in the Henhouse

[display_podcast]As you will hear in this PODCAST, there is No.Clearer.Picture in all of the Bible of the heart of God towards sinners -- I’m talking the hardest of hardhearted sinners -- than this one right here in Luke 13.A Scriptural snapshot that will go a long way to defining your Biblical view of God and your Biblical understanding of Jesus, both as a man and as God.If you think of the Bible as a picture book, Luke paints for us a portrait of Jesus that is, quite frankly, ir … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 7

Ron Rhodes perfectly summarized some of the things that devout Mormons have to do in order to be fully exalted in his book The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: “Once they enter mortality, they [Mormons] are faced with an unbelievable list of requirements to progress towards godhood. The list includes repentance, baptism (which renders them “born again”), membership in the Latter Day Saints church, innumerable good works, keeping the Mormon “Word of Wisdom” (which prohibits the use of co … [Read more...]

Transform: Following Your Passion Is A BAD Idea

(The following was originally published at CareyGreen.com) I'm very concerned about the deception of all the "Follow Your Passion" stuff I hear out there today. I get it... we all want to do something with our lives that is fulfilling and meaningful. CHECK. But for a follower of Christ, we have to think a bit more critically about those kinds of statements to ensure that they align with the purpose and will of our Savior. I twinge when I hear believers urging others to follow their passion. If … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 6

Cults always demote God, make his standards less strict, and give human beings too much credit and ability to save themselves. Now, a Mormon will say, “Jesus is my Savior,” but what do they mean by that?Mormons believe that there are many Gods; that every God that exists is an exalted man; and that Gods create other Gods through procreation. Many years ago, I asked some Mormon missionaries, “Is it right that you are metaphysically polytheistic and devotionally monotheistic?” They answered, “Y … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 160: Are You Ready for This?

[display_podcast]It’s called in our culture a “sea-change,” an idiom first introduced by Shakespeare in his play, The Tempest.A cultural cliché that refers to “a substantial or significant transformation.” A sea-change.As you will hear in this PODCAST, here in Luke 12, we are about to witness a sea-change. A substantial or significant transformation in the focus of Jesus’ ministry and message.Jesus’ words were for the disciples sadly stunning. For them, these words represented the … [Read more...]


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