Broken But Not Destroyed

Trials, adversity, pain, suffering, loss, persecution, attacks, and downright onslaught are part of the lives of all who put their hands to the plow and served the Lord. Both past and present. But there’s a great tragedy when a servant of the Lord waste’s their sufferings. There’s no artful way of saying it, but the [Read More…]

The Upside-Down Kingdom

All throughout the Gospel, Jesus Christ is shown to be “the friend (and defender) of sinners” who “ate and drank.” (See Luke 7:34). In this story, we find Him to be eating, drinking, and befriending a female sinner. Jesus welcomed the tax collectors, the thieves, the prostitutes, and the adulterers into His kingdom. For this [Read More…]

5 Ways to Check Self-Righteousness in Your Heart

The story of Jesus and the “sinful woman” (as Luke describers her in Luke 7) teaches us five big lessons about self-righteousness: 1. You will never know if self-righteousness lurks in your heart until you see someone you regard as “sinful” audaciously loving Jesus. How you react to that situation will uncover what’s deep within [Read More…]

He Finishes What He Starts

We humans are procrastinators. Many of us never finish what we begin. Jesus Christ is the First and the Last (Rev. 1:7). And what He begins He always finishes (Phil 1). God began this world and He will surely bring it to an end. Jesus is Alpha and Omega (Rev. 22:13). He will in fact [Read More…]