December 12, 2023

Quick Answer: Should a believer pursue a special anointing? Many teach the importance of a second blessing from God or the need for a special anointing. However, this is inconsistent with the Gospel. When we believe in Jesus, we are given everything we need for life and godliness including the fullness of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:3-4; Ephesians 1:3, 13-14). Diving Deeper: Some teach that Christians are in need of more blessing from God, or a special anointing. However, from... Read more

April 25, 2023

In Part 9 of my series, The Perfect You, I address several passages on forgiveness and confession of sin in the New Testament, including: Jesus’ teaching from the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6 The instruction to confess your sins to one another in James 5 Confession tied to forgiveness in 1 John 1 Some might suggest these verses teach being forgiven and cleansed is a daily process. But Jesus said it is finished. He remembers your sins no more, and... Read more

April 13, 2023

What does the average Christian think about their forgiveness? For many, it may be, “If I confess, He promises to forgive. Isn’t that great?!” But then what about the sins you forget to confess? God has not only forgiven your past sins but has already forgiven your next sin ­­- and every sin after that. God’s forgiveness isn’t about our words or apologies but about His blood! In this message, I share the difference between progressive forgiveness and once-for-all forgiveness.... Read more

April 6, 2023

The Old Testament is part of the inspired Word of God. It’s filled with incredible wisdom, including the law that led you to Christ. But as you come to salvation by faith, you enter into a new covenant. What is your relationship with the law going forward? What now leads and guides you daily? In Part 7 of my series, The Perfect You, I share a counter-intuitive and counter-religious newsflash: serving the Lord is not about following rules or regulations.... Read more

March 29, 2023

As believers, we understand salvation is by God’s grace, and there’s nothing we can do to earn it. We trust in Christ’s death and resurrection. But like the Garden of Eden, there’s a temptation to think that if I knew or did a little more, I could be more godly. We start to mix in rules and parts of the law in an effort to be better. In part 6 of my series, The Perfect You, I share how Jesus... Read more

March 23, 2023

Our new identity in Christ is a popular topic in churches today. Believers have been made new, holy and acceptable – the righteousness of God! At the same time, it’s also popular to hear “self” taught as a bad word. We’re told to deny ourselves, die to self, and take up our cross. Maybe what’s true of us spiritually doesn’t yet apply to our souls or bodies? In Part 5 of my series, The Perfect You, I address how even... Read more

March 31, 2021

Is self a dirty word? Why do we get the bad thoughts? And why do we still sin if we have new hearts? Find out the answers to these important questions in this message based on Andrew’s new book, “The Perfect You.”   Read more

March 24, 2021

Maybe you’ve heard the lie that your heart is deceitful and wicked. But didn’t God exchange your heart at salvation? Isn’t the born-again experience real? Are you actually righteous here and now in any sense? Find out the answers to these important questions in this provocative message based on Andrew’s new book, “The Perfect You.” Read more

March 17, 2021

Are you “good”? The biblical answer may surprise you!   Read more

March 10, 2021

Part 1 of a series inspired by Andrew Farley’s new book, “The Perfect You: God’s Invitation to Live from the Heart” (available now on Amazon). Read more

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