Deserving of God’s love?

  Imagine that you are at a healing service​ and an old drunk walks in​, and he’s wasted. He sits behind a nice grey haired lady who’s been serving in the church for her whole life. Now, both suffer from arthritis. The healing power of God is present​ and in an instant, the alcoholic, who…

Approved.

  * We have to get over the fact that God’s approval of us is full and final. * Someone was recently telling me about a movie called, The Happening. The ​movie is about a toxin that causes anyone exposed to it to commit suicide. One of the first signs that you have it is that…

To Lose is to Win.

I’ve got a little rant this morning. Over the past few weeks, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ran into fellow believers, talk about grace, and get blank stares. It’s almost like I’m preaching another gospel. I guess what happens is that the freedom we have in Christ allows us to see ourselves…

Avoiding the Iceberg

Did you hear about the guy with the toothache on the Titanic? Or the couple who were arguing about their relationship in their cabin? Or the grieving widow and her children? Or the guy who was drunk and depressed about his failing company? Until a week ago I didn’t know these stories about the Titanic,…

Jesus Promised.

​When Jesus left the earth it was actually to our advantage. When Jesus left, He didn’t abandon us. Instead, He left us with a promise. And not just any promise, it is THE promise! It was the promise of the Holy Spirit! “Wait for the Promise of the Father, you shall be baptized with the…

Get Set Free.

  I want to share a truth with you today that can set you free—free from bondage, guilt and condemnation. It can set you free to live in victory and be everything God created you to be. This is a truth that is the very foundation of your Christian faith. When you really begin to…

Look to the skies.

I live in southern California and there is some serious rain heading our way. That means we are going to see some rainbows! I think everyone in the world would agree that it’s a pretty awesome thing to see. Do you know the significance of the rainbow? It came about in Noah’s time. He lived…

Jesus’ blood washes you.

I love the way God has put Jesus in the Old Testament for us all to see. It’s the unique way God planted the seed for the world to see the beauty of His love and forgiveness. Many religious people, and the world, never get to understand how we have moved forward from the Old…

Let’s Be Free.

I want to share a truth with you today that can set you free—free from bondage, guilt and condemnation. It can set you free to live in victory and be everything God created you to be. This is a truth that is the very foundation of your faith. When you really begin to understand this…

Don’t Walk Away.

… “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” – 1 Cor 1:31 If someone asked you right now what they must do to get eternal life what would you tell them? You would probably tell them to believe in Jesus and they will be saved. In the book of Mark, a rich, young…

Same Father, Different Mothers.

Too often when someone is trying to recover from a life-changing moment in their life, especially when it is a devastating personal sin, they scurry around and try to fix it themselves. They think that they can pray more, study more, work harder, start more projects, etc., all to gain God’s approval and/or the approval…

Grace Does Exist

Sometimes I feel like I’m alone in this life seeking God’s grace. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I discovered, much to me and my wifes’ horror, that we’d both been raised on law-driven Christianity. It’s what Pastor Joseph Prince describes as “Do good get good – Do bad get bad”. That’s all we…