How do you define your identity? Pay attention to what you count: Weight? Money? Facebook friends? GPA? Net worth?
Coaches and critics may communicate the same information, but the difference is tone and timing: coaches want to help, critics want to harm.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. -Proverbs 3:5
Lessons learned from 18 years in ministry: VIDEO
Adam’s sin brought us thorns; Jesus wore a crown of thorns.
The Bible's storyline begins with a wedding. It quickly turns into a war but will end with another wedding when Jesus returns for his bride.
There are 2 categories of people: sinners and the Savior.
Jesus unleashed heaven on those who were unleashing hell. He gets the last word for every argument: "Father, forgive them" (Luke 23:34).
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8
Good teachers are also devoted students.
Don't feel pressure to nominate yourself for something God hasn't called or gifted you to do.
I'll be preaching 's Saturday night service live on March 29 at 5pm.
Dr. Eric Mason combines brilliant mind, tender heart & godly toughness that allow him to pastor well in urban Philly:
One of the ways God cleanses our speech is by inviting us to spend more of our time praying to him and singing to him.
"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." –Mark 10:45
Common myth singles believe: "As soon as I get married life will be much better." Satan didn't show up until after Adam & Eve were married.
The Bible says we can unleash hell with our words. The tongue "is a restless evil, full of deadly poison" (see James 3:6-8)
Join us today for our latest sermon from James, "Jesus' Tongue, Your Tongue": VIDEO
We cannot understand love apart from the Bible. It’s the only perfect explanation of perfect love that exists.
Internal devotion to God (faith) produces external devotion to God (works).
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” -John 10:10
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. -2 Corinthians 5:21
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Many Christians know that God loves them, but they know it like someone who has taken a driver’s ed class but never drives a car.
“That to which your heart clings and entrusts itself is, I say, really your God.” –Martin Luther
Dead faith rooted in morality, religion, spirituality, or tradition is fruitless. Only faith rooted in Jesus will produce lasting fruit.
Even demons believe in God VIDEO
God doesn't belong at the top of your priorities but at the center of your life. Everything orbits around him. Everything's connected to him
All that Jesus did is all that need be done for salvation.
Your personal relationship w/ God shouldn't be an isolated relationship. It affects your spouse, kids, grandkids, church, community, & world
In the NT demons are clearer about Jesus’ identity than many seminary profs, Christian books, and preachers.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. -Ephesians 2:8
Do Paul & James contradict one another on faith & works? VIDEO
Faith without works: You talk about what Jesus did without any plans to do anything yourself.
Pastor preaches ferocious courage in this week's Resurgence Leadership podcast. Live session from R13
In Dallas headed in for an interview on Daystar. Boots, vest, Bible. Ready to go.
Christianity isn't just about what happens when you die & go to heaven. Jesus changes how you live along the way for God's glory & your good
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." –John 14:6
Faith is not just what you say with your mouth but what you do with your life. VIDEO
Jesus' enemies accused him of being a "friend of sinners" & I'm so glad he is, or else I'd be doomed.
No temptation is bigger or better than God.
Jesus is a selfless God who traded the chant "holy holy holy" by angels for "crucify crucify crucify" by enemies.
Two questions to identify genuine Christian faith: 1) Do you know Jesus? 2) What has he done in your life? You can't meet Jesus & not change
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. -Psalm 23:1
If you profess a Christianity that you do not practice, you possess dead faith not saving faith.
Today it is a great joy to ask you to be praying for Pastor Chan Kilgore & our friends at CrossPointe Church in FL.
Jesus is a generous God who took nothing from anyone but gives his righteousness to anyone.
Jesus is a humble God who got off his throne to lay in a manger.
Dead faith is lip service without lifestyle; profession without practice.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Any day that you are holding your wife's hand and raising the other in worship to Jesus is a great day.
The things I do for my wife don't make us married, but they show that I love her. Works don't save but faith without works is dead.
Watch a preview for today's sermon at Mars Hill Church: Jesus' Works, Your Works VIDEO
It's raining out, supposed to snow tonight, and we had first baseball practice. With 3 boys playing &…
Ministry is more like parenting than working on job. Kids rarely start vomiting during business hours.
Each day we think about ourselves, tend to ourselves, pray for ourselves. Jesus calls us to invest that same level of care in our neighbors.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” -Psalm 91:2
Spend more time thanking God for what he has given you, rather than longing after what he hasn't.
Free Friday: "Running in Circles: How to Find Freedom from Addictive Behavior" by Shogren & Welch
News roundup: Baptist pastor leads Ukraine, new study on gay marriage support, 3-person baby-making, & more
If you receive God's forgiveness, it's a gift he asks you to share.
Jesus is the standard. His perfect example reveals our failures, shortcomings, and flaws so that we can see our sin & seek his mercy.
Let no one say when tempted, “I am being tempted by God”...each person is tempted when he's lured & enticed by his own desire –James 1:13-14
The most important person in the Bible is Jesus Christ. The most important theme is love. VIDEO
Adam died as a sinner; Jesus died for sinners.
How do you measure your life? Bank balance? Weight? Job performance? Consider how loving you are toward others. That's what matters to God.
Dear Christian, when you see two friends embrace while smiling remember that God loves you like that.
Jesus' love tolerates us AND transforms us. It's not just sentimental. It's powerful. You can't receive his love w/o becoming more like him.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." –John 3:16
Jesus' love is always the answer VIDEO
So glad to be in the New Covenant. Grace is making pulled pork sliders for dinner.
Dear Christian, next time you see a happy dad holding the hand of his little kid remember that God loves you like that.
Diminish the authority of God's Word & before long sin, repentance, & hell get replaced with self-help, self-love, & self-acceptance.
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Do better, try harder, reincarnate, be a good person, love yourself…none of it's going to work. What we all need is the mercy of God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7
The categories we use to evaluate morality: good & bad. But God's standard is perfect & imperfect. VIDEO
Heavy hearted. Hospital visit for a friend with a miscarriage tonight. We had this happen & it's devastating.
here's why uses the ESV -ADMIN
You don't have a debt problem, you have a coveting problem. On 's Stewardship Central.
If I were stranded on an island with only one book, I'd pick the ESV Study Bible. Or a book on how to make a boat, as Chesterton advised.
This week's podcast: Essential wisdom from Crawford Loritts, a godly pastor, husband, & dad w/ sweaters like Cosby:
If you want to obey the whole Bible, start with Deut 6:5 (love God) and Lev 19:18 (love neighbor) and the rest falls into place.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. -1 John 3:16
Arguably, the word used and misused most frequently in the entire English language is "love."
Pastors from across our churches leave today for Ethiopia to visit church plants & children we are…
God's word never changes and people always need to change.
We love & appreciate Levi Lusko & Fresh Life Church, and we pray that Jesus has big plans for our friend.
I recently saw a very elderly couple walking through an airport holding hands & smiling. Lord, let us have that for our future!
The law of God is not a series of commands but one big command: love. The law is pass/fail and we've all failed, which is why we need Jesus.
And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." -Matthew 22:37
#15 As you read the Bible, be thinking of people you could send certain Scriptures to for their encouragement.
Been a great week. Taught 7 different messages in multiple states. Time
to sit on the couch with Grace and the kids to watch a movie.
#14 As you read the Bible, remember the goal is not just gathering information, but experiencing transformation.
Jesus summarized the entire Old Testament by citing Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18. Love God. Love people.
Watch a preview for today's sermon at Mars Hill Church, Jesus' Love, Your Love: VIDEO
#13 Have a long commute or want to make the most of your workout? Listen to an audio version of the Bible on the YouVersion app
#12 As you read the Bible, feel free to stop and sing, pray, journal, and think as the Holy Spirit leads you.
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#11 Don't be discouraged in your Bible reading if you are a slow reader. It's better to feast on a small meal than go hungry.