Category Archives: Faith

Heart and head matters

If the goal is that we grow up into Christ (Eph.4:15), which it is, then we’re going to need to re-form our hearts as well as our heads. These are both critical components for training our soul to live from … Continue reading

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Repentance

Someone recently asked me if I preached repentance. I’m not sure why he asked this, but one thing I most definitely do is preach repentance! I’m all for it. Repentance is from the Greek word, μετάνοια (metanoia), which means to … Continue reading

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Why you cannot follow Jesus and the Law

You cannot follow Jesus and follow the Law. You must choose the former and leave behind the latter. Now, I’m not talking about being lawless, but about where you draw your life from. If you want to live according the … Continue reading

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How God fulfills His promise to Abraham

If you’re the slightest bit confused about how the New Covenant of grace in Christ is related to the Abrahamic or Mosaic covenants, I highly recommend a short book by Chad Mansbridge titled, He Qualifies You! It’s a book you can … Continue reading

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Faithful partnering with Christ

Jesus is looking for faithful partners. Those who will do the only work of God that we can do, which is to “believe in Him whom He sent” (John 6:28-29). As I pointed out last time, everything not originating from … Continue reading

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Get used to different

I’m borrowing a great line from the movie , “The Chosen” for the title of this post because it totally fits the time we’re living in. Many leaders have said that Jesus wants a different church on the other end … Continue reading

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Removing the veil

The “veil” is our vain imaginations that keep us separated from God. It blinds us from seeing Him and seeing ourselves rightly in Him. It’s the religious construct we’ve invented that keeps us on its hamster wheel, trying to attain … Continue reading

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The heart and the veil

I’ve shared many times before that our heart is the gate keeper to all revelation from God. Spiritual truth is heart language, not head language. When our heart is open, we grow in understanding and are able to walk in … Continue reading

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Qualifications for ministry

Our educational system may qualify us for a lot of things in this world but it cannot qualify us for ministry under the New Covenant. Only God can qualify us for this ministry, for it works through His empowering presence. … Continue reading

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Experiential knowing is believing

Experiential knowledge is much better than second-hand knowledge. A person who has life experience in a particular job skill has much better knowledge and confidence than someone who only went to school. I’ve already talked about how apologists often use … Continue reading

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