Tag Archives: Overcoming life in Christ

Holy Lust!

We were created by God to seek pleasure and follow our desires. I wrote about this in my post, “Smartphones, addictions, joy, and pleasure,” so I won’t belabor that here, only to say that it’s a stoic delusion to think … Continue reading

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Leaving legalism for Christ

One thing I’ve found in over 40 years with Jesus is that legalistic people never think they are legalistic. I know I didn’t, and still don’t, even though I still detect some residual legalism in my own life from time … Continue reading

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How we’re meant to overcome

Why do you think Jesus could endure such a great temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane, even to the point of sweating drops of blood? (Luke 22:44) Was it because He was superhuman; He had some ability we don’t possess? … Continue reading

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Free will, freedom, and our union with Christ

If we don’t have free will to choose we cannot live in freedom, which is what Jesus came to give us (see Gal.5:1). Freedom requires two things. First, it requires having response-ability. By definition, you cannot be free if you … Continue reading

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You Reign Above it All!

I want to post a song that’s been one of my favorites lately. It’s from Paul and Hannah McClure. I think it really can speak to us during this time when our circumstances seem so overwhelming, because regardless of what’s … Continue reading

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Why read the Bible?

I sometimes get asked by skeptics and the indifferent some variation of the following: “Why should I read the Bible?” After all, isn’t it just a bunch of stories about superstitious people who lived thousands of years ago? Don’t we … Continue reading

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The Power of His Love

We, as human beings, thrive in an environment of love and positive connection. The absence of it can lead to all kinds of emotional, relational, and even physical damage. Psychologists tell us from the time we’re born we look to … Continue reading

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The open door

What we see in Romans 5 is that there are two doors opened to us. The first one is the default: the door that Adam opened to the world—the door of sin and death and brokenness. The second door is … Continue reading

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A completely different perspective on freedom

Our life in Christ requires a completely different way of thinking and living, otherwise we will inevitably end up following religious systems that cannot deliver on their promises. We’ll ever be advancing in self-effort instead faith, trying to break out … Continue reading

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A hidden key to living the overcoming life

One way we learn how to live the overcoming life is through trials and problems. It’s also probably one of the most misinterpreted and least liked ways of growing as a believer, but it’s one of the most effective ways. … Continue reading

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