Contrary to what many modern people believe, we can't approach God any way we please.
Today I begin a multi-part series of posts on corporate worship: what it is and why it's important
We think of ultimate redemption as being redemption from the body, not of the body; redemption from the world, not of the world; redemption from the material, not of the material. This, however, goes against what the Bible clearly teaches about redemption.
Have you ever wondered why the Bible seems to be guilty of double-talk when speaking of "the world"?
The Bible makes it clear that self-righteousness is the premier enemy of the Gospel. And there is perhaps no group of people who better embody the sin of self-righteousness in the Bible than ...
There's a growing trend in some churches to offer door prizes to any returning visitor. One church visited recently by a friend of mine promised him a ten-dollar Starbucks gift card if he came back the following week.
All of us are worshipers—of something. It's that simple. We're created, designed, and wired for worship.
While rightly living "in the world," we must avoid the extreme of accommodation—being "of the world."
I've been posting some short excerpts from my forthcoming book Surprised by Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels to give you a taste of its content. Below comes from another section entitled "A Continuing Requirement".
The following post is an excerpt taken from my book Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different.
As I mentioned in my last post, I'll be posting some excerpts from my book Surprised by Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels. This excerpt comes from a section entitled "No Deals."
A decade ago, some people were offended when media mogul Ted Turner called Christianity "a religion for losers" (he later expressed regret for that and similar remarks). But the fact is, in one sense Ted Turner was exactly right.
Wherever you might land politically, it's helpful for all Christians to remember that the Kingdom of God is not flying in on Air Force One.
In light of Paul Tripp coming to Coral Ridge this weekend, I've gone back through a lot of my Paul Tripp books–he's such a huge gift to the church!
The organizers of the conference have asked me to share some of my thoughts on contextualization. So, for better or for worse, here they are.
One thing the Bible makes clear is that self-righteousness is the premier enemy of the Gospel and no group of people better embodies the sin of self-righteousness in the Bible than the Pharisees.
I guess you could say that Christian growth does not happen first by behaving better, but believing better–believing in bigger, deeper, brighter ways what Christ has already secured for sinners.
Following God's lead is always good but never safe. When you commit yourself to do whatever God tells you to do and to go wherever God tells you to go, you inevitably experience ups and downs; highs and lows.