Tag Archives: Repentance

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 4 — The Four Steps of Restoration

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 4 — The Four Steps of Restoration

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. — James 5:16a ESV When there are places in our lives that aren’t just broken but are completely shattered, God can take the dust from our shattering and He can bring something brand new out of it. ~

The Entitlement Cure: The Path of Jesus

There is an Easy Way. It is the yoke of Jesus, and it is identical to God’s Hard Way. This is no play on words; it is real and true. From God’s perspective, they are one and the same. In the words below, Jesus gives us this comfort and encouragement: Come to Me, all you

A Prayer to Renew Our Minds

In order to move forward in something new and different, we need to renew our minds. To do that, our minds need a new connection. Repentance can feel like a heavy word. Maybe it’s a new word altogether for you. But repentance is the way God uses to change us. Let me show you what

Repentance and Forgiveness: Better Than a Game of Battleship

Although the words repentance and forgiveness sound religious and clean, the practice of these two grace-based words takes sleeves-rolled-up hard work. They’re tough, and they’re sweaty. I’m a sinful man. This fact — and my willingness to confess it — releases the effects of God’s grace in my home. And because I am a sinful

Withering Faith: The Plant That Struggled

There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. — Jesus in Luke 15:7 I can only imagine being a gardener in Eden, in that place of perfect seeds and soil and weather. What a different experience from, for instance, planting fifty pepper

Speaking the Gospel in Cultural Key

Fluency: Speaking the Gospel in Cultural Key

The Gospel in Cultural Key Cultural engagement is one of the reasons the early church was so successful at evangelism. They had a habit of getting into the mind-set of pagans and Jews alike to transpose the gospel into the appropriate key. What does getting into the mind-set of non-Christians look like for us today?

Repentance = I Quit

Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10 Thought for the Day: Jesus didn’t die so we’d be sorry. He died and then was resurrected so we’d be changed. – Steven Furtick My heart is stirred this morning to say it’s time

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Abortion: God Met Me In My Grief

I was barely seventeen when I sat in the waiting room of an abortion clinic. No one knew I was pregnant, except my boyfriend and a coworker who had recommended the clinic. I was prochoice by default of the fact that my parents were pro-choice, so this decision had been a no-brainer. I was a junior in high school, popular

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