|Discipleship
Finding true purpose starts with understanding your identity in Christ.

If I had a five-dollar bill for every time I’ve been asked, “What’s God’s will for my life?,” I would be a wealthy man. The frequency with which this question comes up gives insight into just how important it is to many people. They want to know, ...

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|Leadership
There’s a massive difference between being a great communicator and being a great communicator of the gospel.
The Six Cs of Life-Transformative Preaching
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There’s a massive difference between being a great communicator and being a great communicator of the gospel. This blog is for fellow preachers because I care about Jesus, his church, reaching the lost, and discipleship. I want to challenge preachers to preach the gospel, ...

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|Discipleship
The longer we hold on to unforgiveness, the longer we stay hurt.
Only Forgiveness Can Heal Us
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In Matthew 6:14-15, Jesus tells us to forgive because we have been forgiven. So, who have you not forgiven? Jesus challenges us to extend forgiveness, even when it is painful, because of the gift we have received.

Many of us have gone through difficult or even truly horrendous ...

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|Discipleship
When we are reminded that we are not home yet, Jesus’ grace is sufficient.
Constant Reminders
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I celebrated my birthday last week, and as I have reflected on another year passing I know that I’ve lived an amazing life. I have lived the American Dream.

I was born to teenage parents and raised by my grandparents. Blessedly, I escaped poverty, drugs, gangs, and ...

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|Gospel of Grace
In Christ, we become the very righteousness of God himself.
More Than Forgiven
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“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21, NIV).

Jesus did so much more than forgive our sins. Jesus actually became our sin on the cross so we could become the very righteousness of ...

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|Gospel of Grace
A look at the unfair mathematics of grace.
Grace and More Grace
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Grace is not a theme of the Christian life. Grace is the Christian life because grace is Jesus himself. Jesus is full of grace and truth, and in him, we have received grace upon grace (see John 1:14; 16).

Grace is God the Father giving us Jesus as a gift. By faith, we are ...

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|Evangelism
There is power in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Are You Ashamed of the Gospel?
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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16).

Are you ashamed of the gospel? Many would say, “Of course not.” Then why don’t you share it more with people ...

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