The Word: John 17:13-21

“But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. “For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. Continue reading

How to Find God’s Will for Your Life God’s Way

The subject of God’s will and specifically how to know God’s will for your life is something that confuses many people. There’s also some really terrible teaching out there about how to find it, so when the interim pastor at my church preached on the subject a couple weeks ago and knocked it out of the park a clear and biblical explanation I knew I needed to share it. So with his permission I’ve constructed this post, cribbing from the notes I took that morning and the verse list he provided me with. Continue reading

Christianity: It Isn’t About Doing, It’s About Done

I think it is all too easy for the human heart, the Christian heart included, to fall into the trap of works righteousness. Scripturally we know the law cannot save us, and was actually a means to show us our need for the Savior Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:24). Entire false religions in this world are performance-based, but true Christianity is not one of them. Continue reading