1. Conscience forces us

Tweet…to examine our actions before, during, and after we act. It constantly questions what we have done, what we are doing, and what we are about to do.

2. We have difficulty

Tweet…with surrender. So, we try to change the terms and conditions of our surrender so that they suit us better. But the terms of our surrender are nonnegotiable. Our surrender is complete and total. It requires complete and total...

3. Internally, anger is

Tweet…a weed. Once we allow it to live anywhere within the heart, it will spread everywhere. If we allow it to grow, it will not stop until it chokes our inner life under its oppressive and life-robbing...

4. The sins

Tweet…which revolve around consumerism are the sins we do not want to do anything...

5. A passive attitude

Tweet…toward knowledge has led us to a lowest common denominator kind of Christianity. The result of this shift toward simplicity is that Christians have minimized serious thinking and settled for a shallow understanding of God, our...

What is Sin? (The Reason For God Chapter...

TweetThere is something fundamentally wrong with the world. We all know it. Things are not the way they are supposed to be. We have a standard and the world doesn’t live up to it. We don’t even live up to...

If There is No God, Where Did Right and ...

TweetI meet many people who do not believe in God. When I ask them to explain their atheism one of the most commons responses is this: God can’t be good and loving if He allows terrible things to happen....

Andy Stanley, Church Size, and Raising T...

TweetRecently, a message by Mega-church pastor Andy Stanley has made the rounds on the internet. He was speaking of the value of Christian friendship. But he digressed into the need for churches to have...

Clues to the Existence of God (The Reaso...

TweetNo one piece of a puzzle is the puzzle. But you place each piece together and a picture begins to emerge. That is the way it is as you consider the existence of God. In chapter 8 of The Reason For God,...

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Contemporary Problems in Discipleship (Part 1)