Clash of Cultures: Romans 14:1-15:13

How do we respond to a clash of cultures… from Scripture like Jesus would, whether the clash is personal in family or work, church or school, or corporate? In typical Paul-fashion, when he has a knotty problem to solve, he first carefully lays out the theological panorama necessary as a framework to solve the problem. … Read more

Spiritual Warrior, 2nd Development Cycle

Engage God’s presence… …both as our caring Father in the Family of God, …and also as our conquering King in the Kingdom of God. If you have settled by limiting your identity to a “beloved child” of God, a spiritual “warrior” may rock your boat. It’s true. We will always be our Father’s “beloved child.” … Read more

Spiritual Dad and Spiritual Grandpa, 3rd Cycle

A spiritual dad. John describes both of the first two spiritual cycles… …with three relatively clear, distinct markers. Not so this 3rd cycle of a spiritual dad and spiritual grandpa! “Him who is from the beginning!” I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning (1 John 2:13-14, emphasis). … Read more

Renewal, Experiencing Personal and Corporate

Renewal in seasons and rhythms, progress and growth… …are normal and expected in all life. Look at nature for a reflection of God’s design. Daybreak and evening. Four seasons, summer, fall, winter and spring. Oak trees grow six weeks during the summer and solidify in the winter. On still nights, the earth gets a gentle … Read more

Three Essential Questions for Every Christian

Let’s begin with a high-level, big-picture view of our three essential questions, like viewing the earth from space. Every model is off, yet this one with three essential questions goes a long way to point to how we can re-calibrate our inner compass. 1. “What is God like?” He is like no other! God is … Read more

Can a Genuine Christian Lose our Salvation?

Is it possible for a genuine Christian…  to lose our salvation? I’m not asking if those who went forward in a service. Nor if a person prayed a prayer or went to church for years can lose our salvation. I’m asking about the person who knows Jesus personally and follows Him with our lives. If … Read more