Throughout the Christian life we will need to confess our sins to God and to those people around us. The reality is, we sin. Here’s how one man wisely states it: ‘We tend to hate being confronted. We… Read More

Prayer: Poverty of spirit

“A praying life isn’t simply a morning prayer time; it is about slipping into prayer at odd hours of the day, not because we are disciplined but because we are in touch with our own poverty of spirit,… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 4

“Ministry itself can create a mask of performance, the projection of success. Everyone wants to be a winner. In contrast, Jesus never used his power to show off. He used his power for love. So he wasn’t immediately… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 3

“So when the business folds, the relationship falls apart, or your parenting blueprints don’t work, you can grieve the failure but not be undone by it. Loss is painful, but the things we lose are not our ultimate… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 2

“How we define failure, and the failures we most fear, reveal what we are building our identity on. They show that we are looking to something other than God’s love and acceptance in Christ to give legitimacy and… Read More

Success, Failure, and Grace—Part 1

“So when we fail, we need not be shaken at the core. The gospel says more about us than our failures do. The verdict God speaks over us trumps every other verdict spoken over us by our voices… Read More