Articles by Paul Ellis

The secret to successful Christian living

August 22, 2019 // 25 Comments

There is a secret to living this Christian life, and it’s a secret most Christians don’t know. If you knew this secret, it would set you free from dead works and insecurity. Here it is: This is a faithful saying: For if we died with him, we shall also live with him. (2 Tim. 2:11, NKJV) If you don’t know [...]

Good news for small churches

August 16, 2019 // 9 Comments

Jesus said the Philadelphians were doing well, “because you have a little power, have kept my word, and have not denied my name” (Rev. 3:8b). What does it mean to have little power? A church with little power is a small or weak church. The Philadelphians weren’t anything special. They lacked the [...]

The accepting church

August 1, 2019 // 22 Comments

Freedom is found in knowing that God loves and accepts you. When you know beyond all doubt that you are your Daddy’s delight, you will be free from the need to please others. The pressure to perform will lift and the unholy expectations of men will seem ridiculous. My Father is pleased with me. I don’t have [...]

The high cost of free grace

July 18, 2019 // 69 Comments

The gospel of grace is not a philosophy to debate or a lifestyle to adopt. It is the power of God that saves those who receive it. Grace is God blessing us for no other reason than he loves us. The good news reveals that the grace that sets us free is entirely free – there’s nothing to pay because Jesus paid [...]

Why did Jesus send letters from heaven?

July 11, 2019 // 9 Comments

The letters from Jesus found in Revelation 2 and 3 contain two things everyone of us needs to navigate life’s trials: a picture of Jesus and a promise from Jesus. When you’re going through hard times, you need to see Jesus, who is above your circumstances, and when you’re battling fear and anxiety, you need [...]

Readers’ Survey

June 27, 2019 // 10 Comments

I have been writing articles for people like you for a decade, yet I hardly know you. Would you take a few minutes to complete E2R’s first ever Readers’ Survey? Your responses will help me plan a future that is relevant to you and your needs. Many thanks, Paul Having trouble seeing the survey in your [...]

Last chance to grab special offer

June 21, 2019 // 7 Comments

Hi friends, Just a gentle reminder that you have less than 24 hours to take advantage of our special offer. “What special offer?” Sign up as a patron before this weekend and you will receive my latest ebook, “Charles Spurgeon’s ‘All of Grace’.” My book contains the story behind the legendary sermon, [...]

Special Offer for Escape to Reality Readers

June 19, 2019 // 6 Comments

I’ve got a special offer for you. A real gem. Why? Because this week marks the third anniversary of me being on Patreon. For those who’ve wondered why everything on Escape to Reality is free (and ad-free!), Patreon is the answer. Patreon is a crowdfunding platform where a lot of readers contribute a little [...]

Paul vs the Communists

June 13, 2019 // 17 Comments

Do you remember what you were doing in 1989? Not to brag or anything, but I was smuggling Bibles into Communist China. I don’t know if anyone still smuggles Bibles, but 30 years ago it was just about the most exciting thing a young Christian could do. I smuggled hundreds of Bibles and Christian books across the [...]

The Soviet Empire and my part in its downfall

June 4, 2019 // 19 Comments

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe. What are you doing to celebrate? For those too young to remember, 1989 was a remarkable year. At the start of the year, the shadow of a nuclear war between the world’s two superpowers, the USA and USSR, was as dark as ever; at the [...]

Agent Romanoff and the Furious Love of God

May 23, 2019 // 22 Comments

  One of the greatest mistakes we can make, is we undervalue the love of Almighty God. We put his wild, reckless love in a box of undersized belief and we bury it under a temple of tradition. God’s love is this. God’s love is that. We think we have it all figured out. Except we don’t. We have not even [...]

Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’? (Luke 6:46)

May 16, 2019 // 18 Comments

“Paul, I’m a Christian. I’m worried about that Jesus might reject me even though I call him Lord. Am I doing enough to be saved?” Are you referring to this scripture: “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). “That’s the one. It terrifies me.” Let me ask [...]