Biblical correction – old vs new

March 11, 2013 // 55 Comments

My three-year old son is a regular Michelangelo. The other day he drew a purple-crayon masterpiece on the walls of his bedroom. Needless to say, I was furious. I told him he was a vandal and a crook and I belted him within an inch of his life. Then I said if he did it again I’d kick him out of the family. Of [...]

Who Do You Think You Are?

April 24, 2011 // 15 Comments

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. (2 Cor 5:17) I’m sure you’ve read this verse many times, but have you ever thought about what it means to be new? You are not merely improved, modified, tweaked, re-conditioned, re-upholstered, or re-branded. You are wholly new. You are a brand new creature, [...]

“God’s Astounding Opinion of You” by Ralph Harris

April 3, 2011 // 3 Comments

Who do you think you are? If you were to describe yourself in 50 words or less, what would you say? You might refer to your accomplishments, your habits, your strengths and weaknesses. And right there is the problem that lies at the heart of everything. You don’t really know who you are. From the moment we’re [...]

Son or sinner – what are you confessing?

January 10, 2011 // 44 Comments

Imagine hearing a sermon like this: “Marriage is wonderful. Marriage is a gift from God. God wants everyone to enjoy the gift of marriage. If you give Him just $50 today, God is so faithful that He will release upon you the blessed state of marriage.” How would you respond to that invitation? If you were a [...]

Son, Servant, or Friend of God?

October 4, 2010 // 53 Comments

How do you mainly identify with God? As a (a) servant of God, (b) a friend of God, or (c) a son of God? When a friend posed this question on his Facebook page yesterday, I was so surprised at the results, that I decided to poll E2R readers on E2R’s FB page. (Before you read on, answer the question for [...]