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Walk like a king, talk like a king

November 14, 2019 // 13 Comments

True kings rule. They draw lines in the sand and say, “This far and no further.” They protect and bless those around them and take ownership of other people’s problems. Jesus is a prime example. He didn’t have to leave the comforts of heaven and die for us but he did. This was a noble and kingly act. [...]

You are a king (so act like one)

November 7, 2019 // 21 Comments

Did you know that you are called to be a king? It’s true. God told Abraham he would be “the father of many nations and kings will come from you.” Abraham’s offspring—the children of the faith—are meant to be kings (see Gen. 17:6, 16). This means you. Jesus the King has made you both a king and a [...]

Last chance to get The Chocolate Gospel! (For now)

October 30, 2019 // 8 Comments

Hi friends, This is just a gentle reminder that you have 24 hours to grab your copy of The Chocolate Gospel. This book is not available anywhere in the world. You won’t find it on Amazon or Kindle. But limited edition copies will go out in the mail this weekend. Here’s how you can get your copy: Sign up on [...]

The Chocolate Gospel – limited edition available now

October 24, 2019 // 10 Comments

During WWII, Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch Christian, was imprisoned in Ravensbrück concentration camp. After the war, she visited a prison which housed Nazi female guards from Ravensbrück. She went to tell her former captors about the love of God, but these sophisticated ladies refused to listen to an uneducated [...]

The old has gone, gone, gone

October 17, 2019 // 5 Comments

If there’s one thing I have learned from the movies, it’s that there is no problem that can’t be solved by faking your own death and fleeing to South America. Think of a wiseguy who is part of a crime family. He is under pressure from his superiors to risk his life by engaging in criminal activities. At the [...]

Three things people get wrong about the Laodiceans

October 10, 2019 // 10 Comments

The Laodicean church is probably the most infamous church in history. Preachers use it as an example of how Jesus deals with slack Christians. “Jesus is angry with these guys and he’ll be angry with you unless you get on fire for the Lord!” Demonstrating their expertise on the subject, they refer to an [...]

How to read the Bible

September 26, 2019 // 13 Comments

The actor Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest and lost. True story. Why did Charlie Chaplin go unrecognized? Surely it was because we see what we expect to see. No one expected the real Charlie Chaplin to show up, so no one saw him when he did. Even so, it was quite an oversight. [...]

How to be content

September 19, 2019 // 14 Comments

Are you a contented Christian? Or do you have a quiet unease that God is displeased with you and unhappy with your performance? Are you resting in his righteousness? Or are you striving to make yourself acceptable to God? Many churchgoers are zealous for God with a zeal based on ignorance and unbelief. They are [...]

Is my brother going to hell?

September 12, 2019 // 32 Comments

I get a lot of mail, much more than I can respond to. But occasionally when reading something I sense the Lord saying to me, “Hit reply and start typing.” This happened to me recently, after a reader asked me the following question: My brother (a lifelong Christian) was diagnosed with cancer over the last [...]

Who are the Nicolaitans among us?

September 5, 2019 // 25 Comments

The Nicolaitans are the boogeymen of the Bible. Since the scriptures say almost nothing about them – except that they were false teachers whose deeds Jesus hated (see Rev. 2) – they are a blank sheet onto which we can write just about anything. If there is a group in the church that disagrees with the [...]

The secret to successful Christian living

August 22, 2019 // 29 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 [...]