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Keith Green’s Grace Awakening

July 28, 2010 // 23 Comments

And now for something special. Today, the 28th of July, is the 28th anniversary of the day Keith Green was killed in a plane crash at the young age of 28. Keith Green was one of those lights that burned bright and fast. In the brief years that he lived as a follower of Jesus, he wrote some of the best worship [...]

Does God Give Bad Gifts?

July 26, 2010 // 20 Comments

Does God give us sickness, poverty, and recessions? Should earthquakes, tsunamis and acts of terrorism be interpreted as his divine judgment on a sinful world? Does God kill babies? Are these dumb questions? You might think so except that many sincere Christians believe all these terrible things are from God. In [...]

The Gospel Comes to Laodicea

July 15, 2010 // 9 Comments

Mention the Letter to the Laodiceans to a random Christian and they may respond with, “isn’t that the one where Jesus says we have to be on fire for God or he will vomit us out?” If you have been following this series, you will know that I have a few problems with this performance-based interpretation. But [...]

Two Religions: Works and Blood

July 5, 2010 // 52 Comments

Travel around the world and you would be forgiven for thinking there are thousands of religions and belief-systems. But in reality there are only two religions: 1.    religion based on works 2.    religion based on the blood of Jesus People waste years studying different religions trying to figure out which [...]

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus: Five Reasons to Thank Him

July 1, 2010 // 21 Comments

The gospel of grace is underwritten by the most precious commodity in the universe – the blood of Jesus. Some have lost sight of an important truth, possibly the most important truth, which is this: no blood means no salvation. And no redemption, no forgiveness, no sanctification, and no future. Without the [...]

Laodicea, Part 7: To Him Who Overcomes (Rev 3:21)

June 23, 2010 // 14 Comments

You will never understand the gospel of grace until you first appreciate the love of God shown to unworthy humanity: “But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rms 5:8) Why did he do it? He didn’t need to and we didn’t deserve it. Yet he did it [...]

Special Thank You Gift: A Free Book!

June 16, 2010 // 5 Comments

Some time in the next few hours, Escape to Reality will pass the mile-stone of 10,000 hits. I’m a little bit blown away by the fact that people like you keep coming back to read what I write. To thank you for doing this, and to mark the occasion, I would like to give you a special gift – a free book! Now this [...]

Top 12 Derek Prince Quotes

June 8, 2010 // 5 Comments

They say you don’t really know anything until you have to teach it to others. That has certainly been the case for me. I probably learned more of the Bible in my first year of being a pastor than I had in all my preceding years of being a Christian. There’s nothing like being pushed into the pulpit and having [...]

Laodicea, Part 6: Behold, I stand at the door (Rev 3:20)

June 4, 2010 // 6 Comments

Why did Jesus send a message to the Laodiceans telling them they were in danger of being spewed out? What was his motive? This is an easy question. Why does Jesus do anything for us? Because he loves us. Perhaps the Laodiceans were sitting there on Sunday morning listening in terror as their letter was being read [...]

Laodicea, Part 5: Be Earnest and Repent (Rev 3:19)

May 31, 2010 // 7 Comments

The Laodiceans were warned by Jesus that they were on the verge of being rejected. Why? Because they were neither hot nor cold. But as we have seen, this is not about being apathetic (see Part 1 of this series). In fact, the Laodiceans were probably as zealous as Pharisees (see Part 2). They were so caught up in [...]