Do we fight sin? Does God do all the fighting? Is there anything we are supposed to do in confronting temptation?
This was Jerod’s question when he called in from Canada to our Radio program. In this short video clip, I respond to Jerod and discuss what our role is in response to the temptation of sin.
I hope this is clarifying and helpful as you confront enemy ideas in your thought life.
Mark 10 speaks of a hundredfold return for those who believe the gospel.
But what does Jesus mean? Does He refer to a cash return or something spiritual?
This was Anthony’s question when he called into our radio broadcast. And here are my thoughts on this challenging passage.
How does God speak today? And how do we know that we’re hearing from Him?
Mike from California called in to ask this practical question.
In this short video clip, I address Mike’s question and discuss what it means to “hear from God.”
What role does gathering together play? How important is it? Why?
This was Becky’s question when she called in to our radio program.
Check out this short video clip in which I address the topic of church attendance.
The book of James tells us that God is not tempted by sin. However, Hebrews says that Jesus was tempted in every way.
At first glance, this may seem like a real contradiction, so Chris from Akron, Ohio called in to ask about it.
In this short video clip, I address Chris’s concern and discuss the temptations that Jesus faced.
I hope this is an encouraging reminder that we have a Savior who empathizes with our weaknesses.
What does it mean to be the bride of Christ? Is it true of every believer or just an elite group?
In this short video clip, I get fired up with passion and enthusiasm as I address Deb’s question.
In this short video clip, I talk about the connection between identity and behavior, highlighting your new design and how good works are a perfect fit.
Tony from Cleveland called in to ask about the believer’s heart and how Jesus’ words in Matthew 5 fits in.
This is such an important question, because it highlights the difference between the heart before and after salvation.
I hope this is an encouragement to you to continue living from your heart where Christ lives!
We believers are dead to the Law. We’re not under the Law. And Christ is the end of the Law for all those who believe.
But the New Testament speaks of something called “the law of Christ.” So what is the law of Christ and how is it different from Old Testament law?
In this short video clip, I address this important question. I hope it’s both clarifying and freeing for you.
Grace is currently grieving the loss of someone close to her. But she has been told by others to “just think positive.” And it’s not working.
So Grace called in to our radio program to ask about the concept of positive thinking and to get a biblical perspective on it.
How do we grieve? Does God grieve with us? Is it okay to feel “negative” things? It is these questions and more that are addressed in this short video.
I hope it encourages you today!
Randall from California called in to our radio program to ask about the potential role of psychology in the life of a believer.
Does psychology offer helpful insights? If so, of what type? And where does the Gospel come into play given what psychology might say about us?
In this short video clip, I address Randall’s question and offer a perspective on psychology and the Gospel message.
Linda spent many decades in the Catholic church. Then, three years ago, she began listening to our radio broadcast. She received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
In this clip, Linda calls in to ask about prayer and a leftover habit from her Catholic days.
It was a treat to speak with her, and I hope this is encouraging to all who support, love, and pray for our ministry.
“You talk a lot about grace, but where does obedience fit in? Don’t we need to be obedient to be blessed by God?”
Sometimes I’m asked questions like these, and this was what was on Mike’s mind when he called in.
In this short video clip, I address obedience in light of God’s grace. I hope you’re encouraged and inspired. This is one that you don’t want to miss!
“Go and make disciples of all nations” – that’s what Jesus said to the eleven disciples who were with Him.
Two thousand years later, many believers suffer from a guilt complex as they worry they are not evangelizing enough.
Jason from Pennsylvania called in to ask about “The Great Commission” and how to view it in a healthy way in light of God’s grace.
In this short video clip, I address Jason’s concerns and talk about evangelism from a grace perspective.
Is God always active in leading us? Or do we sometimes push Him away to a point that He no longer initiates His leading?
Rosemary called in to ask this important question. In this short video clip, I address Rosemary’s concerns and highlight the activity of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We are totally forgiven for all our sins- past, present, and future. And we don’t have to ask for forgiveness for each sin, wondering if God will answer our request.
So what is a healthy response when we’ve committed a sin? In this short video clip, I address this practical question.
I hope this serves as a beautiful reminder of the finished work of Christ and the new desires He has given us.
Todd called in to our radio program to ask about the inner man. What is the inner man and how should we understand the concept in relation to the Holy Spirit?
In this short video clip, I address Todd’s question. This is a topic that is dear to my heart, because it reminds me that I am compatible with Jesus and that I am free to be myself and express Him at the same time.
I hope it’s an encouragement to you today!
Wendy from Boston called in to tell me that she has been taught that some believers will be disappointed in Heaven, because they won’t get as many rewards as other Christians.
Is this true? Will there be disappointment in Heaven? And what about the idea of differing quantities of rewards?
In this brief video, I address Wendy’s fears and highlight the truth. I hope this is an encouragement to you.
Frank called in to our radio program to ask why God says “Vengeance is Mine” and “I will repay.”
In this short video clip, I address Frank’s question. I hope it is clarifying and helpful to you today.
In teaching, I often say to believers, “there’s nothing wrong with you.”
However, when people first hear that, it takes them by surprise, and some think there’s no way it could be true.
Mark called in from Maryland to ask about that statement. In this short video clip, I address Mark’s concerns and highlight the reality of who we are in Jesus Christ despite our track record and circumstances.
I hope this is an encouragement to you today as you think about who you are in the midst of a messy world.
In this animated and passionate plea, I ask Jose from Chico, California to reconsider his doubts about “once saved, always saved.”
Don’t miss this one!
Do we still sin because of a sinful nature that we possess as believers? Or is there some other more accurate explanation for our struggles?
In this short clip, I address this important question and how it affects the way that we approach temptation.
This is one you don’t want to miss as it may bring a new level of clarity for you regarding your identity in Christ.
What role does guilt play in the life of a believer? Does God use guilt to motivate us or change us? Why or why not?
These were the questions asked by Mark from Frederick, Maryland on our radio program.
In this short video, I address the important topic of God and guilt. The answer may surprise you and will definitely encourage you.
Shelby from Niagara Falls called in to ask about a Christian being blotted out of the Book of Life.
In this short video, I address Shelby’s concern.
I hope this encourages you today in the love and grace of our God.
Jack from Arkansas called in to our radio program to ask about temptation:
- Is temptation a mental sin?
- Was Jesus really tempted like we are?
- What do we really learn from Jesus’ life if He was God and we aren’t?
In this short video, I address all of these questions. If you often find yourself bombarded with temptations, I hope this video is especially encouraging to you!
Cameron called in to ask about the “perfection” we have in Christ versus the “godliness” we’re called to in our attitudes and actions.
How do these two fit together?
In this short video clip, I address these two concepts and also talk about God’s answer to perfectionism.
Dustin called in to our radio program to ask about “remaining” in Christ (1 Jn. 2) and “holding fast” (Heb. 3).
Many use expressions like these – out of context – to claim that believers can lose salvation if they don’t always continue in faithful obedience.
In this short video clip, I address the true meaning of both expressions and discuss why we don’t need to hang on tight in fear of losing Jesus.
This is one of the most important questions we receive. So check it out and be encouraged!
Chris had heard that remarriage after divorce meant a person was living in a perpetual state of adultery. He called in to our radio program to ask about it.
In this short video clip, I address Chris’s question. With roughly half of all Christian marriages ending in divorce and so many getting re-married, it’s an important question!
So, are hundreds of millions of believers “perpetual adulterers” in God’s eyes? I hope you’re encouraged today by the truth that sets us free!
With earthly contracts, there are two or more parties involved, and sometimes there’s a cancellation clause. This clause lets one party back out of the deal if certain conditions are not met.
Daniel from Louisiana called in to our radio program to ask if the New Covenant has a cancellation clause. Is there any way that we can willfully back out, break the covenant, and thereby lose our salvation?
In this short video clip, I address this important question.
To whom is the book of James written? To Christians only, or to unbelievers, or to both?
And what should we make of James 4 when it addresses sinners who need to be cleansed and have their hearts purified and draw near to God?
In the short video clip, I address this important question.