The world divides history with the birth of Christ as the dividing line (using B.C. and A.D.). Therefore, most of us grow up assuming that the birth of Jesus is indeed when everything changed. Even Bible publishers have inserted a page right before the birth of Jesus in Matthew 1 that says “The New Testament.”
Nevertheless, the book of Hebrews reveals that a testament (or a covenant) does not go into effect until there’s been a death. In this short video clip, I discuss why the death of Jesus is the true dividing line of human history and why this truth makes so much difference to us today!
How should we, as new covenant believers, look at the Old Testament?
To answer that question in this short video clip, I share the story of my first time watching a 3-D movie.
Does God have an apology-based economy or a blood-based economy for sins?
In this short video, I talk about it.
One of the biggest revelations we can have as believers is that we are producers of nothing.
Yeah, you read that one right.
We were never designed to produce anything, spiritually speaking. Instead, we were handcrafted by our Creator to be receivers and reflectors of all that Christ is in and through us.
In this short video clip, I talk about what it means to be a receiver and a reflector of God’s love.
One so-called gospel says that God guarantees us prosperity and financial blessing on this side of heaven. Another so-called gospel demands that you give everything away in order to truly be spiritual.
Both of these erroneous messages seek a change in your circumstances in order for you to get right and stay right with God. But the real gospel is about discovering what the Apostle Paul called “the secret of being content” in the midst of any circumstance- whether you have little or a lot.
In this short video, I discuss this secret of contentment that Paul knew so well.
How do we love people when they have hurt us? How do we love when it just seems too hard? How do we love when our feelings don’t line up?
This was Linda’s question. In this short video, I discuss the path toward love when it seems impossible!
Sometimes we get things backwards!
We often seek to change our actions (the output) instead of first looking to the ideas (the input) that we’ve allowed to fill our minds.
In this short video clip, I talk about why your mind is like a computer and why the input you receive is so very important!
How do we experience the peace of God in really difficult circumstances?
It starts with knowing we have peace with God.
In this short video, I explain.
Some claim that our sins cause a blockade between us and God such that He no longer hears our prayers. But this erroneous idea stems from a poor interpretation of 1 Peter 3:7.
In this short video, I talk about the true meaning of the passage and discuss the simple truth about prayer, our sins having been taken away, and our Father hearing us loud and clear!
Christmas means compatibility!
God’s divinity is compatible with our humanity. And Jesus came as one of us in order to prove it!
In this short clip, I share why Christmas is so important to me.
Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!
What is God’s will for your life? Is it hard to get in God’s will and then stay in His will?
Many Christians find themselves paralyzed by trying to figure out God’s will. But in this short video, I share the simple truth about God’s will.
Don’t miss this one. It may free you up more than you can imagine!
The truth about predestination is actually straightforward and simple. And in this 5-minute video, I offer an easy-to-grasp perspective on this often misunderstood idea.
The New Testament era doesn’t really begin in Matthew 1 at the birth of Christ. In fact, it doesn’t begin on any page of a book. Instead, it begins on a day in human history when Jesus Christ hung on the Cross.
God’s grace revolutionizes our prayer lives. But how? What can prayer look like if we aren’t busy begging God for what we already have in Christ?
In this short video, I share some practical, Scriptural insights that may radically change the way you look at and experience prayer.
Do Christians today need to fast? Why did the disciples fast in the Bible? In this short video clip, I share a few thoughts on the topic of fasting and how it fits with the new covenant message of God’s grace.
Some claim that we need more and more forgiveness from Jesus as He washes us on a daily basis. Here I talk about this common misconception and the truth of our once for all cleansing.
Is “self” a dirty word? And can you trust your “self”? The answer may surprise you!
A better hope and a better covenant founded on better promises- all because of the death and resurrection of Christ!
Stop trying to “do” and start living in response to all that God has done.
Here’s how one of the earliest events in the Bible relates to our tendency to measure our spiritual status with God.
In 2 Corinthians 5:10, “all” means all humans, not just Christians, and the outcome at the judgment seat of Christ is very different for believers and unbelievers.
In the short video clip, I address whether God gets angry at Christians and whether or not we can please Him with our behavior.
Is the soul in opposition to the spirit? Or does the soul work in tandem with our spirit? In this short video clip, I address these questions with the ultimate goal of having us remember that God loves us completely, through and through- spirit, soul, and body.
In this short video, you’ll get a taste of my ability (or lack thereof!) to do impressions of famous people. You’ll also get my take on what it means to have Christ actually living within us right here and right now.
A quick thought about healthy responses to those anxious thoughts that often plague us.
A short teaching on the proper place of our emotions in our relationship with God.
When we don’t have the words to express the pain we are feeling and we aren’t even aware of our deepest needs, God’s Spirit knows just how to pray for us!
Here I challenge the idea that Romans 7 is about a believer’s “two spiritual natures” at war with each other. I show what’s really going on – a force called sin is taking over like a parasite, a foreign agent. I discuss why this happens and how we can believe differently to experience victory over sin’s power.
God’s grace is SO big, so should we just go on sinning?
In this video clip, I explore this popular question which was first entertained by the apostle Paul himself in Romans 6.
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