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What Does It Matter?

What Does It Matter?

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #5: What Does It Matter? The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way,...
His Love’s the Only Thing that Really Works

His Love’s the Only Thing that Really Works

Confronting Conflict with the Gospel #4: His Love’s the only thing that really works. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for...
What is The Missing Middle of the Gospel?

What is The Missing Middle of the Gospel?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 19: What is The Missing Middle of the Gospel? I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and...
Don’t Quit on the Gospel

Don’t Quit on the Gospel

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 18: Don’t Quit on the Gospel. But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas (Peter) before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew,...
Can You Be Transparent?

Can You Be Transparent?

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 17: Can You Be Transparent? For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me...
Confessing the Worst about Yourself

Confessing the Worst about Yourself

Bruised Reeds, Second Chances and Finishing Well Part 16: Confessing the Worst about Yourself For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his...