God wants blessings to flow through your life

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 9 GOD WANTS BLESSINGS TO FLOW THROUGH YOUR LIFE And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.  (2 Corinthians 9:8) God is not a stingy giver.  He […]

Adorn the Gospel

What do earrings and good works have in common? In his pastoral letter to his protégé Titus, at least five times Paul stresses the importance of “good works,” that it is for this purpose that we were saved. He says that the reason for this is that we might “adorn the gospel.” To adorn something […]

Salt and Secrecy (part 3)

Principles do no good if there’s no practical way to apply them. Have you discovered this? High-minded ideals may be nice to think about, but to really make a difference in our lives, they need to have some skin on and work in the real world. The last two posts have been part of a […]

Salt and Secrecy (part 2)

Should I do good deeds in public or in private? In response to a question about my message last week, called “The Surface and the Substance” (listen to the podcast here), I shared some thoughts yesterday about the importance of following Jesus’ command in Matthew 5:16, “let your light shine before others, so that they […]

Salt and Secrecy (part 1)

Don’t you just love it when the Bible contradicts itself? Now before you get upset (if you believe the Bible) or cheer (if you don’t), hear me out. A friend called me the other day with a question: “In your message yesterday you said we are supposed to do our good works so people can […]