If you put the Bible first in anything, you can expect a bumpy road. But when Paul says that spirituality starts with whether or not we receive the revelation of the Spirit of God (1 Cor 2:14-15), this is exactly what he means. Here are three reasons why this is not only true, but necessary.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to stop working on sin too easily. Rather than working on it right through to doing what is right, I think I’m transformed just because I abstain from doing evil! Yet in terms of biblical change, I’ve only done half the work! Biblical change is about more than just abstaining
I’m reminded of Jesus’ question to the paralytic in John 5:6, “Do you wish to get well?” It seems like an odd question to ask someone that has been sitting on the side of the road asking for money every day for many years. I’m sure the casual reader would think, “Of course he does!
Do you catch yourself talking about others? I do. We have to be so careful with what we say. I came across this recently while reading through the book of James. Here is what I learned James 4:11 says “Do not speak against one another,” and James 5:9 tells us “Do not complain against one another.”
Putting the words “Spirituality” and Biblical together seems almost improper. But it shouldn’t. Here are some reasons to allow these words to re-enter your vocabulary. Firstly, lets recognize that these words seem out of place. But are they? The word spiritual is not often used in the context of Christianity. When the word is used, it
This post by Frank Turk from a few years ago is really good, and well worth digesting if you are considering leaving your church. Here is an extract Listen: I have advice for you who are in these [something about this church is not right] situations which you are not going to like, and you
Some days I wake up feeling overwhelmed. There is so much to do, and I have a list of things that I need to get done today, all of which will take time and focus. How will I fit in my quiet time? Good news! Because the focus of our quiet time is the heart,
Many people feel guilty for missing their quiet time. In fact, it is one reason many people avoid it. Why would we engage in something that we constantly fail at? Here’s my take: if you feel guilt for missing your quiet time, you may be missing the point.