Sharing God's grace to walk in fullness of identity and power

Abiding in the Vine: Are You in Danger of Being Thrown Into the Fire?

John 15 is known as the "God is the Vine, we are the branches" chapter. This chapter seems to promote self-effort on steroids. Work hard, do your best and you will abide in Jesus and He in you. However, if you fail to keep your end of the bargain, you run the risk of being cut off, pruned or even cast out and thrown into the fire. The question … [Read more...]

How to Break Free From the Cycle of Motivation-Condemnation-Rededication (part 2/2)

In the last post I introduced the Cycle of Motivation-Condemnation-Rededication. We've seen that the root of this cycle-issue is the false belief that says, “God expects you to please Him by living the Christian life.” While the truth is that God is not expecting you to live a Christ-like life, but that He invites you to allow Christ to live His … [Read more...]

How to Break Free From the Cycle of Motivation-Condemnation-Rededication (part 1/2)

Do you ever feel like your Christian life like a roller coaster ride? Through a series of slow climbs you reach a point where you have a sense you've done the things you believe God is expecting from you. You've been praying, studying the Bible, telling people about Christ, helping people out and often gone the extra mile. It's tiring, but you … [Read more...]

10 Things Jesus Did Not Say – A Little Humor Today

1. “For God was so disgusted with the world and you that He gave His one and only Son.” 2. “I have come to bring you a new religion.” 3. “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have correct theology.” 4. “If you love Me, you will regularly attend a church of your choice…within reason.” 5. “Blessed are the tithers for … [Read more...]

26 Simple Comparisons Between Law and Grace to Ensure Your Freedom (part 4/4)

Why do we spend so much time talking about either having a Law- or a Grace mindset? Because beliefs that are based on a law-mindset keeps you from living in your full potential. It limits you to walk in fullness of love, freedom and power. We run the risk of having a law-mindset when we make conclusions based on merely human … [Read more...]

101 Reasons to go Wild with Your Untamed New Lover and Dump (the effects of) Your Outdated Demanding Husband (part 4/4)

We've started this series talking about why to go wild with your new Lover (Jesus) and dump the effects of your outdated husband (Law). The most important distinction for us to make when reading the Bible is between law and grace. God doesn't serve mixed drinks. He serves two separate shots: law and grace. Take even the slightest sip from … [Read more...]

25 Simple Comparisons Between Law and Grace to Ensure Your Freedom (part 3/4)

Just as knowing the truth sets you free, lies keep you in bondage (John 8:32). In this post I'll share the next 25 comparisons between truth and lies. In other words, we talk about the difference between Grace-based thinking (truth) and Law-based thinking (lies) in order to walk in confidence and ensure our freedom in Christ. If we don't … [Read more...]