The Cross of Christ Is Your Center of Gravity

This is one of the many great benefits of the cross. It centers you. It makes you whole and keeps you whole by uniting your fragmented heart. This benefit has been described well by Horatius Bonar in his book, God's Way of Holiness. First published in 1864 in Scotland, God's Way of Holiness is one of … Continue reading The Cross of Christ Is Your Center of Gravity

Misremembering the Past – A Hindrance to Spiritual Growth

An example of misremembering the past is given to us in Exodus 16: "They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of … Continue reading Misremembering the Past – A Hindrance to Spiritual Growth

Overcoming Self-Rejection: A Lesson from the Life of Moses

Moses was one of the greatest leaders in history. Like all leaders, he experienced his share of rejection. In studying his life, I counted fourteen cases of rejection. Thirteen of those came from the people of Israel. But one rejection, the second one, was different. The first rejection of Moses happened when he was forty … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Rejection: A Lesson from the Life of Moses

Young Moses and the Israelites: Immature Vision and Premature Rejection

Moses, the deliverer of Israel, was repeatedly rejected by the people of Israel—fourteen times by my count. Yet he successfully led them from slavery to freedom. We can learn much from the fourteen rejections of Moses, why they happened and how he overcame them. Here's a look at the first one. Passionate but Presumptuous This first … Continue reading Young Moses and the Israelites: Immature Vision and Premature Rejection

Jesus in the Small Words

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption 1 Corinthians 1:30 Paul says that Christ Himself became our wisdom, but he doesn't stop there. He adds three more things that Christ became for us: righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Paul could have added more … Continue reading Jesus in the Small Words

Leaders, Fathers, and Idols

Usually, when a Christian says that a certain person led them to Christ, they mean that person was instrumental in their initial conversion. However, being led to Christ doesn’t end at conversion. You need people to lead you to Christ, not only as a matter of initial conversion, but also as a matter of daily … Continue reading Leaders, Fathers, and Idols