You Are Not a Sinner Saved By Grace

Undoubtedly, everyone sins. You can’t deny that.

But not everyone who sins is a sinner. Not even a “sinner saved by grace.”

If you’re a Christian, “sinner” is a label you must deny.

It threatens the power of the gospel in your life. I’ll show you why. …

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The Easy Way to Identify Your Spiritual Gifts

There are many spiritual gifts available to Christians (see 1 Corinthians 12:8–10). The “supernatural” ones include:

  1. Wisdom
  2. Special knowledge
  3. Great faith
  4. Healing
  5. Performing miracles
  6. Prophesy
  7. Discerning spirits
  8. Speaking in tongues
  9. Interpretation of tongues

Others include roles like apostles, teachers and leadership (see 1 Corinthians 12:28). Others are situational like singleness (see 1 Corinthians 7:7). Still others are vocational like craftsmanship (see Exodus 31:6).

Every Christian has at least one special gift.

Do you know yours and what it’s for? Join me as I explore the easy way to identify your spiritual gifts.

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Is God Testing You?

Many people believe that they must pass tests to prove themselves worthy for God’s blessings or favor.

They also believe that God tests through trials, difficulties and delays to build character qualities like patience, strength or holiness.

But is this true? Does God continue to test people today?

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Feeling, Faith and Fact

As I sought the Lord for an encouraging word for you, He brought to mind a poem.

I had not thought about this poem for a couple of years.

Rereading it, I immediately discerned its message for this moment.

So, I took out my phone and recorded it for you.

My prayer is that God will use it to speak something specific for you today.

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What Love Does to Your Body

You know that love is a powerful force.

But not only in your emotions.

Your body responds to love in a way that promotes healing, strength, endurance, and a longer life. 

Watch me explore the scientific evidence for the apostle Paul’s assertion that God’s love empowers and completes you (Ephesians 3:17–19).

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The Best Shoes for Christians to Wear (According to the Bible)

The Bible instructs Christians to wear only one kind of shoe.

They are called “shoes of peace” (Ephesians 6:15).

The apostle Paul likened them to the shoes in the armor of a Roman soldier. He said that they “fully prepare you.”

But for what?

Take just a couple minutes to watch me explain what’s so special about these shoes, what’s so peaceful about them and what they prepare you for. …

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3 Steps (and Questions) that Help Me Resist the Devil

“Put on truth!”

That’s what the apostle Paul maintained is the best way to resist the devil (see Ephesians 6:14).

Maybe “truth” seems obvious. Knowing it is the only way to know a lie.

What isn’t so obvious is how to put it on.

It takes more than reading a Bible verse. I find it helpful to follow these 3 steps (which include asking myself 3 questions). ⬇️

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A Prayer for You to Experience the Holy Spirit

Jesus made at least a few promises about the Holy Spirit.

  1. He is His representative (John 14:26)
  2. He is our Advocate (John 14:26)
  3. He speaks to you on His behalf (John 16:15)

The Holy Spirit is with you whether or not you hear or feel him.

But there is nothing like sensing His presence.

So I thought I’d start this week with a prayer for you to experience Him … and all His comfort and guidance.

Take a minute to hear my prayer for you. ⬇️

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How to Use Your Heart to Reprogram Your Mind

Your brain tells you what to see and hear, how to feel and react—all based on what it learned in the past.

That can be problematic.

Because when you’ve been hurt by a certain kind of experience in the past, your brain will make you fear similar experiences in the future.

Thankfully, though, God designed your mind so that it can be reprogrammed to produce positivity.

And the way to do it involves your heart.

Watch as I use science and scripture to reveal how. ⬇️

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