No, the title isn't a misspelling. I know you want it to say, "Pure Love," and it kind of does. Our word, "pure," comes from the Greek word, "pur." But "pur" doesn't mean, "pure;" it's Greek for "fire." When I speak of "pur love," I'm talking about love that cleanses through burning - love … Continue reading Pur Love
Nobody wakes up one morning to discover they no longer trust in Christ. Departure from the Way happens through a slow process of compromise and justification. A well-meaning Christ follower might tell a white lie "for the greater good" and then find that she has to tell several more to cover the first one. In … Continue reading While It’s Called “Today”
Message #13 in From Faith to Faith on Romans 6:15-23. Click the link below for the screen cast. https://sermons.faithlife.com/embed/sermons/356769
Here is a great quote from Bonhoeffer's Life Together: Since the confession of sin is made in the presence of a Christian brother, the last stronghold of self-justification is abandoned. The sinner surrenders; he gives up all his evil. He gives his heart to God, and he finds the forgiveness of all his sin in … Continue reading Breaking Through
I've had people commit offenses against me and rather than admit that their actions were hurtful, they would turn on the charm or try to be extra helpful. It doesn't work for me. I suspect that wouldn't work for you either and I know it doesn't work for God. To confess means to speak the … Continue reading Call it What it Is
It's more than sad that Christians have a reputation for being hypocritical. As the light of the world, Christ came to reveal and to expose. All who come into his light must simultaneously become more authentic and more pure. We can only do this when we believe enough in the potency of his blood to … Continue reading Let There Be Light!
If God wants us to believe in him, why is he so hard to recognize? If God loves us, why is life so hard? Click the picture at right to find the ancient answer to these modern questions.