I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love… Wealthy people in the first century hired tutors to play a large role in raising their sons. These tutors would teach them
My wife and I bought our house in 2015. It’s our first house. Up till then, we rented—living in apartments and townhomes where we were restricted on what we could do to make the space our own and depending on the landlord to make repairs. Now things are different. The responsibility of maintaining the house
Free Grace Theology is exciting. It clarifies the freeness of salvation, and in doing that, it clarifies other areas of theology, too. The Free Grace movement involves a reformation of more than one area of theology. For example, did you know that the NT places spiritual growth squarely within the ekklēsia—the believing community? As Paul
Two theologians were debating a passage of Scripture when the first one quoted a famous scholar supporting his position. “I don’t care about what he believes,” the other replied. “I care about what I believe!” You have your beliefs. So do I. We all do. Millions. About all manner of subjects. That is perfectly normal.
In a classic scene from The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Inspector Clouseau walks into a German hotel and notices a small dog by the counter. “Does your dog bite?” he asks the hotelier. “No,” the old man answers. When Clouseau goes to pet the dog, it viciously attacks him and tries to chew off his
My kids are getting to the age where they can ask serious questions about the faith. Recently, we attended the funeral for Abby’s grandfather, Roy Whisler. It was a good funeral. Jesus was front and center. Roy’s nephew officiated, and Abby’s brother gave a eulogy. They both made it clear that Roy believed in Jesus.
Everyone recognizes the need for more Free Grace churches. But how do you start them? It’s something I’ve been wrestling with. Here are four church models: House Church: This would be the most familiar way to start a church from scratch. You start with a Bible study in a home and grow from there. Maybe
by Zane Hodges, excerpted from The Journey of Faith: Sermons on Henbrews Let us consider “one another.” “Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together” (Heb 10:24-25a). Not giving up church. “But Exhorting one another, and so much the more as you