False Ideas Christians Believe About…Money

Today, as continue our series on False Ideas that Christians believe, we are fact-checking statements about money and generosity. You can’t outgive God. Give and you will receive. It’s my money; I worked hard for it. Money is the root of all evil. Let’s start with… On the surface, this one is true.  God isContinue reading “False Ideas Christians Believe About…Money”

God doesn’t expect that much from me? [False ideas Christians believe about…God’s desires for Christians. Part 5]

How much does God expect from us, really? It is very tempting to think, “God does not expect that much from me,”  when you know you are so thoroughly loved by God, so thoroughly forgiven, and in fact rightfully believing that there is nothing you can do to earn your salvation. We can almost theologicallyContinue reading “God doesn’t expect that much from me? [False ideas Christians believe about…God’s desires for Christians. Part 5]”

What’s holding you back from following Jesus? Luke 18:18-43

Sometimes choices are hard to make.  I talked about that last week, referring to Luke 18:18-43.  In that story, Jesus met a guy and asked him to make a very hard choice.  This guy wanted to follow Jesus.  He had a bunch of money, and Jesus told him “sell everything you have, give it toContinue reading “What’s holding you back from following Jesus? Luke 18:18-43”

Choice matters

Have you had to make any major choices lately in your life? It could be a major purchase like a car or a house. It could relate to moving. Could be a job change. It could be about how to handle a relationship, about getting closer to someone or maybe about putting some distance betweenContinue reading “Choice matters”