What is repentance?

Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me— now let me rejoice. Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a…

Forgive And Forget

“In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.”– Matthew 6:14-15 (MSG).  The idea of forgiveness tends to make people squirm a little. It…

I Can Only Imagine

“Isn’t it interesting how some life-changing devastations are actually like the crossover switches on train tracks that take you in a totally new direction, often forcing you onto the path you were supposed to be on all along?” ― Bart Millard, I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir. I Can Only Imagine is a good movie.…

Grace Is Still Amazing

“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ..  – John 1:16-17 (ESV).    One way Jesus demonstrates His love is through pouring out “grace upon grace.” This means literally that He pours out His grace to us again and…

How Can I Be Perfect?

“But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” – Matthew 5:48.  The crowd listening to the Sermon on the Mount did not expect what they got. The audience came away surprised, and you can understand why. The Sermon on the Mount is full of radical teachings like loving and…