It’s been a while.
While I’m still taking some time off from blogging, I wanted to take a moment and share a fantastic blog created by a great friend of mine. It’s called Against Doubt, and its purpose is to equip Christians to defend their faith against lofty arguments and everyday doubts we will face.
They just released part 2 of a series on the Resurrection of Jesus, and I highly recommend checking it out HERE.
Be sure to subscribe to them for more great articles, and in the near future I’ll update you all on what I plan to do with my blogging.
What is the Gospel?
What does it mean to follow Jesus?
What does it mean to be a Christian?
In answering these questions, I’ve heard an array of Christians talk about how it’s all about love and grace, being a good person, or going to church. However, when it comes to following Jesus, there was one message that Jesus preached that I rarely hear people talk about these days. That message is this: Continue reading When we repent, Jesus empowers.
“If you love me, obey my commandments.” – Jesus (John 14:15)
Continue reading It’s all about love, or is it?
Churches should be more like fast food restaurants. Continue reading Fast Food Church
Imagine you have this desire in your heart, this longing. There’s this hope stirred inside of you—it defines you. Your whole life hinges on this desire, and not just for something to come, but for someone to come. Someone to fix all the brokenness. Someone to restore what was lost. You need this.
But you’re still waiting for it. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Continue reading The Harvest is Plentiful
“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.” – Psalm 50:23
Continue reading God Provides All That We Need
The other day I heard Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” song over a fitness center’s loudspeakers. It sounded like she said, “when you mess with love, you mess with the truth,” but when I looked up the lyrics later I found out they were slightly different. Turns out she actually said, “you don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth.”
Whether I heard her right or wrong, though, it fascinates me how much love and truth are intertwined. When you mess with one, you mess with the other. It’s why the world’s so messed up. Even at the beginning of mankind, a serpent twisted truth in order to twist love, and ever since then the vicious cycle has continued . . . that is, until Jesus came.
He was the Truth, and therefore he brought Love back into the story. Fear is often irrational and void of truth, which is why perfect love, which is full of truth, casts out fear.
If we don’t trust, it’s because we don’t know what love looks like. And if we don’t love, it’s because we don’t know what trust looks like.
If we mess with love, we mess with the truth.
If we pursue love, we come face to face with the truth.