Jesus-like wisdom makes us patient people and patient people are forgiving people. How’s that look in your life?

Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 Jesus-like wisdom makes us patient people and patient people are forgiving people. Instead of becoming irritated, wise and patient people overlook the sins of others. Q: What does it mean to overlook the sin in other…

A Lesson Every Christian Must Learn

“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:44-45) We cannot know what it means to love our enemies until we have to do it. We must be hated in order to know what…

12 Ways God Deals With Our Sin

One of the disciplines of the Christian faith is remembering and reorienting your mind to the truths of what God does with your sin. Tim Challies wrote on this weeks ago that I’ll briefly summarize. He writes, God throws your sin into the sea (Micah 7:19) God treads your sin underfoot (Micah 7:19) God throws…

Are you forgiving & dependable like Jesus is?

Obviously there are more than 8 Christlike qualities but Sam Crabtree in Practicing Affirmation focuses on these ones in particular: Truthfulness. Jesus is the faithful witness (Rev. 1:5), the most truthful being in existence, the One for whom it is impossible to lie (Titus 1:2). Obedience. Jesus is the most obedient human being ever to…

6 Facts About Nonforgivers

When you’re bitter and refuse to forgive or exude an openness to forgive what do the Scriptures say about you? You are forgetting the size of the massive sin debt for which God forgave you. You are declaring that you do not need God’s forgiveness in your life. You are declaring that you do not…

10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Larry Osborne has written several books that have been insightful, encouraging and challenging. You can find a link to Sticky Church here and Sticky Team here. 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe is another book I’d recommend you reading but in the meantime here’s a quick summary from Leaders Book Summaries, a website that offers…

10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

Larry Osborne has written several books that have been insightful, encouraging and challenging. You can find a link to Sticky Church here and Sticky Team here. 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe is another book I’d recommend you reading but in the meantime here’s a quick summary from Leaders Book Summaries, a website that offers summaries of, for the most part,…