7 Steps To Take In Giving Correction

Carson’s statement begs the question, “how do you give a rebuke in loving humility?” David Mathis in his book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines gives seven steps we can work towards giving a rebuke that is biblical/Jesus-honoring. Check your own heart first. Seek to sympathize. Pray for restoration. Be quick. In my opinion,…

Doubt becomes sin when, instead of seeking truth and a deeper knowledge of God, it seeks to undermine or reject him – Barnabas Piper

This post was written by Barnabas Piper. You can find the original post here. I am grateful for Barnabas’ words of transparency; they’re refreshing and deeply encouraging. Justin pastored a mid-sized suburban church. He started as the youth pastor, weathered some leadership changes, grew in respect and influence, and was eventually called to lead the…

5 Truths of Church Discipline

Jonathan Leeman writes that church discipline aims to… Expose sin. Sin, like cancer, loves to hide. Discipline exposes the cancer so that it might be cut out quickly (1 Corinthians 5:2). Warn. A church does not enact God’s judgment through discipline. Rather, it stages a small play that pictures the great judgment to come (1…

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…

Slaying the Dragon of Porn

Several years ago I shared that I wanted to use this blog to encourage and educate individuals on how they can pursue Jesus with more joy, obedience and faithfulness. The issue of porn has brought great heartache to many men and increasingly women in and outside the church. Here’s a great article on How to Slay…