Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?

“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”   ~D.L. Moody Friendship with God can be a liberating secret. It releases us from the terrible bondage of religion and ritual withContinue reading “Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?”

Flying Lessons

Sometimes it’s best to use bullet points; they help me think. “And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  I want to do what is right, but I can’t.   I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong,Continue reading “Flying Lessons”

Clinging to God’s Assurance

My favorite of all the apostles is John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” Some people give him a bad rap for calling himself that, saying it’s arrogant. I disagree. I don’t believe this title for himself is any indication he thought he was the only one. Rather, I believe it reveals how certain he wasContinue reading “Clinging to God’s Assurance”

Our Salvation Is Quite Sure

My favorite of all the apostles is John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” I love his Gospel, and the three epistles that he wrote, and of course,  Revelation. There are a couple of things I love about John’s writings: He reminds his readers that he was an eye witness to Jesus life, death, and resurrection.Continue reading “Our Salvation Is Quite Sure”