If we do this one thing, then we'll have lists of victories as long as Joshua 12, and even longer.
We can't be perfect. We will never stop making mistakes. But that's not what sin is. Sin has never been a mistake. Sin is a choice.
"I've dedicated my life to Christ". "Complete surrender to God". "We're here to glorify God in everything". We've heard it before. We know it's supposed to be us. But it's more than just pretty words or the Christian ideal.
It's about saving our lives.
If I were to give someone a list of the choices you'd made over the past decade, what conclusions would they draw about you? What kind of person would they think you were? Lazy? Ambitious? Troubled? Exciting?
Summary: That feeling when you're just going about your business, having a nice life, and all of a sudden you get that twinge in the back of your throat. Oh no. You're getting sick, and now it's up to every remedy you can get your hands on and frantic prayers to God to keep you … Continue reading Prosperity Gospel Is A Lie (Leviticus 26)
Right now God sits above the circle of the Earth. He sees my cubicle, my stoplight, and those cars, but He also sees the past and He sees the future. He sees suffering. He sees suicides. He sees death. He sees hopelessness. And He knows, without a shadow of a doubt, exactly how to escape. How to survive. How to get to fresh air.
Summary: Have you ever suddenly come to the horrifying realization that that smell is you? Maybe you didn't put enough deodorant on. Maybe you ate something really garlicky! The bottom line is that something smells, and it's you. I'm a sweaty person, especially when I'm nervous or uncomfortable, so this happens to me a lot. … Continue reading Come As You Are…Actually, Don’t (Leviticus 22)
Summary: What is true love? What does it mean to love someone, for real? What does it look like, feel like? How can you be sure? Whatever answers your favorite philosopher, song, or movie gives to those questions, we all know that love is a big deal. It's the ultimate trump card. Your family and … Continue reading #LoveWins (Leviticus 21)
Do you think everything God asks you to do is fair?
Summary: How did your parents talk to you about sex when you were younger? Did they hem and haw and speak in analogies before hurriedly bringing the conversation to a close? Did they go into so much detail and explanations that you began to hope you would never have sex? Or did they just never … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex (Leviticus 18)