Legalism Kills…

Legalism is the religion of human achievement. It is when we exchange our relationship with Jesus for our own rules and rituals. Legalism takes the focus off of what God has done for us and puts the focus on what we have done for God. As J.I. Packer put it, “Legalism is a distortion of … Continue reading Legalism Kills…

Willpower is Powerless

Reading in Psalm 51 today, I noticed a part of a verse I’ve overlooked before. "Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit,to sustain me." ~ Psalms 51:12 The truth is we can’t change. We cannot muster the willpower to stop sins power in our lives. This can only come … Continue reading Willpower is Powerless

Why I hate religion but love Jesus

By now, you've certainly seen this video by Jefferson Bethke. If not...where on earth have you been (it's been viewed nearly 19 million times in just over a month)?   I know it's hard to believe (insert sarcastic smirk) but this video has caused quite a bit of controversy. Whether you love it or hate it, … Continue reading Why I hate religion but love Jesus