There are people who will tell you that the freedom you read about in the Bible is only freedom to be obedient. That’s from the pit of hell and it smells like smoke! You’re free to really, really mess it up bad!
Being a mother exposes just how weak you really are. The energy and strength to care for children only comes from the Holy Spirit. Your love (alone) for your children won’t be strong enough, your desire (alone) to be a good mom won’t be strong enough, your desire (alone) to raise children who love Jesus won’t be strong enough.
Law and freedom simply don’t appear to go together. But when we really listen to what the Bible is saying, we begin to understand the balance and wonder of God’s revelation of truth. Why the law? In other words, if we are really free, why even bother with it?
“It is finished.” Jesus said it and that settles it, but we struggle to believe it… especially pastors. Pastor, is it “finished” for you? Join Steve Brown and the Key Life pastors for a video chat with Paul Tripp about finding the grace to keep on truckin’.
If you are a free and bold Christian, you will face all kinds of pressure. You will be criticized. You will be looked down on as less of a Christian. When that happens, remember the truth of God’s unconditional love and acceptance. A lesson in holding the land of grace.
Kids ask the darndest things and too often we don’t know what (or how much) to say. Join Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson on SBE to find out how your child’s questions can lead to meaningful conversations about life, God and grace.
The landscape that evangelical women live in is a howling wilderness littered with the blood, sweat, and tears of thousands of hardworking, weary women . . . and also with the carcasses of the faith some of them have shed as they’ve given up in despair and exhaustion.
If you are a free and bold Christian, you will face all kinds of pressure. You will be criticized. You will be looked down on as less of a Christian. And a lot of that pressure comes from gurus, spiritual authority figures who supposedly have a special relationship with God and therefore deserve total, absolute submission. A lesson in holding the land of grace.