Does the Holy Spirit help a believer keep the Law? I heard that I need to hate my family and put everything on the altar in order to be truly saved. Is this true? Where can I find trusted resources to help me interpret difficult passages of Scripture?
What role does the conscience play for the believer? The unbeliever? How can we look at behavior passages in a healthy way, without turning them into legalism? Do I need to tithe to my church? Or can I give to a nonprofit instead?
What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins? What is your response to those who are concerned about "hypergrace"? Are we really seated in heavenly places right now? Literally? Why does Jesus teach in John 14 that we can ask for anything in His name?
Can you talk about the free gift of salvation? Why does 1 John say that whoever practices sin is of the Devil? If everyone is reading the same Bible, why do so many fail to see God's grace?
* How do I know Jesus is really speaking to me? Does Galatians 2:20 mean that we always existed and are divine? Were Adam and Eve baptized into Satan when they sinned? How much sin do we depart from?
Why does 1 Timothy 6 mention a treasure that is stored up for the future? Is it okay to be in a home church? Why can’t all religions come together and help each other? I was experiencing an abundant life but then got discouraged. I’m wondering what to do now? I have been divorced several times, and I am now remarried. Is it adultery?
Discipline isn’t usually an attractive topic. Many of us have negative memories of being disciplined as a child and we therefore view discipline as something undesirable. When we think of God’s discipline, maybe we fear it’s His reprimand of our sinful performance. And those of us living under grace may wonder where discipline fits into the Christian life. In this message from Hebrews 12, I share a fresh perspective on God’s discipline and why we can view it as training for the future, not punishment for the past. You’ll be encouraged by God’s heart to coach and counsel you and begin seeing His discipline as an expression of His deep love for you!
What is Jesus saying about fasting in Matthew 9? How did God part the Red Sea? My son-in-law is bothered by the pastor and his wife driving matching SUVs. What can I say to him? It seems the church in general has placed more emphasis on being inclusive than being Biblical. What are your thoughts?
Is the sin “crouching at the door” in Genesis 4 the same sin that Paul speaks of in Romans 7? Do we believers ever stop sinning before Heaven? Is it required that everyone get married? Is it okay to be single? Do you think the story about Jonah being swallowed by the whale actually happened? My pastor accused me of not having integrity, and later he and the other leaders denied it. What should I do? Thank you for sharing this message of God's grace! What are your thoughts on those who call it "hypergrace"?
Some people seem to have a problem with your teaching on the believer’s new heart. How do you address the pushback? How can I share the message of God‘s grace with a five-year-old child? What is the Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke 19 really about? Can you speak to the union we have with Christ as expressed in John 17? It is so beautiful!
How old do you think the Earth is? Does it really matter? What is the true gift of tongues? How do we relate to people whose life choices we disagree with? My study group is saying we believers have a "sinful nature" and a "deceitful heart." What are your thoughts?
Does God judge Christians or not? What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 5:10? Why does Galatians 6 quote from the Old Testament about muzzling an ox? What is the law of Christ? What are your thoughts on the Word of Faith movement?
When a believer divorces and remarries, are they living in a state of perpetual sin? How could someone truly be pure enough to be a church leader? What role do politics play in the Christian life? What is antinomianism? Do believers have a sinful nature?
Is Jesus speaking to believers (or about them) in his Matthew 7 sermon? Are Adam and Eve now in Hell? How do I handle my intense anger? Where did the people in the land of Nod come from?
If my father was saved at an early age yet walked away from his church, is he still saved? Is "once saved, always saved" actually true? What about the warnings in Hebrews 6 and 10? What about being blotted out of the Book of Life? What can I say to a teenage girl who wants to be a boy?
Why shouldn't we marry an unbeliever if they are better behaved than many Christians? We have a home group and we study the Bible together. Does that count as assembling together (Hebrews 10:25)? Is there a private prayer language? Are there two final judgment events or only one? Will we sin once we have our resurrection bodies?
We live in a day of relativism, where everyone can have their own version of truth. People often decide what to believe based on the ideas and viewpoints that make them feel good. But truth isn’t based on feelings, and it’s not negotiable. God’s perspective on the truth is what matters, and it’s His truth that sets us free. In this message, we’ll discover what the Bible says about truth and the decisions we need to make as believers about where to set our minds. You’ll learn that truth is simple and easy to find because God has already placed it inside you!