Bitterness · Cross · Forgiveness · Gospel · Grace

How to Get Rid of Bitterness

When we talk about bitterness, we need to first define it. We are not talking about a bitter cup of coffee or candy bar. We are talking about the attitude carried by some people. Bitterness often comes from feeling wronged. We get angry, disappointed, and become resentful of those who have hurt us. If we… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Bitterness

Eternal Security · Forgiveness · Salvation

Can I Lose My Salvation?

One question I often get from people is, “Can I lose my salvation?” There are several reasons that people ask this. First, some Protestant denominations  teach that you could lose your salvation. Not many of them, but enough that this becomes a question within Christianity. The second reason that people may think that they could… Continue reading Can I Lose My Salvation?

Anger · Forgiveness · Friends · Friendship · Kindness · Relationships

5 Tips from God on Relationships

Here are five quick tips on how God wants us to deal with each other in relationships. Deal with problems sooner rather than later. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry, and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.”  People are often stronger in relationship. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “Though a man… Continue reading 5 Tips from God on Relationships

Bible Lesson · Children · Forgiveness · Parenting · Teaching Bible

Teaching Children Scripture

I’ve said before that if you cannot teach something to a child, there’s a good chance you don’t understand it yourself. I’m not talking about the intricacies of things not age-appropriate;  you won’t teach a five-year-old calculus, but many important lessons can be taught at a basic level. Recently one of my children taught me… Continue reading Teaching Children Scripture

Forgiveness · Friendship · God's Word · Husband · Relationships · Satire · Wife

How to Maintain a Broken Relationship

People are always asking, me,”Tim, I’m in a great relationship, but have a small problem with that relationship right now. How can I make sure it’s never fixed?“ Here are five easy tips to make sure your relationship stays broken. Wait as long as you can to deal with the problem. Let the problem fester.… Continue reading How to Maintain a Broken Relationship

Anger · Cross-Centered · Forgiveness · Fruit of the Spirit · Jesus-Centered · Root Sins

Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins

In a previous article we talked about root sins. We addressed the three root sins: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life. These sins were identified with Eve in the garden. Satan later used these root sins to tempt Jesus. Then John, in John 2:16 reaffirms these three root sins.… Continue reading Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins

Forgiveness · Jesus · Repentance · Shame

How to Get Rid of Shame

The shame that we bring upon ourselves can be deep. I’m not talking about the shame we had as a child. There’s much difference between a four-year-old who wets the bed and adult who carries some deep secrets from their past. We also could talk about present shame, perhaps something you’re struggling with now. Problems… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Shame

Forgiveness · Love · Peace · Relationships

Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?

There is a lot of pressure on Christians to get along with everyone. The banner of love is, and should be, waived high as one of the central Christian ethos. Not only are we to love others, but we are even called to help different parties come together. Jesus even says in His Sermon on… Continue reading Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?

Forgiveness · Satan · Your Past

Your Past: Should You Think About It?

Our past is a funny thing. Depending on what your past was like depends on how you deal with it. Some people obsess over their past, some try to block it out, and some move forward so fast that they rarely think about it. There are a lot of different ways to deal with your… Continue reading Your Past: Should You Think About It?

Church Life · Confrontation · Forgiveness · Problem People

The Catapult Verse

When we think about Christianity we often think about love. Maybe you believe the church hasn’t loved someone, but the very thought of that itself shows that you believe Christians should love. The question is, are there times when the church may correctly do something that doesn’t seem loving, but is loving? The answer is… Continue reading The Catapult Verse