How Pride Poisons the Soul

The most important thing we need to understand about pride is that God hates it. Lest you think I should soften my language, consider these texts: There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands...

God’s Grace is not Indifference

Don’t confuse God’s grace and patience towards us as indifference towards our sin. I recently started a new Concentrating On the Majors Study—it is the foundational study that all new YBL groups use as an introduction to the Christian life. I have had the privilege of...

Trusting God above all else

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. A fundamental spiritual truth is that what we believe about God determines how we live and the choices we make. Recently someone I know told me that they were struggling to find peace and happiness. As I probed, they shared that...

God’s Grace and Our Sin

I recently started a new Concentrating On the Majors Study—it is the foundational study that all new YBL groups use as an introduction to the Christian life. I have had the privilege of leading this study over 34 times in the last 16 years—and I can honestly say that...

Wearing Shoes

My boys (Matthew–19 months, and Noah–four years old) love to wear shoes. More specifically, they love to wear other people’s shoes. This week I observed as Matthew put on Noah’s, and Noah put on mine. An awkward game of chase ensued, with the...