What is a Tightwad? (part 1)

While thinking through some issues relating to eating with self-control, I remembered some of my old Bible study notes about practicing self-control with money.  The comparison between managing money and managing food is worthwhile to consider. So let’s start by looking at money management. Continue reading

You Are Invited (part 2)…

…To the Throne of Grace

In Chapter 3 of my book, Elephant in the Room, pastor Eric Leonard invites a young man to attend his church.  Before he issues this invitation, however, Eric confirms that Wayne is a Christian.  But what if this man had not been a Christian who was looking for a church?  Should we invite everyone we meet to come to a meeting at our church? Continue reading

Basic Training: The Gospel

I’m starting a collection of clear gospel presentations. Read Michelle Lesley’s blog to be encouraged in your faith or challenged to repent and believe today!

Michelle Lesley

For more in the Basic Training series, click here.bt-the-gospel

Let’s start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read, you begin with ABC
When you sing, you begin with Do, Re, Mi…¹

And when you talk Christianity, you begin with…

The gospel. It’s the foundation of the Christian faith. The thing all genuinely regenerated believers have in common. And it’s the ABC’s of our Basic Training series.

Without a right understanding of the gospel, none of the subsequent articles in this series will make much sense to you. In fact, you’ll find yourself standing in opposition to biblical teaching because the Bible says that only those who are born again and empowered by the Holy Spirit can embrace the things of God in their hearts:

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we…

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Looking for a Hero?

Every story line falls into one of three categories: boy meets girl, man who learns better, and heroic quest.  A simple story just traces one of these story lines, but more complicated books weave all of these story lines together while still maintaining one single overarching story line. Continue reading