Is “Faith Alone” Biblical? Let’s Take A Look

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Bible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey4 Comments

One of the most frustrating “push backs” to the necessity of spiritual practices, liturgy, and “disciplines” in Christian living comes from anti-“works-righteousness” individuals. They think since salvation is by faith alone, there is no need for spiritual efforts. Believing is enough. However, is that understanding true to scripture and real life?  [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Since the Protestant Reformation, a new doctrine … Read More

Here Are Some Ways To Benefit From and Practice Waiting On God

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

What’s the point of the waiting on God? Why do scripture writers tell us to “wait on the Lord?” Is it really that important? When you experience what it means to “wait on the Lord,” you discover how significant this action is to your spiritual life. So significant, that you can’t live without it.  [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] In the midst of … Read More

What Does A “Successful” Relationship With God Look Like? The Answers May Surprise You.

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Success can be a nebulous concept when connected to our relationship with God. How can you determine if your relationship with God is actually successful? What measurement can be used? Is it a feeling of satisfaction that comes over you affirming that all is good with God? Can you say you relate to God successfully because you are at peace, … Read More

3 Practical Ways To Become Free From Judgmentalism

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Today, I want to keep exploring ways to help defeat judgmentalism. It’s an ugly cancer that needs to be cut out of our lives. What’s the procedure?  [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Jesus’ practical instruction, recorded in Luke 6.37-38, provides us with some insights for dealing with judgmentalism.  Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be … Read More

Judgmentalism: The (Not So) Acceptable Sin

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Now that Boyd had been brought to repentance in the mysterious events of Tuesday morning, he decided to revisit the Matthew 7 passage and study it more deeply. He noticed, since Tuesday, that his perspective on other people seemed different. His knee-jerk reactions had been affected. He was slower to label people. He felt kinder to everyone. By default, he … Read More

7 Surprising Implications To Understanding Salvation As A Person

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While sitting in McDonald’s a while ago, an elderly gentleman asked me, “Are you saved?” Since I live in the South now, this shouldn’t surprise me. One often hears conversations about church, theology, Christianity, or the hot new Christian book or program. Church members are often taught that the best way to live the Christian life is to be a … Read More