Feel like routine is squeezing the meaning out of life? Maybe it's time to take a break and dig into the purpose behind the actions.Keep Reading
After I was converted, I was taught that sin was a set of behaviors that grieved God, hurt your relationships, and could put you in the bondage of addiction. Sin was bad behavior. But that is only half the story.Keep Reading
Our minds need to know HOW God loves us. It is a nice sentiment to say the God loves us, but HOW does God love us? This is vital if the love of God is ever to become real in our lives.Keep Reading
Depression and anxiety is the flu for the heart and the mind. Therefore, you need to know what the heart and the mind need in order to replace depression and anxiety with peace and joy.Keep Reading
The author of Hebrews says that rest still remains for the people of God, and we should be diligent to enter that rest. So what is that rest?Keep Reading
We are trying to prove ourselves. And since we have something to prove, we are never at rest.Keep Reading
Anger threatens your soul if you do not let it pass when it comes. Here's how you can do it.Keep Reading
In May of 2006 I got heat exhaustion triggered by a bike ride while on vacation in Hilton Head. I felt nauseous and weak. But I got some fluids, went back to our condo, but the nausea and weakness never went away.
What do you think of when you hear that someone is depressed?
- Surprised? "That person has so much going for them; what could they possibly be depressed about?"
- Judgmental? "This person needs to stop feeling so bad for themselves and just get over it."
- Ambivalent? "Everybody gets the blues, they'll get over it"
The biggest cause of non-clinical depression is anger: anger with no place to go. It is the constipation of the soul. If most of us just processed our anger then there would be less depression in our souls.Keep Reading
I was raised in church, but treated Christianity as a merit badge to be worn. My identity was in my personal achievements. When I saw Christ in scripture and in a community of believers, everything changed. I found my identity in Christ and experienced freedom that I had never known.Keep Reading
I rebelled against Church because the rules didn't suit me. So I turned to drinking, parties, and relationships to find pleasure. Christ kept pursuing me and showed me that this cycle I was in would bring nothing but pain. Instead of the rules, I found freedom in following Christ.Keep Reading
I was filled with guilt and fear when I didn't follow the rules I thought were part of being a Christian. The anxiety kept me up at night and kept me from experiencing any joy. Until I learned the real purpose of the Old Testament Law and what Christ did to free me.Keep Reading
The life I loved was pulled away from me and I blamed God for it. I turned to drinking and partying and wanted nothing to do with Jesus or the Church. Despite that, God kept pursuing me. He demonstrated His love to me through friends who loved Jesus.Keep Reading
Ready to commit suicide, and not even tell anyone why, Christ began to draw me to Himself. I learned how everything I was searching for was found in Him.Keep Reading
I was teaching, leading a small group, serving the church any way I could. Then God showed me how my pride had overcome me and I was "serving" for my own glory.Keep Reading
Just as a fish doesn't know how much water effects it until it is pulled on the shore, we are not really aware of our cultural assumptions until our Bible and faith community challenge them.Keep Reading
Passage Church is an Acts 29 church. Basically, that means we are committed to planting churches that plant churches that align with 4 theological distinctives.Keep Reading