Christ at the Center of Confidence: 1 John 4:13-21

Our faith does not depend upon our love for God, but upon the real-world demonstration through the cross of His love for us. Mere belief in this knowledge is our entrance into the world of perfect love, where God’s love outlasts, outshines, and outlives our imperfections. It is His love for us which is the […]

podcast 3: The power of confession and grace in community (1John 1)

Relationship and intimate community is impossible without the blood of Jesus at the center. Either judgment and lying and pretense govern our relationships, or grace rules our relationships. Jesus’ blood makes confession and truth possible, and opens the door to true fellowship. A message on 1 John chapter 1.

Mockingbird Spring 2013 Message

We live and breathe and have supernatural abilities to judge the actions of others (Romans 1:18,19; 2:14,15). We are even better at judging ourselves than others, because we have first hand knowledge of ourselves. Our judgments and criticisms of each other are not generally wrong; they are generally spot on. If the judgment and wrath […]

Anointing, Knowledge, & Confession

Here is the recording of a message I gave concerning Anointing, Knowledge, & Confession from 1 John 2:18-25. You can’t anoint yourself, it is all of grace! Anointing leads to direct experiential knowledge (Greek “eido”) not studied knowledge (Greek “ginosko”), and this leads to an inner heart confessional sort of understanding of the gospel. Enjoy!

The Glorious Impossibility

Tullian Tchividjian recently finished a wonderful series of messages on the sermon on the mount (Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7), which I thought were good enough to warrant a comment from the humble likes of me. They are available via podcast here: iTunes, and on the new liberatenet.org site. The White Horse Inn guys […]

The Challenge of Forgiveness

Here is the audio of a message given at Dakota Creek Christian Center in Blaine WA on May 27 2012.   If you would like a copy of the powerpoint slides for this message leave a comment and I’ll send it to you.