Rich, Poor, & Uncomfortable Mercy

Loving your neighbor but showing partiality is like murder minus adultery. 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in... Continue Reading →

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God Blessed Me with Failed Plans

I thought I was in control again. Every so often, God, you wake me up with something providential or remind me of your sovereignty in your Word, and it snaps me back to reality that you hold the galaxies and the electrons in orbit. But in between those moments of divine clarity, I grow amnesic towards your might,... Continue Reading →

Indestructible Love

Love one another earnestly from a pure heart because your regeneration was called into existence by the imperishable Word of God. 1 Peter 1:22–25 (ESV) 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again,... Continue Reading →

Reborn

We were formally spiritual zombies. Feeding on ourselves and one another in self-righteous me-worship. We had no perceptivity for bowing the knee to your goodness and righteousness or to serve someone else without ulterior self-pleasing motives. You caused us to come alive a second time. Isn’t this what we call resurrection? Only our previous life was so lacking in life, we fail to see it as a return to life but instead the start of true life—we are reborn.

News of Regeneration

“I don’t know if I’m ready to meet God or not…” “I don’t know if I’m ready to meet God or not…” I was playing two-hand touch football with some neighborhood kids when God brought a lady and her uncertainties to me. I grabbed my Bible, and we discussed the good news of God’s wrath against... Continue Reading →

News of Regeneration

Hello! I hope this post is one among many you read from other people like me whom God has gripped with a dream for starting new churches across the United States and across the globe. My vision for God’s glory amidst the hurt of Chicago’s South Side and West Side is not unique. I’m just... Continue Reading →

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