Tag: illumination

  • Overstanding God’s Word

    The book of James will punch you in the face. Repeatedly. This passage from James 1 came up at our retreat last week and was freshly illuminated to me. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.¬†Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it…

  • The God of Discomfort

    God doesn’t call us to a life of comfort. As an overweight, gainfully employed, hyper-educated American Christian– that phrase convicts. Recently, when I spend time in God’s Word, the Holy Spirit has illuminated in me this truth in a brand new way. God doesn’t call us to live a comfortable life. He calls us to…

  • Illumination: Who does that?

    “I’ve read that passage 10 times in my life, heard several messages in church, but never understood what God was trying to teach me until your message. Thank you.” This is something that most Bible teachers and pastors hear from time to time. It’s meant as a compliment to the preacher… and it is. It…