What Causes You to Sin?

Men will either sin or not sin—erupt with anger or remain in control—based on what is in them already, not what is introduced from the outside. It’s not your kid’s fault that you got angry; it’s not your wife’s fault you’re irritable; nor is it that scantily dressed woman’s fault that you lusted. You sin against our holy God because you want to sin—and the environment around you simply gives you an excuse.

Jesus Tempted As We Are, In Context

There is a common misunderstanding concerning Hebrews 4:15: “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (ESV; bold emphasis mine) What happens during our bible studies, or even when sharing our trials, … Read more

Satan’s Strategies for Temptation – Part 2

Last time, we saw that Satan tempts us in doubting God’s Word and downplaying the consequences to sin. In this post, we will look at 2 final strategies Satan uses for temptation in Genesis 3:1–5. Distorting God’s Character Essentially Satan has targeted the goodness of God in Genesis 3:4–5. He has called God a liar. … Read more

Satan’s Strategies for Temptation — Part 1

Satan takes God’s Word and he twists it and he downplays the consequences for disobeying it, and he downplays the consequences for sin. The famous RG Lee quote is pertinent here: “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.”

A Letter To My Favorite T-Ball Player

Carson, Baseball, my boy, is a beautiful sport, and I thank our gracious Lord that I had the opportunity to play it for quite a few years. Basketball is the GOAT, football is incredible, but baseball—baseball is beautiful. Some say soccer is beautiful, but don’t listen to them. Baseball is aesthetically delightful. Yes, it’s slow, and … Read more