Beyond the Book Review: Not A Fan: Rules or Relationship; Guilt or Grace?

Yesterday we were talking about how Christians often miss our target of following Jesus when we get distracted by following rules. Today we will touch a little more about rules vs. relationship as we finish up with Chapter 5 of Kyle Idleman’s Not a Fan. As we discussed yesterday, Jesus was very upset with the religious leaders. Not only were they rejecting Him, but their … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not A Fan: Rules or Relationship; Guilt or Grace?

Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: Who Or What Are You Following?

I got busy last week talking on other subjects God had laid on my heart, I didn’t get a chance to do a Not A Fan post. For all of you I left waiting in limbo, I apologize. In Chapter 5 of Kyle Idleman’s book Not a Fan, he asks a very important question: are your following Jesus or are you following the rules? For … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: Who Or What Are You Following?

Forever Loved, Accepted, and Blessed the Catalyst for Obedience?

Friday is coming….Friday is coming…Well, until it gets here it looks like we will continue on with the Proverbs 31 bible study on Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future by Derwin L. Gray. I am going to be real honest here: I almost skipped this week. Now, don’t get me wrong, I did my study, I just didn’t … Continue reading Forever Loved, Accepted, and Blessed the Catalyst for Obedience?

Beyond the Book Review: Not A Fan: Is Jesus My One and Only?

Luke 14: 25-34: 25 A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, 26 “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. 27 And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not A Fan: Is Jesus My One and Only?

Controlled By the Spirit or Controlled By Satan: The Choice is Ours

It is one of those days; one of those days where I could use this forum to vent my frustrations and get things off my chest. It is also one of those days where Satan is bound and determined to get me to lay down my Christianity (at least temporarily) and role in the mud with him. I am just as determined not to let … Continue reading Controlled By the Spirit or Controlled By Satan: The Choice is Ours

Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: Intimacy vs. Knowledge

Is it Friday yet? I’m not one for wishing my life away, but I am ready to put this week behind me! Yesterday, we started Chapter 3 of Not of Fan by Kyle Idleman, titled Knowledge About Him or Intimacy with Him. We talked about how a lot of us mistake our knowledge about Jesus for intimacy with Jesus. Kyle explained that we can know … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: Intimacy vs. Knowledge