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I have often heard people claim that Jesus' parable of the sower proves that some can become unsaved after they first become believers. However, that is not the case. There are a few important things that we need to see from the parable. If you'd like to read it for yourself you can find it […]

The Parable Of The Sower

Rule # 1: Shut up! That's right. Stick your balled-up fist in your face hole if you have to, but most importantly stop talking. And yes, I'm saying you should START by STOPPING the incessant blather. In most cases, everything you will say to them has already been said to them multiple times. We're not […]

7 Rules For Debating An Atheist: For Christians Only.
Popular Objections: It's Not Scientifically Proven
Thirsty?

The Disciples were willing to give up everything, even their lives. All but one of the disciples that saw Jesus after he rose from the dead, were put to death because they were not willing to admit that they had made the story up. Those guys saw something and I believe that it was Jesus […]

Would You Be Willing To Die?

How could an intelligent person possibly believe in Jesus? We've got 15 reasons. Click on the image below and explore. We hope you enjoy it! Other Smart People Do. Among the worlds smartest and most influential people are those who believe in Jesus. Faith is no barrier for intelligence, as illustrated by the enormous list of […]

15 Reasons Intelligent People Believe In Jesus

Heaven is like a nightclub where there is no cover charge but drinks will cost you. If you believe in Jesus for eternal life then you have it, and you can’t lose it. You will be allowed to enter the Kingdom. Many ask, “If I have eternal life, then why does it matter how I […]

Heaven is Like a Night Club
THE END

I love the Gospel of John. I love it so much that I had the first six chapters memorized at one time. I could recite them straight through and did publicly once for a church in my area. The gospel of John is so well thought out. It’s simple but powerful. It’s precise and consistent. The […]

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN ≠ THE REST OF THE BIBLE

Have you ever heard a gospel presentation that includes repentance? Maybe you’ve been the recipient of a velvety hair preacher who says, “repent to be saved!” I certainly have. In fact, I remember a particular situation at a youth camp years ago. I had been a believer for a few years already but I wasn’t […]

BELIEVE IN CHRIST ≠ REPENT

In this chapter, we will explore the difference between the phrase, “believe in Christ,” and “Call on the Name of the Lord.” It would be easy to lump these terms together as if they mean the same thing, but we will find that one corresponds to salvation, while the other to discipleship. Let’s start by […]

BELIEVE IN CHRIST ≠ CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD

What is the difference between believing in Christ, and confessing Christ? If you listened to the average stadium evangelist you’d get the idea that the confession accompanies a walk down the aisle and the sinner’s prayer. I’ve sat through enough sermons with confusing invitationals at the end to know that there needs to be clarity […]

BELIEVE IN CHRIST ≠ CONFESS CHRIST

In this chapter we will look at the difference between being saved from Hell and saving one’s life.  To understand the process of being saved from Hell let’s first look at Ephesians 2:8-9. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of […]

SAVED FROM HELL ≠ SAVING THE LIFE

Growing up I often was taught that salvation did not come by works. However, we are going to find, in this chapter that that is not entirely true. That may come as a surprise, but by the end of the chapter, you will see how this idea fits into the concept of salvation and discipleship. […]

SAVED WITHOUT WORKS ≠ SAVED WITH WORKS

In this chapter we will explore the difference between being saved from “the wrath to come” and being “saved from wrath.” The last chapter discussed the latter at length so this chapter will largely focus on the former. Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians will form the entirety of our exploration into "the wrath to […]

SAVED FROM THE WRATH TO COME ≠ SAVED FROM WRATH

In our modern church-lingo saturated culture, we've taken certain words and conscripted them for specific uses, when in Scripture those same words have fluidity. It's important that we don't try to wrestle Biblical words into a straight jacket in an attempt to make them mean only one thing. The words "saved" and "salvation" are no […]

SAVED FROM CONDEMNATION ≠ SAVED FROM WRATH

A number of years ago I was invited to preach a series of evangelistic events in Latvia. It’s a beautiful little country that found its freedom after the fall of the Soviet Union. By the time I went, it had warmed to the gospel message, and many young people were ready to believe. The trip […]

SPIRIT BAPTISM ≠ WATER BAPTISM

We give gifts to people we like. I generally withhold gift-giving from those with whom I have no fellowship or closeness. However, God decided to offer us a gift when we did not deserve it. In fact, there are those who will accept the gift and totally take advantage of His grace by not living […]

POSITIONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS ≠ PRACTICAL RIGHTEOUSNESS

In college one justifies his status as a current student in different ways to different individuals. The professor needs to see an official role sheet with the students name on it to consider them a current student. However, fellow classmates will believe one is a legitimate student of the university if they simply attend class. […]

JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ≠ JUSTIFIED BY WORKS

The word sanctification is uncommon. I’ve rarely heard it used in casual conversation except when the words, what is precede it. In this chapter we are going to look at the difference between positional sanctification and practical sanctification. Before we understand the difference, we need to get a grip on this heavy and rare noun. […]

POSITIONAL SANCTIFICATION ≠ PRACTICAL SANCTIFICATION

For the first dozen summers that I can remember, I rarely wore shoes. Playing all day in the yard would cover the bottoms of my bare feet with a thick layer of dark grime. Even when I had started the day with a shower, there hardly a summertime call for dinner that I didn’t have […]

TAKE A BATH ≠ WASH YOUR FEET

United States Supreme Court justices have what we call life tenure. That means that once they are appointed they will continue to hold their position for life. This is important because justices need to be able to make decisions without the fear of being removed from office. They have positional security, meaning their position won’t […]

POSITIONAL FORGIVENESS ≠ DAILY FORGIVENESS

The most afraid I’ve ever been was the time I got lost in the woods after dark. My brother and I were out with some youth group friends playing a game of paintball in the pine forest of East Texas. As a moonless night fell, my heart rate rose. Being surrounded by the blinding dark […]

THE BLACK DARKNESS ≠ THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE

As we discovered in the previous chapter there is a difference between entering the Kingdom and inheriting the Kingdom. In this chapter we will discover that there are various types of inheritance. The line of distinction will be drawn between being heirs of God, and being co-heirs with Christ. What’s the difference between being an […]

HEIRS OF GOD ≠ FELLOW HEIRS WITH CHRIST

Let’s imagine that certain wealthy father had twins. The brothers grew up together at their family’s palatial estate. Once they were old enough to take their own path in life their father called them together and said, “You will both always be my children, but I would like you each to stay here in my […]

ENTER THE KINGDOM ≠ INHERIT THE KINGDOM

In this chapter we are going to compare the concept of gaining eternal life as a gift and getting eternal life as a reward. Don’t be alarmed. Although these seem as if they are contradictory ideas, the distinction will become plain as we go along. The first verse that we will consider is this one […]

ETERNAL LIFE AS A GIFT ≠ ETERNAL LIFE AS A REWARD

Image that you’ve just completed a month of work and are waiting on your pay check. The boss hands you an envelope with your wages and says, “here’s your free gift.” Why would that be the wrong thing for the boss to say? Obviously, your wages are not a gift. If they were a gift […]

ETERNAL LIFE ≠ ETERNAL REWARDS

There is good news for all believers in Christ. You won’t have to appear before Jesus at the final judgment. We know this because Jesus issued a pass when he said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not […]

WHITE THRONE ≠ JUDGMENT SEAT

Anyone who believes in Jesus has everlasting life. That life is not given at some point in the distant future, but at the moment at which the person believes. Believing in Jesus is a one-time event that gives the born-again believer a gift which cannot be earned, returned, or lost. Those who claim that salvation […]

ETERNAL LIFE ≠ ABIDING LIFE

When I was six years old, my parents took my brothers and me to an amusement park for a special Christmas event called "Holiday in the Park." My dad's instructions were very basic, "stay with me." He knew that if we wandered off, we would not have a good time, and could get ourselves hurt. […]

BELIEVE ≠ ABIDE

I have a little shop behind my house where I keep my tools. My collection of tools is not very extensive. In fact, most of them were given to me by my Dad and my father in law. Consequently, I don’t always have the exact tool needed for any particular project. Because of this, I […]

ETERNAL ≠ DAILY

Imagine you and a friend go to lunch. Your friend begins to tell you about a certain celebrity who is well known throughout the world. At some point she says to you, “do you know him?” “I know him,” you reply. With that single phrase, “I know him,” you could mean at least four different […]

KNOW ≠ KNOW

In this chapter we are going to look at the difference between the two phrases, believe in Christ and love Christ. This issue is the exact one that changed my life. The moment I understood 'believe in Jesus' is different than 'loving Jesus', the Bible suddenly started making sense. I grew up in an academically […]

BELIEVE CHRIST ≠ LOVE CHRIST

I used to travel and play music with a worship band while I was in college. We were doing an event in the Dallas area one summer. Usually, we would play for a half hour, and then the speaker would deliver his message. We had a set of songs that we often played, including one […]

CHILD ≠ FRIEND

I don’t remember the day I was born, but my mother tells me it was an event to remember. Once I was born, I could never go back. It was a done deal, a one-time event, an irreversible transaction. It is likely for that reason that Jesus used birth to illustrate what happens the moment […]

BORN AGAIN ≠ GROW

In my youth, I attended countless evangelistic events. Often it was explained that I should strive to have a relationship with God. When the evangelist tried to explain how to have a relationship with God, the message would usually get muddled. He would start by saying that salvation is a free gift. He would then […]

RELATIONSHIP ≠ FELLOWSHIP

As a kid, one of the biggest choices was between orange juice and milk. Out of boyish curiosity, I once mixed milk and orange juice together. I stirred it with excitement thinking I had come up with the ultimate breakfast drink. As I timidly tried the new flavor I found that the mixture was no […]

GRACE ≠ WORKS

A few years ago I joined a ministry called 289 DESIGN. As you might guess, the name comes from Ephesians 2:8-9. Our mission to produce materials that share the clear message of God's grace with the world. If you've read it before, there is hardly any verse in the Bible that is as transparent about […]

FAITH ≠ WORKS

In this introduction, I am going to make a handful of claims. I am not going to use the intro to defend those claims. Instead, the rest of this book will be employed for that purpose. The basic idea that I’ve devoted nearly 50,000 words to explain in the following chapters can be summed up […]

Introduction

I have often heard people use the phrase, "Jesus is my Lord and Savior." This is a legitimate way to express one's relationship to Jesus. However, the phrase can be misleading if it's not understood in context. I have heard more than one overzealous pastor try to usher new converts into the kingdom by claiming […]

BELIEVING IN THE SAVIOR ≠ OBEYING THE LORD

I was extremely frustrated with the churches where I had worked. I had begun to see the Bible as ambiguous on some essential issues. I had spent nearly a decade in church ministry and had a degree from Bible College. I had started my seminary work but burned out because of the inconsistencies I saw […]

Origin Story

In the famous encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar, we see a very clear division between Salvation and Discipleship. In chapter 4 of John, where this story occurs, there are two metaphors used to illustrate these two concepts. Salvation is illustrated by water in John 4:7-14. The narrative then […]

WATER ≠ FOOD

Imagine that you walk into a local store. As you look through the items, you find something that you're interested in buying. You pick it up and see no price tag attached. You hold it above your head and ask the clerk about the price. “How much is this,” you say. It’s a simple question, […]

FREE ≠ COSTLY

We are so glad you stopped by. This Bible study is incredibly important. If you want to understand the Bible better, join us for the 33 part series. You will learn to distinguish between passages that focus on salvation from passages that focus on discipleship. To get instructions, watch the video above. If you'd like […]

Salvation And Discipleship Introduction

For five Saturdays in a row, you've spent about an hour working side by side with Lenard to prepare his garden. It is exciting to walk through the steps with him, the same steps which Loola taught you. Though it was fun to learn them from her, you had no idea how exciting it would […]

Lenard's Tree

“Pretty much all fruit trees use the same rootstock,” you say as you dig your hands into the soil of Lenard’s backyard. “What does that mean?” “When I planted my tree,” you say with a laugh, “I didn’t know what I was doing. I just dropped a seed in the ground and hoped it would […]

Grafting

When Saturday comes around, you are ready. You are knocking on Lenard’s door as soon as the sun is up. He comes to the front dressed in overalls and looks as if he’s ready to work.  “Good morning,” you say. “I’m looking forward to planting that tree.”  “Oh, yeah.” His tone of voice leaves you […]

Helper

You've pulled the weeds. You've cut out the thorns. You've mulched, watered, and fertilized at the right time of the season for a few years now. Since Aunt Loola's departure, you've done everything you could to bring the tree to fruition. Your tree looks like a formidable teen should; for a few seasons now, it […]

Fellowship

You’ve caught up with the weeding duties and the garden is back on track. Loola’s chair sits open at the edge of your one tree orchard. For now, your tree is doing well, but you feel as if there are probably things you ought to be doing to ensure its health. You plop down in […]

Feed The Tree

It’s been days since you’ve worked in the garden. You peer out every time you cross the back window, but you can’t make yourself walk out. Even across the lawn, you see the weeds are returning. Instead of working on the garden, you opt for a half measure. You’ve tried already, but you decide to […]

Bored

You reach for the phone. You’ve dialed Loola’s number even before you realize what you’re doing. The phone beeps about the same time you remember that Loola no longer lives in your neighborhood. You set down the phone and glance out the window.  Your eyes fall toward the kitchen sink, and across the counter where […]

Motivation

A few weeks of weeding has made a stupendous change in the look of your one-tree orchard. The fruit tree is finally beginning to grow. You've diligently dug up any weeds that are hardy enough to make it through the layer of mulch. Things are beginning to look respectable in your fledgling fruit garden. Aunt […]

The Almanac

The wind whistles outside your bedroom window and the roof creaks with the howling blast. You sit up in bed and peer toward the clock. It’s dark, as is the entire house. Outside, a fierce crack punctuates the screaming bluster. You sneak to the window, as if the storm might discover you're out of bed.  […]

Storm

You’re standing at your kitchen sink staring out at the lawn. What a splendid scene. The sun is smiling down; the grass is still shrouded with dew; the tool shed door is wide and tools are flying out. Wait, what? You set your coffee cup down next to the sink and start toward the exit.  […]

Pruning

"That's how it's done," Loola says from her garden chair. She's watching you remove weeds with your trusty hand shovel. The place that has been wild for so long is beginning to look respectable. For weeks now, you've removed weeds with careful yet thorough digging. "What a difference weeding makes!”  "Yeah. It's starting to look […]

A Garden Transformed

“I’m going out of town for a few days,” Loola says over the phone. You flip pancakes on the stove-top skillet. You pinch the phone between your shoulder and your ear.  “Where are you going?”  “I’m going to see my son,” she says. “He never comes to town. He’s become too important.”  “Well, I’m sure […]

Lazy

For a week, Aunt Loola has been visiting each morning. She likes her coffee hot and dark. She comes armed with instructions for you. You’ve seen little progress so far, but at least you’re getting your hands dirty.  “What should we do next?" you ask.  “It’s time to do something about these weeds,” Loola says.  […]

Weeding

“So, when are we going to start working on my garden?" you ask.  "Are you sure you're ready?" Aunt Loola asks as she sets her tray down on the table. The line at the buffet was long, and your stomach is growling.  "Yeah, I'm ready. Why wouldn't I be?" you say as you set your […]

Thorn Farmer

"I'm going to church. Do you want to come?" Aunt Loola says over the phone early Sunday morning. You're beginning to expect calls and visits before the sun is up, but you're a little nervous about her invitation.  “I’m not sure that—” “I want you to hear what Preacher has to say. He told me […]

Garden Harder

As you drive toward home, you and Aunt Loola continue to talk about Cravis and his strange garden.  “How did you get to know him?" you ask.  “We used to be—” Aunt Loola pauses. It’s rare for her to be at a loss for words. “Cravis and I used to be very close.”  “Really?”  "This […]

Trees With Bad Fruit

You put the car in park in front of an old, dilapidated-looking house. It could be the scene of a blockbuster horror film. There are holes in the roof. Wood rot marks the siding. The door hangs askew. Despite the horrid state of the untenable home, you notice a garden that fills the entire front […]

Escape

You dry as Aunt Loola washes the dishes. After a moment, you notice a smile stretch across her face.  “Hey, do you have time to go see a friend of mine?” Loola asks.  “Sure, why not,” you say. You grab your keys and escort Aunt Loola to the car. She directs you toward the interstate, […]

Goal Swap

You show Aunt Loola around the house and offer her a seat at the kitchen table. You start a dark pot of coffee brewing and pull out some eggs and a skillet.  “So, are we going to work in the garden today?" you ask as she shuffles into the kitchen. “I am concerned," she says.  […]

Forgetting The Purpose

Your car pulls up in front of Aunt Loola’s house far earlier than you prefer to be awake. Though you have an urge to lean grumblingly against the horn, she emerges from the font door before you have the car in park.  “Where to?” you say when she gets in the passenger side. She points […]

Too Much Sowing Seeds

You arrive at the feed store at ten thirty with a thermos of coffee in hand. You head straight for the gardening section in search of Aunt Loola. She's finishing up with a customer when you arrive. The customer leaves with a cartload of gardening supplies.  “Can I help you?” she says with a wink.  […]

Conditions Are Right

You arrive at Aunt Loola’s house the next morning with a pen and notepad. You’re eager to get instructions. You feel as if you’re finally making progress, as you now know where you have to focus.  You knock on the door, but there is no answer. You knock again and wait. You're about to go […]

Focus On The Soil

You wake with the sun streaming through your window and are at your garden in a few minutes. With transformation on your mind, you wonder where to start.  “I thought I might find you here,” comes a now familiar voice.  “Hey, Aunt Loola,” you say. “What are you doing here?”  "You visited me; I thought […]

Soil

By now you’ve spent weeks staring at the garden. You have checked the fruit tree sapling. It is a tough plant. It continues to survive, but it is far from thriving. In fact, it hasn't grown a single centimeter since shortly after you planted it.  Each time you visit the wild garden, you kneel down […]

You Can't Do It

You've spent a few weeks dreaming about fruit, now. Each morning you stand in the place where your fruit tree sapling is planted. You can't wait to see that little sprig spring into a vibrant giant with heavily laden branches of edible delights.  As you sit among the vines and thorns waiting for the fruit […]

A Selfish Gardener

You're standing, once again, in that overgrown wood that you can't really call a garden. There is hardly anything redeeming about it. It's packed with rocks and thorns. Vines block out the sun from reaching the ground. The place is a wreck. You've visited the unkempt property for weeks now but haven't seen a change. […]

Garden Goal

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE You find yourself in a jungle of sorts. Your feet squish into the floor of this overgrown stretch of wilderness. The sun is shining dappled softly downward. Its amber warmth caresses the side of your face. Green surrounds, but you wonder how many of these plants are poisonous. Thorn-laden vines, weeds, […]

In Pursuit Of Fruit Intro

For five Saturdays in a row, you've spent about an hour working side by side with Lenard to prepare his garden. It is exciting to walk through the steps with him, the same steps which Loola taught you. Though it was fun to learn them from her, you had no idea how exciting it would […]

Lenard's Tree

“Pretty much all fruit trees use the same rootstock,” you say as you dig your hands into the soil of Lenard’s backyard. “What does that mean?” “When I planted my tree,” you say with a laugh, “I didn’t know what I was doing. I just dropped a seed in the ground and hoped it would […]

Grafting

Got this great question from a subscriber. Hi Lucas, I recently haven't gotten the feeling of the presence of God. I was talking to someone the other day about salvation... now I'm confused again. I started doubting a little bit because I thought that the lack of His presence meant either I wasn't saved or […]

How to stop doubting your salvation.

Where did the phrase, "invite Jesus into your heart to be saved," come from? Is it biblical? What exactly does it take to be saved? All the questions and more are covered in this new infographic. Click the infographic below and zoom in to get the scoop. Enjoy!

10 Reasons Not To Invite Jesus Into Your Heart To Be Saved.

When Saturday comes around, you are ready. You are knocking on Lenard’s door as soon as the sun is up. He comes to the front dressed in overalls and looks as if he’s ready to work.  “Good morning,” you say. “I’m looking forward to planting that tree.”  “Oh, yeah.” His tone of voice leaves you […]

Helper

You've pulled the weeds. You've cut out the thorns. You've mulched, watered, and fertilized at the right time of the season for a few years now. Since Aunt Loola's departure, you've done everything you could to bring the tree to fruition. Your tree looks like a formidable teen should; for a few seasons now, it […]

Fellowship

You’ve caught up with the weeding duties and the garden is back on track. Loola’s chair sits open at the edge of your one tree orchard. For now, your tree is doing well, but you feel as if there are probably things you ought to be doing to ensure its health. You plop down in […]

Feed The Tree

It’s been days since you’ve worked in the garden. You peer out every time you cross the back window, but you can’t make yourself walk out. Even across the lawn, you see the weeds are returning. Instead of working on the garden, you opt for a half measure. You’ve tried already, but you decide to […]

Bored

You reach for the phone. You’ve dialed Loola’s number even before you realize what you’re doing. The phone beeps about the same time you remember that Loola no longer lives in your neighborhood. You set down the phone and glance out the window.  Your eyes fall toward the kitchen sink, and across the counter where […]

Motivation

A few weeks of weeding has made a stupendous change in the look of your one-tree orchard. The fruit tree is finally beginning to grow. You've diligently dug up any weeds that are hardy enough to make it through the layer of mulch. Things are beginning to look respectable in your fledgling fruit garden. Aunt […]

The Almanac

The wind whistles outside your bedroom window and the roof creaks with the howling blast. You sit up in bed and peer toward the clock. It’s dark, as is the entire house. Outside, a fierce crack punctuates the screaming bluster. You sneak to the window, as if the storm might discover you're out of bed.  […]

Storm

You’re standing at your kitchen sink staring out at the lawn. What a splendid scene. The sun is smiling down; the grass is still shrouded with dew; the tool shed door is wide and tools are flying out. Wait, what? You set your coffee cup down next to the sink and start toward the exit.  […]

Pruning

"That's how it's done," Loola says from her garden chair. She's watching you remove weeds with your trusty hand shovel. The place that has been wild for so long is beginning to look respectable. For weeks now, you've removed weeds with careful yet thorough digging. "What a difference weeding makes!”  "Yeah. It's starting to look […]

A Garden Transformed

“I’m going out of town for a few days,” Loola says over the phone. You flip pancakes on the stove-top skillet. You pinch the phone between your shoulder and your ear.  “Where are you going?”  “I’m going to see my son,” she says. “He never comes to town. He’s become too important.”  “Well, I’m sure […]

Lazy

For a week, Aunt Loola has been visiting each morning. She likes her coffee hot and dark. She comes armed with instructions for you. You’ve seen little progress so far, but at least you’re getting your hands dirty.  “What should we do next?" you ask.  “It’s time to do something about these weeds,” Loola says.  […]

Weeding

“So, when are we going to start working on my garden?" you ask.  "Are you sure you're ready?" Aunt Loola asks as she sets her tray down on the table. The line at the buffet was long, and your stomach is growling.  "Yeah, I'm ready. Why wouldn't I be?" you say as you set your […]

Thorn Farmer

"I'm going to church. Do you want to come?" Aunt Loola says over the phone early Sunday morning. You're beginning to expect calls and visits before the sun is up, but you're a little nervous about her invitation.  “I’m not sure that—” “I want you to hear what Preacher has to say. He told me […]

Garden Harder

As you drive toward home, you and Aunt Loola continue to talk about Cravis and his strange garden.  “How did you get to know him?" you ask.  “We used to be—” Aunt Loola pauses. It’s rare for her to be at a loss for words. “Cravis and I used to be very close.”  “Really?”  "This […]

Trees With Bad Fruit

You put the car in park in front of an old, dilapidated-looking house. It could be the scene of a blockbuster horror film. There are holes in the roof. Wood rot marks the siding. The door hangs askew. Despite the horrid state of the untenable home, you notice a garden that fills the entire front […]

Escape

When I was at Letourneau University, I was asked to host the yearly comedy show on campus. It was attended by a thousand or more college students who were eager to laugh. I had to do a handful of comedy sketches, which was both exhilarating and frightening.

Outsiders

When I was at Letourneau University, I was asked to host the yearly comedy show on campus. It was attended by a thousand or more college students who were eager to laugh. I had to do a handful of comedy sketches, which was both exhilarating and frightening.

The Workplace

When I was at Letourneau University, I was asked to host the yearly comedy show on campus. It was attended by a thousand or more college students who were eager to laugh. I had to do a handful of comedy sketches, which was both exhilarating and frightening.

Obey

When I was at Letourneau University, I was asked to host the yearly comedy show on campus. It was attended by a thousand or more college students who were eager to laugh. I had to do a handful of comedy sketches, which was both exhilarating and frightening.

Submission and Love

It's beautiful to see the growing diversity of the church in America, though no matter how diverse we become in the States, it doesn't hold a candle to the incredibly diverse populations of the Colossian church.

Mind Control

In the corner of the Bible Belt, where I grew up, there were rules, rules, and more rules. Christians weren't supposed to listen to secular music. We weren't supposed to drink, dip, or smoke. No baggy pants, face piercings, or spiky blue hair was allowed. We were to steer clear of certain substances that would alter our mood.

My Secret Sin

When I was at Letourneau University, I was asked to host the yearly comedy show on campus. It was attended by a thousand or more college students who were eager to laugh. I had to do a handful of comedy sketches, which was both exhilarating and frightening.

Body-Rules

When I was in junior high, freedom came in chrome. To be free was to have a bike. Not just any bike would do, though. That's because most of the time I spent with my brothers was in the woods near our house. You had to have a bike that could go off-road and handle all sorts of terrain.

Cheated

When I was in high school, my summer job was producing videos and large print out media for a production company located in an old car lot. The place was hard to secure because of huge windows and ancient out-of-skew doors. So in the back, the owner kept a pack of the wildest, dirtiest, meanest dogs to guard the door. They were all breeds, and among them probably was present every canine disease there ever was.

Wolves In The Fence

When I was at Letourneau University, I was asked to host the yearly comedy show on campus. It was attended by a thousand or more college students who were eager to laugh. I had to do a handful of comedy sketches, which was both exhilarating and frightening.

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