Stop Trying To Grow Closer To God

Stop Trying To Grow Closer To God

There are lots of stupid things we say as Christians.

I should know, I’ve said most of them and I’m sure I still say lots of thing that are stupid!

One of the more stupid things I frequently come across are statements that revolve around “growing closer to God.”

It’s something I’ve heard my entire life as a Christian and one I’ve uttered probably hundreds if not thousands of times.

“I want to grow closer to God.”

But what does that mean exactly?
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Why Asking “Is This A Sin?” Isn’t Good For You

Is This A Sin

Something I come across a lot in my discussions with people is a preoccupation with figuring out what’s a sin.

I get it in counselling sessions with people.

When hanging out with friends.

When doing Q&A sessions after preaching.

In emails from strangers on the Internet.

People seem obsessed with figuring out what is a sin or not.

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Have You Turned Your Bible Into a Ouija Board?

Have Your Turned The Bible Into A Ouija Board

Growing up as a Christian I remember turning to the Bible frequently in times of need.

My view was that “the word of God carried all the answers to life’s problems.”

Seeing the Bible as an answer book rather than an invitation into relationship with God is a great way to get frustrated though.

Because God’s intention was never that we would read the Bible like that!

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Is It Selfish To Put Yourself 1st?

Is It Selfish To Put Yourself First

Something I’ve struggled with is the concept of putting myself first.

Because it’s biblical to put everyone else’s needs in front of your own, right?

We are to lay our lives down and serve constantly, right?

Kind of…

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How The Bible Lies To Us

how the bible lies to us

Because I know there are people standing with stones ready to go to town over just the title of this blog let me start with this:

The Bible itself doesn’t lie to us.

However the way most of us tend to read the Bible means that we are unfortunately using it to lie to us all the time.

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