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Bible 101

Your activity is not your identity

Years ago I tapped into my Bible nerdery and tried to count all the names that Christians are called in the New Testament. In…

Life’s Challenges

What’s your secret?

Hello. My name is Jon Enter. Husband. Father of four. Pastor. Coach. Sin addict. And so are you. You may not see it. You…

Life’s Challenges

Guardrails

Over a decade ago, I heard a brilliant teaching on the need for adding rules to the Bible. If that sounds bad, it wasn’t….

Life’s Challenges

Reassurance

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor height…

Life’s Challenges

How many motives?

If I made you write an essay listing all the reasons to avoid sin, how long would your essay be? I wouldn’t give you…

Life’s Challenges

Spiritual food

What is the most unique thing you have ever eaten? Let me take you to the island of Antigua. I was there on a…

Friends & Family

Keep confessing

There is only one thing more agonizing than confessing your more embarrassing sins to another Christian. That one thing is confessing your embarrassing sins…

Life’s Challenges

You are normal

When you find yourself addicted to destructive behavior, you might assume that you are not normal, the only one who struggles so deeply, so…

Bible 101

My truth? Maybe not …

I have a love/hate relationship with my heart. I love it because, by God’s grace, it has a lot of Scripture stored up in…

Living My Faith

Already but not yet

Do you struggle to believe the glorious things the Bible says about Christian people, like the part where God claims we are “holy” in…

Prayer

Do you believe in prayer?

Do you believe that prayer works? Do you trust that the words we speak in Jesus’ name reach the ears of God and move…

Bible 101

Listen to Jesus’ voice

Last summer my wife and I adopted a puppy named Huckleberry. Since bringing her home, the one thing that’s stood out to me the…