September 9, 2021

Obedience out of Love, Logic, and Gratitude

Performance is fear-based. Obedience is love-based. Performance is about points, as in accumulating enough points to earn the rewards we deserve. Obedience is about pleasing, as in pleasing my Heavenly Father. As I have pondered my own transition from performance […]
September 2, 2021

Performance or Obedience

I have been railing against performance for the past few weeks, primarily because we all know we live in a culture that idolizes performance. We are graded by our performance. Our self-worth is defined by our performance. This applies to […]
August 19, 2021

A Covenant, Not a Contract

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1) Years ago, I was sitting with a single friend of mine, who was […]
August 12, 2021

Apart From Your Performance

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Eph. 5:33) When I am officiating a wedding, one of my go-to passages is this one from Ephesians. Of […]

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