3 Reasons You Can’t Fail as a Christian

Imagine you’re taking a final exam for a class you have to pass if you want to graduate. Up to this point in the class you haven’t done so well and you have to ace this test to pass the class. Just thinking about it makes me a bit nervous. That’s a lot of pressure for anyone to handle. The Christian life is like this. This isn’t to say that finding eternal life is like God, the teacher, is waiting for you to get a perfect score before he lets you into the kingdom. In fact, you can’t get a perfect score; and God knows it. If the Christian life is like a test, God has rigged it in your favor. This doesn’t mean everyone passes. But it does mean the test is much easier than we may expect. Here are three reasons you can’t fail this test. Continue Reading...

Christians Have Trust Issues

Learning to trust God is something all Christians must learn to do. It can be an incredibly difficult and trying process (as Job can attest to). Josh and I (Chris) have recently been struggling with how to trust God in our lives. We are caught between what we feel like are jobs that do not allow us to use the skills and abilities we have or work in the area we feel God has ultimately called us to. We struggle with future decisions about employment and ministry direction. We have both been under financial strain lately because of unforeseen expenses, the burden of student loans; and we have very young children. With all this going on, we have been talking a lot about having to trust God for provision and our futures. We thought this discussion would be a great one to have with our TIP community and allow you to be part of what God is doing in our lives. Continue Reading...