Author: Jim Wolstenholm

How to Find Life That is Beyond Your Imagination

Jesus said many startling things about the Kingdom of God, about his life and his mission. Here is another. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. John 12:24–25 (ESV) In case we missed it: we must hate our life in order to truly live and if we love our life we will eventually lose it. The ancient Greek has...

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Discover Your Path to Spiritual Life

Where does spiritual life come from? How do we get it? What role do we play in gaining and growing spiritually? We all have a desire to truly live a full and rewarding life. When we have spiritual life we experience the abundant life that Jesus promised us. Where spiritual life begins Spiritual life has as its beginning a realization that we do not have it. And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now...

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11 Laws for Spiritual Success

Would it be helpful if there was a definite set of guidelines that would guarantee spiritual success — laws, like the law of gravity that would ensure you would thrive spiritually? What would you do with such a ‘list’? Are you willing to commit yourself to spiritual success? I want to introduce and remind you of the laws God gave us for spiritual success. They are all together and we know them. The Law of Grace And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of...

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Why Serving in the Church Can Impact a Life Every Day

Can you make a difference in someone’s life every day? How can this be possible? Is serving in the church really the answer? Before we get to that, though, we must answer some more questions. What is the church supposed to look like? How is it intended to function? Is the church more than buildings, programs and religious entertainment? What part does each individual play in a healthy church? Here’s the Church In 1 Corinthians 12–14, Paul explains how the church is to work. He uses the analogy of a body to illustrate the fact that everyone has a part to play....

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How This Unrealistic Response to Suffering Should be Our Standard

Suffering is part of life. Eventually, everyone suffers loss, experiences pain, is gripped by sorrow or is confronted with hopelessness. Job lost his family and wealth in one day. His response: worship. Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:20–21 (ESV) Three Step Response The first thing we see Job do is very human. He fully expresses his...

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