Undiluted . . . now there’s a thought. What would it look like to remove the muck and mire of American culture from the deep well of the Christian faith to reveal an undiluted Jesus?

  • It looks painful.
  • It looks like losing friends.
  • It looks like carrying a cross.
  • It looks like letting go of comfortable ideas.
  • It looks hopeful – eventually.
  • It looks like an undiluted Jesus.


"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV).

One thing no one told me when Xylon was diagnosed with cancer was that we’ll never really get over a diagnosis like that.

It sticks to me.


This morning I approached God and the Holy Spirit with demands. I prayed as if I knew what I needed best. I assumed the role of director over my life. In doing so, I relegated God to a position of serving me.

My daughter does this to my wife and me on occasion. It’s irritating and given the wrong attitude on my daughter’s part it can be infuriating. When it happens, we promptly remind our daughter that we are not her servants. We love her and want the best for her, but she needs to remember her place. So, this morning I prayed:



Bible Study >
You Carry His Name, Pt2 | Hillsong Tv with Brian Houston
So what does it mean to carry someone's name? We're called to bear the name of a god who desires to …

Recent Podcasts

Let it Go! | Kevin Nguyen
Preaching >
by Kevin Nguyen with Saddleback Church · 0 Likes · 49:51

"Pastor Kevin Nguyen from Saddleback’s Irvine campus gives a special message on letting go. Discov…
What Are You Building With Your Life? | Rick Warren
Preaching >
by Rick Warren with Saddleback Church · 0 Likes · 1:11:46

"In a special Father’s Day message, Pastor Rick Warren talks about building your life on God’s p…

Join the Conversation

Encourage one another in The Church at FaithVillage Conversations group.

The Church at FaithVillage Conversations

Share and discuss the most inspiring content you've found in FV.