Guest posts

We would love to hear your voice on basrijksen.com!

Here are the guidelines to submit a guest post.

General

  • The post should fit the theme of this site, which is Jesus Christ and His finished work (the message of Grace). This includes God’s nature, identity, freedom, intimacy with God, fruitful living, healing the sick, law versus grace and sin & forgiveness. I will consider other topics, but look around and get a feel for the site before writing.
  • The length should be between 100-600 words, though a long-list type topic might need more space.
  • Submit your post in English.
  • Include a sentence or two explaining who you are and what you do. Feel free to include up to two links in it (e.g. a link to your blog if you have one).
  • Send a personal or family photo.
  • No need to include a photo for the posts. That’ll be done for you.
  • Posts should be unique and previously unpublished.

 Format

  • Give your post a header that will make readers want to read it.
  • Use subheadings in the post body. Use short paragraphs. And the use of (numerical) bullet points also makes the post easier to read.
  • If possible, include a link or two to a relevant post from basrijksen.com. 
  • You may include one or two relevant links to other sites on the internet.
  • You may link back to relevant posts in your blog.
  • If possible, include a conclusion and end with a question in order to promote reader interaction.

 And…

  • I reserve the right to edit/reformat content as appropriate (i.e. grammar, spelling, add internal links to other posts on basrijksen.com).
  • I may not accept all submissions, so please do not be offended. I will contact you once the post is approved or not.
  • I retain the right to use your guest post in future eBooks and other products.

Send an email to bas (at) basrijksen.com to submit your post.

Thanks for your involvement in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and His finished work!

Comments

  1. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people for this subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

  2. I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter
    a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the
    head. The problem is something which not enough people are
    speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I found this during my search for something relating to this.

  3. Brad Sonntag says

    Your understanding and explanation of Grace has been a true blessing to our family in Hayden, Idaho. Pardon me, if I asked this question before, but I couldn’t find your answer. Therefore, could you help me understand Mathew 25 (Parable of Ten Virgins) through a grace viewpoint. It sounds very much like obedience to me; especially when I consider it in relation to Mathew 24. Could you please help? Thanks again….
    P.S. if you have answered, could you somehow direct me to your answer?

  4. Brad Sonntag says

    “The Mustard Seed by me 🙂
    I know that you have mentioned that you tend to see things in black and white, but after reviewing your message of grace, Jan Boshoff’s message of obedience, and my best understanding of the Bible I wonder if my little parable in the “grey area” might be accurate. Please critique:
    The Mustard Seed
    When you accept Christ, a mustard seed is planted. The blood of Jesus washes over you like water, and the Holy Spirit shines on you. When you sin, you cause a drought (or perhaps a dust storm that the Holy Spirit can’t shine through) and the seed doesn’t grow. When you repent, Jesus sends his blood as gentle rain and the Holy Spirit shines on you causing the seed to grow again. Soon what was once only a mustard seed, has vines, blossoms, and produces fruit.
    P.S. My mother reminded me of my hair obsession, as well 😉

    • Brad Sonntag says

      I just realized that I probably should have titled my post differently as to not plagerize the Good Book. Thank goodness I read your post about the blaspheme against the Holy Spirit..:)

      • Bas Rijksen says

        Hi Brad.

        You want comments made….
        – I would say we don’t get a small seed, the THE SEED, Jesus, living inside of us when you accept Christ. His nature is now your nature…And here it comes….His maturity is your maturity (this is a spiritual reality, that is being worked out in the natural realm by Him). So I wouldn’t say we’ve received a small see that needs to somehow grow since you and I are as mature as Jesus is before the Father! We do however grow in our understanding IN Him, but our spirit’s maturity or knowlegde doesn’t grow…
        – Sin can certainly cause becoming insensitive to the HS. The good news is that Jesus does not send His blood. 1 John 1 where it talks about being washed with His blood, in Greek it’s a continous sense. That means I am not being washed when I sin or whatever, but that I have been washed forever with His blood, that is I’m pure, spotless, clean, holy – just as Jesus is – all the time! So when I repent Jesus doens’t send His blood and doesn’t need to do anything anymore, but remind me that I am a white-washed saint who’s just like Him in the spirit before the Father!
        The beauty is that we are not called to product fruit…
        But…
        To BEAR fruit.
        That’s good news. Have you seen the video about true abiding yet. It’ll bless your socks of Brad!

  5. Hello, I am minsun kim from south korea.
    I deliver the gospel which is preaching of the cross;
    the narrow and difficult way that the number
    of salvation will be very few.
    I am looking for pastors in these age that will share
    and talk about the gospel and Jesus Christ.
    There are few who insist that the way to Heaven is narrow and difficult.
    Would you please contact me, from church in south korea.

  6. Bas, I’m very curious. With Passover being tomorrow, I am going to ask a topic related to the people of Israel and God’s grace towards them in and after leaving Egypt. Did God make Israel keep Torah to get out of Egypt or did He save them by grace? If Jesus and the Father are One (John 10:30), then how come it seems you teach that He has changed? (Hence: “law lense” vs “grace lens”). And who was the new covenant made with? (Jerimiah 31:31-37). I still yet to see a scripture anywhere that says the Jews were saved by their works rather than God’s grace. Isaiah 43:1-13 is so beautiful at showing God’s love for Israel. Jerimiah 31:3-4 says God has loved Israel with an everlasting love. I’m so sad that we, as followers of Jesus, the king of the Jews (Matt. 27:37, Mk. 15:26, Luke 23:28, Jn. 19:19) make God seem like a legalistic God to the Jews and a happy, grace God to the followers of Jesus. According to Hebrews 13:8, He’s the same yesterday, today and forever. He’s the Word. The Word never changes. The way to everlasting life never changed. It’s always been by grace, the through faith.

    Zechariah 8:23 “this says the Lord of hosts: “in those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.””

    Let us be just as David, and love God’s ways! (Psalm 119:165) For Jesus is in fact the Word made flesh. Every Word. And every word is Holy, Just and Good.” (Matthew 5:18, Romans 7:12)

  7. Hi Bas, I have a question about what is the chastening of God mentioned in Hebrews 12:5-6, it seems it refers to some sort of illness with feeble hands and lame feet (verse 12 and 13), but then it reads in verse 12 13, lift up the hands, and make straight paths (what these lifting up and make straight mean, and how do you do that if your hands hang down, and feet is lame- but let it rather be healed.
    this is hard to comprehend; it seems that Paul was mentioning if someone got some sort of infirmity (hands hanging down, feeble knees), it is about the chastening of God (dealing with His sons), then Paul mentioned “lifting up the hands and make straight path (how could an infirm people have strength to do that), then let it rather be healed. (by what? and by how?) Thanks for your insight!

  8. Hi Bas, I have another question about sinning against the body; if someone watched some video with lustful thoughts, according to Jesus, the person committed adultery already. Does it mean the person watching the inappropriate film is sinning against the body, and what is the consequence of such act (sinning against body). If someone that developed unhealthy habit (such as smoking), would God destroy this person because this person’s body is the temple of God? or if someone accidently injured his body through ignorance (diving and bump head), then would God destroy this person who acted out of careless and ignorance? Thanks for your insight!!

  9. Hi Bas, sorry that I have another question about Hebrews 6:5; who are those people that have been enlightened and tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age? Does Paul refer to the born-again Christians? Then, what does it mean “being enlightened, and tasted the powers of the coming age?” Then it says that should they have fallen away, what does it mean “fallen away”, does it mean that they sin willfully, or does it mean that they denounce as being Christian? What does it mean that it is impossible for them to repent? (as if someone used to be born-again Christian, but back slide to the world, then maybe misled to believe other religion, but they decide to believe in Jesus again, however, the door is shut up for the back-slider and the traitor?

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