Faith Is War
It’s a fight. A battle. Faith is hard. It’s a fight to trust God when you can’t see him. It’s a fight to believe God is in control when all around us screams life has derailed.
Does 2 Corinthians 1-2 Justify Promise-Breaking?
I was startled recently to read on a friend’s blog that it was a sermon on 2 Corinthians 1-2 which was part of what convinced him that it was OK to renege on a promise that he had made.
Specks and Beams
The reason that our Lord points out the hypocrisy of the judges in Matthew 7 is because they are not genuinely concerned about sin or about helping other people. If they were concerned about sin, they would deal with their own first.
Wrestling with Fear
I have often wrestled with this question: Could my greatest fears be God’s greatest opportunity to express His glory through me?
Five Simple Ways You Can Begin to Share Your Faith This Week
Reaching out to the unchurched is tough for many Christians. Let me suggest five simple ways you can begin to share your faith this week.
Don’t Be a Bible Pharmacist Be a Bible Doctor!
We need to understand and sympathize with their spiritual condition before we can effectively minister to others. We need to be Bible doctors.
5 Tips for Amateur Pray-ers Like Me
I don’t know about you, but I feel like the disciples. I am still learning to pray. Here are 5 suggestions for amateur prayers… like me.
Lust Has the Worst Credit Rating
Lust has the worst credit rating in the universe. It always defaults on its promises. It never delivers as advertised. It always takes more than it gives.
A Response to Zealot by Reza Aslan
Reza Aslan's book Zealot has attracted quite a bit of attention. But is there any truth to his claims about Jesus?
Who Is the Angel of the LORD in the Old Testament?
As one reads the Old Testament, he will undoubtedly notice the mysterious references to the angel of the LORD. Is this an angel like Michael who was sent out by the LORD? Or is this some kind of manifestation of deity? Who is the angel of the LORD?
God’s Shovel Is Bigger than Mine
When we give generously, we reflect God’s own lavish nature. God so loved the world he GAVE – his only begotten SON for our salvation. And Jesus emptied himself and became poor to make us rich.
Saint or Sinner? Rethinking the Language of Our Christian Identity
Throughout the letters of the New Testament, the people of God are called lots of things. Conspicuously absent from this list is the term “sinners.”
An Incredible Promise of Guidance
Are you at a major crossroads? Need God’s guidance for a challenging child or teen? Facing a big decision and don’t know the right way to choose? This promise is for you…
The Shortest Verse in the New Testament
What is the shortest verse in the New Testament? Did you respond “Jesus wept”? (Buzzer sound) No, that is the third shortest verse in the New Testament.
Are You Killing People on Facebook?
Death and life are in the power of the tongue... and the status update and the photo and the text message.
The Prophetical Books
Prophets were men raised up of God in times of declension and apostasy in Israel ...
Six Surefire Steps to a Joy-Filled Life
The "secret steps" to a joy-filled life? You'll find them in John 15:7-11. Jesus said, "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full."
Questions about Hell: What Does the Bible Say?
Find out what Scripture teaches about hell and eternal judgment.
Hey, Turn Out That Light!
When people huddle in a dark room doing wicked things they’re fine, till someone flips on a blazing light. Then they scream, “Hey, turn out the light!”
Should Evangelicals Use the Term "Social Justice"?
What about the expression “social justice”? While I am not ready to say evangelicals should completely abandon the phrase, I want to raise several concerns that we must think through when using the expression.