Deliver Us from Inconsequential Successes
When it comes to the Great Commission, there are basically three responses a church can have. A church can do nothing, something, or one thing.
Can I Really Trust the Bible?
One of the most remarkable characteristics of the Bible has to do with prophecies about the future. Have you ever taken time to examine some of the things that were prophesied in the Old Testament and then fulfilled hundreds of years later?
Sending and the Gospels
The sending within the four Gospels is centered on the incarnation of God. John the Baptist is sent to prepare the way, and Jesus begins his public ministry having been sent by God (John 3:16).
The Road to Damascus… Then and Now
In recent weeks the city of Damascus has frequently appeared in our headlines. It's a city of importance for Christians in the past and present.
No Part-Time Workers
The reality is, we are all called to full-time ministry no matter where we work. Jesus isn’t hiring part-time followers.
Wanting to Be Noticed
Stunning as it has been, the triumph of immodesty and hyper-sexuality is not itself the root problem. Instead, these problems are symptomatic of a more serious one: the problem of celebrity. And it is a virus that infects us more deeply than any of us imagine. So what are we to do?
To Be Gospel-Centered, You Need the Holy Spirit
Are we talking about the gospel to the neglect of the Spirit’s working in our lives? Are we substituting the gospel for the Spirit when explaining how we operate as Christians in the world? I think those are valid questions, and I want to briefly attempt to answer the question in this post.
Are You Quarrelsome?
A “quarrel” is a verbal fight. Not all conflicts are quarrels, but a conflict becomes a quarrel when it's sinfully combative or contentious.
When Your Faith Dwindles
You and I, if we are honest, know that our faith often dwindles. We often try to take on the storms with our own abilities.
Don’t Let Systematic Theology Mess With Your Head
Should we study systematic theology? Of course! It’s invaluable. But when reading God’s word, let each passage speak for itself first.
Is Scripture Still Holy? A Review (Part 2)
In this post, we shall respond to another of Harvey’s arguments against inspiration, namely that once humans are involved there can be no clear, certain revelation from God.
Is Scripture Still Holy? A Review (Part 1)
Is the true revelation of God only in Jesus and not the Bible itself?
Transition to a Going Church
Recently, I shared with our church five changes and one empowering reminder that we need to keep in mind if we are to follow Christ’s commission to us.
I’m So Glad Paul Used This Word…
There is a word in the Bible that I’m so glad is there. I’ve come back to it again and again over the years. I have said many times, “Yeah! That’s the word for it. That’s what I’m feeling right now.”
When you study the Bible, sometimes you may like to get a quick overview of a particular book. Well, we've got an easy way for you to do that with our Books of the Bible page.
The Unified Book of Acts
During a recent study of the book of Acts, I was struck with the recurring emphasis on the irrepressibility of the gospel.
Let’s Talk About Mental Illness
Mental illness is tricky business. As Christians it is something we desperately need to talk about yet almost never have the courage to talk about.
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.