Joseph's Family Fiasco: Trusting God in a Painful Process
Why does God often take so long to let his plan unfold in our lives? Why does he let us linger in our trials? Consider the life of Joseph and glean valuable lessons for your own life.
Why Would God Want to Use Me?
We are like Abraham. There is nothing in us to commend us to God. And yet God loves us. Just as He sought Abraham, He seeks to draw us into fellowship with Himself.
God's Word through Multiple Voices: Sennacherib's Invasion of Judah
The Bible has been the world’s bestseller not only because it discloses God and gives meaning to our lives, but also because it is good reading. One of the greatest personal discoveries for readers of the Bible is to step beyond favorite verses and stories and start comparing Scripture with Scripture.
Hezekiah: Spiritual Renewal
The name Hezekiah in Hebrew means "God has strengthened." This is appropriate, given the story of this uncommon king's life and reign.
Uzziah: God-Given Success
The "self-made" person, so revered in modern society, is a myth. No one creates themselves. The Bible is clear that everything about our lives is a gift.
Jehoiada: Exerting Godly Influence
Jehoiada faced the challenge that almost all of us face. That is, how do we exert influence when we have so little power?
Jehoshaphat: Help in Distress
Distress is so interwoven into the biblical story that we almost stop noticing its power.
Abigail—Wise and Determined
Abigail reveals how wisdom and determined action need to partner in order to save good people from disaster.
The Art of Living Well
Solomon’s timeless book of Proverbs provides nuggets of wisdom that are guaranteed to bring success in every area of life.
Hannah—Faithful in Prayer
Many people become adept at crisis praying. However, God desires an ongoing relationship with communication on a daily basis.
A Season of Need: Maintaining a Heart that God Blesses
It's a common dynamic, isn't it? We ask God for help, and he gives it. Once we experience success, we develop a sense of independence.
That Rahab played a pivotal role in this story is amazing. Her occupation raises eyebrows. Her faith appears so strong while lacking so much knowledge of God.
Sarah—Mother of Nations
While certainly not perfect, Sarah is blessed of God to be the mother of a nation through whom the world will be blessed.
Faith for Every Decision
At its heart, the story of Abraham is the story of God's sovereignty over the lives of those with whom He enters a covenant.
When God Calls
The man Jonah is indeed like us in a number of ways. Learning to identify with him is our key to the meaning of his story—and our big mistake if we fail to do so.
The reality that God tests His followers is among the most difficult to fathom fully in Scripture, especially the Old Testament.
Faith and the Covenant: Genesis 15:1-17:13; Colossians 2:10-13
God's covenants with humanity started with a nomad named Abram, whom God chose to be the primary vessel through which He would reach all of humanity.
The Message and the Messenger: In Sync with the Heartbeat of God
Can we get on board with the big picture of God's purposes? Will we align our hearts with the missionary heart of God?
Courage Through Faith in God: Genesis 14:1-24
As Abram shows, faith is not an easy, linear process where God takes us directly from one level to another. Instead, it is filled with twists, obstacles, and challenges.
Faith, Doubt, and Faith Again: Genesis 12:1 through 13:18
As we turn to the life of Abraham we see that doubt is not something inherently opposed to faith; it is actually a vital part of its development.