How's Your Love Life?
Part of godliness is loving—as He loved—sacrificially, selflessly. Loving others not just with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
How to Guard Your Heart
Why is the thought life so important? Why did Solomon tell his son, “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life?” Because the thought life controls the rest of your life.
She Just Happened to Go There and Just Happened to Meet Him…
How many times in our lives do we just “happen” to go somewhere or meet someone and later find out it was God’s wonderful providence?
The reality that God tests His followers is among the most difficult to fathom fully in Scripture, especially the Old Testament.
He Laid Hold of Their Feet
Those of us who represent the King must always remember that we look most like Jesus, not when we are looking down on others from a platform, but when we are looking up at them from a basin.
Beyond Sunday: The Requirement of Justice - And Love
Just? Surely then he will punish; no, for this very reason he will pardon.
The Gospel of the Holy Spirit
How important is the Holy Spirit in your understanding of the gospel?
What Is God Calling You to Do?
What is God calling you to do today that is bigger than you; that in order to accomplish it will require an even greater display of faith than you have ever displayed before?
From Spiritual Death to Resurrection Power
In Ephesians 2 Paul takes us down to the Death Valley of the Soul and then up to “the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” The journey’s contrast will enhance our appreciation for what we have in Christ and will influence the way we live.
How Long, O Lord?
If you have ever experienced the glory of God, you know that nothing else will ever satisfy your soul like God. And like Isaiah, we want this joy, not just for ourselves, but for others... even when it seems no one is listening.
Beyond Sunday: Another Kind of Holiness
No one can explain the phenomena of Israel and the Holy One of Israel adequately without realizing the fundamental distinctive of Yahweh's transcendence.
Christ in You
When Christ dwells within us we enter a new life path. Prayer and Scripture study help us discover and apply the principles of life in Christ.
Experiencing the Riches of God's Grace
In Ephesians 1, Paul invites us into the very throne room of God as he shows us the blessings God has stored up for us in his treasure house - blessings we already fully possess if we belong to Jesus Christ
If we are ever to understand the grace of God, we must begin with the knowledge that God has acted graciously toward us in Christ entirely apart from human merit.
Recently, I read through Luke 22, which includes the Last Supper and the events surrounding it, and I was struck by some of the words spoken by Jesus on this momentous occasion.
Beyond Sunday: Rehearsing Glory
The gratitude of the church is lasting as well as deep. On her tablets are memorials of great deliverances, and, as long as she shall exist, her sons will rehearse them with delight.
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.
Which Is Harder—to Leave or to Stay?
Paul has already been ministering in Ephesus longer than in any community we know of throughout his apostolic missionary career. He has already promised the Christians in the churches of Greece, including the Corinthians, that he will be visiting them again. What’s the hold up?
What Is Heaven Like?
Everyone wants to know about heaven and everyone wants to go there. The Bible tells us everything we can know for certain about heaven.
How God Feels about the Poor
In the days of Amos, God accuses them of making "the poor of the land to fail." That is, the poor were brought down to such a low poverty level that they never could escape from it.