The Storytelling God: Parables and the Kingdom
Jesus, like the stories he told, didn’t look like much, but the power of the eternal God was in there.
How to Endure Suffering
Suffering will indeed come, but God can give us grace and power to overcome every trial and to fulfill our purpose and mission in His kingdom. In his second epistle to Timothy, the Apostle Paul shares some important truths about how we can endure suffering.
Beyond Sunday: Two-Step Growth
The apostle prays that their knowledge might issue in practice – for knowledge, without practice, is of no avail.
Christ’s Law of Love
Even when we use the word love correctly, it is much easier to say it than to bring it to fulfillment with concrete attitudes and actions.
Facing Your Giants
How do we deal with giants? We find the answer in the Old Testament account of David and Goliath.
How Were Old Testament Saints Saved?
Many people falsely assume that only New Testament believers are saved by grace whereas Old Testament believers were saved by their obedience to the law.
7 Ways to Cultivate Joy
Want more joy in your day? Cultivate it! Joy springs from viewing the day's events from eternity's perspective.
Beyond Sunday: The Lord Is My Light
God, who is a believer’s light, is the strength of his life, not only by whom, but in whom, he lives and moves. In God therefore let us strengthen ourselves.
If the Bible's description of us is accurate, then God's grace is our only hope. Thank God that He has given us big grace!
A Dying Tree
One of the saddest things for me in ministry is witnessing people who once were vibrant, blooming, growing church members. Now, I never see them. That breaks my heart.
Koinonia: What the Bible Means by "Fellowship"
When we overuse a word, it can lose its meaning. Our overuse of “fellowship” makes some important points in the Bible fall flat.
For the Sake of the Name
In his third letter, John doesn’t use the phrase “in Jesus’ name” or “the name of Jesus”; it’s simply, “for the sake of the name.” Why this phrase? Is John trying to keep a secret?
Beyond Sunday: Only One Fear
Where the fear of God rules in the heart, it will preserve it from the snare which the inordinate fear of man brings.
Knowing God’s Will
We were looking for God’s will as if it were buried treasure. But that didn’t make sense. Wouldn’t God want us to know His will? Why would He hide it from us?
Psalm 27: Breathing Violence
Perhaps no two words in Scripture more dramatically capture the powerfully damaging presence of sin than these two words.
Being Like Jesus: 8 Weeks in the Beginning of Colossians
The beginning of Colossians tells us how we can be like Christ. We learn the theology necessary to fight evil and the practicality of loving Jesus.
Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty
Resting within the protection of God’s glory, I find peace from the burdens of the world.
Beyond Sunday: When God Gives Gifts
Man’s gifts will eventually crumble into dust, but God’s gifts last an eternity.
What Happens to Us When We Die?
In answering questions about life after death, we are left with only two sources to consult. Either we turn to human experience or we turn to the Word of God. If we turn to human experience, we find many guesses, many ideas, many theories—but no sure answers.
Taking a Look at Babel
On the surface, the Tower of Babel story seems like a power struggle between God and humanity. But when you look at the literary and cultural context, another picture emerges.