Transformed by Grace: The Power to Say No
According to Scripture, there is something that teaches us to say no to sin—something that trains us to renounce ungodliness and teaches us instead to live righteous and godly lives.
Beyond Sunday: A New Creation
Observe that at first there was nothing desirable to be seen, for the world was without form and void. In like manner the work of grace in the soul is a new creation
Work and Leisure
Keeping the Sabbath holy may not seem very productive, but there's more here than just a command. It reveals God's mercy.
What is Godliness? Paul's First Letter to Timothy
For Paul godliness is no static, stained-glass word. It is active—kinetic obedience that springs from a reverent awe of God.
Living as Christian Exiles
Christians are not strangers because they have moved from their homeland to a new country. They are exiles because their identity has so radically changed.
Beyond Sunday: Trouble on Every Side
When trouble came, David looked back to God's faithfulness and then depended on God's deliverance.
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.
Ditches and Canyons: How the Bible Helps with Contemporary Issues
Although the Bible does not give an exhaustive, step-by-step approach to modern problems, it does provide a comprehensive view of people and problems that allows us to wisely dive into the thorniest issues of contemporary life.
Making an Idol of Ministry
“Idolatry creep” sneaks up on you because you can easily and quickly justify it by saying that everything you do is for the Lord, believing your motives are pure. Having men in the place of where Jesus should be was ministry idolatry—plain and simple and painful to admit
Beyond Sunday: Falling into His Hands
It is good to fall into the hands of God, as David did, when one does so with faith in the Father's love.
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.
Connecting the Bible with Real Life
On difficult or "modern" issues, we often treat the Bible as irrelevant. But there are answers in God's Word to even the toughest problems.
Being a Shepherd Leader at Home
Jesus' work on our behalf enables us to grow in our relationship not only with our God, but also with others, especially our wives and children.
The Gospel in Amos
How can we as God’s people today benefit from Amos? What is it that God has to say to us today through this Minor Prophet?
Beyond Sunday: The Light of Faith
Believers are called to unity of spirit by grace, and a walk according to God, so that they may be as heavenly lights amid the moral darkness of this world.
Bible Study Won’t (Necessarily) Change Your Life
It is possible to know the Scriptures, read the Scriptures, revere the Scriptures and miss the point entirely.
How Many Missionary Journeys Did Paul Take?
Scripture does not tell us whether or not Paul traveled to Spain, but in the Book of Acts and in Paul’s letters, we can tell that Paul went on many more than four journeys.
The book of Joshua has much to teach us and much with which to inspire the church today as we, too, follow where God would have us go.
Beyond Sunday: Chained to the World
We have the world in our hearts so much and are so taken up with thoughts and cares of worldly things, that we have neither time nor spirit to see God's hand in them.
Is Your Faith Stuck in the Doldrums?
Without a strong direction toward a place where God is moving, without a secure anchor to keep you grounded, it's easy to drift into a dead zone.