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.
Being Still Doesn’t Mean Doing Nothing
You don’t have to worry about the provision of God for your journey. You don’t have to wonder if God will do as God said He will do. He’s got your back! He’s got the ultimate victory. You can rest in Him. You can be still!
Standing Out: When You Don't Fit In
We all want to be liked, cherished, and appreciated by our peers. But what if I told you that God could care less about these things?
Beyond Sunday: Evidence of Real Change
In Jeremiah and Deuteronomy 30:6, we find the spiritual significance of circumcision.
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.
Fruit of the Spirit: The First Steps to an Enduring Marriage
In order to love one another with a godly love, we mere mortals need a little help. That is where the “Fruit of the Spirit” comes in...
Beyond Sunday: Not Just Washed
He has saved us, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy by washing and renewing us.
Who Were the Godfearers, and Which "God" Did They Fear?
The meanings of words change over time, which is why we need to consider original historical, social and religious contexts of terms like ‘Godfearer'
Studying the Bible: The Future and Prophetic Scenarios
The best way to "keep watch" as Jesus commanded is to know what God has revealed and to attempt a biblical understanding of events. Just bear in mind that not all end-times opinions are facts.
Perspectives on Prayer from Daniel 9–10
Daniel chapters 9 and 10 provide an important look at how we should approach prayer. We see that prayer isn’t passive, it’s active. It’s really doing something. Prayer isn’t the least we can do, it’s the most.
7 Thoughts on Church Discipline
I am frequently asked about my thoughts on church discipline. I’ve learned that most of the time, when someone asks, they have a personal agenda they are attempting to address, far more than they have a concern for Biblical accuracy.
Beyond Sunday: Keep Your Knees from Knocking
The path of godliness … was to be made easy, a beaten path to weak and lame souls; and they would feel more than stronger souls the comfort and value of such a path.
Does God Care How Much We Give?
God didn’t just give a little for us; He gave His best. He gave Himself. John says that it is no different for us: True love requires sacrifice.
Beyond Sunday: Not Just Proverbial
A proverb is a pithy sentence, concisely expressing some well-established truth lending to various illustrations and applications.
The Gospel: A Continuing Requirement
The story of Jonah shows us that the gospel—the good news that God relentlessly pursues sinners in order to rescue them—is just as much for Christians as it is for non-Christians.
Beyond Sunday: Washing Hands
"We learn, for one thing, that hypocrites generally attach great importance to mere outward things in religion."
The Power of Position: Rising Above the Frustrations of Life
We have rituals, habits, tricks, routines, formulas, and all sorts of other means to influence a situation. That’s because we feel out of control, and we’re desperate to have some semblance of mastery over our circumstances.