Beyond Sunday: Be Afraid
Serve the Lord with fear; let reverence and humility be mingled with your service.
Curiosity and Christ
Should Christians support and celebrate the Mars Exploration Program? More importantly, does God?
Romans: Cornerstone of Christian Living
Why must righteousness be a gift from God? Because all humanity is unrighteous, corrupted by sin and unable to live according to God's perfect standards. So suggests Paul in his "grandest, most comprehensive statement of the gospel," the letter to the Romans.
When Christians Sin
Does the church too often reverse the gospel or react without a proper sense of biblical responsibility?
Beyond Sunday: Wounds from the Surgeon
The surgeon, who makes a wound even more painful by probing and opening it, does so to let out the matter and make way for his medicine.
Breaking Free From Worry by Knowing Jesus
Are you a person who is gripped by worry today? Before you can know the peace of God, you need to have peace with God. But this is only possible through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
God Our Mother?
Does it really make a difference in our lives if we think of God as mother rather than father? Or is it just an issue of semantics?
Protecting Your Pastor's Marital Fidelity
How can the church walk alongside its pastor to help him keep his marriage vows with joy?
Does the Old Testament Affirm Capital Punishment? Would Jesus?
This may strike those who have actually read the Bible as a bit ludicrous. But many, in fact, do not know what it says.
The Doctrine of the Trinity
The term "Trinity" is not a Biblical term, but it lies in Scripture in solution. When it is crystallized from its solvent, it does not cease to be Scriptural, but only comes into clearer view.
Limit Your Liability, Lose Your Freedom
Why would anyone who had found freedom in Christ want to turn back to the law? Why would anyone let themselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery? Why would anyone want to be under the law?
The Witness of Scripture: Work of Men, or Word of God?
The Bible is the account of God’s activity in and beyond time. But is it a trustworthy account? To answer that we need to establish three things...
Jesus: Israel's Messiah
Matthew was a Jew who wrote his gospel primarily for Jews. Unless you grasp that, you will fail to understand the depth of its message.
A Welcome to Honest Living
The Bible is honest about life in this fallen world. In its refusal to minimize, diminish, or deny harsh realities, the Bible welcomes you to be honest as well.
The Early Church Had Conflict?
Looking at the state of Christianity in the world today with all its various camps and divisions, it’s tempting to idealize the early church as a perfect time of peace and harmony. But then the book of James disrupts that rose-colored view.
How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit
Journal to track your spiritual journey. It is a means to "trace the fire of the Holy Spirit" in your life and the life of your church.
Beyond Sunday: Waiting for the Day
The apostle applies this difference of position – namely, that we belong to the day, and that it cannot therefore come upon us as a thief – to the character and walk of the Christian.
"Soul" Searching in Deuteronomy 6:5: A Hebrew Word Study without Hebrew
How well does the English translation "soul" in this verse convey the meaning of the underlying Hebrew word?
The Holy Spirit and Ethics
One of the Holy Spirit’s roles here on earth is to lead us in truth. Truth enables us to make right ethical choices, regardless of how difficult some of the choices may be.
How to Read the Bible Theologically
J.I. Packer - To read the Bible "theologically" means to read the Bible "with a focus on God."