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
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
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.
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.
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...
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'
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.
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.
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?
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.