A Forever Kind of Love
If God loves us, we assume it must mean that we are not all that bad. Not only is this view false in every way, it destroys a deep appreciation for the amazing beauty of God’s love — that He loved the unlovely, and died for the unloving.
The Date of Easter
People are often surprised when they discover that a series of significant and sometimes very bitter controversies have taken place over how to calculate the date of Easter.
Jehoiada: Exerting Godly Influence
Jehoiada faced the challenge that almost all of us face. That is, how do we exert influence when we have so little power?
Your Bible: A Living Treasure, Part 3
The Bible must be assimilated - taken into your mind, understood, and provided as nourishment for your soul and spirit.
The Gospel: Far More Than a Key to the Front Door
The gospel isn’t only for unbelievers to receive forgiveness of sins, but for every believer every day of our lives. It’s our meat and drink, our oxygen.
Asa: Strength in God
Every ruler, at the end of his days, was summed up with a single phrase, and God was the sole measuring stick of the worth of that ruler's leadership.
Your Bible: A Living Treasure, Part 2
With the Bible, you are to take it into your mind, to thoroughly comprehend it, to use it as nourishment for your mind and heart.
Young and Mighty
The real question is, will you follow the calling God has given you, or will you give up because of the opinions that surround you?
A Season of Need: Maintaining a Heart that God Blesses
It's a common dynamic, isn't it? We ask God for help, and he gives it. Once we experience success, we develop a sense of independence.
Your Bible: A Living Treasure, Part 1
In this study of the Word of God, you will see some of the qualities of the Bible that can be said of no other book.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 2
"Love your neighbor as yourself" is a very radical command. What I mean by "radical" is this: it cuts to the root of our sinfulness and exposes it and, by God's grace, severs it.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 1
Everything else in the Old Testament in some sense depends on these two commandments: the commandment to love God and the commandment to love our neighbor. This is an amazing statement.
Jehoshaphat: Help in Distress
Distress is so interwoven into the biblical story that we almost stop noticing its power.
Talking to Yourself
Becoming fluent in positive, healthy, truthful, Scripture-saturated internal dialogue should be a high priority for all of us. Talking to yourself is an important life-skill that requires practice, careful consideration, and perseverance.
We all make mistakes. We all mess up. We all fall short. But in the core of your heart, do you understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus?
For Such a Time as This: Life Lessons from the Book of Esther
Esther is the best “textbook" of the Scriptures about the providence of God, and how He works in the perfect way and the perfect timing to accomplish His purposes.
Assurance of God's Love
This is where the faith journey starts: understanding that God loves you. If you do not have an assurance of God’s love, your faith journey will not last long.
Did the OT Prophets Know What They Were Saying?
Is it possible that the OT prophets did not understand the meaning of what they wrote?
Abigail—Wise and Determined
Abigail reveals how wisdom and determined action need to partner in order to save good people from disaster.
How Gospel-Centered Churches Handle False Teaching and False Teachers (Titus 1:10-16)
All one has to do is walk into most Christian bookstores or tune into so-called Christian radio/TV to realize that false teaching is alive and well. So how should a gospel-centered church respond?