An Attitude of Thanksgiving
Psalm 136 is a psalm that Spurgeon called one of Israel’s favorites because it was so simple. The refrain of this psalm is a refrain of praise to God’s grace--grace, mercy, and loyal love that leads us to thanksgiving.
Who Are You Serving This Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a great day to imitate Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. Here are a few ideas.
Did Paul Write Philippians in Rome?
While some have suggested that Paul writes to the Philippians from Caesarea or Ephesus, I am persuaded the evidence points to the traditional view of Rome.
The Sacrament of Evangelism: We're Missing Out
This book is about evangelism and discipleship, but on an even deeper level it is about the presence of God in the life of the believer.
All Saints' Day, November 1
The Bible doesn’t teach us to pray to the saints, through the saints, or for saints. Rather, we remember the saints and to allow the testimony of their faith spur us on.
Overcoming Anxiety for Jesus
Somehow we think we still have the power to mess things up. But God's care is not theoretical. It is intensely practical.
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.
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.
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.
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.