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.
Five Steps to Peace in a Really Bad Situation
How can we get peace if we're headed into or in the midst of a crisis? God tells us how to do just that.
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.
How to Fix Bad Decisions
“OK, so what do I do if I’ve already messed up? How do I fix a bad decision?” With this question in mind, I wanted to offer help for those times when we realize we’ve blown it.
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: Not Just Proverbial
A proverb is a pithy sentence, concisely expressing some well-established truth lending to various illustrations and applications.
God is Jesus
Declaring the divinity of Jesus by stating matter-of-factly that He is God does not really resolve anything until we have painted the biblical picture of the true God.
God doesn’t just pat us on the back when we are in mourning.
The Basis of a Christian Marriage
One of the things I like most about the traditional wedding ceremony is that it includes an explanation as to why God created marriage.
7 Ways to Make Bad Decisions
In my experience, there are a few common factors that lead to me making a bad decision. Here are 7 ways to make bad decisions...
Beyond Sunday: Washing Hands
"We learn, for one thing, that hypocrites generally attach great importance to mere outward things in religion."
An Everlasting Picture: Pentecost and the Story of Ruth
Scripture is clear that God is preparing a bride for his Son; this is what all of history is leading up to. Like Ruth, the bride of Christ begins as a foreigner from an immoral land steeped in idolatry; but in our desolation, we commit to him and he takes us in.
Of Earthquakes and End Times
What’s crucial is to read the text carefully. Wars and rumors of wars should not alarm God’s people. The end is still to come. Such portents do not herald the end!
What is Godliness? Paul's First Letter to Timothy
For Paul godliness is no static, stained-glass word. It is active—kinetic obedience that springs from a reverent awe of God.
Staying in His Love
I am amazed at how certain people will think that, because they were privy to a special time of blessing or a notable time in church history, they are somehow exempt from living the Christian life in the present day.
Beyond Sunday: Be Afraid
Serve the Lord with fear; let reverence and humility be mingled with your service.
Faith for Every Decision
At its heart, the story of Abraham is the story of God's sovereignty over the lives of those with whom He enters a covenant.
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.
How to Make Right Decisions
As a tool to help you make right decisions from a biblical perspective, I have pulled together 13 questions you should ask when facing a choice. Here they are...
Prayers with Power and Punch
I’m convinced that one of the reasons my prayers often feel “flat” is that I don’t incorporate God’s word into my prayers.