The Distinguishing Mark of Christianity
Jesus is Lord is the distinguishing article of Christianity and marks the essential confession of faith. Jesus proclaimed it to His disciples, His enemies, and His casual inquirers alike - and He refused to tone down its implications.
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
Spiritual Warfare: Understanding the Battle
Our spiritual battles are real, even though we cannot physically see the attacker. But, we can educate ourselves on how the battles are fought and how they impact our lives on a daily basis.
God is Our Shelter
The force of God’s righteousness and mercy is the foundation on which His promises are built. He does not change, and His promises are as dependable as He is.
Transformed by Grace: The Power to Say No
According to Scripture, there is something that teaches us to say no to sin—something that trains us to renounce ungodliness and teaches us instead to live righteous and godly lives.
How Much Power Does Satan Really Have?
Satan afflicts believers. Don’t underestimate him. He’s not an imp in red tights with a pitchfork. But don’t give him more credit than he’s due.
Beyond Sunday: Trouble on Every Side
When trouble came, David looked back to God's faithfulness and then depended on God's deliverance.
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.
God the Builder
God our Builder wants to erect, furnish, and prepare us to be ready to reflect His image.
Overcoming the Curse of Words
The curse of words includes words spoken by others (or even by yourself) that are intended to inflict harm or damage, to belittle you, or to wish you evil. But, in Christ, no curse of words has to control your life any longer.
The Fountain of Life
Has it ever occurred to you that the more you value Christ's sacrifice, the higher your priority will be in sharing Him with others?
Beyond Sunday: Falling into His Hands
It is good to fall into the hands of God, as David did, when one does so with faith in the Father's love.
The Gospel in Amos
How can we as God’s people today benefit from Amos? What is it that God has to say to us today through this Minor Prophet?
Being Still Doesn’t Mean Doing Nothing
You don’t have to worry about the provision of God for your journey. You don’t have to wonder if God will do as God said He will do. He’s got your back! He’s got the ultimate victory. You can rest in Him. You can be still!
Being a Shepherd Leader at Home
Jesus' work on our behalf enables us to grow in our relationship not only with our God, but also with others, especially our wives and children.
What Must Someone Believe in Order to Be Saved?
What are the most basic things a person needs to believe in order to be saved?
Beyond Sunday: The Light of Faith
Believers are called to unity of spirit by grace, and a walk according to God, so that they may be as heavenly lights amid the moral darkness of this world.
Joseph's Family Fiasco: Trusting God in a Painful Process
Why does God often take so long to let his plan unfold in our lives? Why does he let us linger in our trials? Consider the life of Joseph and glean valuable lessons for your own life.
Three Ways to Weave Evangelism into Daily Life
We should “wire” our Christian experience so that evangelism is woven into daily life. Here are three ways to do that.
Four Words That Change Every Situation
Bam! Bible verse to the face (in a good, sweet way). The words “God is my helper” are astonishing. Think about them for a moment. They literally change every situation.