Beyond Sunday: Work Hard
“For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10
Studying Mark's Gospel: The Son of Man Returning
This week we come to what some call the Olivet Discourse, Jesus’ teaching on the events coming shortly as well as at the end of history as we know it.
Hostile, Helpless & Hopeful
I want to introduce you to three characters to help you understand how God saves us from the penalty and the power of sin. Which one do you identify with most?
Hezekiah: Spiritual Renewal
The name Hezekiah in Hebrew means "God has strengthened." This is appropriate, given the story of this uncommon king's life and reign.
Just Keep Sowing
Why should you keep investing yourself in a person when you are seeing zero fruit? Why should you keep working on a relationship that just doesn’t seem to be working?
Beyond Sunday: Has God Forgotten Me?
Though the valleys seem so deep that we cannot see the bottom, and the mountains so high that we cannot see the tops of them, God knows how to raise the one and level the other.
Studying Mark's Gospel: The Son of Man Tested
This week we’ll see the opposition try to move against Jesus from different angles, and even some strange bedfellows joining together for one purpose: Getting rid of Him!
Do You Need Some Convincing?
You don't have to beat yourself over the head, constantly reminding yourself of how unworthy you are, because Jesus made you worthy!
A Re-"vision" of Proverbs 29:18
A Christian leader’s goals are given a biblical basis by using this verse. I am convinced that this is an illegitimate understanding of this verse for three reasons.
When There’s Strife, There’s Self: In Pursuit of Radical Humility
Even in the setting of the fellowship of believers, "spiritual" can turn to "selfish" in a heartbeat.
Beyond Sunday: Christ's Gift to the Church
There are no qualities, no excellencies in Christ, which are not ours through the gift of Himself.
Studying Mark's Gospel: The Son of Man Is Presented
This week we begin our look at Jesus’ suffering and also the events that transpired during this last week of His earthly ministry.
How God Uses Stress for Our Good and His Glory
Stress is an effective tool in the hands of our God, a tool that is intended both for His glory and our good. In this article we will look at some ways God uses stress.
The Gospel in Galatians: By Grace Alone
Christians affirm that salvation comes from God alone, but too often our daily walk suggests his gift is incomplete until we step in. This is an old problem, which the letter of Galatians dealt with a long time ago.
If God Doesn’t Need Anything, Then Why Does He Command Us to Serve Him?
God doesn’t need anything. He doesn’t need our worship, our work or our money. So why does God command us to worship, serve, and give our money to him?
Beyond Sunday: A Good Requirement
The good which God requires of us is, not the paying a price for the pardon of sin and acceptance with God, but love to himself; and what is there unreasonable, or hard, in this?
Studying Mark's Gospel: Transition and Servanthood
This week we will complete Mark 10 and examine the transition toward the last part of the Gospel, as well as Jesus’ definition and example of servanthood.
Sins Against the Holy Spirit
There are six specific sins that can be committed against the Holy Spirit. Today, allow me to focus on one that can be committed by believers—grieving the Holy Spirit.
Freedom from Sin
How do those of us who are under grace live without being characterized by sin? How are we to live lives of victory? Paul shows us in Romans.
Why Do Modern Christians Rarely Talk about Rewards in Heaven?
When is the last time you heard a sermon that suggested that a motive for our obedience should be the rewards we receive in heaven? I imagine for most of us it has been a long time, maybe even never.