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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.
Does Anybody Know Who I Am?
Sadly, many people have a terrible case of self-imposed amnesia. But this is to be expected from a generation that has stepped back from God's Word.
Beyond Sunday: Chained to the World
We have the world in our hearts so much and are so taken up with thoughts and cares of worldly things, that we have neither time nor spirit to see God's hand in them.
Josiah: Rediscovering the Word
By studying Josiah's life we are reminded that the Bible is all we need for life and godliness.
Fence Your Heart, Not Just Your Behavior
Have you fenced your heart? Have you tried to stay inside of behavioral boundaries only to have climbed over them again and again?
Don't Replace the "Substitute"
Ironically, whereas our past gospel presentations have sometimes produced self-centered, consumerist Christians with little life change, it is very possible that our current presentations will produce the same self-centeredness, but in different ways.
Wisely Handling the Bible’s Wise Sayings
We must be very careful in how we approach and implement these wise sayings. Simply because they are inspired does not mean that the biblical proverbs are like laws, imposing a universal obligation
Beyond Sunday: Evidence of Real Change
In Jeremiah and Deuteronomy 30:6, we find the spiritual significance of circumcision.
Work and Leisure
Keeping the Sabbath holy may not seem very productive, but there's more here than just a command. It reveals God's mercy.
Hardship and Opportunity
To me, conflict is misery—not an opportunity. But the word opportunity is gradually sinking in because it is crammed with prominent themes from Scripture.
Are You Suffering from the Jonah Syndrome?
As shocking as it is to see the wickedness of Jonah’s heart, many of us are just like him. I call it the Jonah Syndrome, and in times past, it has affected me too. Let me explain exactly what I mean.
Who is in the Driver’s Seat?
Pride is that which is destroying the testimony of many Christians and has made them very ineffective for God.
Beyond Sunday: Not Just Washed
He has saved us, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy by washing and renewing us.