The Unbelievable, Incomprehensible, Mind-Blowing Power Available to Us
Paul prays that the saints would know “what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe.” If we don’t know about it, we won’t access it, won’t benefit from it, won’t ask for it.
Someday It Will be Worth It
No one in heaven will say, “Well, this is rather disappointing. Is this all I get for what I went through?” The sight of Jesus’ face alone will compensate more than a million times for every pain and heartbreak we go through now.
The Hidden Work and Power of God’s Word
Winter is coming. And I hate shoveling snow. But over the months as it lies on the ground and soaks into the earth, it has a hidden work and power. Just like God’s Word in our hearts.
12 Promises Every Parent Should Ask God to Fulfill
God doesn’t guarantee he will automatically save our children, but gives us many promises to inspire us to pray and believe him to answer.
5 Benefits of Having a Challenging Teen
What good can it possibly be to have a difficult child? Or a teen who struggles with sin? Or a child who rebels against you?
3 Things Jesus Tells Us about Worry
Jesus knew the human heart and the temptations presented by the cares of this life. So he gave his disciples some excellent instruction on worry in Matthew 6.
Share Your Troubles with Others. But Don’t Forget to Do This…
I would not want anyone in our church to be fearful to talk about sad or painful things they are going through. But I also don’t want them to miss doing something important.
When a Fellow Christian is Trapped in Sin
Not only unbelievers, but believers can get tripped up by sin. Ensnared. Unable to break out easily. How should we react?
The Secret to Loving Jesus
God allows us to plunge deeply into sin. One of the reasons is so that when he does rescue us, we’re far more amazed and grateful than if we’d never sinned.
4 Ways Prayer Humbles Us
Prayer is an act of weakness. When we pray we admit to God that we desperately need help. That we’re weak and needy and not in control of all things. That we are not self-sufficient.
8 Questions to Help Guard Your Heart
We must pay attention to what is going into and coming out of our hearts. We must watch what we’re thinking. Here are eight questions we can ask ourselves to see how we are keeping our hearts.
Really? ALL THINGS Without Grumbling? Really?
Why does God give us this command? Isn’t it enough to be morally pure? Isn’t it enough not to curse and punch holes in the wall when required to do something unpleasant? What’s so bad about complaining or grumbling a little bit? Everybody does it.
12 Benefits of Afflictions
God is the great artist who produces the ultimate masterpieces – sons and daughters in the likeness of his Son Jesus Christ. So he makes every stroke of the Master’s brush, every tap of the Sculptor’s chisel count.
What the Arrows of Affliction Prepare Us For
When someone’s been through something it makes their sympathy that much more powerful. When someone who’s never experienced a hard time like the one I’m in offers comfort, I appreciate it, but if someone who’s been through a similar experience encourages me it means so much more.
Ever Wish You Could Grow Wings and Just Fly Away?
There have been times I’ve felt like that. I’ve wished I could sprout wings and fly far away. But there’s really no escaping sadness and pain in this life.
5 Things Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean
Forgiving others is clearly commanded by God, and deep down most believers want to, but it isn’t always easy, and lots of questions arise. So, here are five things that forgiveness doesn’t mean.
6 Critical Truths to Understand about Anger
It’s very easy to slide into sinful anger, hatred, and bitterness. Here are some Biblical truths and principles that God has used to help me make progress in conquering my own sinful anger.
8 Ways to Beat Temptation
We all face temptations of many kinds. God wants us to beat them. We don’t have to sin, as powerful as temptations feel. Here are 8 ways to gain the victory.
6 Questions to Ask Ourselves in Conflict
Sometimes we can overlook others’ sins. At other times we must address them. Here are 6 questions I have found helpful to ask myself when I find myself in conflict...
2 Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Temptation
There are two mistakes we can make when facing temptation. Sometimes we can fall off the horse on one side; at other times we can fall off the other side. God’s word keeps us in the saddle.