My Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal... It’s Not What You Think
Maybe big, hairy, audacious goals work for companies and even for some churches. But I would submit that the Bible encourages a different kind of BHAG.
The One Phrase that Can Diffuse Any Argument
Want to know how to diffuse an argument? Want to know how to cool the flames of a heated debate? Remember this one phrase.
The Best Way To Spend Your Life
Whether our lives improve or not. Whether we find success in this world or not. It’s not about success. It’s not about personal fulfillment. It’s about serving the living and true God
Forgive Each Other – Sounds Simple, Right? Wrong.
God commands his children to forgive each another. Seems straight ahead and simple, right? Maybe not quite so straight ahead and simple as it seems on the surface.
How to Not Lose Heart in a Hostile World
One particular kind of suffering we must endure is hostility from a world hostile to its Creator and Savior. Jesus said we should expect opposition.
The Best Antidote For Christmas Stress
Martha may have been joyful initially, but now she’s getting annoyed at her sister. Now she is serving, but not with gladness. Sounds a lot like us Christians around Christmas.
The Key to Enduring to the Finish Line
The author of Hebrews compares our Christian life to a race that requires endurance. You see, a race is all-out effort from start to finish. But how do we do this? By looking to our example.
The Habit That Changed My Life
I didn’t feel thankful. But I gave thanks out of sheer obedience to God’s word. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a habit that would change my life.
4 Ways to Live in a World That’s Crumbling
The world is shaking. It’s passing away. But believers in Jesus need not fear or be depressed, for God has given us an unshakeable kingdom. Here’s how we can thrive in a crumbling world.
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."
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.