God’s Shovel Is Bigger than Mine
When we give generously, we reflect God’s own lavish nature. God so loved the world he GAVE – his only begotten SON for our salvation. And Jesus emptied himself and became poor to make us rich.
The Surprising Blessings That Overtake The Generous
The God who promised we won’t lose our reward for giving a cup of cold water to a disciple won’t fail to bless us when we bless others.
An Incredible Promise of Guidance
Are you at a major crossroads? Need God’s guidance for a challenging child or teen? Facing a big decision and don’t know the right way to choose? This promise is for you…
When My Hair Looks Like a Van Gogh Sunflower
This escapade reminded me of a truth I heard years ago – we all have “blind spots.” Blind spots are things about ourselves we are unaware of or don’t perceive accurately.
Communion with God: It’s Not a Chore. It’s Sweet.
Communion is a good old Puritan word that means hanging out with God. Spending time with him. Getting to know him. Abiding in his word. Meditating on it. Talking with Jesus – thanking him, praying, casting our cares on him.
Hey, Turn Out That Light!
When people huddle in a dark room doing wicked things they’re fine, till someone flips on a blazing light. Then they scream, “Hey, turn out the light!”
Blessed Are the Ambassadors of Peace
The peace Jesus is talking about isn’t world peace, inner peace, or even peace between people (though this peace leads to peace between people). He’s talking about the peace with God he bought on the cross.
Does Your Inside Match Your Outside?
Outwardly they honored God. But they had no love for God. Their hearts – their inner persons – were impure – they acted religious to be noticed by men, not to please God.
How to Receive Mercy
When we sow mercy we’ll reap it: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed Are Those Who Are Gentle
God gives the meek everything they need. Those who are meek find deep contentment and joy.
Happy Are the Mourners
What does Jesus mean? Why is someone blessed when they grieve? Why mourn just to be comforted? Why not skip both?
How to Escape the Snares of Money Love and Fear
Contentment helps us escape this powerful temptation: “Keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have. But how can we be content with what we have if we don’t have much?
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
The Name I Never Knew Him By
Christianity involves gigantic, eternity-shaping truth – but this truth is meant to bring us into a relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ. A family relationship.
If You Want To Get To Me You’ll Have To Go Through…
When Jesus saved me, I was amazed, grateful and relieved that he would forgive my sins. But I could never have fathomed the depths of the relationship he had brought me into.
That Thing We Don’t Like to Think About
We get uncomfortable when we think about it. Oh, we know it’s coming sometime, a long, long time from now. There’ll be time to think about it later.
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?
The Two Different Outcomes of Affliction
In fact, Christians are promised afflictions, and plenty of them. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous.” But the outcome of afflictions is different for believers and unbelievers.
It’s Better To Be Faithful Than Gifted
We may “crave” to grow spiritually, but it won’t happen without diligent effort. It is the diligent person – the one who keeps on plodding day after day, faithfully reading her Bible, praying, fellowshipping, listening to messages – who will have her soul richly supplied.
His Last Friday Was His Best
Even while dying on the cross, Jesus performed an 11th-hour miracle. He transformed the heart of a hardened criminal.