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.
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.
We’re Talking Power Here. Real. Life-changing. Power.
Christianity isn’t about how to be spiritual, achieve your goals or have your best life now. Christianity isn’t about philosophy. It’s not about talk. Christianity is about power.
Trapped. Hemmed in. And Nowhere To Run
Israel wasn’t even thinking the Red Sea might split open. That wasn’t one of their options. Nobody was saying, “Wait a minute, don’t panic. God might make a channel through the water and take us through on dry ground.” No. God has answers we can’t even imagine.
Sip Your Americano, Then Pick Up Your Sword
Ted and his wife were regular fixtures in my office at the time. He was a serious slave of sin. He’d turned to Christ a couple years before and seemed to truly despise his sin, but kept sliding back into it.
I’m So Glad Paul Used This Word…
There is a word in the Bible that I’m so glad is there. I’ve come back to it again and again over the years. I have said many times, “Yeah! That’s the word for it. That’s what I’m feeling right now.”
The Safest Place Is in the Battle
Have you ever felt like running away? But that wouldn’t be the solution. The best place to be is right where God has called me, no matter how hard it is, because that’s where God is.
The Gospel: Far More Than a Key to the Front Door
The gospel isn’t only for unbelievers to receive forgiveness of sins, but for every believer every day of our lives. It’s our meat and drink, our oxygen.
Let’s Not Shock Any Angels
No human being can satisfy another human being. Only God can satisfy us. If we don’t find all our delight and joy in Jesus, we won’t find it in anything else.
I Haven’t Seen Target or Walmart Offering This Lately
I haven’t seen Target or Walmart offering eternal life lately. I drank from lots of empty wells in my day. Only Jesus has the soul-quenching words of eternal life.