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We often think of the unique challenges and opportunities that facing lack/need presents. But less frequently recognized are the dangers that abundance/prosperity brings. There are at least four that come to mind.
In Jude 1:12, false teachers are compared to "autumn trees without fruit," implying that autumn should be a season of abundance. How can we take advantage of the autumn of life?
No matter where John was, he was near his beloved and ever-present Lord Jesus Christ.
Good lepers are those who are healed and never forget the disease they once had. They remember how good clean feels. Bad lepers, on the other hand, are those who are healed and go on acting as if they never had the disease. This Thanksgiving sermon encourages us to model our lives after the leper who returned to give thanks.
Christ gives us the strength to be content in any and every circumstance. This isn't carte blanche power to conquer every problem the world throws our way...
The Biblical notion of giving thanks digs deeper than merely making a list. It is worth reflecting on the Hebrew word yadah, often translated “give thanks,” to see all that God has in mind for us. There’s more to it than we might think.
I know in my head that God works all things for good, and that I am supposed to rejoice always. But deep down, I suspect God somehow enjoys seeing me suffer.
In the late 1980s, Bobby McFerrin’s song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” rose to the top of the pop charts. The a cappella song with the light reggae beat invited listeners to chill out and put their worries aside.
You've heard them - the statements people commonly make when objecting to Christianity. Here's how you can respond when you hear, "That may be True for You but Not for Me ."
It's a common dynamic, isn't it? We ask God for help, and he gives it. Once we experience success, we develop a sense of independence.
God didn’t just give a little for us; He gave His best. He gave Himself. John says that it is no different for us: True love requires sacrifice.
If we want to be the men God is calling us to be—men who are rightly admired and respected by those we love, men who faithfully fulfill our duty before God—then we will make as our motto and watchword the Masculine Mandate that we have received from God...
Scribal variations—slips of the pen, misspellings, word order changes, etc.—were an inevitable part of literary life in a pre-Gutenberg world. How did these mistakes affect New Testament manuscripts?
Many people become adept at crisis praying. However, God desires an ongoing relationship with communication on a daily basis.
The tongue is a powerful force---for good or evil. So how might our churches, homes, and culture change if we used words with Christian intentionality and eloquence?
This week we’ll see the opposition try to move against Jesus from different angles, and even some strange bedfellows joining together for one purpose: Getting rid of Him!
Jesus is the true focus of our studies here in Mark’s Gospel, which now turns toward simultaneously the most wicked and most holy ground we’ve come to: the suffering, death, and resurrection of the Son of God.
Distress is so interwoven into the biblical story that we almost stop noticing its power.
Jehoiada faced the challenge that almost all of us face. That is, how do we exert influence when we have so little power?
The name Hezekiah in Hebrew means "God has strengthened." This is appropriate, given the story of this uncommon king's life and reign.