Six Steps to Shield Yourself from Satan
Sep 29, 2016Satan is sending his fiery arrows at Christians all the time. The Bible prepares us to see them, and defend ourselves against them.
When You Don’t Feel Like Worshiping
Aug 24, 2014There you are at church, and worship begins, but you are not feeling it. No awe of God. No love for him. Nothing. What should you do?
Five Benefits of Asking God to Hurry
Jan 19, 2014There’s something I’ve been praying about. The church where I serve as pastor needs a part-time worship leader. Our present leader has served us well, but his schedule is changing and he plans to step down. So, of course, I’ve…
What to Do When Faith Dies
Jan 7, 2014Too often we lack works. Maybe we are not praying, not forgiving someone, not crucifying selfishness to care for others, or not sharing the gospel. We know this is a serious problem, because James said that “faith by itself, if…
Do It for the Reward
Sep 8, 2013Christians often talk about working for God, going on a missions trip for God, doing the ministry for God. It’s good to talk that way. It’s biblical. For example, we are promised that through Christ we will…
God’s Gracious Path to Costly Obedience
Jun 21, 2013Imagine Abraham, living a life of security in Ur of the Chaldeans, but knowing that God had called him to leave it all for a land he did not know. That would have been costly. And Abraham is not alone…
Five Promises for Your Bible Reading and Prayer
Jan 14, 2013Do you consistently seek God in the word and prayer? Or have you tried again and again, become discouraged, and given up? We are deep enough into January that this is the story for many us. Resolutions have began to…
God's Promise for the Disappointed
Dec 12, 2012Maybe you have longed for healing, for a job or for a baby or for a wife. You have faithfully and earnestly prayed for weeks and months — even years. But you are still sick, still unemployed, still childless, still…