It was a warm Summer afternoon and the congregation was settling into their wooden pews preparing for another midweek sermon. The pastor, who was concerned that his flock had been virtually unaffected by the revival that was happening in surrounding areas, had invited another speaker to address the church in the hopes that the people […]Read More Is God Angry With Sinners?
I can only think of a few things on earth that I thoroughly enjoy. Breathtaking landscapes come to mind. Traveling from the city to the countryside, to the mountains or to tropical places causes me to experience refreshment and renewal. I can feel my whole body relax and the tension just melts away. I also […]Read More What is the Christian’s Delight?
For every Christian, it is essential to grow in knowledge and insight continually in order to live the life God has called us to live while still in this world. While there are hundreds of Christian authors who’ve written books to help the believer understand the Bible better, few have been generous enough to provide free quality downloadable ebooks with no strings attached. I’d like to share with you the three trusted scholars and two gospel-centered ministries that have made my shortlist.Read More 100+ Free Downloadable Resources for Your Spiritual Growth
How should we handle this holiday? A round-up of articles about Christians and Halloween.Read More Christians and Halloween
Obsession For the poorest of paupers, she flaunts, always the unreachable dream. For the wealthiest of kings, she dances, ruling his heart through cunning means. Many long to touch her, to hold her, and some have accomplished the task. Her embrace is intoxication, and in her essence, they long to bask. Her existence […]Read More Should Christians Pursue Wealth?
The harder I try to be holy, the more I find myself discouraged by the struggle to avoid sin. Ever felt that way? Striving for holiness is like reaching for the impossible dream, the always out of reach carrot. We seem to be left empty-handed every time. We want to be good. We long to be pure. The […]Read More The Holy Pursuit
Walking in the midst of our trials, it is often difficult to believe that God will come through for us. A mother in labor for hours, suffering from birth pains, is overwhelmed by thoughts that the ordeal will never end. Ah, but when the moment comes – great rejoicing! And indescribable relief. Fingernail-biting moments come […]Read More The God of His Word
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV) The New Websters Expanded Dictionary defines “humble” as: of a low, mean, or unpretending character; lowly; modest; meek. To make humble; to abase; to lower. And “humility” is defined as humbleness of mind; modesty; a […]Read More Consider Humility
I recently heard a sermon about the difference between identifying as a Christian and being a Disciple. It was one of those sermons that just sets a fire under you, and reignites that passion you had when you were young in the Lord and wanted everyone around you to know about the treasure you’d just […]Read More Are You a Christian…Or a Disciple?
As I was sitting in church one Sunday morning my heart was anxious and my mind was wandering. Normally, I paid close attention to the sermon but this particular Sunday was different as I was strongly sensing the call to move to Guatemala as a missionary. How could I leave when the ministry was thriving […]Read More When God Calls You Far From Home | Part 2