Thoughts About John Allen Chau’s Death
What are Christians to make of the recent controversy regarding the death of John Allen Chau? Should we look down on him as one guilty of foolish presumption...
Thin-Skinned Christians Ruin Churches
One of the worst things a church can have is people who are thin-skinned and easily offended. May God keep us from ever manifesting such un-Christ-like characteristics.
One Body, One Spirit, One Hope
As Christians, we're called to unity, but not unity at any price. Our unity is centered around Jesus Christ.
Should Christians Save or Invest?
The Bible clearly commands us to give. But is it ever okay to save our money or to invest it? Should we give our money away whenever we earn it and not have any savings?
You Are Not Most Important
One of the biggest battles Christians face in their church is with selfishness. Christians should not be consumed with themselves and their own interests.
The Unity of the Spirit
We are called to be eager to maintain unity. But why is unity so important? And how do we become eager to maintain unity with other Christians?
The Church Needs to Be Protected From the Inside
Pastors can have a tendency to expect attacks to come on the church from the outside. But Paul warns the Ephesian elders that wolves are going to attack the church from within.
How to Address Someone Who Seems to Be a False Convert
If we suspect that someone we know who claims to be a Christian may actually be a false convert, how should we address them?
Are Church Denominations Divisive or Necessary?
There are many different groups and denominations that fall under the umbrella of "Christianity." Is this a sign of division?
Nothing Damages the Church Like Proud People
The spirit of our age is telling us that we need to trust and believe in ourselves. But this mindset will severely divide and damage a church...
Dwell on Christ to Dissolve Division From Non-Essential Differences
May God help us to not give off an impression of superiority to other Christians who may not agree with us on secondary matters.
Love For Christ Overcomes Sexual Immorality
There are practical things to consider when seeking to overcome sexual sin. But if love for Christ is lacking, all other means and methods won't last.
Choose Life or Lust, Christ or Sexual Sin
Sexual sin has been a problem in all generations, but there's no question that our current generation faces it and has access to it far more than any other generation in history.
Don’t Blame the Faults of Your Parents for Your Rejection of Christ
Many children find it convenient to use the failures of their Christian parents as an excuse to not come to Christ. Their failures (not referring to a life of hypocrisy) just means...
What is Repentance?
A proper and Biblical understanding of repentance is essential when it comes to salvation. We don't want to make repentance less sharp than the Bible does...
Christian Unity: Consequences of Disunity (Part 3)
It's no small matter when we don't deal with the sins we commit against one another in the church. We can't afford to disrupt our unity by...
Christian Unity: The Practice of Our Unity (Part 2)
Jesus doesn't want us to wait until we get to heaven for His prayer for our unity to be answered. This prayer of Jesus for our unity should be the direction of our lives here and now.
Christ’s Kingdom is Not About Position and Power
The kingdom of God is not about position and power. Yet to our amazement the disciples asked Jesus, the King, “Who is the greatest?”
Christian Unity: The Foundation For Unity (Part 1)
Unity is foundational and essential to Christ's people. This was a main theme in Christ's prayer just before He went to the cross.
Should I Step Down From Being a Youth Leader?
If a man is in a leadership position over youth in a church and the youth do not seem to be growing under his ministry, what does this indicate?
Relationship Fallouts and What to Do About Them
Things that drive a wedge between you and some other soul. Things that sadly cause relationship fallouts; and let us look at what to do about these fallouts.
Practical Advice on Memorizing the Bible
Is it profitable for Christians to memorize the Bible? Tim shares some practical advice on memorizing the Bible...
Satan’s Methods of Attacking the Christian’s Assurance
The devil has many devices to use against the Christian and one primary device is to attack our assurance. In this study, Tim considers...
How is Your Fellowship with God?
Your doctrine may be sound and right, but how is your fellowship with God? Can you boldly say that your life is one of true fellowship with the Father and the Son?
We Need to Go to the Mountaintop and Then Come Down
Our Christian life must consist of both going up to the mountaintop to behold the glory of Jesus Christ, and we also need to come...
Counsel to Those Considering the Ministry
What would be some helpful counsel to men who are considering entering into the ministry?
Ugly Pride: Wanting to Be Recognized by People
The non-Christian world is full of pride, but pride can sadly creep into the church as well. We can inwardly desire the glory...
Humility Necessary for the Christian to Work Properly
The Bible urges us to walk worthy of God's calling; one of the characteristics of a walk worthy of our calling is humility. The Bible also calls members...
The Law of Christ
Download a Free PDF of the book The Law of Christ by Charles Leiter. It brings a very balanced and judicious treatment of some of the most frequently debated...
Two Types of Christians? Converts and Disciples?
Can a person be a Christian without being a disciple of Jesus Christ? If we teach that “disciple” and “Christian” are synonymous terms, then are we teaching a works salvation? Can a case be made in the Bible for a dis...
Be Honest About Your Failures and Determined to Change
Are we honest before God in our areas of needed growth in our lives? In addition, are we determined and resolved by the grace of God...
Walk Worthy of God’s Calling
We have been given an unspeakably glorious calling as Christians. But with that calling comes the weighty responsibility to make sure that...
Satan’s Strategy to Accuse and Paralyze You With Doubt
Satan will often try to shatter the believer's peace of mind by deceiving them into believing the conviction they are experiencing is from...
Do I Have True or False Assurance?
What is the difference between faith and assurance? Can a person have one without the other? This is one topic that multitudes struggle with and are plagued by.
Don’t Look for Perfection in a Spouse
Single Christians who want to be married should not be expecting perfection in a potential spouse and setting unreasonable standards.
Is the Resurrection More Important Than the Cross?
Someone asked, "Instead of the Cross, should our focus rather be on the resurrection of Christ?"
Don’t Be a Young, Proud, Know-It-All
Sadly, one of the vices that plagues young people is pride. It's often overlooked if a young person has a quiet and humble disposition.
Our Joys and Sorrows Are Temporal
Our lives can't be marked by our sorrows or our joys. They have to be marked by living for eternity despite our sorrows and our joys.
God Hates the Sin and the Sinner
It's a very unpopular thought to consider that God hates sinners. But this is how a holy God feels about those who live in rebellion against Him.