Read the Bible and Pray, or Check Your Phone?
When you wake up in the morning what do you do first: read the Bible and pray, or check your smartphone? What do you seek first: The Living God...or who messaged you the night before?
How to Fight Distraction in a Distracted Age
We desperately need to fight distraction and keep our focus on redeeming our time by doing that with which has eternal value.
Do You Know Multiple Languages For Such a Time as This?
Do you know multiple languages for such a time as this? Few have the Greek and Hebrew language abilities to translate the Bible, and may God raise up more of those laborers...
Jesus: Rescuer of the Condemned
Those outside of Christ are prisoners who are condemned and sitting on death row. Yet God in His love has sent Jesus Christ to rescue condemned sinners.
What is Essential For Us to Have Christ’s Joy in Us?
What is essential for us to have Christ's joy in us? When we look to Christ we see that He had joy as He obeyed His Father's commandments.
Is Singing a Spiritual Gift?
A big issue that can cause debate within churches is the topic of music and singing. Is singing a spiritual gift or a natural talent?
You MUST Endure to the End
You may have started the Christian race incredibly well, but Jesus teaches that you must endure to the end to be saved.
Does the reality of salvation by grace apart from works mean that we don't have to endure to the end?
We Need to Experience God
We won't last long as Christians without experiencing the love and reality of Christ. If our souls begin to become barren in spiritual pleasures...
Do You Redeem the Time by Reaching Others?
When the Bible tells us to make the best use of our time, what comes to your mind as practical ways to do that?
A Theology on Hardness of Heart
Hardness of heart is a very fearful thing, and the Bible gives terrifying warnings against it. However, is it possible for a Christian to go through a season of hardening?
The Testing of Your Faith is Necessary
Most of us would never want to go through fiery trials and testing of faith but if we could see what God is going to work in and through us...
Let Your Love Be a Fragrant Offering
In all your Christian activities, don't lose sight of the loving example of Christ as the primary motive. If we have a Savior who so loved us by dying for us, how can we not imitate that same love to others?
Are You in the Inner Circle?
How often are you looking up and beholding Christ as you go about your day? Do you look to Christ in all that you do? There are some Christians in the innermost circle who keep their eyes on the life-giving rays...
The Spirit of Christ is a Spirit of Missions
The Spirit of Christ is a Spirit of missions. May He breathe upon us in a fresh way to carry out this impossible task of reaching all the nations for Christ.
Are You Trying to be Like the World to Win the World?
The world is not going to be drawn to Christ by seeing Christians live just as worldly as they can. They'll be drawn to Christ by seeing a new life and radical change that Christ has so wonderfully worked in us.
Children of Light, Awake!
We often find ourselves needing to awaken the lost to the coming judgment and their need for a Savior. But are there times when we ourselves need to be awakened?
Is God Enough For You?
Do you believe God can make you happier than anything else in the world? Do you believe that God can strip of you something dear, and yet fill you with more joy from Himself?
What is the Void in Your Life?
Do you believe the lie that your life consists in the abundance of possessions? Have you been deluded into chasing after something in this world thinking it's going to fill the void in your life?
Don’t Be Deceived About Sexual Immorality
A prominent sin in the day we live in is sexual immorality, and this sin is also given fierce warnings in the Bible. We need to remember that warnings of sexual immorality...
We Don’t Need a Slow God
One of the effects of believing that the creation account in the Bible took a long time is that it makes God look like a God who acts slowly. But every Christian knows that we don't need a God who acts slow; we need a mighty God who can act immediately on our behalf.
Be Imitators of God as Beloved Children
As Christians, we have the high calling of imitating God and loving others as Christ loved us. But we must never forget that our obedience must come from the reality that we're now God's beloved children.
If You Can’t Forgive, You Don’t Believe
Bitterness and unforgiveness can have such a strong grip on the heart. The only thing that can melt it is looking at Christ on the cross dying for our sins. If the cross of Christ...
If You Grieve the Spirit, You Will Suffer For It
One of the most fearful things a Christian can do is grieve the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit's influences decline in our lives, the consequences can be terrifying...
Win Souls: Don’t Offend People Needlessly
We should desire to win souls for Christ, and their souls can only be won by receiving the offensive message of the Gospel. With that being said, we need to make sure our attitude and conduct don't add a needless offense to the message.
A Wonderful Reality: The Spirit’s Grief
If there's one Person in the Godhead who has been depersonalized by many, it's the Holy Spirit. But Christian, don't forget that you have the...
Pray Like a Lawyer
Many people pray, but how many people ask themselves why God should actually answer their prayers? How many Christians know how to argue with God in prayer?
Use Everything to Strengthen the New Man
God made us new from the inside, but we need to actively put on the new man. One of the practical ways we can put on the new man is to do everything we can to strengthen him.
Men: Do You Get Angry at Your Wives?
Married men: don't pretend to have a glowing testimony in the church when you have wicked outbursts of anger against your wife. Don't try to hide it or justify it, but rather confess it and put it to death.
Are You Angry at God’s Providence in Your Life?
God is absolutely sovereign over every single event that takes place in the world, and more personally, in our lives. How do you respond to God's providences in your life that are painful and trying?
The Sands of Time Are Sinking
Our life is like an hourglass and the sand is sinking. Each grain is like a mercy and what are we doing with those mercies? If we don't run to Christ, those grains of mercy will turn into grains of wrath.
Christ Raised the Dead as a Foretaste
Why don't we see the dead raised today as we read about in Jesus' day? In fact, why did Jesus Himself raise the dead at all when He walked this earth?
The Tongue Isn’t Neutral
So many of the thoughts and feelings we have inwardly are expressed outwardly by our tongues. Our tongues are either doing good to others or corrupting others. How are you using your tongue?
Entering Heaven Based On Someone Else’s Test Score
In order to go to heaven, you must be as holy as God and have a perfect record in keeping all of God's commandments. Every human being has failed miserably...
What Should Make Us Angry?
We typically think of anger as a work of the flesh that we need to put to death and flee from. And in most cases it certainly is, but there actually is a time and place to be angry.
Don’t Just Have External Conformity
Being a Christian isn't just learning how to say the right things. It is very easy to join a biblical church and try to externally mimic the behavior and speech of everyone there.
David’s Great Sin
David conquered the giant Goliath but fell to a bigger giant, that of fleshly lusts. When you look at his life as a whole, you just cannot believe that this great sin happened to him.
Sanctification is Not Passive
One of the greatest hindrances to sanctification is when we view it as though it is passive. We are not told to be passive in dealing with sin, but rather we are called to actively put it off.