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?
God Your Father is Not Ashamed of You: Escape the Valley
As Christians, we are on the escape out of the valley of this world. For many, their love grows cold as they replace the best for that which is just good.
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.
Christianity is not just all about head knowledge and getting the facts right. We need the experiential reality of that knowledge to be vibrant in our own souls.
Being a Christian is not just learning facts about Christ, but rather it is actually learning Christ personally. This is what causes us to live radically different from how we lived formerly.