Have you ever heard the expression, "Be a Berean"? The Bereans were a group of early Christians that Paul visited in his travels. In the Book of Acts, they are commended for examining the Scriptures for themselves. They eagerly listened to the gospel message that Paul and Silas presented to them, but they also matched … Continue reading Be a Berean!
The Christian life cannot be lived apart from the Word of God. Jesus knew and trusted the Word of God, and if we want to live as Christ-followers, we must do the same. As a young boy, Jesus sat among the teachers to hear the Word of God. (Luke 2:42-52) In the synagogue, He read aloud … Continue reading We need the Word of God!
Every day we face battles. Some of them are little skirmishes that don't give us much trouble, but some of them feel more like the Battle of Normandy where the consequences of defeat could be catastrophic. The Bible makes it clear that these battles are inevitable, but it is also full of reminders that defeat … Continue reading Prepared for Battle
There is no shortage of self-help books on how to be prosperous and successful. Clearly it is something people long for. It’s also something that can lead to endless searching when you're not even sure what it will look like when you get there. The search for success is a lot more about the process … Continue reading Success God’s Way
When you regularly read the Bible, you will be given all of the tools you need to live the Christian life. PRECEPT PROMISE PROVERB PROPHECY PRINCIPLE (Open this post to view the related Infographic.)
I have never run a marathon, but I know people who have and I admire them. The amount of hard work they put into training for the race is incredible. Yet as prepared as they may be, you can still see the pain and exhaustion on their face as the finish line gets closer. I'm … Continue reading Hang in there!
And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7 As Moses … Continue reading Biblical Worldview
It is becoming more and more apparent that Christians are in a fierce battle against the tide of moral decay. And although it may feel like we are fighting against other people, the Bible makes it clear that our fight is not against flesh & blood. We are fighting against mighty powers in this dark … Continue reading Ready for Battle
When I think of meditation, I think of praying and reading the Bible and it is something I start every day with. I find great value in replacing the worldly junk that fills my mind with the promises of God. It also reminds me that I'm not in this alone. When Jesus became my Savior, … Continue reading Meditation With Eternal Benefits
Tune your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding. - Proverbs 2:2 One of the things I've always struggled with is understanding how to know the will of God in a particular situation. I hear people insist that they just know that a decision they have made is the will of God and I wonder; "How … Continue reading Making wise decisions