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Something You Should Really Fear

Something You Should Really Fear

I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3 NASB). Paul had a healthy fear for those he loved. It’s a fear that should concern each of us. He...
Fear or Love?

Fear or Love?

“Keep [guard] your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23 ESV). I was intrigued by the layers of protection surrounding my host’s African home. Ominous-looking barbed wire and broken glass stood atop a wall-fence whose massive...
The Tragedy of a Self-Centered Unity

The Tragedy of a Self-Centered Unity

The fundamental flaw in man is as old as the Garden of Eden. We were made by God and for God; but in our rebellion, we want to live by ourselves and for ourselves. It’s the misdirection of our hearts that causes all the problems. A Babel Illustration A self-focused...
Divine Synergy

Divine Synergy

We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28 NASB). There are over 7,000 promises in the Bible that are given by God to man. This particular promise is one of epic...
What Should American Christians Do Now?

What Should American Christians Do Now?

After yesterday, there is a desperate need for Jesus followers to help others understand who Jesus ACTUALLY is, what it ACTUALLY means that He saves, and what the gospel ACTUALLY teaches and the actions it inspires. I cannot stress enough how important this is for the...
Eight Reasons 2020 Was Good for the Church

Eight Reasons 2020 Was Good for the Church

The year 2020 was an extraordinary experience. There are very few who look at the year with gratitude, and the 2020 jokes are everywhere. A whole new set of words have become standard, such as COVID-19 and social distancing. While we long for “the good old days,” we...
Do Yourself Good

Do Yourself Good

“The merciful man does himself good, but the cruel man does himself harm.” (Proverbs 11:17 NASB) I gasped at my doctor’s question: “Tell me about the white space in your life.” I raced to explain the reasons why “white space,” although necessary for some, was not a...
He Shall Reign

He Shall Reign

God is the ultimate difference-maker. Only He can turn a rebellious and darkened heart into a joyful and obedient one. Only He can overrule the evil works of the prince of darkness. Only He can do the impossible. We’ve known darkness. We’ll likely know more. We’ve...