The One Thing You Must Never Lose

God has given you a foremost responsibility, one thing above all else to carefully steward, upon which everything else in your life depends: keeping your soul.

Where do I get this? From something Moses said in his valedictory address to the peopl…

God’s Unexpected Answer to Our Prayers for Revival

Doesn’t your heart burn when you read about the early days of the Christian church? “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and sign…

What Are You Waiting For?

God’s children are always waiting on him for something.

We wait for God to fulfill particular promises (Hebrews 6:15), deliver us from our enemies (Psalm 27:11, 14), provide our material needs (Philippians 4:19), rescue us when we’re in trouble (…

What Are You Waiting For?

God’s children are always waiting on him for something.

We wait for God to fulfill particular promises (Hebrews 6:15), deliver us from our enemies (Psalm 27:11, 14), provide our material needs (Philippians 4:19), rescue us when we’re in trouble (…

My Marriage Will End When Life Begins

My wife and I recently celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary. We took the day off and spent it together taking long walks, sharing long talks and leisurely meals. But do you know where we spent our most memorable and meaningful moments? In a gra…

The Devil Is Not in the Details: Fighting Temptation with Specific Truth

The power of temptation lies in the impression it makes on us.

This statement is true in two senses. One, the power of temptation resides in the impression it makes on us. And two, the power of temptation deceives in the impression it makes on us….

How Satan Gets a Hold on You

We don’t know much about demons. The Bible speaks matter-of-factly of them, but provides little detail about them or their history. And God has good reasons for this, at least for now.

We do know a few truths about demons. We know demons oppose…

You Must Disappoint Someone: How to Say No to Good Things

Why do you spend your time doing what you do? Why do you say yes to doing some things and no to doing other things? Are you saying yes and no to the right things? These are unnerving, exposing questions to ask.

Most of us would like to believe we…

How to Pray About What You Say

God expects us to tremble at his words, and to tremble over ours.

We Christians ought to be the most careful speakers in the world. We are to heed God’s words ourselves and communicate them to others with care, and we are to speak our words carefu…

Love Disturbs the Peace: Why Christians Must Be Contentious

Christians are, in many respects, both-and people. We live much of life in this age in a God-designed tension. We must learn how to both encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11) and rebuke one another (Titus 1:13). We must both rejoice and weep wit…