One of the more frequent commands in Scripture is short and to-the-point. It’s a two-word instruction found 28 times in the New Testament. The phase is uttered by Jesus, by the Holy Spirit, and by the apostles. It can also be found in all four gospels, in several of the epistles, and in the […]
Cheer for His Children – Fathers breed godly confidence in their kids by being their biggest supporters, not just on the playing field, but wherever God calls young hearts to bring Him glory.
Establish a repertoire of at least five character voices for story-time.
Discipline in Love – Faithful dads […]
Luke 17:7-10 contains one of the shortest and most unfamiliar parables in all of Scripture. It’s one of those passages that doesn’t make it’s way onto Christian T-Shirts and coffee mugs. The likely reason is because in this passage, Jesus calls people (even what appear to be faithful people) “good-for-nothing.”
Since it’s only […]
For 15 years, I sold Bibles for a living. Well other things too, but as a Christian bookstore manager, the bulk of my attention was on getting the Word of God into people’s lives.
A sampling of our Bible department revealed no less than 16 different Bible versions, with many more just […]
I just did the math. In the last 38 days, the American flag has flown at half mast a total of 15 times.
15 out of 38 days. This means in the last month, your kids had a 40% chance of seeing a flag out their car window that represented human lives […]
Currently, a group of men at my church are reading and discussing the gospel of John. I’ll be honest; other than Psalms and Job, John’s gospel is one of hardest books in Scripture for me to process.
In preparation for our discussion, I was reading John chapter 5. Here, Jesus makes a startling claim. […]
Several years ago, I took a few hours on a Sunday afternoon to write an article for my church’s blog. I titled it, “God is Not a God of Second Chances.” It focused on the good news of the imputed righteousness of Christ.
Little did I know at the time, that post […]
“If after 90 days of giving, you aren’t satisfied that the Lord has blessed you in return, get your money back…no questions asked.”
While it may sound like a commercial pitch, wording like this has recently been appearing on church websites across the country. These churches are seeking to encourage generosity among their […]
My five-year-old son loves video games.
While I want him to enjoy his games to the glory of God, his mom and I have observed these games becoming idols in some ways. As of late, my son has been prone to “not hear” his mother while playing. He’ll also harbor a sinful attitude […]
The One Word Substitution that Determines Whether a “Religious Person” Gives God Glory or Wastes Their Life Trying
You’ve likely had someone tell you that God hates religion. Don’t believe it for a moment.
Sure the Sadducees and Pharisees of the New Testament gave religion a bad rap. However, Jesus’ confrontations with […]
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