Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever experienced something in life so painful that you wanted to shut down and never turn back on? Have you ever felt so crushed that, at least for the moment, you couldn’t imagine ever getting back up?
Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s a book on my shelves about the mystery of God’s will. As Christians aren’t we obsessed about finding God’s will? We follow him, so if we find out what he wants we can do it, right?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Real men are spiritual leaders in their family. At least that’s what I thought they said when I returned from a ministry event for men in the summer of 1994. But there was a lot of baggage that I carried forward that had to be dealt with before I could even begin to think of being a leader of anything spiritual.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The mystery of marriage is how God brings sinners with many differences and flaws, together in close proximity. The two become one in agreement. What does that really mean?
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve often heard idolatry described as having something more important than God. This is a pretty good description. Since physical idols aren’t prevalent today, it helps remind us that values and pursuits can be idols too. So, wealth can be an idol when it is more important to us than God. But, even as a follower of Jesus, I have moments of idolatry. Let me explain.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I let my guard down in times of spiritual warfare, relaxing when I’m called to be alert. I allow sinful desires to cultivate in my heart, not fighting as I should prevent them from turning into harmful words and actions. I minimize my iniquity, accusing others when only my heart is to blame. What about you? Can you say that you live the right way all the time? This manual provides us with three practical steps to live the right way.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this, the last article of my series on Biblical Manhood and the life of David, the final stone is the Grace Stone. Grace is a sinner’s only hope. Even David, who was a man after God’s heart, made a terrible mistake. David gave in to temptation and used his power and position to have an affair with Bathsheba.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you struggling with a friendship? It’s tempting to evaluate the trouble and identify the source of trouble as outside of your control. Here are six things to avoid and six things to choose instead in your friendships.
Reading Time: 6 minutes It is possible spiritually we can take on an orphan spirit. We lose or are detached from our identity of personal love; this happens when we stop receiving perfect love and stop letting God personally love us. How does this happen?
Reading Time: 2 minutes So often Jesus’ words seem to be contradictions. He brings a gospel of opposites. Everything is upside-down, backwards, and the opposite of what it should be. Why does Jesus put opposites side by side?