God's Word goes so far as to even identify what type of person we should avoid, stay away from, never consider as a viable marriage partner, and certainly not become.
Fight is the manual for recognizing the deceptions about doing true spiritual battle, realizing the roles men play at the front lines, and rescuing the captives from the enemy’s stronghold.
How can teens—who have been given so much from their Christian parents, good churches, and godly examples—chuck it all in favor of the temporary pleasures of sin?
A large proportion of our men cannot give in their relationships what their hearts do not possess. That is why a pastor I know in Texas targets men on purpose.
Some say that any words other than taking the Lord’s name in vain are merely words. There is some truth to that. Jesus made it clear that what is in our heart is really the issue.
Someone once said that when your life becomes difficult, change your life, not your morals. Faced with difficult life choices today, too many have become too comfortable acting immorally.
I had to let Bill determine for himself what was worthwhile before he could commit himself to sacrifice for it. Sacrifice had now morphed into a positive duty creating a more positive perspective.
You may dislike them or disagree with them, but their commitment to Christ makes them your spiritual brothers and sisters. If you fail to reach out to them in love, your fractured relationships will do great damage.
According to a study conducted by the Barna Group called “Teens and the Supernatural,” three out of every 10 teenagers have played the Ouija board, had their palms read, and eight out of 10 have read horoscopes.
I was born during the Depression; by today's standards, I guess you would say we grew up in fairly deprived circumstances. I just did not know it.
When the Bible paints the picture of its great heroes, it does not just use the light colors of victory and happiness and joy. It also paints the full portrait with the dark colors of sadness, difficulty, depression, defeat, sin and temptation.
Do we really need to honor fathers, or is this a slightly less commercially successful holiday?
When a civilization responds to challenges, it grows. Conversely, civilizations decline when their leaders stop responding creatively or with wisdom. Where is our civilization right now?
- June 12, 2008 |
“Pastor, I'm afraid I will become like my father who was cruel and corrupt,” Elaine said. No matter what we've experienced in our pasts, faith in Christ means we are fully adopted by the Heavenly Father with all the benefits of his naturally born child...
Why is it that God challenges us in the midst of challenging times?
- May 31, 2008 |
The word 'proselytize' has become a pejorative when used to refer to Christians. But as I read the definitions it became clear to me that I need to gently challenge this word and its usage with evangelism.
- June 02, 2008 |
In Because He Loves Me, well-known biblical counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick points you to your true identity as God's beloved child and teaches you how to become who you already are, without legalism or lawlessness.
- June 03, 2008 |
In What God Does When Men Lead, author Bill Peel helps men identify their unique God-given talents, by encouraging them to put aside doubts and insecurity, boldly embrace leadership gifts and use them to transform their family life, workplace and church. Read an excerpt.