In the midst of the power of premarital romance, it is very hard to get yourself to want to take a hard and honest look at reality. You are in love, and you are sure that everything will work out right.
If I talk a lot about God, the Bible, and Church, but I fail to ask about other people’s needs, I’m simply making a lot of empty religious noise.
The question that kept going through my mind after watching this anti-biblical film was, "What if Lucifer wanted to write a movie giving his side of the story?" I concluded that it would look very similar to this film.
How a follower of Christ can ignore the existence of Satan and the Holy Spirit is beyond me. Yet, that’s what many have done, according to The Barna Group.
God’s relentless love for his children could have revolutionary consequences for the Church and for our world today if God’s people would also understand, embrace, and put into practice the Father’s desperate love for the lost.
Have you ever had a craving that wouldn’t go away until you could obtain the tasty treat you desired?
A heartwarming scene during a recent episode of NBC's The Biggest Loser reminded me of an important spiritual truth.
So often we carry around burdens that we do not need to bear. This can be your year to find freedom.
When you squeeze shower gel into your hair instead of shampoo you know that something is terribly wrong.
Whether it's in our families, our workplaces, or our communities, it’s often the little things that matter most.
In a fast-paced world where we are always on the go, it seems there is no rest for the weary. How can we keep from getting too worn out?
Don't let feelings of betrayal or rejection from your past taint how you see yourself or the way you interact with God, like I did.
It may sound slightly irreverent, but I felt like I’d already come through a series of these spiritual “growth spurts,” and I was tiring of the routine.
In the middle of a storm sometimes the best thing you can do is hold onto Jesus tightly until the dark clouds clear.
The Lord taught me many valuable lessons from my dark night of the soul experience.
I sensed that God was telling me, I see them. I see your friends, and I know their trials. I love them even more than you do, and I have great plans for them.
I have been desperately trying to please God and understand His will, so this lack of clarity really has me scratching my head.
Everything that God created had purpose. Even the order in which He created the sun, water expanse, and the plants was reason-based.
A New Testament contrast I would point to in describing the difference between being "called" and being "driven" would be that of the disciples John and Judas.
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My prayer is that the seeker and the unsaved would come to know Jesus through reading this book and that they would learn to do just that -- cast their cares on the Lord and trust in His leading.
Superman is not Jesus Christ. But he is a Christ figure, a figure resembling Christ—as we all should be.
Some of the men and women whom I greatly admire hold a different view from me on this issue, so it is with the utmost respect for them that I offer you my alternative view.
Before you start focusing all your energies on what has been stolen from you, look first at what has been created in you. What has God done in you and for you?
Sometimes I think more clearly when I pray to God on paper. Here are some of my honest thoughts taken from an entry in my personal journal.
Does it really matter that my friends and I read our horoscopes just for fun? To God it does matter.
I was focusing on the wind and the waves instead of on the very practical and very capable Jesus who slept calmly in my boat while I was flailing around.
Grace is for tragedy. Grace is for heartache. Grace carries you when the road gets too rocky and when the night get too long. We can’t make it without grace...
"Satan knows that one of the most effective
ways to get to any of us in ministry is to get to
our children. He got my attention all right. Then
God got my attention," says Bible study teacher
A former bulimic reveals what was eating at her and
how she obtained divine strength to overcome.
Standing at the brink of a life-changing decision,
Lindsey must wrestle with the pros and cons of her
A local art show becomes the venue for a God moment
based on Psalm 46:10.
When I strolled into church on Sunday morning, no
sooner had I taken about 20 paces, than my Bible study
leader flagged me down and asked me in person to help
host that evening’s event. I reluctantly said
My former roommate's dog, Frupper, is a source of
Avoid three pitfalls to find fullness of life.
I was reading in Matthew 13:24-30 recently something
that made the wheels turn.
Help for when you have reached that proverbial state
referred to as "hitting a wall."
This is your life, in fact. Barren. Empty. Full of
wilderness. Here's hope.
Do you know what your spiritual orientation is? If
I were to give you the compass of the Holy Spirit,
could you find True North?
My pursuit of the Holy Spirit took a desperate turn
when God graciously showed up.
If we want to do something in life then we can't
wait for our big breaks to show up. We have to make
The last thing I wanted to do was hop into my car
and drive 250 miles all by myself in dangerously cold
conditions, get stuck in traffic, and completely miss
my friend's wedding.
Two days before the September 11 tragedy, on a Sunday
afternoon, I was compelled to pray to the Lord.