9 Reasons Why Jesus Understands What Life Is like for Us

9 Reasons Why Jesus Understands What Life Is like for Us

Jesus does understand what life is like for each and every one us. What we are going through is nothing new to Him. He has been through it all. He doesn't ask anything of us that He wasn't willing to do Himself, and He promises to be with us every step of the way. Here are 9 reasons why…

Does God Wish for All People to Be Saved?

Does God Wish for All People to Be Saved?

As you may know, there's always a recipient when a letter is written. The author has a person/group of people in mind as he pens his words. The second letter of Peter is no exception. In fact, we're offered a clue about who the recipients are in the first verse: "Simeon…

Contend for the Faith

Contend for the Faith

I grew up going to church, but I never heard much about the book of Jude. It sits in the very back of the Bible next to Revelation - somewhat dwarfed in contrast - and there isn’t generally a whole lot of attention paid to it compared to some of the other epistles and gospel accounts. If...

Does God Speak to Us?

Does God Speak to Us?

A woman at church regularly encourages me to sit in silence in case God wants to impress upon me a realization or a divine message. Bible-belt evangelists boast about having two-sided conversations with God, gaining prophetic import from an audible inner voice. The...

Is Everyone a Child of God?

Is Everyone a Child of God?

There's a lie, founded on the illiteracy of Scripture, many people believe. "All people are God's children." Many conclude that what makes you a child of God is your identity as a human. According to this view, everyone from Adam to the youngest of lives is lumped into the family of...

Remembering Billy Graham: 20 Memorable Quotes

Remembering Billy Graham: 20 Memorable Quotes

With my eyes filled with tears, I remembered how instrumental he was in my walk with the LORD. His love for God and the gospel was something I had never seen and probably will never see. Billy Graham was one of the greatest evangelists, and as Steven Lawson stated this morning upon finding out about Graham's passing, "There will never be another evangelist like Billy Graham."

Proverbs 31: A Woman Who Fears the Lord

Proverbs 31: A Woman Who Fears the Lord

The heart of a godly mother is a rare treasure in this day and age. Here in Proverbs 31, one of the most famous passages of Scripture for women, we find the mother of King Lemuel pleading with her son to walk in an upright manner and be mindful of his ways. His strength and his youth are...

Proverbs 30: Finding a Correct View of Self

Proverbs 30: Finding a Correct View of Self

Proverbs 30 was an oration or speech spoken by a man named Agur. Scripture doesn't mention him elsewhere, but we can see from his beginning words, he was a humble man—one who had a right view of himself...

Proverbs 29: A Legacy of Consequence

Proverbs 29: A Legacy of Consequence

One of the most foundational facts of life is that community is essential. We cannot survive - or even exist in the first place - without human interaction. As much as our individualistic society would prefer to deny it, people are always dependent on one another in some way; and...

Proverbs 28: You Can Run but You Can't Hide

Proverbs 28: You Can Run but You Can't Hide

As I have been reading and studying the book of Proverbs, not only do I see the gift of God giving us wisdom through these words, but I have found this book and particularly this chapter to be a reflection, giving insight into my own self. This is one of the beautiful things about...

Proverbs 27: Principles for Biblical Relationships

Proverbs 27: Principles for Biblical Relationships

We live in a culture that is paradoxically concerned with the nature of love and relationships as well as the importance of self and the value of solitude. The reconciling factor in all this is even when it thinks about relationship and community, it usually places most of the emphasis on the...