“This article has been difficult to write because I have been a pastor long enough to see how difficult some marriages are and how tragic divorce can be.”
How can we raise children who will become responsible, God-fearing adults?
We are called to have a divine fragrance, but our fragrance will be pretty divisive. Not everyone is going to like you!
What purpose does God have for leading us into the wilderness?
Like any other change you want to achieve in life, it takes time, effort and energy to create a marriage you love being in.
Our discipline with our thoughts and emotions in the face of a thousand different pressures and temptations is what transforms us into mature spiritual athletes.
Within the Kingdom of God, God places tests in front of us constantly, not to fail us, but to mature us.
In days gone by we used to fix things that were broken rather than simply replacing them. How can we be people who endure and see brokenness restored?
Studying theology comes with its own dangers. How can I avoid bad company and study the Word for maximum fruitfulness?
If we are to avoid being dashed against the rocks or shipwrecking our faith, we need a sure and steadfast anchor!
Just as it was all going exactly where I believe God was leading it, a storm arose. Everything within days somehow flipped upside-down.
As believers we will often find ourselves feeling exposed and vulnerable. How can we remain consistent and temperate through the worst of times?
The Christian life is not like an airport travelator, it is more like a treadmill.
In the quest to become parents, if there was something to be done, we did it, and at times at great personal or financial cost.
We can come to meetings on a Sunday, raise our hands as the music team plays, attend a community group in the middle of the week and even profess to be a Christian; and not actually be a disciple of Jesus.
Through our harmony, the Church has been called to display the God-head, to dispel the darkness and dispense the kingdom of God.
God is in no rush, He sees the big picture of our lives and He is interested in the ‘end goal’, his ways often include many stops, detours, side-ventures and learning stages.
People are wonderful. They are also time consuming. They can be inconvenient, hurtful, inconsistent and often ungrateful…
Are you addicted to your cell phone? Technologies can be very helpful tools, or they can make for unhealthy Christians.
The time had come for a new light, a new lighthouse, the lighthouse of Jesus calling forth all to the safety of the shores of His love.
What kind of life should we expect as followers of Christ?
“When I left advertising to become a full-time pastor I thought I was done with catchphrases. Turns out I wasn’t…”
The current crop of superhero movies aren’t interested in creating an elevated view of God; they’re dragging the very notion of Him down to earth.