The Foundation of Family

Scripture shares the story about the need for a strong and solid foundation in life. This story is located in the kingdom book of Matthew. It is part of Jesus’ greatest teaching on the kingdom, His sermon on the Mount. In this sermon we read about two very different men who were each building a house yet on two very …

The Saga of Single Parenting

The story of Hagar has some real-life lessons for single parents. We first meet Hagar in Genesis 16, where she was the servant of Sarai, who along with her husband Abram (this was just before their names were changed) were unable to have children. In the custom of their day, barren women in Sarai’s situation would bring in another woman …

Standard of God’s Word

Why is it so imperative that you learn to function by biblical authority? A simple exercise will demonstrate your need. Take a blank sheet of paper and try to draw a straight line down the middle. What will happen? Itwill be crooked. I don’t care how steady your hand is, if you try to draw a straight line on your …

Are You Living On Purpose?

One day a man visited his doctor because he was in excruciating pain. The doctor asked him, “Where does it hurt?” The man answered, “All over.” The doctor told the man to touch his shoulder. The man touched his shoulder and cried out in pain. Next, the doctor told the man to touch his forehead. The man touched his forehead …

Jesus Is Your Source

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, when Christ died, you died with him. When Christ arose, you arose with him. When Christ was seated at the right hand of the father, you were seated with him. You were made to function in concert and cadence with Jesus Christ. In order for you to access Christ’s sovereign authority over …

Revive Us Again

The heart of our problem in our nation today – in our lives, families, churches and communities can be captured and summarized in these verses found in 2 Chronicles 15, a portion of God’s Word talking about ancient Israel: And for many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law . . . …

I Owe, I Owe – Off to Work I Go!

All of our cars have indicator lights – lights that come on to serve notice that something else is wrong. When the light comes on, the problem is not with the light. The light is letting you know that there is a deeper problem. Not too long ago, a light came on in our nation serving notice that a much …

When You Have the Ho-Hums

Far too many Christians are held hostage by emotional strongholds such as anger, depression, discouragement, frustration, inferiority complexes, fear and countless other volatile feelings. People who are in emotional strongholds usually know it. When they wake up in the morning they don’t say, “Good morning, Lord.” Rather, they say, “Lord, it’s morning.” They struggle simply to survive, often living in …

Food, Food, Glorious Food?

One of the most overlooked strongholds in America today is that of eating. Often, it is not even viewed as a stronghold. In fact, in Christian circles, we will frequently condemn the alcoholic, the drug addict, or the porn addict, all the while excusing the food addict. However, eating strongholds dominate a large percentage of the population to such a …

Communication Doesn’t Just Happen

As believers in Jesus Christ, we are all members of His body. That means we are vitally connected to each other. Eye to hand. Brain to toe. Lungs to heart. A healthy human body functions because it has a communication system. Now think about your marriage. Jesus said that when a man and woman are joined in matrimony, “they are …