A Book You Can Rely On

A Book You Can Rely On

Skeptics aren’t the only ones who raise questions about the Bible. Even Christians might ask: How can believers claim that the Bible is true compared with any other book used as a foundation for religion? What makes Scripture stand out from other pieces of writing that claim they also came from God? So how do we authenticate the Bible? Consider …

Following a Perfect Example

Following a Perfect Example

One day a pastor walked with a soap manufacturer down the busy streets of New York. Noticing all the advertisements, stores, and clothing promoting a life of ungodliness, the soap manufacturer remarked to the pastor, “The gospel you preach hasn’t done much good, has it? Look. There’s a lot of filth in this world.” The pastor said nothing. The two …

You’re Always Welcome Home

You’re Always Welcome Home

One of the worst sins of all is to apostatize—to publicly and vehemently deny the faith. It doesn’t get much worse than that. When you look at all the things God has done for us, in our salvation, in our provision, in our protection to deny our association with Him or to marginalize Him is the ultimate insult. Yet, God …

Impressing God from the Inside Out

We all know fashion is a big thing. How you look, how you present yourself, how you walk and how you talk is all designed to impress others. What God is interested in is us impressing Him. We can take what He has given us—resources, good looks, talents, even our ability to relate to other people—and “kingdomize” it. In other …

Getting Real with God

Getting Real with God

Nobody likes a trickster. Nobody likes a conniver. Nobody likes it when someone is running a game on them. We’ve all been affected by that, or maybe we’ve even affected people that way. It’s hard to run a game on God, because He knows where we’re coming from, He knows why we’re doing what we’re doing because He’s a motivational …