Did God Really Say . . . ?

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.—2 Timothy 3:16-17

If you ask some people what they know about the Bible, they may say something like, “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” or, “God helps people who help themselves”—neither of which appears (more…)

When Giants Fall

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.—1 Corinthians 10:12

A godly young man I know has always been very cautious and prayerful in his walk with Christ and decisions for his future. “I’m afraid of making that first bad choice,” he has said. That’s a healthy fear, especially as you watch Christian leaders fall like dominoes. (more…)

Living Sacrifices in a Dying World

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.—Romans 12:1

Christians often struggle with the concept of worship. Is it praising God through song? Is it augmenting the experience with lights, sound and other media? It can be. But, my friends, it’s (more…)

I’m a Lawbreaker

For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.—James 2:10

One New Year’s Eve, my friends had invited me to a celebration on the opposite end of town. I decided to stay overnight at that end of town to avoid all the drunk drivers. The next morning, I drove back home (more…)

A Clean Slate

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.—Philippians 3:13-14

For most of us, 2019 was a mixed bag of grief and joy—more grief than joy for some, and more joy than grief for others. For (more…)