Many Christians feel that they are entitled to blessings and rewards from God because they're Christians. They focus more on what they’ll get from God than on what they'll do for God. They put the crown before the cross! God does bless us now, and He will give us rewards and crowns one day, but … Continue reading the Crown Before the Cross
We are coming into the Christmas season, and many of us are already in the Christmas Spirit. We’ve started shopping for gifts, and we’ve replaced our home atmosphere from autumn to the holiday décor. While the world has its own reasons for celebrating Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus that happened on that One … Continue reading One Glorious Night
Recently, an interview with the supposedly Christian pastor, Carl Lentz from the NY Hillsong Church was released. He gained a lot of attention when he refused to call sin what it is—sin. He prefers to preach a message that pleases his congregation and keeps them coming back. But this world doesn’t need happy people that … Continue reading Bring Down the Fire!
Sometimes it feels almost impossible to be happy for two days in a row in this world. There is always something horrible going on somewhere that steals our joy. We are surrounded by people who are ill, people whose lives are falling apart or people who suffer from financial depression. And the global disasters are … Continue reading Searching for a Happy Heart
Over the years, too many Christians have turned a blind eye to the sin around them. Their attitude was that as long as they didn't participate, then it didn't bother them. And because of that, sin was able to spread without resistance. We are living in a time when it is no longer acceptable to … Continue reading Silence is No Longer Golden
So many new Christians look up to the older Christians to find out how they should act and how they should look. Are they to dress in expensive clothing? Drive flashy cars? Live in luxury homes? Do they need these things to show they have faith? Is this what defines a Christian?Should they change the … Continue reading What Does a Christian Look Like?
The devil runs this world, and lies and deception are his greatest tools. He is so cunning that he can trick a Christian easily through the lust of the flesh if the person doesn’t study the Scriptures to know God’s will, and doesn't walk in the love and the knowledge and the wisdom God. Lies … Continue reading Lies and Deceit
Most of us have heard the story of Daniel and how he was thrown into the lion’s den because he refused to honor King Darius’ decree. This law said that no one could bow down to any other god except for him for thirty days. Daniel, of course, was devoted to God because he knew … Continue reading Why Didn’t the Lions eat Daniel?
We live in a world that has drifted so far from God most people have no real idea who God is! Laws and attitudes have been changed to appease this “modern” life and God is mocked and ridiculed and blasphemed—and all without fear. And it’s not only the people of the world who mock God; … Continue reading God Will Not be Mocked!
We are all fighting battles in life and we all run into those people once in a while who are determined to make our life miserable and do us harm. Without realizing it, we allow them to steal our joy because the anger or hatred within us grows to the point that we see them … Continue reading The Enemy of Peace and Unity
Too often Christians get caught up with being negative and criticizing others. Whether it's a group within a congregation or a rant on public media, speaking negative about others only builds up the self-righteousness of the participants. Our focus should not be on what not to do, but rather, on what Jesus has told us to do. The commission Jesus gave to … Continue reading Let’s Be Positive!
We've all heard the expression, "Do what you can do and let God do the rest." Some think that as mature people they should try to deal with their issues and then when all else fails, go to God for help. They think God is pleased with them for trying to solve it themselves. But... this whole way of … Continue reading Do What You Can do First? Wrong!
Many Christians don't grasp humility or servitude. They quote some Scriptures and when they don't get what they want, they begin to question God—as if He is the one who is at fault. Why doesn't God heal me? Why doesn't God give me that financial blessing? Why doesn't God do what I asked Him to do? There are … Continue reading Why Doesn’t God…?
Years ago, people referred to missionaries as those elect few who gave up everything they owned in this civilized world to go and work with the underprivileged in the uncivilized world. The cost was high; many of them died shortly after arriving. It may be shocking to learn, though, that missionary help isn't only for distant countries; the … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Missionary
It had been a very long 120 years for Noah and his family as they spent every waking minute building the massive ark according to God's instructions. There had been no sign of flood rains that warranted a boat to escape on and the people laughed him to scorn. But Noah didn't get upset because … Continue reading When the Snail Reached the Ark
The Bible tells us in Psalms 111:10 and in Proverbs 9:10 that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom". Many people who do not understand Scripture—and this includes non-Christians AND Christians—think that we must be afraid of God and do what He says or die! Others are afraid of people and live in fear of … Continue reading A Fearful Heart
Some of the props we have learned to depend on in life are signs. These are signals that prepare us for something ahead and we use them for every facet of life including sports, business and economic change, social influence and of course, the weather. But we don't read the signs that are most crucial to us. We are … Continue reading The Signs of the Times
The more we study the Scriptures and spend time in prayer and worship with the Lord, the more we realize who we are. We want to know the truth, and we don't seek God's hand for blessings, but rather, we seek His face to know Him. As we give ourselves to God, we begin to … Continue reading Whose Life is it, Anyway?
The true gospel of Christ is being buried beneath more deception and garbage every day. The new age doctrines say that salvation is for everyone, that it's not personal; we're all saved and headed for Heaven and no one is guilty of sin because Jesus' death on the cross showed us that love rules—and that we're saved if we … Continue reading Salvation IS Personal!
Many people feel that they don't need God intervening in their lives because they have it all under control. They are educated, have an amazing career and a great social life, and they credit their "success" to their own initiatives and labor. However, their success should really be labelled: the Success of a Loser. Why a loser? Because without Christ … Continue reading Success of a Loser