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Blessing and Cursing

In the beginning, God created the world, and He said that it was all good. In other words, the world started out blessed by God with the very approval and satisfaction of God. Yet when man sinned, He fell from this state of blessing, succumbing to the effects of the curse, sin, and death. God in His... Read More

Check Your Motives

It’s not merely what’s on the outside that counts, but what is on the inside that leads to what we do on the outside. Proper motivation is important to God, and improper motivation may well be idolatry as we worship self, religious performance, or the approval of others. Some people go through the r... Read More

Escaping the Dark Hole of Depression

Maybe you haven’t been all out depressed in your life. Then again, maybe you have. Regardless of where you have been or where you find yourself now, there is hope. Any who have been able to escape depression’s grasp can testify to the power and faithfulness of God. There is no need to remain mired i... Read More

For Such a Time as This

The book of Esther, though it never even mentions the name of God, is clearly about the sovereignty and providence of God in each of our lives. Esther, an orphan child, was adopted by an older cousin named Mordecai. When the King of Persia dismissed Vashti from being Queen, he held a beauty pageant ... Read More

Hold Fast to Hope

1 Corinthians 13:13 says, "But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love." We understand that faith is essential to life in Christ, being the grounds for salvation and the means to be able to accomplish anything truly spiritually meaningful in Christ. We know that l... Read More

How to Find God's Will

I can’t think of any other subject that has direct application to every Christian and to every day life more than discerning the will of God. Yet I can’t think of any area surrounding the Christian life that is more misunderstood or poorly taught on than the will of God. It is absolutely essential t... Read More

How to Handle Biblical Paradoxes

There most certainly are things in Scripture which defy our comprehension such as eternity, the Trinity, the co-existence of free will and predestination, the omniscience and sovereignty of God, and others. Some of these types of things go over our heads, and it doesn’t bother us. In fact, like in t... Read More

One Good Prophet, One Bad Prophet, and One Ugly But Seriously Important Lesson

A rather strange but powerfully important story is recorded in 1 Kings 13. A prophet, simply revealed as a "man of God" was told by God to approach wicked King Jeroboam about his idol worship. He did just that, crying out against Jeroboam’s altar a judgment of God, and the altar was miraculously spl... Read More

Righteous Judgment

In a day and age of tolerance, there is pressure to turn a blind eye to evil deeds. Greater still, there is a pull from society to not even call evil "evil" or good "good." Some will even rebuke Christians who do point out evil on the grounds that the Bible says that we shouldn’t judge. We are told ... Read More

Where Should I Go to Church?

There is no doubt that the desire of God in His Word is that the church gather together corporately. The very definition of the word church (ekklesia) implies that we assemble ourselves together. The word was used generally to mean, "A gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some publ... Read More

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