These three words are a powerful tool for any parent. If you have kids, then you know exactly what I'm talking about! It's easier than saying 'No' to their request, but it almost certainly means No. Why? Because my kids tend to be fickle and out-of-sight-out-of-mind. Kind of like me. If I can delay, the … Continue reading Not Right Now
A friend of mine recently had a conversation with a young man regarding the college basketball coach, Rick Pitino, and the negative media attention he has received concerning allegations that have recently been brought against him. Maybe you have asked yourself, “How could he do such a thing?” After all, people of influence are held to a higher standard; they are expected to conquer the very desires that defeat us. And so the greater question would be: “How could anyone do such a thing?” But the answer is clear; the Bible tells us that all people are affected by sin and selfishly motivated to fulfill their own desires. No one is exempt from the power of lust and self-fulfillment; no one can conquer it on their own.
Joy is built-into & a natural by-product of salvation. If you are not enjoying your salvation, there’s a specific reason... Maybe it's because you're not really saved. Or maybe sin is zapping you of all godly pleasures. Or maybe you've forgotten how awesome your salvation really is!
Genesis is the book of beginnings / origins. This narrative is His Story, where we find our story. It reveals the redemptive virtues of God and sets forth great Christian doctrines in seed-form.
Is the love of money really the root of all evil or all kinds of evils? Aren't there sins which can't be traced back to the almighty dollar? That can't be true, can it? Yes, it is, without exception, absolutely true. The key to this verse is really missed when we don't uncover the root of the love of money. In the text, this is covetousness: a desire for some one, some thing, or some where that God has not granted. It is a lust for anything apart from satisfaction in God: usually power, possessions, and...
The rescue of the Chilean copper miners after spending 69 days a mile and a half under the earth is nothing short of miraculous. It is an amazing story of strength, courage, endurance, and compassion. But did you know... Twenty-two of the thirty-three miners gave their life to Jesus while awaiting rescue? A near-by pastor … Continue reading Rescued from the Copper Mines