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Manifestations of the sons of God

Manifestations of the sons of God

Evangelical Christians today are being increasingly confronted by the phrase “manifested sons of God.” People who are apparently Christians are proclaiming that these words sum up the key work that God is doing in the church today. Many of these groups are radical...

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The Faithfulness of God

The Faithfulness of God

Many places in Scripture extol the faithfulness of God. Lamentations 3:22–23 says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” So, what is faithfulness? The Hebrew word...

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My Name is God Almighty [Abridged]

Three Things God’s Omnipotence Implies About God The name ALMIGHTY implies that God has all the might he needs to do anything he wants to do. This view of God is confirmed over and over again in Scripture. We call it the omnipotence of God. Omnipotent and...

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Harvest Time

Harvest Time

In Matthew 9 we are told that Jesus had just finished teaching and healing many people. He did this because He loved and cared for the people. Not only did Jesus teach spiritual truth, He met the physical needs of His listeners. He did this in cities, villages, and in...

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The Great Work of God: Rain [Abridged]

But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. He gives rain on the earth, And sends water on the fields. Job 5:8-10. If you said to someone: “My God does great and...

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Dealing With Guilt [Abridged]

Dealing With Guilt [Abridged]

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons so many of God’s children are living defeated lives, is because of guilt. Guilt is one of Satan’s biggest weapons against us. It tears us down, it makes us feel dirty, unworthy, robs of us of our faith and confidence in...

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The Role of a Father

The Role of a Father

There is no role in our modern society that suffers greater neglect as far as God is concerned than that of the father. Not only has God given men the incredible privilege of imitating Him as Father, He has placed upon the shoulders of fathers an incredible...

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What was Jesus writing in the dirt?

What was Jesus writing in the dirt?

The story of the woman caught in adultery is found in John 8:1–11. Briefly, the story involves the scribes and Pharisees who, in their continuing efforts to trick Jesus into saying something they could hold against Him, brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. They...

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The Meaning of God’s Mercy

God being merciful basically means that, when we deserve punishment, He doesn’t punish us, and in fact blesses us instead. Mercy is the withholding of a just condemnation. Throughout the Bible, God gives many illustrations of His mercy. God fully demonstrates His...

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Evangelism: Made for a Mission (abridged)

God is at work in the world, and He wants you to join Him. This assignment is called your mission, and it is different from your ministry. Your ministry is your service to believers in the Body of Christ, while your mission is your service to unbelievers in the world....

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5 Things to Remember

Understand that your own life is a great part of your witness. If my relationship with Christ isn’t vital, then I really don’t have a lot to share. People not only listen to your words, they look at your life. We still fail and aren’t always a good example, so our...

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The Significance of the Resurrection (abridged)

1) The resurrection of our Lord was unique because of His deity. The significance in the event of the resurrection is intertwined with the significance of the person who was raised. It was no mere mortal who rose from the dead on that Easter morning, it was the Son of...

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A Heart for Evangelism

Your House is on Fire Picture this. You’re at home with your family, late at night, and you’ve just awakened from a deep sleep. You smell smoke. You go out of your bedroom to investigate, and sure enough, there’s a fire. Do you (a) run out of the house immediately to...

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A Heart for Evangelism

I took a test recently that’s supposed to show people what their spiritual gifts are. I thought mine might have been giving. Or teaching. According to this test, my biggest gift is evangelism. Let’s see if that’s accurate. I’ll let you decide. First, I grew up kind of...

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How to Seek God’s Guidance

How to Seek God’s Guidance

When you and I are making a decision “in the dark,” we also can line up the “runway lights” that assure us our decision is in the center of God’s will. The four runway lights that I use to determine God’s will in making a decision are: The confirmation of God’s Word...

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Jacob’s Match

To know Jacob’s story is to know his life was one of never-ending struggles. Though God promised Jacob that through him would come not only a great nation, but a whole company of nations, he was a man full of fears and anxieties. We now come to a pivotal point in his...

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Orphans

God’s heart for the orphan is clearly displayed throughout the Old and New Testaments. Below is a short list of what the Bible says about children living as orphans. What are some other ways God shows his love for these precious children? All Waiting Children Have a...

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Victory in Jesus

The saddest experience in the life of a Christian is to be under the power of sin. Sin in the life of a Christian has three terrible results: 1. It dishonors the name of the Lord Jesus. If you are a Christian, you represent the Lord Jesus. When you yield to sin, you...

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Reasons Against Fear

Fear is like the monster under my kids’ beds — its power is fueled not by what’s really there, but by what might be, what we imagine could be. Fear is a hollow darkness in the future that reaches back through time to rob our joy now by belittling the sovereign...

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Praise the Lord

Praise, mostly of God, is a frequent theme in the psalms, the Hebrew title of which is “Praises.” Yet praise is a theme that pervades the whole of Scripture. Genesis 1 is indirect praise; direct praise is found in hymns scattered throughout the books of...

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