The Broken Church Light (Part 2)

Read part 1 here. He decided to walk to church because several things were weighing heavy on his heart. After 13 years of pastoring the small congregation, the church appeared worse off than when he had started. It was a warm and bright August day, but the forerunners of fall were in the air announcing … Continue reading The Broken Church Light (Part 2)

Why We Are Called Christians

"The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch." Acts 11:26 The lives of the converts were so different from their unbelieving neighbors, that they were called Christians. It is supposed that the name was given them in mockery or contempt by the heathen people of Antioch. But the name stuck, and is now used universally … Continue reading Why We Are Called Christians

7 Characteristics of Good Bible Teachers

Teaching scripture is a spiritual gift, but it is also a skill. This means that not everyone is called to be a teacher; it also means just because someone is gifted does not mean they do not need to improve their skills. Several things come into play that impacts the quality of teaching. The sound of your voice, … Continue reading 7 Characteristics of Good Bible Teachers

Knowing and Enjoying God by Tim Challies and Jules Koblun

Knowing and enjoying God is humanity’s highest aim. It is what Jesus is talking about when he says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” It is also the underlying call behind the warning, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” Martyn Lloyd Jones once said, “It … Continue reading Knowing and Enjoying God by Tim Challies and Jules Koblun

Simulated Sunlight: Entertainment and the Church

Perhaps we rely on entertainment in the church to keep things interesting because we do not trust enough in God to keep our gatherings compelling. Entertainment is easy compared to waiting on God because waiting on God requires that we come to church with hearts prepared, undistracted by the world, and with a desire to … Continue reading Simulated Sunlight: Entertainment and the Church

To the Christians in Afghanistan

To the Christians in Afghanistan, especially those of you about to die for your faith, I doubt you will ever have the chance to read this, but my heart breaks for you. The Lord knows your anguish. He knows the trouble you face, and he is aware of your powerlessness. He also sees your poverty, … Continue reading To the Christians in Afghanistan

The Broken Church Light (Part 1)

Nothing held her attention more than the broken church light, and the irritation it caused ran through her entire body. It had been years since she had attended a worship service, and she could not focus. She wondered why she was even there. The church was smaller than she remembered. The other 43 people in … Continue reading The Broken Church Light (Part 1)

5 Truths About Your Battle with Sin You Hate to Admit

If you are a Christian, you battle with sin. I do not need to list examples of the struggles with the flesh you may have. The minute you read the title of this post, you most likely had a specific battle in mind. You have within you both flesh and Spirit, and the two are … Continue reading 5 Truths About Your Battle with Sin You Hate to Admit

Living on the Borders of Sodom

Run for your lives! Do not stop anywhere in the plain. Do not look back! Escape to the mountain, or you will die! (Genesis 19:17). This is still the gospel message. We are in danger of God's judgment and must escape from it if we would live. We must not stay anywhere in all the … Continue reading Living on the Borders of Sodom

Strength for the Weary

As I sat there, I seemed to be losing the never-ending battle with my health. I could feel my body tremble. It was as if it was having trouble supporting its own weight, and I wondered if it would ever end. I knew I had felt like this many times before, and God always brought … Continue reading Strength for the Weary