The Narrow Road is a Wide Place

Contrary to popular opinion, you will never find freedom living for yourself. Since many people believe a self-centered life of unrestrained desires is the only way to freedom, they then postulate that Jesus’ teaching about the narrow way indicates a life of oppression. This idea could not be further from the truth. The narrow road … Continue reading The Narrow Road is a Wide Place

The More the World Hates the Gospel, the More it Needs Us to Preach it

God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. – 2 Timothy 1:7 It seems many professing Christians live in fear of the world’s disapproval. This fear not only appears to be true of many churchgoers, but it also seems true of many church leaders. This is one reason … Continue reading The More the World Hates the Gospel, the More it Needs Us to Preach it

Racial Tension, Riots, and a River of Living Water

The past several days have been heart-wrenching. Not only are we dealing with COVID-19 and the restrictions and fallout related to it, but we have also witnessed what is clearly the wrongful death of a man at the hands of police officers. To compound that, we have had six days of violent protest across the … Continue reading Racial Tension, Riots, and a River of Living Water

10 Ways to Fight Fear

In light of all the uneasiness caused by coronavirus and its fallout in the economy, I thought it would be helpful to post this timely wisdom by Isaac Watts. Fear is an excellent provision of God to guard us from many dangers when fixed on a proper object and proper degree. When God is the … Continue reading 10 Ways to Fight Fear

Spiritual Depression: A Cause and Cure

I find almost invariably when people come to me in a state of spiritual depression, that they are depressed because they do not know the faith as they should. They say: "I am such a miserable sinner, you do not know what I have been or what I have done." Why do they say that … Continue reading Spiritual Depression: A Cause and Cure

On Being Pursued By Disarmed Enemies

Their snarls penetrated my ears with every evading stride. Every breath I took was weighted by the awareness that they were close behind me. I had entered at the narrow gate, but somehow they had managed to follow me onto the path. I could hear their taunts. Every one of their footsteps was like the … Continue reading On Being Pursued By Disarmed Enemies

Your Fears Are Lying To You [Video]

I recently taught a lesson which looks at the lies our fears tell us and addresses them with the word of God. The audio can be downloaded at the following link. Your Fears are Lying To You mp3   https://youtu.be/X7MhgMCFykM  

Godly and Ungodly Fear of God

https://youtu.be/c8td9JnliFc There is both an ungodly fear of God and a godly fear of God. This lesson asks the question, "What is the fear of God?" To answer it, we look at five characteristics of God-fearing people where we contrast that with an ungodly fear of God. We end, by laying out some definitions of … Continue reading Godly and Ungodly Fear of God

Your Fears are Lying to You

Dear Christian, your fears are lying to you. Nothing they warn you about can ultimately hurt you. Fear shows its face daily and holds you back from doing things that may not be safe according to the world's wisdom, but are life-giving in every respect. It tells you that you must save your life, or … Continue reading Your Fears are Lying to You

Why God’s Promise to Provide Does Not Always Give Us Peace

All throughout scripture, we are promised that God will meet our needs. Jesus said, "Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?2 And which of you by being anxious can add a single … Continue reading Why God’s Promise to Provide Does Not Always Give Us Peace