7 Reasons God Allows Sin to Remain in Believers

Why do Christians still struggle with sin? Why does God allow it to remain and not kill it immediately like he will do when we see him face to face and reach our glorified state? Every believer has asked these questions when the war against flesh and Spirit becomes tiring, but they are not without … Continue reading 7 Reasons God Allows Sin to Remain in Believers

3 Ways to Stay Focused While Praying

With this truth in my heart, that God hears and answers prayer, I sit down determined to pray. Then, three or four sentences in, I am thinking about my to-do list at work or that I need to buy gasoline for the mower. I assume I am not alone in my struggle to stay on task while praying. With this in mind, here are three ways to mitigate mental drift while praying. CLICK TO READ MORE.

How to Wait Patiently for the Lord’s Return

The days are evil, and some professing Christians are wandering from the faith. Others are sick, and many are suffering. Considering all of this, be patient until the coming of the Lord (James 5:7). Some who hold power will use it to condemn the righteous. But take heart, Jesus will overthrow their authority on the day of … Continue reading How to Wait Patiently for the Lord’s Return

Spiritual Resilience

Often, the very things we need to grow are the same things we work to avoid because we think we are fragile. Scripture uses the metaphor of running a race to describe the Christian life on more than one occasion. In running the race, there are weights we should cast off and weights we should pick up if we are going to compete to win the prize. CLICK TO READ MORE...

The Storm Killed My Idols

The storm is a gift. This phrase ran through my mind as wave after wave crashed upon me. In part because I knew it was true and partly because I hoped it was true. When the skies turned dark, they caught me off guard. I found myself lost in confusion as every bit of my weakness was exposed, but that … Continue reading The Storm Killed My Idols

On the Mountain with God

We often see the fires of sin burning in our world, and like all fires, we want to hurry to put them out, but through his Word, our Father tells us, “there is something more important you must do first.” When Moses was on the mountain with God, there was an extreme spiritual emergency going on in the foothills. Astonishingly, God seemed to ignore it. God... CLICK TO READ MORE

How to Examine Spiritual Fruit

As professing Christians, one of the first questions we need to ask ourselves is if we are a healthy tree or a diseased tree (Matthew 7:18), and the way to do that is to look at the fruit we bear. However, we must scrutinize the fruit because some fruit can look good outside but be rotten … Continue reading How to Examine Spiritual Fruit

“I Don’t Get Anything Out of Church”

This is a quick 50-second reminder that we need to prepare our hearts for worship. https://youtu.be/MLgo1PrDX2o So often, you'll hear someone say, "You know, I just don't get anything out of that church," or "I sat through that service, and I did not get anything out of it." The question I always want to ask … Continue reading “I Don’t Get Anything Out of Church”

When God Closes Churches

There have been times when God was so displeased with his people he restricted their ability to worship, and Joel 1:9 is one example. The people of God had grown so cold and indifferent toward God their worship was worthless. They had a form of Godliness but denied its power. Knowing this, God began to discipline his children … Continue reading When God Closes Churches