When life doesn't make sense

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

The Bible warns us that “evil” days will come (Ecclesiastes 12:1; Matthew 6:34; Ephesians 5:16). Job observed, “Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1; cf. Psalm 73:14, 21). At times, there will be events, situations, diagnoses, tragedies, and conditions in our lives that will not make sense. At such times, our faith will be tested. And, in such storms, there are foundation stones that cannot be moved.

Wealthy People Who Pay No Taxes

Politicians talk of raising our taxes again. While they search for ways to raise revenue, citizens search for loopholes and exemptions to keep it. We are all interested in things that are tax-free. Jesus knew...

In Pursuit of Faith

Faith is the foundation upon which all the virtues are laid. It is the center from which the diameter of the Christian life is measured. It is the buoy from which the depths of...

The “Weakness” of an Almighty God

God is all­-powerful, all­-knowing, all­-loving, and ever­-present (Psalm 139:1­–16; 1 John 4:8). He is Almighty God—the perfect Being. Paul’s statement, then, is unusual: “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness...

Ten Steps to Increase Your Spiritual Passion

Passion often separates success and failure. French Military Strategist Ferdinand Foch said, “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure...

God’s Amazing Grace

In his historical novel based on the life of Lincoln, Gore Vidal pictures a cabinet meeting when it was evident that the South would be defeated and Lincoln’s advisors began to make plans for...

Does God Require Us to Do Anything to Be Saved?

A young man asked his preacher: “Sir, what can I do to be saved?” The preacher replied, “Son, you’re too late.” “What!” exclaimed the boy, “I’m too late to be saved?” “No,” said the preacher, “too late...

Seven Simple Facts about the Judgment

“The safest road to hell,” wrote C.S. Lewis, “is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” Occasionally, we need reminding of that one great event toward which...

How the Church of Christ Began in Philippi

Every congregation has a beginning. The church at Jerusalem began on Pentecost with the coming of the Holy Spirit and the preaching of the apostles (Acts 2). The church in Samaria began with Philip’s preaching the word (Acts 8). The church at Corinth began with Paul at the end of the second missionary journey (Acts 18).

The Finest New Testament Christian You Never Heard Of

It is important to build a good reputation; it is more important to maintain it. A good reputation takes time to build, but it can be destroyed in just a minute.

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