1162. Bold Prayers

If God answered all your prayers from this past week, how would the world be changed? Continue reading


1160. How are You Temped?

How are You Tempted?

IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING

Once we’re born again, the temptations we face should be of a different nature than those we used to face. The degree to which we have surrendered to Christ will be reflected in the change (or lack thereof) in the things that tempt us. Continue reading


1156. God Justifies the Ungodly

 

IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING

Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly,
his faith is credited as righteousness. (Romans 4:4-5)

Despite what this passage clearly says, people naturally believe that the way to be saved is to be good, and the way to become righteous is through our behavior. We assume that Christ came to help us become righteous enough for God to accept us and welcome us into His presence. The truth, however, is that no one ever received righteousness by work or worth. As strange and impossible as it seems, righteousness has nothing to do with “doing right.” Continue reading


1155. It’s all about Restoration

While we tend to focus on punishing law-breakers, what about a long-term solution -restoration?  Continue reading


1152. The Authority of Revelation

Knowing how you determine what is true is the first step in winning an argument.

IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING

It’s a sad fact that critical thinking has become scarce in today’s culture. People tout their opinion or belief as though it’s true just because they believe it. This is especially true when discussing God. Mention God’s judgment and they will say something like, “God isn’t like that. He’s a loving God and wouldn’t punish Continue reading


1150. Another Reason Why Jerusalem is Important

The importance of Jerusalem is tied to one of God’s compound names.

IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING

Since Islam’s holiest site is in Mecca, why does all the action today seem to take place in Jerusalem, a city not even mentioned in the Qur’an? Why is Jerusalem, and more specifically, the Temple Mount, so important that it has become a powder keg ready to explode? Why do Muslims even care? Continue reading


1148. Why are you Ministering?

Are you doing what you’re doing because you feel like you should?

It’s Worth Considering

I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:5)

Many of us are very familiar with today’s verse. We get the fact that we really need Jesus and we acknowledge that we can do nothing of eternal Continue reading


1136 Praise Precedes Victory

Feeling defeated? Praise may be the answer you need. Continue reading


1132. Jesus Our Jehovah Tsidkenu

Since our righteousness will always be like filthy rags to God, He gave us His own righteousness in the person of Jesus. Continue reading


1130. Jesus Our Banner

The Old Testament meaning of “banner” helps us understand our relationship to Jesus today. Continue reading