What Is the "Greater Sin"?
on February 16th, 2024
While standing before Pilate, Jesus said, “The one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin” (John 19:11). What does "the greater sin" mean? Does this statement imply that there are big sins and little sins? Let's see what the Bible says.
The Year of the Dragon
on February 9th, 2024
As the Asian world turns its attention to dragons in this new lunar year, let's reflect upon how the word "dragon" is used in the New Testament.
What Is the Unknown Tongue of 1 Corinthians 14?
on January 26th, 2024
In 1 Corinthians 14 in the King James Version, one can read of an "unknown tongue." Why does it say this, and what exactly is the gift of tongues spoken about in this chapter?
Our Mission Begins in the Mirror: Soul-Winning in 2 Peter 3
on January 20th, 2024
Evangelism is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian. Though this is true, evangelism will fail if souls won fall away from the faith... including ours. As outward trials and inward troubles fell upon the church, what final charges did Peter give them, and what can we learn?
How Much Do You Care About Your Child’s Safety?
on January 13th, 2024
You've probably heard of hypervigilance and helicopter parenting, and maybe even met (or been) someone guilty of it. Parents really do want their children to be safe. The question is: do they want enough to work for it when it really matters?
Praying with a Broader Perspective
on January 6th, 2024
Paul said, "None of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself" (Romans 14:7). Sometimes we pray like we do though. How could our prayer life be improved by thinking of a bigger picture than the one right in front of us?
Do I Believe in Work-Based Salvation?
on December 29th, 2023
When asked, most people who claim to be Christians will also claim that they don't believe in salvation through good works. However, a closer examination of their beliefs may tell a different story.
Daring to Be Different During the Holidays
on December 23rd, 2023
Jesus calls his followers to be as different to those in the world as light is to darkness or as salt is to a palate. Congregationally, how can we be different during holiday seasons in a way that makes a difference?
Are You Trying to Put God in a Box?
on December 16th, 2023
When the Israelites took the ark of the covenant with them into a battle against the Philistines, they demonstrated that they thought God dwelled in a box. Are we guilty of trying to put God in boxes today?
Learning Gratitude on the Ice
on December 8th, 2023
A great ice fishing trip wasn't so great for my 8-year-old son, who had to watch on while everyone caught something but him. Teaching him to be happy for others meant reminding both him and myself of the One who watches over all fishing trips, including one on the sea of Galilee almost 2000 years ago.
Transforming Our View of Trying Times
on December 2nd, 2023
Job somehow knew that he would come through the fires that tested him "as gold" (Job 23:10). As great as Job was, he knew less about God and His eternal plan than even a babe in Christ knows. Does what you know change what you see when you are tested?
How To Give Thanks in Everything
on November 25th, 2023
While we may find that time grants us perspective regarding certain challenges, there are certain things in life for which we may never be grateful. God’s will is not for us to give thanks for everything that happens, but to maintain a grateful disposition in and sometimes in spite of what happens. How can we?