“God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of good against evil …” – E.M. Bounds
Flying bullets, suicide vests, terrorist threats and racial riots. Our society is filled with fear. God is our shield, but He has given ...more
Does one prevailing problem stalk your life? Where does Satan have a hook in you?
Some are prone to cheat. Others quick to doubt. Maybe you worry. Yes, everyone worries some – but you own the national distributorship of anxiety. Perhaps you are judgmental. Sure, everybody can be critical, but you ...more
Why does God allow suffering and death? This is the age-old question that has plagued man for thousands of years. It is a direct challenge against the goodness of God. That is, how can God be good but allow suffering, especially the innocent, to suffer?
In some cases, it depends upon what your ...more
John Piper penned this article following the terrorist attack on 9/11, but his eloquent thoughts balancing justice and forgiveness are timeless.
"Can we pray for justice, and yet love our enemy at the same time?" The answer is yes.
But let's start with our own guilt. Christians know that if God ...more
You can learn a lot about a person by the kind of prayer he prays. For instance, a selfish prayer indicates a selfish spirit. Have you ever heard a prayer that sounds like a Christmas list — I want this, and I want that. Some people try to impress you with their prayers, yet they come off as ...more
We all know that we are to be thankful. There’s something right and proper and good about it. But sometimes in the rush of life we don’t feel we have time to be thankful, or that our situation isn’t really something to be thankful about. Life sometimes is more about survival and less about ...more
Washington, Oregon, California and Vermont all have passed assisted suicide laws called "Death with Dignity" laws. These are the thoughts of Dr. Russell Moore concerning the ethics of assisted suicide.
"The state assembly of California voted to allow legal assisted suicide. Lawmakers sent the bill ...more
Western society used to be basically divided between people who (1) respected the Bible as “the truth” but didn’t follow it, (2) believed and followed it devotedly, or (3) rejected it as simply a book of legends and myths. Things are changing.
To begin with, the first group is rapidly declining in ...more
Terrorists terrify us. But from an eternal perspective, they may touch the body, but they can never touch the soul.
“Dear friends, don’t be afraid of these who want to murder you. They can only kill the body; they have no power over your souls. But I’ll tell you whom to fear—fear God who has the ...more
Have you ever known someone who tends to say everything he thinks? There is no filter between thoughts and speech. It is a flawed type of communication that reasons, “If I think it, I should say it.”
Before you turn your thoughts into sound waves, send them through filters that ...more