Articles

Why Consumerism is Killing the Church Michael Sherrard

“The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.  And I’ll say to myself, “You ...more

Decision-Making and the Will of God Tommy Nelson

“How do you know the will of God?”  At every Campus Crusade Christmas Conference that was the title of the workshop that always drew standing room numbers.  Because every Christian has wondered in the midst of crucial decisions if they were deciding in keeping with God’s will. So how do you know ...more

5 Ways God Can Use Stress for Your Good Randy Alcorn

How can God use stress in our lives to produce good. How can it conform us to the image of Christ. Randy Alcorn writes: 1. God uses stress to get our attention. God created our bodies. He designed them to send us messages. If I stick my hand in fire, my body will send me a message, quick and clear. ...more

6 Keys to Escape the Comparison Trap Randy Carlson

We understand intellectually that life isn’t fair, but our culture acts as though life should be fair. There’s been a convergence within our society between justice and fairness. Justice is objective. We should be able to measure what justice is. We have laws, rules, regulations and certain things ...more

Why is Jesus Called the Rock? Jan Shrader

One night after I had gone to bed early, the phone rang, and when my son picked up he heard a woman weeping on the other end.  She was crying so hard she could not find her voice, but fortunately my son gently said the right thing. “You want to talk to my mom, don’t you?” She muttered a ...more

How to Leave a Godly Legacy: Three Bible Heroes Julie Barrier

My husband’s father, Roger Sr., was an amazing mentor. He intentionally instilled values in his growing young sons. What a man! What a legacy! Roger’s Dad repeatedly quipped pithy sayings to show his sons how to live a successful life. “He who whispers down a well about the goods he has to sell ...more

How to Process Depression and Loss God's Way Neil Anderson

Overcome depression by processing your losses. A loss can be real, threatened or imagined, which is often a negative thought or lie that is believed. Either one can precipitate a depression. How we respond to any loss or crisis will determine how fast we recover. The following steps will help you ...more

Screen Accountability for Your Teen: 5 Keys to Keep Them Safe Luke Gilkerson

We talk to a lot of parents who want to protect their children from pornography. But what should you do when your teenagers push back when you suggest accountability software? We received an email recently from a parent with two teenagers who object to putting Covenant Eyes Screen ...more

Doubt Can Deepen Your Faith In God Mark Batterson

Science fiction speaks to some of our deepest dreams and longings. It captures our imagination. And that’s why we love fiction. The old adage: truth is stranger than fiction is true. You read the Gospels and what you’ll discover is that "truth is stranger than fiction." Jesus did things that movie ...more

Unmasking Deceived Leadership Craig Groeschel

We all can become deceived both in our personal lives, our relationships, and our ministries. Here are some significant questions and observations that will allow you to evaluate your leadership and the leadership of others. •            How many of you have a significant problem with ...more