Self-Control: The Key to Christian Manhood Thabiti Anyabwile

Curtis burst into my office, pushing past my administrative assistant, leaving in his wake papers fluttering from her desk. “I can’t take this anymore! I’m done!” I continued looking at the papers on my desk as he paced the floor in front of me. Finishing the paragraph I had been reading, I looked ...more

How Opiates Impact the Brain and Body Gladys Cohen

It’s no secret that opioid addiction has spread rampant throughout the United States. More often than not, addiction begins innocently, seemingly without provocation. Prescriptions are often written by primary care physicians to treat pain of all sorts, from bone breaking accidents to chronic pain ...more

How to Love God’s Image in Your Neighbors John MacArthur

When some Pharisees put Jesus to the test concerning the greatest of all God’s commandments, He answered with a quotation from Deuteronomy 6:5: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” “This is the first and great commandment,” He ...more

Making Safe Friends Jan Shrader

When my family traveled from our small-town home to Tucson for a doctor’s appointment or a back-to-school shopping trip, we always stayed overnight with my mother’s best friend Bea Solley.   There we would find a fun lady who was busy cooking for us, and a card shark.  Bea loved to play cards.  She ...more

Why Does the Bible Say our Bodies Will Shine in Heaven? Randy Alcorn

Some people have asked me if our resurrected bodies will shine. They cite two passages: “The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:43) and “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to ...more

What's the Real Purpose of Marriage? Bryan Blagg

Genesis 2:18 “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper suitable for him.” NIV I will make.....  …a helper who is just right for him. NLT …a helper fit for him. ESV …a suitable helper. BSB …a helper suitable for him. NAS …a help meet for him. KJV …a ...more

What Does John Mean by "in the Spirit" in Revelation? Eli Lyzorkin-Eyzenberg

What does John the Apostle mean when he penned these words? Revelation 1:9 I, John, your brother and the one who shares with you in the persecution, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus. Once God Almighty ...more

Five Things Every Pastor Must Know about the Women in His Church Deb Waterbury

Very recently I was speaking with a pastor who had come to me for counsel on how to bring his dying church back to life. I was somewhat taken aback by his remark at the very beginning of our conversation: “Deb, I value all you have to tell me, but let’s just cut to the chase. I need someone to help ...more

David and Shimei: Overcoming the Curses of Words Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The curse of words includes words spoken by others (or even by yourself) that are intended to inflict harm or damage, to belittle you, or to wish you evil. Consider the example of David, cursed and belittled by Shimei, in 2 Samuel 16. Shimei falsely accused David, attributing David's circumstances ...more

Four Things to Know about Desire Randy Carlson

Desire is a very powerful force in our lives, and I am convinced it’s the root of why it’s so difficult for us to live intentionally. The reason we get into trouble is because our desires are not aligned with what God has for us. James 1:14-15 says, “Each one is tempted when, by this own evil ...more