Why is God Jealous? Mark Batterson

You can’t really appreciate the mercy of God if you don’t understand the wrath of God. And if you don’t have a handle on the justice of God, then you aren’t going to appreciate the grace of God. In a nutshell, if you don’t understand one, you can’t appreciate the other.  When it comes to love and ...more

Elijah and Jezebel: Jesus and the Antichrist Francis Frangipane

The ancient conflict between the spirits of Elijah and Jezebel is an incredibly powerful glimpse into spiritual warfare. In this age-old battle, Elijah represents the voice of Heaven: the call to repentance and the return to God. Jezebel, on the other hand, embodies that unique principality of ...more

What to Do When You Are Left in the Dark Lisa Bevere

“For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going, anyone groping in the dark, here’s what: Trust in GOD. Lean on your God!” (Isaiah 50:10 MSG). Following God will often require us to relinquish control and to trust Him to direct our path. This is similar to what a pilot experiences when ...more

The Wagging Tongue: James on Gossip Jud Wilhite

We live in a culture that’s inundated with tabloids and dirty laundry. There is gossip in our work places. People talk about other people. We spread hearsay and rumors. The rumor mill turns. Sometimes it’s hard to know. Even in conversations have you wondered, “Am I gossiping right now when I’m ...more

Will Everyone Be Equal in Heaven? Randy Alcorn

Is everyone equal in heaven? What does the Bible teach? All people are equal in worth, but they differ in gifting and performance. God is the creator of diversity, and diversity means “inequality” of gifting (1 Corinthians 12:14-20). Because God promises to reward people differently according to ...more

How You Know If You Are Proud Francis Chan

How do you know if you are proud? Paul has the litmus test.  1 Corinthians 8:1-3 “Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to ...more

Why We Need to Depend on Others Blake Bergstrom

"Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with ...more

Single Dads: Get Your Son to Talk Jason Isaak

“Hi, son! How was your day?"  “Fine." "What happened at school?"  “Nothing." “Anything happen you would like to talk about?"  “No." Sound like a familiar conversation when you pick your kid up? Let’s acknowledge that a conversation between a single father (or any father) and child benefits ...more

God's Secret Strategy for Success Margaret Feinberg

Long before Jesus took on the imagery of the vineyard for Himself, God had been using vineyard imagery to communicate His heart to the people. The Song of Vineyard is nestled in Isaiah 5:1-7. This delicate yet ferocious poem provides the most detailed description of caring for vineyards in the ...more

Five Shocking Reasons Why People Leave Your Church Carey Nieuwhof

No matter how long you’ve been in leadership, it still hurts when people leave your church. It’s somewhat easy to understand people leaving when things are going poorly— when there’s conflict, division or dysfunction. But what most leaders aren’t prepared for is the reality that people will leave ...more