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Out of Wedlock: What Do You Say to Your Child Kevin Leman

Here's a question I am asked occasionally...Here's my podcast with Doug:  Guilt drives a dad to worry about how to explain to his daughter that she was conceived before her parents were married. A mother worries about her son is using his verbal tic to get his way. In this podcast transcript, Dr. ...more

How to Be Unhappy Max Lucado

How many times have you doubted God's goodness? Max Lucado teaches on how to trust God and be content: "The widest river in the world is not the Mississippi, Amazon, or Nile. The widest river on earth is a body of water called If Only. Throngs of people stand on its banks and cast longing eyes ...more

Overcoming Depression and Cynicism: Solomon's Sagely Advice Julie Barrier

Are you miserable, disgruntled, discontent or just plain crabby? Solomon’s initial words in Ecclesiastes will cause you to grow gloomy, desperate, even suicidal. But, believe it or not, the most depressing book in the Bible (other than Job!) can teach you how to be truly happy.  Solomon was an ...more

15 Pro-Life Truths to Speak John Piper

"You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - Jesus Christ 1. Existing fetal homicide laws make a man guilty of manslaughter if he kills the baby in a mother's womb (except in the case of abortion).2. Fetal surgery is performed on babies in the womb to save them while another child ...more

Will We Have Our Own Homes in Heaven? Randy Alcorn

Perhaps you’re familiar with Christ’s promise in John 14: “In my Father’s house are many mansions. . . . I go to prepare a place for you” (v. 2, KJV). The Vulgate, the Latin Bible, used the word mansiones in that verse, and the King James Version followed by using mansions. Unfortunately, that ...more

Levels of Prayer Neil Anderson

Psalm 95 is a model for approaching God in prayer. It begins with praise and thanksgiving. The Apostle Paul seldom mentioned prayer in the New Testament without an attitude of gratitude. “I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers” (Ephesians 1:16). “Do not be ...more

Why Train Your Child to Do Chores? Jane Sandwood

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 KJV In America, 82% of adults said that they grew up doing chores. But why is it that only 28% of people said that they give their own children chores to do? One reason is that many children do ...more

5 Hard Truths About Healthy Church Growth Carey Nieuwhof

Most church leaders I know would love to see their church grow. Similarly, most leaders I’ve met want their church to grow for what we might call the ‘right’ reasons: they sincerely want more people to encounter the love of Jesus Christ. That’s amazing. And yet there’s a strong reaction against ...more

7 Ways to Approach Your Bible Study This Year Matt Smethurst

If you’re a Christian, you believe reading the Bible is important. But have you considered how to approach it in the first place? What kind of “heart posture” is necessary? God cares deeply about these questions. Here are seven ways we should approach his Word in 2016. 1. Approach It Humbly  The ...more

What is True Biblical Repentance? John MacArthur

Repentance is no more a meritorious work than its counterpart, faith. Repentance is an inward response. Genuine repentance pleads with the Lord to forgive and deliver from the burden of sin and the fear of judgment and hell. It is the attitude of the publican who, fearful of even looking toward ...more