What You're Worth

September 19, 2017

Why do we struggle with really believing that God loves and values us? When He purchased your soul, He paid the highest price: the life blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.…

Why You Need Trials

September 12, 2017

It's possible to have joy in the midst of suffering. Trials reveal what kind of faith you have, and God uses them to test, strengthen, and equip you.…

Is Your Hope Alive?

September 5, 2017

If there's one thing the world desperately needs, it's hope. Even in America, where we have every creature comfort available to us, most people are unhappy with their lives and feel a sense of purposelessness.…

The God of Truth

August 29, 2017

So how are you doing when it comes to telling the truth? Jesus said, "Let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'" (Matthew 5:37). That's a perfect description of verbal integrity, of living what you say. So say what needs to be said, nothing more. And speak the truth in love, knowing that you reflect the character of the God you serve when you do so.…

Have You Committed Murder Recently?

August 22, 2017

One of the shortest and simplest of the Ten Commandments is the sixth one: "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13). Maybe in hearing this commandment, you think, Okay, the other commandments are relevant to my life, but I don't have to pay much attention to this one, because it has absolutely nothing to do with me.…

How Do You Use God's Name?

August 15, 2017

To use God's name in vain is to empty it of its value and meaning, or to use it in a way that's not true to His character, reputation, or authority. Basically, the name of God should not be uttered, written, or sung in any kind of empty, frivolous, or insincere way.…

Setting Your Priorities

August 8, 2017

From the very get-go, the Bible assumes that its reader already has a working belief in God, because it simply says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). The question is, how do we relate to God? And what does He really want from us?…

God's Top Ten for You

August 1, 2017

People like to make top ten lists, but God has His own top ten list--the Ten Commandments, life's most important rules (see Exodus 20:1-17). About 3,400 years ago, a ragtag group of people leaving one country and going to another--the children of Israel--were given these commandments as part of a greater covenant God made with them. So what relevance and importance do they have for our lives today?…