How to Deal with Troublemakers

July 27, 2021

Problem people are a problem even in the church. How are we supposed to deal with those who just want to make trouble? Paul gave us some pointers in his letter to the Philippians.…

Love Check

July 20, 2021

The most important expression of Christianity is love. In Paul's letter to the Philippians, we see four attributes of what a mature Christian love looks like. Ultimately, it glorifies God.…

You're a Saint

July 13, 2021

Who exactly can be considered a saint? Is it just someone who dies and is canonized? The opening verses of Philippians give us insight into the qualities of a true saint.…

Starting (and Ending) Well

July 6, 2021

Toward the end of his life, King Saul of Israel admitted that he had "played the fool" (1 Samuel 26:21). He started out so well—what went wrong? And how can we learn from his mistakes?…

The Power of Your Choices

June 29, 2021

Abraham's nephew Lot made a series of choices that set him on a sad trajectory in life: he ended up numb to the sin around him. His example serves as a warning to us today.…

Is God Your Number One?

June 22, 2021

The story of Cain and Abel is essentially a story about the kind of worship that God accepts. Cain's crash and burn serves as a warning for us to make sure the Lord is in first place in our life.…

Your Body Has a Higher Purpose

June 15, 2021

Our culture encourages gluttony, overindulgence, and the pursuit of bodily pleasure. But what Paul wrote about God's purpose for our bodies is utterly countercultural.…

What Grows in Your Soul?

June 8, 2021

Perhaps more of us struggle with bitterness than we'd like to admit. What does the Bible say about this deep-rooted weed? And how can we keep it from growing in our heart?…

Ditching Hypocrisy

June 1, 2021

Sin is serious, especially since our tendency is to hide it behind a mask. Jesus had some tough but necessary words for people who live hypocritical lives.…

Check the Label

May 25, 2021

The apostle Peter gave a stark warning against false teachers in his second epistle. From his words, we find four things to be careful of as we walk through a world full of people who pretend to be spiritual but really don't know Christ.…

Finishing Your Race Well

May 18, 2021

Life is painful, but God uses suffering in the lives of His children to strengthen and establish them. As we learn to finish the race of life well, we can look beyond the pain to what's in store for us: heaven.…

How Many Tomorrows Do You Have Left?

May 11, 2021

One day you'll have no more tomorrows left. You're only guaranteed today—and even then, you don't know what will happen. So how are you supposed to live? Peter gave believers some valuable direction.…

Attracting the World to Jesus

May 4, 2021

One of the biggest ways we can attract unbelievers to Christ is by loving our fellow believers well. The apostle Peter gave us a five-fold strategy for doing so.…

Living like Jesus

April 27, 2021

Has anyone ever told you, "You remind me of Jesus"? Our calling as believers is to follow Jesus' example in the way we live so that others may see Him in us. How exactly can we do that?…

Your Spiritual Appetite

April 20, 2021

The apostle Peter said that just like a baby desires milk, so too should we as believers crave the pure milk of God's Word, the Bible. So what's your spiritual appetite like?…

Is Your Hope Alive?

April 13, 2021

We've been born into a living and lasting hope through Jesus' resurrection. His resurrection means every single promise He made about eternal life is true.…

Living with Purpose

April 6, 2021

As a captive in Babylon, Daniel was given a new name and pressured to conform to the culture. He did the opposite. How can we follow his example in a world that's bent on making us compromise?…

God's Sovereignty in Your Suffering

March 30, 2021

It was Babylon that attacked the city of Jerusalem in 586 BC, but Jeremiah described God as the main agent of destruction. What does this mean for us? Is it possible that the Lord allows certain things—even bad things—to happen in our lives? To what end or purpose?…

Chosen Before You Were Born

March 23, 2021

Did you know God chose you before you were born? That's a major truth the prophet Jeremiah's calling reveals to us, along with the glorious fact that God loves to use the most unlikely people to fulfill His purposes.…

Finding Balance in Your Love

March 9, 2021

Loving with no boundaries whatsoever is dangerous. Why? Because true love requires a love for the truth. So how can you find balance in the way you love?…