What Good is Temptation?

I am looking forward to the future, are you? I look forward to that day when all temptation will be ended forever. What a joy it will be to begin every day of life knowing that there will be no opportunities to sin, no predicaments of suffering,…

Cultivating Ministry at Home

Home is a shelter from the world. A place for rest and play, friendship, laughter and memories. And home is a place for ministry. God prepares us for ministry at church through the ministry of evangelists, pastors, and teachers. And He provides…

A Single-Parent Success Story

Many Christian mothers find themselves in the position of raising their son(s) without a father, or at least without a Christian father.  They find it difficult to believe that their son can develop into a man of God without a godly father…

Putting Scripture in Their Hands

Ron Meznar was retiring as a veteran missionary. Over many years of service, he had developed a strong testimony as a New Testament scholar and Greek professor. He was also instrumental in planting many churches in South America. The last church…

Searching for the Perfect Sermon

A preacher never should settle intentionally for an imperfect sermon. He is responsible to “rightly divide” – that is, exposit - the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15). Yet, what preacher can say that he has ever delivered a perfect sermon? Mistaken…

1 John and Christian Assurance

The Theme of First John “Did I really mean it?” “Did I really understand, or was I just afraid of dying?” It is not uncommon for Christians to encounter these kinds of doubts about their salvation at some point or another. Christian…

A Glimpse at the Spiritual Struggle

Have you ever been blindsided spiritually? Sometimes this involves being caught off guard by your own wrong behavior – losing your temper for no apparent reason, for instance. Other times this involves an encounter with entirely unexpected…

The Kingdom of Heaven

The phrase “kingdom of heaven” occurs exclusively in Matthew’s gospel. He uses the phrase 33 times, while no other gospel writer employs it at all. How is this significant? Some teach that the kingdom of heaven is distinct from the…

Winning the Battle against Media Bombardment

All kinds of media clamor for your attention – news, social buzz, marketing, movies, music, books, gaming, and gossip. They utilize an overwhelming variety of platforms – desktop computers, laptop computers, tablet computers, e-book readers,…