What if the bigger issue in having your kids obey isn't their obedience, but rather, is your patience with them?
The first step to our nation's renewal is going to be the repentance of every individual man, woman and child who names the name of Jesus.
The Word tells us to be sober - to have a clear mind going in - so that when the taunting from the enemy comes, we will be ready.
In affliction you have the opportunity to draw closer to Christ, to His pain, to His cross and thus to His comfort, all by the hand of the loving Father.
Christ’s forgiveness should not relax the Christians attitude towards sin. On the contrary, Christ’s death, burial, resurrection and our forgiveness thereby should increase our hatred of sin and bolster our longing for its defeat in our daily lives.
Let the Gospel of the cross be your proof to them that Jesus loves imperfect people.
Your current season may be cold and bitter too, but if you wait on the Lord you will find that the next season is full of the warmth of God’s faithfulness and the sweet reassurance of His constant care.
In light of the bigger picture of the Gospel, whether someone stands, sits, or kneels is really no matter to a disciple of Jesus.
It’s not the tears that produce fruit, or even the faithfulness of the sower.
Placing your faith in Jesus, who saves, is to place your life in the hands of the One wants to use you as a witness for His glory.
You may not love waiting. But if you love Jesus, you can learn to see that waiting, though in many ways part of the curse, can be redeemed for Him.
There are several reasons why a professing believer won’t go to Church. Among the most common is this: “The Church is full of hypocrites!” Well, okay.
The next time you enter the church to fellowship with God’s people, go with a sacrifice of brokenness.
In every area of life that faithfulness really matters to us Jesus is our greatest example.
I want my children to understand that the gospel of Jesus and the spread of that message is the most important thing on earth.
Preachers, learn to see every sermon as an opportunity of a lifetime - an opportunity to bring change where it matters most, change in the heart of people for whom Christ died and now lives.
Even just visiting the fatherless in their affliction is considered among the most holy and Christ-like of actions.
The darkness that seems to hide the face of grace is actually a defeated darkness. It is inferior to the power of God’s unchanging light and grace. That’s like saying that clouds can smother the Sun.
Church planting reminds us that we are feeble, weak creatures, but we are banking on the words which Jesus spoke to His disciples and to us - "I am with you always."
Open each page with faith and expectancy even if you are a little unsure what you might or might not hear.
Some ask, "Do we really need another church?" The better question is, "Are there still lost people in our communities?"
Paul was not a rich man, probably not even well-to-do, but he certainly knew what it was to work.
There’s a greater and more decisive power at work in this world and it’s not the American government, the EU, the Global peace initiative or the Islamic State.
I want the Father’s adopting-love ingrained into the very fabric of my thinking
There’s so much that I do not know about planting a church. But those things I do, I will commit to with all the heart and passion which I can muster and which the Spirit so graciously supplies.