Word of Faith

One of the local churches in our area is popular with young people. I went to their website and began listening to the latest online sermon. About 12 minutes into the message he said, “God created by the spoken word,…

Nothing to Fear

In his March 4, 1933 inaugural address, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” The fear of failure, called atychiphobia (also…

Speechless

There is much talk about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. Romans 8 teaches that one of the primary works of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to help us loosen our grip on…

Sermons: How Should We Listen?

Every preacher is different; they vary in style, dynamics, and personality. I’ve heard pastors who are like easy-listening jazz, and others who make it difficult to stay awake. There is nothing you can (or should) do about changing the style…

The Ministry of Prayer

Everywhere, people are hurting. Whether it is physical pain, emotional trauma or just spiritual weariness, suffering abounds. We must never close our eyes or desensitize our hearts to those who are in pain. But, how should we minister to them?…

The Right Hill to Die on!

Because we live in a world populated with self-interested sinners, warfare will be an ancillary characteristic of our existence. And, since the beginning of warfare, military strategists have been confronted with the difficult job of sending soldiers to die to…

Saved Without Contingencies

Con·tin·gent adjective \kən-ˈtin-jənt\: depending on something else that might or might not happen; a happening by chance; unpredictable. That’s how Merriam Webster defines contingent. To be non-contingent is to speak of something that is sure, certain, and unconditional. When I…

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