Posts Tagged: Gods Word

Do You Excuse Your Own Sin?

We all know the deadly nature of sin, but we are often unaware of its subtle sidekick — the excuse. Excuses convert the seriousness of sin into a simple...

Jesus Wants Your Weakness

Suffering has shown me that my strength is not in me. The raging seas have made me cling to the rock of my salvation. I can say in full...

If You Want to Live Truly, Learn to Die Daily

All year round the thorn of the gorse bush has been hardening and sharpening. Even in spring, the thorn does not soften or fall off. But at last, about...

Where Is God When I Need Him Most?

 When I learned my dear friend was killed in a car accident this summer, I was stunned. She was my second mom, and a faithful wife, mother, and friend....

Weakness and Wonder: How to Worship Like Your Children

“Rachel, look! A DUCK!” I heard six-year-old Sawyer call out in a giddy voice. Strangers nearby likely assumed Sawyer had never seen a duck before, though it was actually...

What If My Worst Fears Come True?

What does it mean that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,” so much so that “we will not fear” (Psalm 46:1–2)? More poignantly,...

Saved from a Sinking Distraction

When Peter saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me”(Matthew 14:30, ESV). Picture the scene. A raging storm, giant waves crashing against a...

The Making of a Modern Pharisee

We are all born legalists, but we are made into Pharisees. Spurgeon once preached, “Beloved, the legalist [in us] is a great deal older than the Christian. If I...

Is Life Harder Than You Expected?

Soldiers don’t learn to fight in the classroom. They learn about fighting in the classroom. Learning about fighting is crucial to successful fighting, which is why soldiers’ training always includes class time. But...

Pray Them Home: Prayers for Prodigal Children

I once was that prodigal child — lost, angry, and struggling to find my identity. Hardened on the outside, but deeply hurting within. The pain of my choices was not...

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