“…But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven….” (Matthew 6:20, NKJV) You can have an eternal 401(k). Yes, it lasts forever! Yes, it is guaranteed. The returns are fantastic! In fact, they are beyond our human ability to measure. In this world crowds of people follow “stock tips.” They follow what they perceive to be […]
“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:18-19) True faith […]
Have you ever been given something or had someone do a favor for you and it felt like there were strings attached? Maybe they expected something in return? Or the gift was forced on you when you didn’t want it? When it comes to God’s gift of salvation, there are no strings attached.
What are you afraid of? Being alone? Being inadequate? Failing at your job, marriage, parenting? Judgement? Death? Do these fears hold you back in life? The answer is undoubtedly, yes.
What often holds us back in life? What is the root of our brokenness? So often we see that it is fear and laziness. But God invites us to step beyond our circumstances. Knowing him leads to our having courage, working diligently, and living sacrificial lives.
If you were to wake up tomorrow, with only the things you thank God for today, what would you have? Hear a powerful story about thankfulness in the face of persecution in this video:
Holy. It’s a word Christians use a lot. We know God is holy and we know that we are called to be holy as He is. In the world, however, we hear a lot about being happy. This seems to be the ultimate goal in a life outside of Christ. And of course, everyone desires […]
You’re probably familiar with the expression that claims Christians are to be “in” the world but not “of” the world. Although this notion isn’t found directly in Scripture, it’s consistent with Biblical teaching. John 15:19 tells us: If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the […]
One of the greatest challenges for Christians is maintaining an eternal perspective. Life goes by so quickly. And yet we often get caught up in the day to day tasks and forget that we are not promised tomorrow. James 4:14 refers to the human life as a vapor: it appears for a while and then vanishes. […]
If someone asked you who the smartest man in the world is, what would you say? If Jesus wasn’t who came to mind, it’s time to think again. Jesus, incarnate and risen, was and is the smartest man to ever live.