Every Christians need to be encouraged continually in living the Christian life. Where are the sources of encouragement for the Christian? This article mentions four.
Is hell real? Hell exists because God is holy.
What should be the attitude of Christians towards the government? This article explains five things the Bible teaches about governments.
Anger is the result of sin but also the common cause of sin. This article explains how.
What is sanctification? Sanctification refers to the setting apart of Christians and making them holy.
What is idolatry? Idolatry is being discontent with who God is and what he has done for you, in that you look elsewhere for satisfaction.
What is holiness? Holiness can be defined in relation to God but also in relation to human beings. This article explains these two sides to holiness.
Salvation is the final triumph of the gospel in bringing believers to eternal safety and joy in the presence of a holy and glorious God.
The world as we know it will come to an end, and judgment is coming. The article explains what this judgment is about.
What is heaven? Heaven is where God is, and where God is there is happiness and unending worship.
What is worship? It is essentially the glorifying of God by responding to his revelation of himself.
This article outlines a Christian perspective on sex. It is one of God's gifts, and should be thought of, especialy by husbands, from a biblical perspective: sex is something that goes far beyond the physical.
Mysticism is dangerous because it undermines the authority and sufficiency of Scripture as well as the biblical teaching on justification.
Watching pornography desecrates human beings, and it mocks the gospel. The article explains how.
"How did you like the sermon?" This is just a wrong question to ask, because sermons are not for liking. Instead, as the article suggests, the question could be: What did you learn from the sermon?
When can you talk about someone in such a way that you avoid gossip? This can happen when you are governed by five desires and guided by five criteria. Let the article unpack these.
This article discusses the First Council of Constantinople, whose purpose was to unite a church that remained divided over the issue of the nature of Christ and his relationship with the Father. The article discusses the Council's setting, purpose, major characters, and the nature and results of the conflict.
This article discusses the Council of Ephesus, whose purpose was address the teaching of Nestorius that came to be known as Nestorianism, a teaching that stressed the independence of the divine and human natures of Christ. The article considers the Council's setting, purpose, major characters, and the nature and results of the conflict.
Pride seeks to make people conform to you because you think you are better than them. This article expands on this.
This article discusses the Council of Chalcedon whose purpose was to rectify the tension created by the Council of Ephesus on the nature of Christ. The article discusses the Council's setting, purpose, and major characters, as well as the nature and results of the conflict.
This article discusses the Third Council of Constantinople, whose purpose was to settle the difference between the Western and Eastern church on their understanding of the nature of Christ's will and power (the technical terms being monoenergism and monothelitism, respectively). The article discusses the Council's setting, purpose, and major characters, as well as the nature and results of the conflict.
Do you think the second service on Sunday is necessary? This article discusses seven reasons for loving the evening service.
Liberalism questions the nature of the Bible and denies its inerrancy, infallibility, and authority. Liberalism denies that the Bible is the Word of God and insists instead that it contains the Word of God. This is a false teaching. This article looks at one of the promoters of this teaching, Emerson Fosdick.
Are the words recorded in 1 Corinthians 7:10-12 Paul's words or God's word? This article weighs in.
The prosperity gospel teaches that God has promised his people financial and other forms of prosperity in this life, if only God’s people will take the necessary steps to claim this prosperity. This teaching is false, and the article looks at one of the false teachers advancing this teaching: Creflo Dollar.
Do Christians have a case against abortion? This article draws from science, logic, history, and human rights to make the case against abortion.
Christians are warned against false teachers. Is there anything we can learn from false teachers? This article offers seven lessons.
This article explains seven ways you can ruin a prayer meeting.
This article considers what are some of the financial mistakes we make with money and which ones can we avoid.
This article suggests that the seasons of prosperity, spiritual formality, spiritual bliss, and self-confidence are times when you will face temptation.
Is eating together as family important to you? This article shares five reasons you may want to consider for eating together.
Every Christian has the desire to apply God's Word to his life. There is one rule that we all need to obey for the application of Scripture: what did it mean for the original audience? The article explains why this is important.
Do you find it difficult to accept the Bible coming in the form of an app? Then you must distinguish the nature of the bible and its form.
Leadership can be difficult as a husband and a father when by your long-term actions or inaction has forfeited the respect of those meant to follow your lead. Yet this article explains that you do not lead because you are worthy, but because you are called.
This article offers thirteen ways you can waste money.
Technology is part of our daily life. This article makes a call that Christians have the responsibility to be stewards of technology to the glory of God and the good of others.
Are there sexual predators in the church? This article argues that there are not only sexual predators in the church but that they target the church, for six reasons.
Christians are affected by the digital world. To meet the challenges of the digital world Christians must learn to reject distraction and embrace focus, reject isolation and embrace visibility, and reject indulgence and embrace self control.
The digital world poses some challenges to parenting. These challenges can be overcome by rejecting ignorance and embracing education, rejecting folly and embracing responsibility, and rejecting fear and embracing familiarity. These are ways that parenting well can be done in a digital world. The article expands on this.
This article offers five reasons for rejoicing when facing persecution.
Is it a privilege to be a pastor's wife? If you consider the qualifications for being a pastor as outlined in 1 Timothy 3, then there are six privileges of being a pastor's wife. The article considers them.
This article explains how sometimes we fail to forgive someone because we hold them to a standard to which we ourselves could not hold.
Should Christians be engaged before they can get married? The first question to ask is what engagement is. In answering the latter question, the article comes back to the former one.
Where do you turn when you have questions about life? Do you find it easy to turn to Google? There is another place where you can go, where God has placed you to receive counsel: the local church.
Does it matter how you use your smartphone? It should, because there are three persons interested in your smartphone: God, Satan, and your heart. And they each have a purpose for your phone.
It was a conviction of Hudson Taylor that in every great work of God there are three stages: impossible, difficult and done. The article explain how this impacted Taylor's missionary work in China.
Are you good at procrastinating? Is procrastination a problem for you? This article offers four ways to deal with it.
Images dishonour God, for they obscure his glory. They convey false ideas about God. Does this truth apply to wearing a crucifix? This article's answer is Yes.
This article discusses five ways you can ruin what could have been a beautiful dating relationship.
Does the Bible tell us the reasons for God's election? In other words, is there a reason God chose you? This article explains that though God could have custom-crafted his children, he chose out of love those who had nothing special to offer.
When you are taken in by the amazing grace of God, you know that you have come to believe the gospel that unmasks illusions like the one in the title. This article expands on the matter.
Have you found yourself caught in Satan's trick? This article explains that Satan great joy is to convince you that the sin you are about to commit is very small, and that the sin you have just committed is very large.
The qualifications for being an elder should not be limited to them. They should be characteristics of all Christians desiring to be Christlike. From 1 Timothy 3 this article introduces eight of those.
Christians are to grow in the fear of God. How can that be done? This article shares eight ways.
Romans 12:2 warns against conforming to the world. This article explains that there are two ways in which Christians can conform to the world: by imitating the world and by being passive.
"I feel like..." Is this how you express yourself? This article shows that for a Christians the flow should be from what they believe into what they think and feel. Feelings are not enough.
How should Christians engage in a debate? How can they also discuss online with their opponents? This article argues that there are at least seven rules that must govern Christians in their discussions.
Are you are you a saint? This article looks at the Roman Catholic answer and what the Bible teaches.
The danger facing the Reformed faith is that of uniformity, rather than celebrating the diversity God has given to his church. This article makes an appeal to the church to celebrate the diversity in the church.
God's forgiveness is such that when he forgives, he chooses to remember our sins no more. This article explains what that means.
When Christian leaders fall, the church can take measures to discipline them and remove them from their position of service. However, what should happen to books of fallen leaders? Can you promote or buy books of fallen Christian leaders? These are the questions this article grapples with.
Atheism is the belief that God does not exist. This article shows that belief in God is possible because there is evidence of him in the world, humanity, and the Bible.
Are you suffering from fatigue because of the bad things happening in this world? You should be encouraged to know that the gospel was not given to a world without sin, confusion, difficulty, and persecution. It was given to a world marked by every kind of pain and perversity. It was given for a time like this.
We know it would be tragic to look back on life and see that we had succeeded at all kinds of lesser things but had failed at the greater things. The only way to avoid such a failure is by learning the art of biblical productivity. This is effectively using your gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God.
The things you pray about are the things you trust God to handle. The things you neglect to pray about are the things you trust you can handle on your own. Are there things in your life you do not pray about? This article explores the matter further.
What do you want people to say about you at your funeral? Maybe it is also worthwhile to say what you do not want people to say at your funeral. This article explores the latter.
Egalitarianism is the theological view that not only are all people equal before God in their personhood, but there are no gender-based limitations of what roles each can fulfill in the home, church, and society. Which way to go, the egalitarian or complementarian way? Let the article explain the difference on the view of equality.
Continuationism is the belief that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit taught in the Bible—prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues, healings, and miracles—have not ceased and are available for the believer today. At times this is referred to as the Charismatic Movement. Is continuationism biblical or is cessationism biblical? Let the article explain.
Prayer is important in the life of every Christian. However, at times you do not feel like praying. What should you do when that happens. The article discusses the matter.
William Wilberforce should serve as a model of determination. He shows us what it means to persevere for God's work.
There are three kinds of churches, all defined by how they love. Of the three kinds of churches, which one do you belong to? Let the article introduce them.
Jesus said he came to bring the sword and not peace (Matthew 10:34). What did he mean by that? This article explains that Jesus brought division and conflict, and this is what Christians must expect.
A quiet hour and quiet heart are what you need for a life of powerful prayer. This article explains.
Bible reading is not for your benefit only. Do you know that reading the Bible can be a way of serving others? The article explains.
Are you thankful for the job you have? There are five reasons that should make you thankful for your work.
Are your personal devotions full of ups and downs? Are you thinking of ways to give them some new life? This article explains ways to do so.
Adultery is a very serious matter. Why? This article gives six reasons.
The Bible does not only tell us that God forgives our sins. It also uses different pictures to portray his forgiveness, showing us what God does with our sin. The article considers those pictures.
God did not only create sex. He made it clear that sex is for marriage only. Hence it is only sex within marriage that sex becomes under grace; sex outside marriage is under law. The article explains what that means.
Christians have for the most part lived out a sexual ethic that went against the world around them. This article explains that Roman sexuality was about dominance, it accepted pedophilia, and had a low view of womanhood. The article shows how Christians addressed this challenge and how we may learn from them.
What are the elements that should characterize a worship service? The article explains five elements. Do they appear in your worship services?
Repentance is part of the joyful duty of putting sin to death and coming alive to righteousness. This article discusses four principles for repenting of sin.
Why is it that Christian children backslide? This article discusses four reasons related to Christian children leaving the faith.
Is it unfair to claim exclusivity of Jesus Christ for salvation? Jesus is the only way to salvation; to claim the opposite is being unfair.
The fifth commandment is the first commandment with a promise. This article looks at the reason children must honour their parents, the meaning of the promise of the fifth commandment, the consequences of disobedience, and the duty of honour.
The sexual revolution is more a movement of hatred than love. It is a movement rooted in independence from God. The article explains.
Are you struggling from bad spiritual grammar? Do you often reverse the order of gospel logic, that the indicatives precede the imperatives? Your growth in holiness depends on understanding gospel logic. Let the article explain.
Believers should expect the world to hate them. This is what 1 John 3:13 tells us. This article explains why the world hates believers.
Old age has its own sorrows. This article discusses five of them.
Old age should not be burdensome. This article explains the joy that accompanies old age.
Do you think of your retirement as a time in leisure? Have you considered that old age brings with it greater responsibility? This article explains five responsibilities of old age.
Should Christians shun entertainment? This article argues that Christians can enjoy entertainment purposefully, as a means of achieving rest.
Does God hate? Yes, He does. God hates wicked people. This article explains this truth by looking at reasons for the hatred of God, his judgement for the wicked, and the hope of wicked people.
It is proper to thank God for growing up in a Christian home. Why? Because there are so many blessings of belonging to a Christian home. Let the article explain them.
Temptation should lead you to prayer. This is one way God turns temptations to blessings. This article discusses seven more ways on how God does this.
Do you battle to understand how God works suffering for your good? This article mentions eight ways he does.
Salvation by grace. This is difficult to believe, that we are not saved by merit. Have you ever wondered how it would be if you were saved by merit? This article explains.
This article shares six reasons why you should think about the shortness of life.
What do you think about Systematic Theology? While it seeks to answer the question, "What does the Bible say about any given topic?" this article discusses the strengths and dangers of systematic theology.
Fasting is an expected discipline for Christ’s followers. It is the discipline of refraining from a specific thing for a specific time and a specific reason. This article unpacks this definition.
Why were you saved? This article discusses several purposes of salvation, and urges the believer to embrace these reasons for the glory of God.
The Bible refer to the mind of the believer as the darkened mind. However, the believer's mind has been renewed. This article argues that it is in the renewing of the mind that the believer learns self-control and how to resist the world. The Christian man's mind is one that is being transformed to the mind of Christ.
"Act like a grown up." Have you had these words directed to you? This article explains the need for maturity in Christian men and how to grow to maturity.
There are different factors that contribute to your sanctification. What are those factors? This article explains five of them.
Do you desire to be godly? This article explains that godliness is attained through a relationship with God.
What legacy are you leaving behind for your children or grandchildren? There is legacy better than money; this legacy is the gospel and your godliness.
The journey of developing godly manhood is one that cannot be traveled alone. This article explains the beauty and necessity of friendships in developing godliness. It also suggest practical way of fostering your friendships.
Are you planning to get married? Stop right there. Before planning to enter into marriage there are ten things you need to consider. Let the article explain them.
Homosexuality has gained popularity because it tells a story. Knowing the power of story is crucial to countering the spread of homosexuality. This article explains that Christians have a better story about sexuality, humanity, and marriage.
Husbands are called to lead both their wife and children. Why is it that leadership seems to be so difficult for men? This article gives reasons why men do not lead and explains how men should lead.
Divorce is a reality. However, are the reasons people give for divorce legitimate? This article examines ten illegitimate reasons.
Parenting children in such a way that children are nurtured for Jesus Christ can be challenging. This article explains the reasons for and ways of parenting.
What is more important in the qualification of a pastor, the pastor's character or his skill? This article deals with this question.
God has made his will known. How should Christians respond to the will of God? This article gives fives ways.
In an age of consumerism, Christians need to exercise moderation. This article explains the virtue and duty of moderation.
When a pastor falls, what is the proper time frame for his restoration? Is a year enough for the restoration of pastors? This article attempts to answer this question.
Who are the false teachers in the church today? This article explains seven false teachers you are likely to find in the church today.
What is the easiest sin to justify? This article argues that unrighteous anger is that sin.