A young man kneeling at the altar

The Unpredictability of Life

Two recent international events got me thinking about the unpredictability of life. The first event involved a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane. Early on Friday, July 18, this plane fell from out of the sky. It is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile. No one aboard survived this terrible tragedy. The second event involved Air Algerie Flight … Continue Reading →


A shepherd and his sheep

“My Sheep Hear My Voice”

Jesus said at least three things are true about those belonging to His fold. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). So what does that say about those who claim to be Christians, but live as though there is no Christ or God? Either what Jesus says about His sheep is correct … Continue Reading →


The word "Peace" under the picture of a Dove

Let the Peace of God Rule in Your Heart

In Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, he refers to the peace of God that surpasses understanding (see Phil. 4:7). He says it will keep our heart and mind through Christ. But just because we have that kind of peace does not mean that it rules in our heart. So the same Paul writes the following words to the … Continue Reading →


City of Jerusalem

It Matters How We Live

“You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men” (2 Corinthians 3:2). Paul the apostle wrote these words to the church at Corinth. He likens those believers to being a letter that is read by others. His words remind me of something I used to hear some say in church. “I would rather see a … Continue Reading →


Gathering of Leades

Essentials for Effective Leadership for Christians

Are you a leader in the church, in the workplace, in business, or academia? Or do you aspire to one day be a leader in some area of life? I believe that most people who desire to lead want to do a bang-up job. So in this post, I want to share several essentials for effective leadership. This counsel comes … Continue Reading →


Preacher ministering the Word of God

How to Experience the Word More Deeply

Jesus’ teaching on the parable of the Seed and the Sower is loaded with revelation about the ministry of the Word. Though many people hear the same sermon or teaching, some will experience the Word more deeply than others will. This is one of the points Jesus makes in His teaching in the parable. In the parable, Jesus compares some … Continue Reading →


Picture of the earth and moon against a black sky

What This World is Coming To

“I just don’t know what this world is coming to.” Have you ever said those words? We don’t have to wonder what this world is coming to. The history of this world has already been written in the Word of God. What God has said about the fate of this world cannot be changed. Typically, the writing of history succeeds … Continue Reading →