Jealousy, envy and rivalry routinely infect the consciousness of those serving in the full-time ministry. When a minister is observing success at another ministry and seeing very little fruit of his own, the pangs of guilt and hurt are… Read More
My father and mother-in-law were missionaries in Cameroon during the 1990’s when our children were very young. Communication between families was placed as a high premium. The power was typically out for long periods of time. Telephone service was… Read More
A church can only be effective in reaching out to its community when there is a sense of partnership among its members. A healthy church will worship, pray and study God’s Word together. They will consider each other as important members in the body of Christ. They will mutually encourage one another and are helpful in all aspects of the ministry. There is a measure of joy in their work and will readily accept opportunities to serve.
The city of Phillipi was located on the far northeast corner of present day Greece. Founded by Philip, father of Alexander the Great in 358 B.C., the city became a very prominent and strategic location due to its… Read More
For Christ did not die on the cross to defend our rights. He died so we can be right with God.
Jesus prayed that all believers may be united in the faith. The fact that the body of believers on earth are not united damages the witness to Christ as Savior. The reasons why churches have different interpretations is not the… Read More
The Bible contains some strange stories that make it difficult to believe. To tackle this difficult question, it might be best to start with what is clear and then work toward trying to understand what is not clear. As I… Read More
There are billions of variables that go into God’s moment by moment interaction with the world. There is His overall plan for humankind and for the cosmos. There is His plan for each individual. There is the strategy of the spiritual battle with which He is involved. There is the degree to which He has ordained our prayer to have consequences in the world. To understand all of this would be like walking into a theater in the middle of a movie. Would you be able to explain the whole movie after only one minute of viewing? Or, would you be able to teach a chemistry class after reading one page of a textbook?