"Not to Know About God, to Know God" - Why God Withholds

Lately I have been pondering another aspect of the goodness of God, in an effort to better understand His perfect character. I cannot help but to think that God’s goodness is largely displayed by what He withholds from us. I realize that this…
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"Not to Know About God, to Know God" - God is Good, Always

Recently, a particular phrase caught my attention as a friend and I discussed our college-aged children and their acceptance into the first universities of their choice. Not surprisingly, I had just heard the same phrase used in church on a…

3 Ways Christian Parents Can Prepare Their Kids for Dating

Dating is a scary proposition for teenagers today.The tension and the fear of the unknown are enough to make some start to hyperventilate. If the stress level is high for teens, it may even be higher for their parents. Christian parents…

How Can I Overcome Jealousy?

Dear Scott, my girlfriend is an amazing Christian woman who had a bit of a past. I'm fighting with constant jealousy. How can I stop being jealous? Dear Johnny, Jealousy definitely will drive a wedge in your relationship, and it needs to be…
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How Can I Date Without Being Desperate?

Dear Joy,I'm a young Christian woman looking to find the right guy, but I'm worried about being desperate and settling. How can I date without desperation?Sincerely,Lucy Dear Lucy,I know that feeling of being desperate.We…
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Sanctification Happens

What is Sanctification and Is it Happening to Me? To be sanctified means(a) to be set apart for God’s will and purposes (b) to be made holy, pure, or sacred or (c) to become perfect in function.Sanctification is a theological…

The Girl Sat Alone and Cried

The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone…

Mental Illness and the Christian Response

A Real Battle Worth Discussing Mental illness is an uncomfortable topic among Christians, who often misunderstand it or ascribe its cause to demonic influence. In fact, a study by LifeWay Research shows that almost half of evangelical Christians…
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How Does The Bible Explain Grace?

Let us attempt to understand what grace is by first considering what it is not. We will look at what scripture has to say about the nature of grace, which is commonly defined as God’s undeserved favor towards mankind. Grace is not dependent…
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What the Bible Says About Redemption

Let's talk Redemption Let us consider a special transaction involving three elements – a business man, a customer, and a mutually beneficial deal between them. The business man has an item that the customer wants. He is eager to provide…