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Down From the Mountain…

Our journey on earth includes highs and lows—ups and downs. Great victories are normally followed by great testing. Such was the experience of Moses after his holy encounter on the mount.

Don't Squander Your Sickness

The question in illness is not "Why did I get sick?", or "Why did God allow this?", but "What can I learn?"

“Everybody Needs a Little Jesus…”?

"Everybody needs a little Jesus in their lives," was part of the radio advertisement for an upcoming Men’s Conference.  These words were spoken by an NFL athlete, who is slated to give his testimony at this event. Not sure if the "little Jesus" phrase was referring to the relevance of Christ, or His dominance in human lives. Either way, it is borderline blasphemy, not to mention theological non-sense.  On…

Good Meetings or a Meeting with God

When our best efforts in revival are only an attempt to manipulate people, manage situations, and manufacture results, we have little or no reason to expect anything extraordinary from God.

Jumping Ship: Why Young People Leave the Church

A group of SBC leaders consulted with a prominent independent pastor. They were seeking advice on ways to reduce the number of young people leaving church after high school graduation. Reportedly, they estimated they were losing around 93% of their students while perceiving that the independents were losing only 73% of their young people. Can you imagine consulting with someone who has a failure rate…

Post-America Survival Guide

Understanding Our Times—Knowing What to Do And of the children of Issachar . . . had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do. (1 Chronicles 12:32) The men of Issachar were astute men who comprehended their day. They understood where Israel stood in history, how they had gotten there, and possessed the wisdom to plot the course for their nation’s destiny. Our country is no longer…

Modesty

Incentives to Restoring Virtue in the Local Church Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, were "naked and not ashamed." In this pristine environment there was no reason for them to be ashamed. They were innocent - their natures had not been warped by sin. The first couple was in a state of holy matrimony. It was impossible for them to put a stumbling block before others since they were the only two…

Brokenness: A Little Understood and Lightly Esteemed Virtue

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The popular slogan means as long as something is working—leave it alone! However, when it comes to the human heart, it’s not fixed until it is broken. “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Ps. 34:18). We see here that brokenness is the essential condition for God’s presence in saving power. Both the prodigal…

The Sin of Being Average

The Scandal of Lukewarm Spirituality The sternest of the seven letters written to the churches in Asia Minor was directed to the Laodiceans (Rev. 2-3). When God wrote a letter to the church at Philadelphia, He had nothing bad to say to them. When God wrote a letter to the Laodicean church, He had nothing good to say to them! Laodicea was neither good nor bad—not hot but not cold either. They weren’t…

Sentimental Religion

The Feminization of American Christianity At the outset it must be clearly stated that “feminine” is a beautiful quality, when found in women. However, the “Feminist Movement” is an entirely different story. There is nothing feminine about the “Feminist Movement!” “Radical Feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the sixties,” writes Judge Robert Bork. Feminists…

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