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“David said to Saul, ‘Let no man’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.’” 1 Samuel 17:32   Believers often see things within their church or community and think, “Someone should do something about that.” Well, God might want you to be[...]

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There’s an old saying, “Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” Well, 2020 has certainly brought a great deal of adversity, and it’s revealed the conditions for America’s perfect storm. None of these conditions are new. Each issue has been brewing on its own for some time. But adversity has[...]

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“For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?” 1 Samuel 17:26   People are so easily offended these days. And more times than not, beliefs and opinions that support a biblical world-view are quickly labeled as offensive in our culture. Yet many[...]

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“Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,” Psalm 51:6   It’s always easier to recognize the faults of others than to see our own. But sometimes we fail to see a sin that should be glaringly obvious. What blinds a Christian to personal sin? Well, it’s usually connected to[...]

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“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:2   Confessing sin isn’t informing God of something He doesn’t know. We cannot hide what we think, say, or do from the Lord. So, if God already knows our sins, why confess them? Confession isn’t a[...]

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Like many American families, my family gets excited about summer. My wife, Stacey, loves the long, hot days so much that she claims to be solar powered! Our family always enjoys being together near the water; either at the lake or at the beach. Even though we've done both of[...]

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No doubt, we’re all tired of the phrase, “in these challenging times.” It’s okay to grow weary of the words, as long as we don’t grow weary in the work. Galatians 6:9 reminds us to, “not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do[...]

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“Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.” Psalm 51:1   Every believer struggles with sin because we still have a sin nature. So, how does God respond when we sin? The Lord isn’t like the gods[...]

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“And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about?” Judges 6:13   Do you ever wonder, “Why doesn’t God seem to work as powerfully as He did in the past?” That’s what Gideon wondered as well. Like Gideon, we often long for the good old days but[...]

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