Once C.S. Lewis created a fable to communicate how the words and pictures in the Bible about heaven might express how wonderful it will truly be (The Weight of Glory, New York: Touchstone, 1980, p. 85). He told his readers to imagine a woman in a dungeon that had just a little patch of daylight […]

When there are more expenses at the end of the month than money at hand, terrible feelings swirl. All kinds of thoughts and motivations manufacture terrible mixtures of miserable emotions. You worry about the growing credit card debt and its massive interest rate, the collecting agencies calling, how the family will be fed, if the […]

Many people assume that after a person comes to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation that the gospel is no longer a regular part of their lives. That notion is wrong.  The gospel is the greatest comfort a Christian can enjoy. The deeper your understanding of the gospel is the further the comfort extends. […]

Do you feel like a spiritual failure? I suppose those feelings find their way into many different kinds of people. Perhaps you have really messed up with your family. On Sunday your spouse (or former spouse) is going to have your kids packed up and ready for church in the morning while you will be […]

Over the years, I occasionally preach a sermon on Sunday morning just for kids. Actually, I am being tricky, because even though the vocabulary and the imagery is very kid friendly, these sermons have often snuck up and grabbed the hearts of the adults too. Let me give you a sample of what I said […]

There is much more to wisdom than being intelligent. Wisdom is the art of skillful living. It is becoming a craftsman at life. Anyone can become wiser, but likewise, anyone can become more foolish. We are all on the scale and moving one direction or the other. According to God in the Bible, the heart […]

 The gospel is the good news of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The fact that Jesus Christ is alive from the dead is wonderful for several reasons. First, it proves all that Jesus said and did were real. He claimed to be God in human flesh and he did mighty miracles, like healing people with incurable […]

Sexual purity is a frontline battle issue for Christian men. Most all men struggle with purity in the battlefield of the heart. According to Jesus, that is right place to engage the fight. Sexual sins happen in the heart long before they happen with another person. Jesus boldly declared, “You have heard that it was […]

People endure brutal trials in this fallen world. We know that God made this world and that he called it good. But when sin entered the picture this whole world went dark. It is not the way it is supposed to be. God cursed the earth when Adam rebelled in the garden. This is not […]

Have you ever struggled with the same sin for a long time, hoping that there was a missing secret that you could plug in and conquer it once and for all? Maybe it isn’t a particular sin, but your entire level of Christian commitment. You’ve been wobbly for years and you want to discover the […]