What epitaph would you have inscribed on the Apostle Paul's tombstone? What words can suffice to sum up a life so wholly spent on bringing glory to Jesus Christ?
Paul's main desire in life was to reach Gentiles for Christ. He endured hardships, stonings, shipwrecks, and other setbacks just to preach the gospel on Rome. What's holding you back from reaching your neighbors and friends?
Everyone needs the Lord. And no one is beyond saving. From an evil dictator to your annoying next-door neighbor . . . are you praying for your enemies?
There is something incredibly moving about the faithful testimony of someone who is in the process of being shipwrecked. When faith is shaken and rocked, that's when it is most definitely proven.
The deception of being religious is that it can cause you to believe you are right with God when you really aren't. It can give you the appearance of godliness without giving you a genuine relationship with God.
The proverb of today's culture is, "Never put off 'til tomorrow what you can do the day after!" But postponing discipleship is not a good idea. Seek God today when He can be found. Tomorrow might be too late.
Even the Apostle Paul blew his testimony in front of a crowd. It can happen to any of us. But the good news is that even when we are unfaithful, God remains faithful!
How do you reach unbelieving family friends when they each have different perspectives and responses? First, discern where they are coming from before you proceed to share with them where they need to go.
Trials are a classroom for faith and suffering is the teacher. But what is it supposed to teach us?
Proverbs 11:14 tells us that "in the multitude of counselors there is safety," and as a general rule this is indeed true. But what happens when all the counselors around you are wrong; even your godly friends?
Though tough times are by their nature unpleasant, they are designed by God to develop trust. We see in the life of Elisha that those who are willing to trust eventually see God's power revealed. Just because our hands are tied doesn't mean our hearts have to be.
Throughout Scripture, Babylon represents man's rebellion against God. It is a city marked by humanism, atheism, existentialism, and hedonism. It is literally hell on earth--a city void of Christ. But in Revelation 18, God will finally destroy Babylon once and for all. Join Stephen now to discover how God will do it.
The story of the Tower of Babel isn't about humans trying to build the tallest tower in the world--it's a story about men attempting to be God . . . and God having to put them in their place. The ending of that story is found in Revelation 17, so join Stephen as he takes us there.
Jonah's mission field was a nation of idolatrous, blood-thirsty people. Who is yours?
There are two equally foolish errors that we as Christians often make. The first is running from God. The second is believing He won't come running after us!