Spending time with your family in God’s Word is life-transforming. Yet sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. I have created these simple family devotions to help. Any believer can do this! Read the introduction, ask your children … Continue reading Simple Family Devotions #15: What’s your purpose?
Introduction: Over the course of a month, I want to help you appreciate the Bible more by helping you get a better understanding of the story the Bible tells. As Tim Keller has written, “We usually read the Bible as a … Continue reading True Story #6: One month of Bible readings to help you understand what the Bible is about.
I like reading sermon manuscripts! So, I thought it might be helpful for some if I shared some various manuscripts of messages I have preached from time to time. Now, I am not going to do the work of editing … Continue reading From the Archives! Sermon Manuscripts: Luke 11, Learning to Pray
I suppose if Satan can’t get you to listen to a false teacher, he’ll try to stop people from hearing a good one. Sometimes he uses people to distract others from hearing the gospel. We find an instance of that … Continue reading A Guidebook to Satan’s Strategies: part 3
I like reading sermon manuscripts! So, I thought it might be helpful for some if I shared some various manuscripts of messages I have preached from time to time. Now, I am not going to do the work of editing … Continue reading From the Archives! Luke Sermon Manuscripts: Luke 9:21 and 22
Opening Questions: Have you ever been in a situation where you thought someone was in the wrong only to find out later that you had misread the situation? Does that mean we should never evaluate what other people do and … Continue reading Charitable Corrections: A Small Group Study Guide
Satan wants to keep people from seeing the beauty of Jesus. While The Bible doesn’t say a lot about what Satan does to unbelievers, one of the things that it does say is found in 2 Corinthians 4:4 where Paul … Continue reading A Guidebook to Satan’s Strategies: part 2
One of the most important things you can know about the devil is that he is a liar. Jesus tells us that in John 8:44. He is speaking to a group of people who were rejecting him and he is … Continue reading A Guidebook to Satan’s Strategies: part 1
What’s one thing that can change everything? What if you could choose ONE THING to pursue that would be sure to have a positive impact on absolutely everything else in your life? How important would that one thing be? It’s kind of obvious. And it may be hard to believe, but it’s not money. I am sure getting more money is nice, it can have a positive impact, but you can’t guarantee more money will have a positive impact on EVERYTHING else. It might even make some things worse. And it’s not education. It’s great to get a degree. Go for it. … Continue reading The One Thing!
Becoming a Christian is so much more than just beginning to go to church and trying to be a nice person. It is a supernatural work of God. He gives a person a new heart. He brings them from spiritual death to life. He enables them to trust in Jesus Christ and causes them to hate their sin. To appreciate that, let’s take a little closer look today at what happens when God saves a person. Read the following verses and see if you can note what it tells you about the process.You might try to look carefully and see … Continue reading Simple Family Devotions #11: Alive!