Avoiding the Isolation Trap

Avoiding the Isolation Trap

One of Satan’s biggest traps we must avoid is isolation. No person is an island to themselves. We were not designed to live in prolonged solitude but to interact in a network of healthy relationships. Isolation is not healthy for …
The Man on the Middle Cross

The Man on the Middle Cross

A wooden plaque my wife bought me sits on a bookshelf in my office. It contains a concise, powerful message—“The man on the middle cross told me I can come.” You may wonder what the violent death of a first …
10 Reasons for Unanswered Prayer

10 Reasons for Unanswered Prayer

We all face dry spells when prayer feels like a waste of time. Every Christian experiences times when God seems a million miles away. Then we must walk by faith and not by our feelings. When we can’t trace God’s …
Identifying the spirit of Antichrist

Identifying the spirit of Antichrist

Many believe the Antichrist will be a literal, global leader but the spirit of Antichrist already permeates the world with its corrosive influence. We need keen spiritual discernment to recognize and resist it. Jesus warned that the number one sign …
Why Violence Is Not the Solution

Why Violence Is Not the Solution

Like many Americans, I was appalled by and ashamed of what transpired in Washington DC as protesters stormed the capitol. It was an ugly and sad day for America and a bad look to the rest of the world. I …
Strength in the Struggle

Strength in the Struggle

We all like the easy button. We all want 2021 to be easier, better, and more normal than 2020. Last year brought many challenges, changes, interruptions, and inconveniences (masks, long lines, higher prices, shortages of food, money, and other products). …
Naughty Names on the Nice List

Naughty Names on the Nice List

We all know the song, “He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice, Santa Clause is coming to town!” Making Santa’s list is one thing, but what about God’s list? Let’s change …
Brainwashed in Babylon

Brainwashed in Babylon

Thousands of Israeli captives were uprooted from their homeland and relocated to Babylon. In ancient times, POWs were often imprisoned or enslaved. King Nebuchadnezzar took the cream of the crop and groomed them to be leaders in his government. They …
David’s Deep Affection for the Ark

David’s Deep Affection for the Ark

A major difference between King Saul and King David can be seen in how they treated the Ark of the Covenant. Saul basically ignored it and God. In his forty-year reign, Saul only mentioned the Ark once (1 Sam. 14:18) …
When God Put Himself in a Box

When God Put Himself in a Box

We often say “don’t put God in a box” but, ironically, He put Himself in one for over 800 years! What we mean by that phrase is to take the limits off of God and give Him freedom to work …