5 Ways Insults Can Reveal God’s Comfort

5 Ways Insults Can Reveal God’s Comfort

Three weeks ago, we began a four-part series on the blessings hidden in insults. In our first segment, we discussed how insults help reveal trouble spots in our relationship with the Lord. Part two explored how insults heighten our appreciation for God’s grace in our...
Isaiah’s Vision in a Pre-Post-COVID World

Isaiah’s Vision in a Pre-Post-COVID World

The book of Isaiah is a rich feast of truth for those who study it. Part of Isaiah’s vision for the coming salvation of the Lord through his promised Messiah was that people from every nation would participate in this incredible salvation. We see this global vision...
Insults Clarify Our True Needs: How?

Insults Clarify Our True Needs: How?

Two weeks ago, we began a four-part series on the blessings hidden in insults. In our first segment, we discussed how insults help reveal trouble spots in our relationship with the Lord. Last week we explored how insults heighten our appreciation for God’s grace in...
How Insults Reveal God’s Grace in Our Calling

How Insults Reveal God’s Grace in Our Calling

Last week we began a four-part series on the blessings hidden in insults. In our first segment, we discussed how insults help reveal trouble spots in our relationship with the Lord. This week we’ll explore how insults remind us of God’s grace in our calling.God’s...
What’s This World Coming to. . .?

What’s This World Coming to. . .?

Forgive the dangling preposition in the title (English teacher types), but considering the past year, that is the least of our problems. Two thousand and twenty was quite a year. But 2021, on some levels, is no less challenging.This article is not an analysis of all...
4 Ways Insults Can Work for Our Good

4 Ways Insults Can Work for Our Good

Recall for just a moment what it feels like to be insulted, ridiculed, or devalued. Recall that time somebody implied you were ignorant, foolish, or downright stupid. Or the exhaustion you experienced dealing with that person who’s habitually, aggressively hostile....
Stop Talking About Your “OCD”

Stop Talking About Your “OCD”

Admittedly, my title is provocative. And I’m really not going to be offended if you use ‘OCD’ in a non-clinical sense, though I think you’ll shortly see that it might not be helpful to talk that way. That’s because I suffer from and am on medication for...
How to Spiritually Find Your Way as a Christian

How to Spiritually Find Your Way as a Christian

On the rare occasion when I watch a survival show, a strange phenomenon occurs. Invariably, I’m struck by a wealth of knowledge on outdoor survival,  finding myself amazed at the seemingly stupid choices these men and women are making. One wrong turn or questionable...
3 Good Reasons to Be Baptized

3 Good Reasons to Be Baptized

Why should you get baptized? Let me give you three reasons. My hope in laying out these reasons is that you will find them not only persuasive but also inviting and compelling. As we’ll see, Christ not only commands believers to get baptized, baptism is also a gift he...