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great expectations

Most of us have an innate desire to help others. We work overtime to ensure that the company meets an important deadline. The sound engineer makes sure the new church …

“My Joy . . . Your Joy”

"My Joy . . . Your Joy"What was the joy that Jesus had? Joy should not be confused with happiness. In fact, it is an insult to Jesus Christ to use the word happiness in connection …

As a Deer

As a Deer“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1

Several years ago my wife Martie and I had the unique experience of going on a camel safari in the desert of the United Arab …

The Ultimate Sacrifice

When Deng Jinjie saw people struggling in the water of the Sunshui River in the Hunan province of China, he didn’t just walk by. In an act of heroism, he …

Not About the Losses Podcast

Loss comes into our lives in a variety of ways—whether in a defeat on the field, the loss of a job, or the passing of someone we love. On Sports Spectrum, the team talks with Katy McCown, wife of NFL quarterback Luke McCown, about dealing with setbacks. We’ll also hear the thoughts of former Major…

the seventh commandment

Adultery is defined as “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse” (Oxford English Dictionary). So the seventh commandment applies only to those who commit the act, right?

Usefulness or Relationship?

Usefulness or Relationship?Jesus Christ is saying here, “Don’t rejoice in your successful service for Me, but rejoice because of your right relationship with Me.” The trap you may fall into in Christian …

Culture Shock

Culture Shock“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

I love the scene in the movie version of C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, when Lucy encounters the faun, Mr. Tumnus. As…

Wall Posts: What My Facebook Friends Do Not Know

THEME: WORLDLINESS Written by Kezia Lewis A while ago, I was online chatting with an old college friend who suddenly sent me a message saying that I have “a beautiful life.” (Note: This was written in my dialect, so the English translation may not do the expression full justice.) My first response was that of […]

Step Up!

When a woodchuck started eating our garage (well, just the trim), I bought a live trap with plans to transplant the little guy to a park. I baited it with …

Turn On The Lights

Turn On The LightsYou are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. —Matthew 5:14

People often ask me what I miss most about serving as president of Moody Bible Institute. Without question it’s the students. I love their passion …

Not About the Losses

Not About the LossesFor many athletes, or competitors of any kind, nothing is worse than losing. In fact, this can be the driving force in many athletes’ pursuits. As former professional tennis player Jimmy Connors said, “I hate to lose more than I love to win.” When it comes to losing, no one ever did it better than…

Disconnected, Part II

Disconnected, Part IIToday’s generation of teens still want to know that adults believe in them, so they can believe in themselves. In this thought-provoking and engaging presentation three prominent youth leaders and a psychiatrist offer insights to help you build strong, …

Finding rescue and restoration–Gary’s Story

Finding rescue and restoration–Gary’s StoryYou don’t start out in life planning to live on the streets. After a painful childhood and three failed marriages, Gary found himself with no home to go to. Find hope for whatever you may be facing as you learn how God turned Gary’s life around.

Let’s discover the purpose behind trials of faith, and conclude our series in James chapter 1

Let’s discover the purpose behind trials of faith, and conclude our series in James chapter 1God doesn’t allow us to go through trials and temptations just to see us squirm. There’s a reason and goal behind every challenge we face. It’s an inspiring message to help us hang on and stay the course.