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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.

get even?

get even?During a convocation speech at a major Christian university in 2012, business magnate and TV celebrity Donald Trump told 10,000 students that the way to succeed in business is to “get even,” igniting an outcry from critics who said that Trump’s philosophy was inconsistent with Christian values.

The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith

The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested FaithEvery time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a commonsense standpoint, will flatly contradict your faith. But common sense …

The Mountainous Task I Faced

The Mountainous Task I Faced“I could’ve died.” That was the only thought that flashed through my mind as I sat at the back of a small police van with 11 of my friends. … Just two hours ago, my friends and I embarked on a climb of Cape Town’s Lion’s Head Mountain. I’ve […]

Terms Of Service

Terms Of ServiceIf you’re like me, you seldom read the full text of contracts for online services before you agree to them. They go on for pages, and most of the legal jargon makes no sense to ordinary people like me.

Storytime

StorytimeThe Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. —Joshua 2:11

Did you ever wonder why Rahab, the prostitute who lived in the pagan city of Jericho, opened her home to the Israelite spies? And what …

How we’ll never know faith works, until it’s put to the test!

How we’ll never know faith works, until it’s put to the test!That summertime hammock may look sturdy and well constructed. But it’s not until we commit to laying down that we find out if it can hold us up! Another helpful study in James, chapter 1.

flood of justice

flood of justiceGod judges sin because he loathes what it does to us and to others. There is no other motive in God, nothing deeper than His love for us. He wants us to loathe sin, too—and be its executioner. If we won’t, he will!” —David Roper (Elijah: A Man Like Us)

The Purpose of Prayer

The Purpose of PrayerPrayer is not a normal part of the life of the natural man. We hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if he doesn’t pray, but I question …

Life is not just Dungeons and Dragons

Life is not just Dungeons and DragonsThere is a game I play called Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). It is one of the oldest role-playing games, and according to Wikipedia, “the best-known and best-selling role-playing game” as of 2006. It was created to be played using defined rules, pen, paper, dices and of course, one’s imagination. While some […]