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​ When we hit rough patches in our relationship with God, it’s tempting to stop dead in our tracks. But the key to reigniting your faith is never to the side or behind – it’s always on the path in front...

​ The Puritans had a saying: “The same sun that melts the ice hardens the clay.” In other words, God offers the same love to every man and woman on earth, but their response is what reveals the condition of their...

In some ways, the Bible can be viewed as a series of important meals. From that first fateful meal the Garden of Eden that ushered sin into the world...

Many people quote the Bible as saying, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13, KJV). But if this is taken at face value, then no Christian military member should enter into armed combat, no Christian police officer should carry a gun,...

One of the toughest challenges parents face these days is teaching their kids about sex. With so much sex in the media – and other parents having different philosophies on the issue – how can we know for sure the...

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” – Psalm 19:1-2 All of creation bears the fingerprint of God. From the...

As I share above, my heart is to help you grow in God’s Word. And in 2017 I hope, trust, and pray that we can put a small mountain of Bible teaching and biblical resources into your hands! If you’re a pastor...

It’s one of the biggest questions in history: Was Jesus of Nazareth actually born on the day we celebrate Christmas, December 25? Or, did the nativity take place at another time of year? And if it did, why do we...

From mistletoe and holly to Santa Claus and reindeer, not every Christmas tradition has its roots in the birth of Christ. So where did some of our favorite holiday customs come from? And more to the point – should Christians take...

This week both Joseph in Malaysia and Donna in Canada wrote in asking about dating and marriage: Will God choose ‘the one’ we are supposed to marry or date? Is there such a thing as ‘the one’? The myth that everyone...

Pastor Mark is convinced that no amount of practical planning or preparation will help ensure a healthy and happy holiday apart from prayer.  That’s why he wants to send you his exclusive new e-book, Pray Like Jesus. It’s our gift to...

The story of Jonah is controversial, but it’s a foreshadowing of Jesus – and Jesus clearly spoke of it as being a real event in history. So how could a man live in a fish? Well, the natural explanation seems a...