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God is a Father who loves children. He encourages parents, starting with fathers, to be considerate of their children. In fact, God says to parents in Colossians 3:21, “…do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” Here are some very practical ways that...

In 1 Corinthians 13:4–8 the God who IS love gives us His definition of love: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it...

Most Christians affirm that Jesus is present in Communion. But the debate about how he is present is one of the deepest divisions in Christianity. For example, disagreement over the presence of Christ in the Eucharist was the central point of...

As a young pastor, I will never forget the day that a new Christian approached me after church to complain. They could not understand why we had such a small snack and long lines to get it. What they were talking...

At church recently, a sincere young woman began chatting with me. She was struggling to know whether or not she was a Christian. She had asked various Christian friends who offered a variety of opinions which left her confused. One of...

Are you more prone to think of Jesus as a man, or as God? Liberal and progressive Christians more easily see the fully humanity of Jesus Christ than His divinity. The result is that they can, tragically, see him as a...

A new Christian recently explained to me that they were struggling mightily with the temptation do sin. This confused them, since they now belong to Jesus. So, we had a good conversation about what “the world” means in the Bible. “The...

When is the last time that you were really tempted to sin? Did it feel like gravity was pulling you toward doing something that we wrong? Did it feel like Paul’s words in Romans 7:15-20: For I do not understand my...

“But I have this against you, that you tolerate . . .” –Jesus Christ, in Revelation 2:20 We live in a culture that loves tolerance. We’re told that we should equally value value and affirm all lifestyles. That is, of course, except...

Have you been set free? Do you know Jesus? Have you given him your sin? Is he your Passover Lamb? Is he your Exodus? Is he your God? If not, what is stopping you from giving yourself to Jesus now? He...