The Real Joy of Heaven

November 23, 2021

Most people think good people go to heaven and bad people go to hell, but the Bible teaches otherwise. In Jesus' parable of the lost sheep, we learn about God's heart for sinners and His joy when they're found.…

Breaking Bad Habits

November 16, 2021

Some bad habits are fairly harmless; others can ruin your life. But all of us need to learn how to break them. The Bible gives us guidance on how to do that, and it's all rooted in the power of Jesus and His resurrection.…

Intentional Faith: How You Can Stand Strong

November 9, 2021

Falling down is normal—even in a spiritual sense. But we can't allow ourselves to stay down. We need to get back up and continue to build our faith. Jude gave us some principles for doing just that.…

Your Calling to Fight

November 2, 2021

Fighting should not be our primary occupation as Christians, but we are still called to contend for the faith. Jude in the New Testament had plenty to say about stepping into the ring to fight for the truth.…

Cultivate Your Memory

October 26, 2021

We humans tend to forget things over time—even what the Lord has done for us and brought us through. The solution to our forgetfulness? Setting up personal memorial stones, like the Israelites once did.…

Living Out Your Worship

October 19, 2021

What is true, authentic worship? Is it an event? Is it part of a church service? The Bible paints for us a much fuller picture of what real worship is and how it should shape our everyday lives.…

Your Peace Treaty with God

October 12, 2021

The greatest peace treaty of all time was signed at the cross. Jesus reconciled believers to a right relationship with the Father, and now God views us as holy and blameless before Him.…

Making Peace Personal for You

October 5, 2021

God promises His followers His perfect peace. But how do we take hold of that peace and make it our own? Isaiah 26 gives us five fundamentals to consider.…

Visualize Your Peace

September 28, 2021

We all want peace—both in the world and in our lives—but where can we really find it? The answer is found in Jesus, who promises us a peace unlike anything we can experience in the world.…

Your Thoughts, Your Actions, Your Life

September 21, 2021

The Bible makes it clear that thoughts lead to action. That's why we need to be careful what we spend our time pondering. In Philippians, Paul laid down some additional guidelines for what we should be thinking about.…

Hallmarks of a Healthy Church

September 14, 2021

The church is made up of imperfect people, which means there will be times we disagree with one another. The apostle Paul's response to a disagreement at the church at Philippi gives us a good picture of what a healthy church looks like.…

Benefits of Being a Believer

September 7, 2021

What do we have to gain from following Jesus when it might mean losing everything or even costing us our life? Paul laid out five specific benefits that make following Jesus the ultimate privilege.…

What's Your Story?

August 31, 2021

What's your story of how you came to believe in Jesus? Paul's testimony is a good reminder of what we all need to do: throw out our religious résumés and choose a real, authentic relationship with the Lord.…

Getting Along with Other Believers

August 24, 2021

There are many different temperaments in the body of Christ. How can we best get along with one another, as imperfect as we are? Paul set us an excellent example in his friendship with Epaphroditus.…

Being (and Finding) a Good Friend

August 17, 2021

Good friends can be hard to find, but Paul found an excellent friend in his protégé, Timothy. Timothy's life offers four qualities of what a mature friend looks like and how you can be that kind of friend to others.…

Be Humble or You'll Stumble

August 10, 2021

Pride is deadly, but humility is the cure. Jesus is our ultimate example of what humility looks like, and we're called to be just like Him, since the only way to truly be raised up is to go low.…

Take Your Stand

August 3, 2021

How do you stand for Christ in a hostile world? Paul the apostle, who had plenty of experience in this area, spoke of four qualities we should cultivate in our lives.…

How to Deal with Troublemakers

July 27, 2021

Problem people are a problem even in the church. How are we supposed to deal with those who just want to make trouble? Paul gave us some pointers in his letter to the Philippians.…

Love Check

July 20, 2021

The most important expression of Christianity is love. In Paul's letter to the Philippians, we see four attributes of what a mature Christian love looks like. Ultimately, it glorifies God.…

You're a Saint

July 13, 2021

Who exactly can be considered a saint? Is it just someone who dies and is canonized? The opening verses of Philippians give us insight into the qualities of a true saint.…