Posts in Faith
God Can Handle Chaos—Including Yours

Whatever we might think about God’s formless, empty, lifeless, black, and watery creation in Genesis 1:1-2, the Spirit of God loved it and sustained and upheld it. Right now you may feel confused. Empty. Lifeless. Dark. Chaotic. Whoever you are, and whatever the depths and agony of your trials, God is hovering over you: he loves you, he is near to you, and he can rescue you.

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Do You Forget to Thank God When You Pray?

I’m quick to take my needs to Christ in prayer but almost as equally quick to forget to thank him for the blessings in my life. It shouldn’t take a health scare or an avoided accident to awaken me from my stupor to recognize God’s providential care every moment of my life. Here’s why our hearts should overflow with thanksgiving any time we bow our heads in prayer.

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Do You Have Desperate Faith?

The popular conception today is that faith is believing something when there is a lack of evidence or in spite of the evidence, so we speak of a “leap of faith.” Yet, this definition of faith is nowhere to be found in God’s word. We can learn a lot from the Old and New Testament saints regarding the true meaning of saving faith.

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Christian Basics: What Are the Five “Alones” and Why Do You Need to Know Them?

You may have seen the phrases on t-shirts and tattoos, heard pastors mention them when preaching, or come across them in your readings: the five “alones” (or most commonly “the five solas” in Latin) of Protestant Christianity. How did these five basic Christian beliefs originate, and what do they mean?

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3 Reasons to Be Excited Right Now about Jesus' Second Coming

Christians can be hesitant to focus on Jesus’ second coming for a variety of reasons, including the pressing cares of this life, a knee-jerk reaction to false prophecies about the date of Christ’s return, and an unfamiliarity about what Scripture says on the subject. Here are three reasons to be excited right now about the second coming of Jesus.

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You Are Very Important—the Sixth Day of Creation

Human beings in the West are very confused. On the one hand, we sense that we are important and significant. Life means something. We have purpose—a high purpose. We are destined for great things. On the other hand, we tell ourselves, incessantly, that we are meaningless and insignificant. In Genesis 1:24-26, you will find three reasons why you are important.

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