God promises us that he will take care of us, even when our entire existence is falling apart. Christians say they believe that. Yet, we can still fall into despair and doubt our ability to climb the seemingly overwhelming mountains that God sets before us. Here's why you can trust God in all your circumstances.Read More
One Christian tradition says there were three wise men; another says there were twelve of them. They brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, which may be the basis for the Western church’s tradition of three. Here are some interesting facts we know today about the wise men who sought out the promised Messiah.Read More
God always keeps his promises. Knowing the biblical covenants is key to understanding God’s redemptive plan in Christ from Genesis to Revelation. Here is a brief explanation of the 8 significant covenants of the Bible—and what each one means for you personally today.Read More
If you are an adult, you have probably signed a contract at some point in time. We find various contracts throughout the Bible, but they are usually called covenants. Knowing about the two main kinds of biblical covenants will help you make sense of the entire Bible.Read More
Every time I catch myself minimizing the importance of dying to my flesh as it wars continually with the Spirit, I’ve usually made several choices already to undermine my own personal holiness. Here's why we should never let anything in our lives eclipse a breathless, wholehearted pursuit of God.Read More
In this world we see people both cause and experience pain, suffering, and tragedy. Yet, humans were not created to be “messy,” nor were they made to expect a life of tragedy. Adam and Eve were created as royalty. How did humans get into such a mess, and how can we get out of it?
Did God overreact to Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden of Eden? The punishment might seem not to fit the offense: a cursed world and humanity estranged from God, along with pain, suffering, and death to boot—all for eating some forbidden fruit. Why was Adam and Eve’s disobedience such a terrible transgression against God?Read More