April 8, 2016In this article from Desiring God, David Mathis draws a compelling connection between being part of the local church and developing healthy spiritual habits in life. I truly believe the key to spirituality is the development of little habits, such as Bible reading and memorization and prayer, and certainly that includes the habit of being part of a church.
March 25, 2016This article from Revive Our Hearts staff member Leanna Shepard, with thoughts from a conversation with Rosaria Butterfield, encourages us to take a closer look at how hospitality can be a ministry and a way to share the gospel, as well as a way for us to grow in Christlikeness.
March 11, 2016God holds us accountable for every word we say, including the careless ones we share over the internet. Jesus said, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36). This means we better think carefully before we hit post or reply.
March 7, 2016It’s vital that parents and church leaders understand some of the major reasons behind the trend of college students who are abandoning their faith in Christ, and know what they can do now to help their children prepare for the challenges ahead.
February 26, 2016A godly Bible teacher was asked what helped him most to walk in the Spirit. Of course, he studied God’s Word and met with the Lord daily. But his surprising reply to the question was this: “Getting eight hours of sleep each night.”
February 15, 2016I have always loved J. B. Phillips, Ring of Truth and many portions of His New Testament rendition.
February 10, 2016Theology, sadly, can also become an idol—as is everything that we put above God. Love theology, but be aware that if you care more about doctrine than about God, something is desperately wrong.
February 5, 2016"'Whoever walks in integrity walks securely' (Proverbs 10:9). The word 'integrity' is the key word in Proverbs 10:9. A secure walk is not a matter of clever politics but of personal integrity."
February 1, 2016All too often, as believers we don’t realize that the greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth. Our job is not just to help each other feel good but to help each other be good. We often seem to think that our only options are to: 1) speak the truth hurtfully; or 2) say nothing in the name of grace. This is a lie.
January 25, 2016In a culture dominated by television, movies, video games and social media, our attention spans are decreasing and we’re shrinking both intellectually and spiritually.