We need more hate!

What do you believe about the Devil?  Perhaps you have fallen into his subtle trap and do not even believe that he exists—or perhaps you think that he exists, but you don’t give his existence much thought. If so, then you are in real danger, for Satan is real, and you are underestimating a powerful … More We need more hate!

Doing life together!

We are not meant to “do” life by ourselves. Life is too short not to have deep friendships that can keep us accountable and on the right track. My first experience with an accountability partner was on the mission field. A missionary friend whom I’ll call Paul was having some problems in his marriage. Paul … More Doing life together!

Self-conscious

The key to loving others is believing that we are loved deeply by God. We aren’t capable of becoming other-focused people until we love ourselves first. Doing so is not selfishness or pride: It is simply believing the truth of God’s love for us. Other-focused people are humble, not proud. One of the foundational secrets … More Self-conscious

Are you other-focused?

We are all incredibly self-focused, self-centered people.  It is only through great intentional effort that we can become other-focused people. The key is becoming so overwhelmed by the truth of God’s love for us that we look for our basic validation only from Him. Accepting and believing in God’s great love for us will free … More Are you other-focused?

Spiritual Food

Many people go to church each week and snack on the Word of God by listening to a sermon—then go home and put their Bible on a shelf until the next Sunday rolls around. This behavior is why there are so many weak, malnourished Christians walking around today. If you eat once a week, you … More Spiritual Food

Open Closets

Trying to live the truthful life will put you in direct conflict with Satan. Jesus called Satan the “father of lies.”  Jesus said that when Satan speaks, he speaks his native language—lying (John 8:44). Satan is a master deceiver, so we shouldn’t be surprised that he particularly likes convincing us that lying is no big … More Open Closets