Favored by God?

It is a fact of Christian experience that life is a series of troughs and peaks. In His efforts to get permanent possession of the soul, God relies on the troughs more than the peaks. And some of His special favorites … Continued

Losers for Jesus

Those that God used in the past were just ordinary people with an extraordinary Master. They were not all champions of great faith, but little people who saw their own need, and put their small faith in a great God. –Winkie Pratney, revivalist and author … Continued

Redefining Your Identity

The major strategy of Satan is to distort the character of God and the truth of who we are. He can’t change God and he can’t do anything to change our identity and position in Christ. If, however, he can … Continued

The Amazing Privilege of Being a Child of God

Our faith was also prefigured in Abraham. . . . Know ye therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. faith and ours are one and the same. –Irenaeus, second-century church father Then Moses … Continued

Remember God’s Faithfulness!

So many times we say that we can’t serve God because we aren’t whatever is needed. We’re not talented enough or smart enough or whatever. But if you are in covenant with Jesus Christ, He is responsible for covering your weaknesses, for … Continued

Are We Spiritual Orphans?

There is no more blessed way of living than the life of faith upon a covenant-keeping God—to know that we have no care, for he careth for us, that we need have no fear, except to fear him, that we … Continued

Character Matters More than Success

The success or failure of our work as a church or mission depends, in the last resort, largely, not in the number of preachers we put into the field, nor on the size of our congregations, but rather on the character of … Continued

Why So Much Adversity in Life?

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with. –Robert Leighton, pastor and scholar When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned down. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped. David and the … Continued

Isolation Isn’t Our Friend

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves … Continued