Hell is real. So many people try to avoid this. They omit the word from their sermons, skip over it when sharing the gospel, and ignore it when studying God’s Word. After all, why would a loving God allow His own people to be condemned to such an awful place – a place of agony and torture beyond human comprehension? If God so loved the … Continue reading Hell Is For Real
I had done it again. Sleepy eyes stared wearily into the darkness as the familiar sensations of regret and guilt flooded my heart. I had pulled my Bible out with the intention of doing a hearty devotional. I got myself comfortable on my bed, ready to dive into the Word and then… nothing. What had happened? Distractions had stolen my attention once again. It was … Continue reading 3 Tips For Your Devotional Time
For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption. Acts 13:36 Every believer has a mandate to serve their generation. You, as an individual, are expected to actively serve God and your generation by employing your gifts and talents in your sphere of influence. Your first mission field is … Continue reading 5 Steps To Serving Your Generation
I am not as athletic as I would like to be. I can’t throw a ball to save my life. If I throw it with all my might, I can’t even make it fly halfway across our church gym (though everyone else seems to be able to). I am an uncoordinated, floppy mess when I swim. I can’t do the strokes and get air and … Continue reading Victory in Jesus
Are you worried? Worry. Fear of the unknown. Sometimes you stand powerless in the face of the future and have nowhere to turn to but to the creator. There are times when problems keep you up at night. You try every possible way to solve them, but nothing works. Maybe it’s something at work. Maybe it’s a relationship. Perhaps it’s an illness. Suddenly, you realize … Continue reading Trusting God With Everything
As humans, we tend to idolize some and look down on others. We judge people based on all the wrong things. We use shallow and unfair methods to evaluate people’s worth, and it’s wrong. For this reason, I’ve created a short list of the ways we judge people, and why, as Christians, we need to stop. We shouldn’t judge people… 1. Based on their sin … Continue reading The Problem With Judging People
Who are you trying to please? We go through life, and every day we try to please others. We long for the approval of our peers, and those in authority over us. The alarm goes off. Jordan gets out of bed and heads off to school. He reunites with his friends and seeks the approval of his peers. The bell rings. He plops in his … Continue reading Who Are You Trying To Please?
Struggles. What can I do? Keith Green’s words echo through my mind. “No compromise”. I compromise every day it seems. What happened to me? I learn more and more about you, and fall in love you over and over. And over and over I reject you, turning from your love to the false love of the world. I wrote these lyrics a while back. I … Continue reading What If I Stumble?
I’ve got this crazy idea. What if every time I met somebody new, I asked them what their name was, and then asked them who they are? “Hi, what’s your name?” “Who are you?” Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Come on Tim, what’s the point? That sounds like the most awkward introduction possible! You know what? You may be right. But I think … Continue reading Who Are You?
Marty Angelo has a truly remarkable story. Heavily influenced by his liberal professors in college, Marty was on his way up in the music industry in the 1970s. All seemed well on the outside, but on the inside, he felt empty. Everything culminated until one day when he was arrested for cocaine possession. While in prison, he decided to finally listen to his sister, who … Continue reading An Interview With Marty Angelo