The reality of suffering is no stranger to the Scriptures. Listen to the word of Asaph, an ancient worship leader, in a song he wrote for his people to sing together. You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I consider the … [Continue reading] about Suffering: Why does a loving God allow it?
Satan wants us to think that if we do not have the most fully developed, fully assured faith in Christ and in his forgiveness of our sins, we don't really have it at all. He wants us to believe there are no degrees of faith, no growth, no … [Continue reading] about Faith: an inconceivable reality
The sight must have been unforgettable. The blind, the lame, and paralyzed, gathered in one place, each awaiting an opportunity to be healed. So many desperate outcasts wanting simply to be made normal. So many souls believing desperately a dip in a … [Continue reading] about Do you want to be healed?
This is the final device Thomas Brooks defines as a weapon Satan uses to prevent Christians from "holy duties and religious performances." Both of those terms require explanation in today's language. To do that, we're going to talk some about what … [Continue reading] about How to understand the root vs fruit difference
There's a lot of misunderstanding about spiritual warfare. Despite what you see in movies and read in some Christian novels, spiritual warfare is not a cosmic death match with flaming swords. It's a battle of the mind against discouragement and wrong … [Continue reading] about Seven healthy ways to win your struggle against spiritual discouragement
Spiritual growth can seem elusive. But you don't have to stay stuck where you are. Maybe it's time to rethink your approach. Walk into any Christian book store, or browse any online retailer, and you'll see them: rows upon rows of "Spiritual Growth" … [Continue reading] about Three ways to accelerate your spiritual growth
Thomas Brooks explains what to do when we feel the cultural current pulling us downstream. Fix your eyes on truth and fight the real culture war - inside. Us vs. them? Every year, we see the headlines. The statistics look grim. We wonder what's … [Continue reading] about 3 ways faithful Christians fight the true culture war