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3 ways to prepare for the Goliaths in your life

Believers and unbelievers alike face challenges in their lives that are bigger than themselves. I’m talking about the storms that inevitably come crashing down on us and would surely overwhelm us if not for ...

The monkey and the shiny thing

Here’s a tried and true way to catch a monkey in 4 easy steps. Cut a small hole in a coconut, just large enough for the monkey to slip his hand into. Tie the coconut to a tree. Take something shiny, such as a ...

Spurgeon on how to read the bible

I was so inspired by the sermon titled “How to read the bible” that the “Prince of Preachers”, Charles Hadden Spurgeon preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in 1866 that I just had to share his ...

5 Characteristics of an Overcomer

The apostle John wrote the 5th chapter of 1st John, to give believers confidence that they possessed eternal life. He referred to genuine believers as overcomers. This describes anyone who leads the victorious life ...

What is truth?

Have you ever been interrogated by someone and when you answered them with the truth they retorted with something like: “do you expect me to believe that”? I have… and I can image that most of us have. One man ...

Disposing of our distractions

We are addicted to distractions. Never before has a generation had so many distractions to deal with in their daily lives. Modern technology was supposed to make our lives easier, more enjoyable, and productive. But ...

You can make a difference

Charles G. Finney was an American Presbyterian minister and leader in the Second Great Awakening in the United States. In one of his sermons, he told the story of a man who was so ill from the effects of alcoholism ...

The beginning of wisdom

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV) The phrase “the fear of the Lord” appears 11 times in the book of Proverbs. It refers to fear ...

Jesus redefines greatness

What comes to mind when you think about greatness? To many, it means power, wealth, or celebrity. Of course, those are the values of the world system but this is not the way Jesus defined greatness. In the 20th ...

Three practices for this Christmas

It never fails. We run around frantically buying presents for our family, friends, and loved ones only for the magic moment to peak amid a flurry of Christmas paper being torn and flung in the air. All too often, ...