Putting God to the Test

If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. - 2 Timothy 2:13 What does your prayer life look like when trouble comes? When hard circumstances come galloping over our horizon, everyone wants to have the prayer life of David: Dust off the harps. Go to our prayer closet. Recite the Valley… Continue reading Putting God to the Test

The Foes of Joy: Pride

What robs joy of its joyfulness? That is the question we have sought to dig into over the course of a few posts (see parts one, two, and three here). We have looked at Christian joy and its opposers with a close lens, in hopes that we will learn more about true Christian joy, and… Continue reading The Foes of Joy: Pride

The Sovereignty of God in History

I believe that God can and will bring good out of evil, even out of the greatest evil. For that purpose he needs men who make the best use of everything. I believe that God will give us all the strength we need to help us to resist in all time of distress. But he… Continue reading The Sovereignty of God in History

Revival, Then and Now

The New Testament reminds us that though Paul may plant and Apollos may water, it is God who gives the increase (1 Cor. 3:6). Perhaps nothing demonstrates this quite like the history of revivals throughout the world...As God sovereignly gave the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, so He sovereignly commands the blessing that attends the gospel… Continue reading Revival, Then and Now

The Real Power of “I Am”

Motivational speaker and best-selling author Joel Osteen (also pastor of Lakewood Church if you feel that title fits) recently released a new book called The Power of I Am. I haven’t read the book, and won’t, but from what I’ve gathered from a couple interviews and reviews, the gist of the book is pretty simple:… Continue reading The Real Power of “I Am”