God desires far more for us than mere satisfaction: He wants to give us real contentment, a state that comes only through a relationship with Him.
God's sovereignty and free moral agency set up a seeming paradox. Just how much choice and freedom do we have under God's sovereign rule?
Fearing the end of something we thoroughly know and have become emotionally attached to may be every bit as terrifying as facing the unknown.
Our relationship with God is often strengthened through hardship. We must choose to yield to God, living for a much higher goal than raw materialism.
Jesus twice asks Peter if he has agape love, and both times Peter can only respond that he has tremendous personal affection — he was lacking agape love.
Most Israelites are blind to their origins, thinking that only Jews are Israelites. Here is why Israel has forgotten its identity.
In Matthew 18, some disciples pondered who would be greatest in the Kingdom. However, ambition, arrogance, and pride will keep one from even being there.
Martin Collins, finding a common denominator in the deaths of Ananias and Saphira, Nadab and Abihu, and Uzzah, suggests that all incidents occurred at a pivotal time of change in the history of the church, a time God desired to get the attention of all people. All five of those executed were not ignorant of their errors: Uzzah, …