3 Things Every Child Needs to Hear

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.”

Colossians 3:21

Many adult problems stem from unresolved childhood trauma.  When I say that, two things happen.  1) Parents rush to defend themselves: “I did the best I could!  My children never wanted for anything!  They had it so much better than other kids!”  2) Adults rush to defend their parents:  “They did the best they could!  We never wanted for anything!  We had it so much better than other kids!”  

Let’s all take a deep breath.   Continue reading 3 Things Every Child Needs to Hear

Why God Loves to Love and How that Changes Everything

For years I misunderstood God. In my mind, He sought every opportunity to punish the wicked, particularly those who worshiped Him incorrectly. He loved His children but only out of obligation. If He allowed anyone into heaven, which almost never happened, He did so grudgingly. Continue reading Why God Loves to Love and How that Changes Everything

10 Ways to Fight Fair

Job’s three “friends,” Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, weren’t very friendly. Despite their sincere desire to help, almost everything they said to Job served to tear him down. Without mercy, they falsely condemned him as a horrific sinner who deserved every ounce of his suffering.

We must avoid their tactics if we want to please God at how we conduct ourselves in conflict. In this two-part series, we’ll look at 10 ways to do just that. Continue reading 10 Ways to Fight Fair

Understand Christ’s Sacrifice Like Never Before

Do you understand how and why Christ’s death removes sin? Most people don’t. After this article, you may understand His sacrifice more clearly than ever before!

Continue reading Understand Christ’s Sacrifice Like Never Before

The Gospel: Where Do We Start?

In my last article, we ended with the question, “Where should we start to learn the one gospel?” The answer is twofold:

What Would You Do to Save a Single Soul?

Charles Peace was a famous 19th-century English burglar and murderer who had no regard for the laws of God or man. Through crafty disguise, he managed to evade the police for years. Eventually, they caught up with him, and he was put on trial and condemned to death by hanging at Armley Jail in Leeds.  Continue reading What Would You Do to Save a Single Soul?