My Strength is in You Alone, Lord

If you’ve ever gone through any sort of trial at all, you’ve probably been encouraged to “put your trust in the Lord”.(Psalm 4:5) When you grow up in a Christian environment, you hear stuff like this all the time. In sermons, in Sunday school, in catechism, and from your parents, teachers, and friends.  Problem is,…

Signposts to Jesus (2)

Read: John 20:30–31 and John 2:1–11 The Fullness of Jesus Every sign that we read and interpret points out a greater reality or some danger. Arrow signs point out which direction the sharp turn takes so drivers avoid going over an embankment. A rest area sign points to the place where you can stop, take…

Signposts to Jesus (1)

The opportunity to start driving is one of the milestones of the teenage years. I remember well the day I could get the first stage of my license. Depending on where you live, you would call it your permit or your beginners. I pored over the little book that prepared me for the first written test. That little book contained every road sign imaginable. Road signs are vital to driving. They point you in the right direction and prevent you from getting lost. They prevent chaos and disorder on the roads. Road signs mean life or death … This truth about road signs is no less true for spiritual life.

Why Not Share the Gospel?

Why does it seem like we’re all too afraid to share the gospel with other people? Why are we all so scared to start that conversation? It may end up being scary for us for a few minutes, but it could also change the entire course of the other person’s life. Talking about Christ and…

What’s Wrong With Hillsong?

Hillsong is one of Australia’s most well-known exports.  They’re known not only for their praise and worship music brand, but also for attracting celebrities like Justin Bieber.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently spoke at a Hillsong Conference.  He’s a member of a church that belongs to the Australian Christian Churches, to which Hillsong also belongs.…

Anxiety

Guest article Have you ever experienced persistent anxious thoughts? Does it affect your decision-making? Your thought or sleep patterns? Your relationships? Do you have a friend or family member who is struggling with anxiety? If so, the following account may resonate with you. This article may not apply perfectly or adequately to every person’s experience…