For Christians to sit as spectators in the stands while rooting for President Trump to Make America Great Again is foolishness. Government and legislation are important but can only take a nation so far. How then can the church be used of God to make America great again?Read More
It’s a rare conversation when Christians discuss how to live a holy life. Indeed, conversations often lean toward embracing a form of grace that does not appear in the Bible and results in people feeling less convicted about sinful habits and repeated failures to follow God….Read More
A LIGHT THAT TRANSFORMS
Christmas should not depress or exhaust us but should transform us! Each year, my highlight of this season is to reflect on Jesus, the light of the world entering human history as a baby to begin a global invasion of everything good (John 1:5–8). Through the purity, goodness, and love that emanated from Jesus resting…
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO EXPAND GOD’S KINGDOM
I have two ambitions in life: to warn the body of Christ about activities that are being embraced in our culture that are proven to provoke God’s judgment, and to see the body of Christ experience dramatically more fruit. Everything I do revolves around this two-fold mission . . . and I love it! …
SHOULD POLITICS MATTER TO CHRISTIANS?
Leadership matters to God! In the Bible, when God wanted to speak to a nation, to direct its course, to call it to repentance, or even to announce judgment upon it, who did He talk to? Who did He send the prophets to confront? That’s right — the kings. The leaders. And the way the leaders went, the people mostly followed, at least for a generation.
ARE YOU A PERSON OF CONVICTION?
Cultural influencers are people who are convinced. Martin Luther King Jr. was convinced that the challenges of African Americans could be changed through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, was convinced that the good news of Jesus Christ needed to get to the remotest parts of the earth. Alexander…
DOES GOD JUDGE NATIONS FOR SPECIFIC SINS?
God responds to a nation’s faithfulness to Him (Jer. 18:7–10). Unfortunately, this often necessitates judgment. Scripture is filled with examples of specific deeds that have invoked God’s judgment upon nations.
IN WHAT WAYS IS AMERICA HELPING TO DRAW PEOPLE BACK TO GOD?
If God’s purpose for nations is to draw people back to Himself, then it can be said that America exists to draw people back to the Lord (Acts 17:24–28). How then is America fulfilling its purpose?
DOES GOD CARE ABOUT NATIONS TODAY?
If the gospel is global in scope, transcending all national boundaries, then does God still care about nations today? Do nations play a role in God’s redemptive purposes?
LET’S GET LOW BEFORE THE LORD
In Isaiah we find God yearning for the ancient Israelites to come back to Him when He states, “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite” (Isaiah 57:15 NIV,…
LEADERSHIP THAT MATTERS
In Jeremiah’s day, the religious leaders neglected their responsibility by declaring that everything was good. What about us? Do we declare peace when, from God’s perspective, there are deeply consequential issues that are not being addressed?