Overcoming Communication Breakdown in Your Marriage

It can happen to the best of us. The lines of communication can become blurred, especially when love and feelings are involved. Even those who think they are immune to the confusion of conflict can find themselves drawn into a communication breakdown when they least expect it. Consider John and Karla (Yes, I made them […]

Kingdom Lessons We Can Learn from a Little Child

 “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (Matthew 18:1). This was a question the disciples asked Jesus. He responded by placing a little child in the midst of them. As He often did, He used their question to create a teachable moment. “Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall […]

God Wants to be First in Our Life

What is the great commandment in the Law? A man asked Jesus this question. He responded, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37, NIV). “This is the first and greatest commandment” (verse 38). Hence, the overarching commandment of the Law is […]

Beware of Unbiblical Prosperity Teachings in the Church

Some preachers today proudly refer to themselves as prosperity preachers. They promote a message that emphasizes material gain and money. The problem here is the real danger of churchgoers being exploited by unbiblical prosperity teachings. I do believe that some preachers pervert our Lord’s gospel in order to exploit the financial needs or financial greed […]

God Cares about Everything That Concerns You

If you pray to God regularly, I am sure you pray about spiritual things and significant issues pertaining to your health or temporal needs. But are there some things that concern you that you tend to not “bother God” with? A few days ago, I was praying and I mentioned to God about a situation […]

The Will of God Trumps Our Plans for Our Life

We all make plans for our life. And though we can’t see God, He is actively involved in our life. So the Bible says, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21, NIV). How these two—the will of God and our personal plans—interact is a […]

Jesus Came to Give Life, Not to Take It Away

When I was in high school, I had three classmates who were passionate followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Two of them were girls, and one was a guy. They often invited me to church. But when I observed how the two girls dressed-no pants, only dresses; no toes showing, no makeup-I was not interested. […]