God has revealed in Scripture that lawbreakers deserve to be punished. In fact, God's holiness and perfect justice require it. And it's a good thing for us that God was willing to tell us about it.
Have you ever felt like God was pursuing you? If so, did it feel like a cop in a police car coming to arrest you, or more like a paramedic in an ambulance rushing to your rescue?
Every child of God can experience a strong hunger for the Word of God. Just as healthy people have a natural appetite for food, healthy Christians have a spiritual hunger for Scripture. But what if you find yourself lacking any real hunger for God's Word? The solution to this problem is actually quite simple.
The Lord has given Tim Keller an exceptional ability to faithfully navigate in our postmodern culture with diplomacy and tact.
How comfortable are you when it comes to approaching God? Do you tend to be quite bold when talking to the Lord, or rather timid?
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we want others to know the Lord and to receive God's love, forgiveness, and eternal salvation.... But how can we best approach this topic with someone who is already quite religious?
Sir Roger Penrose is a highly respected English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He received the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for their work in showing the necessity for cosmological singularities.
Mature Christians tend to work tirelessly for justice. It stems from a deep concern for the vulnerable, the isolated, the weak, and the sick.
There is no question that the Lord unleashed His wrath against the sins of the Canaanites. When you engage in practices like incest, adultery, homosexuality, and bestiality, it is going to provoke your Creator.
Man has invented many wild stories over the centuries, but few are more far-fetched than Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.
When bank employees at Wells Fargo set up 2 million fake accounts in order to meet their sales quotas, they had no idea they might inadvertently be contributing to the salvation of Warren Buffett's soul.
Atheists try not to think about the question: "Why is there something rather than nothing?" Atheism has no rational answer to this fundamental question, and even considering the question has the potential to chip away at the beliefs of an atheist.
In Psalm 36 David wrote, "An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin." (Ps. 36:1-2)
Science has a way of making a man feel confident. It gives him a sense of being in control of the universe. Man feels powerful as a result of the assurance he receives from scientific research.
Last year my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. And as Tammy and I enjoy the Lord's blessing upon our journey together, I also realize that the 7 years of persistent prayer before we met were just as crucial as the past 25 years of marriage.
Promises were made in order to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio. And promises were broken. But no one envisioned this much danger in the water.
"The law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith." (Galatians 3:24) In other words, the perfect law of God is like a mirror to man's soul. And when you and I look in this mirror, we see how far we have fallen from God's perfect standard.
Theologians over the centuries have addressed the distinction between "premeditated sin" and "hasty sin." While both are deadly, the former is much more devastating to the soul and to a person's ability to have a relationship with God.
There are times in life when a Christian must decide between holding fast to the Gospel, or succumbing to the spirit of the age.
If the director of a homeless shelter had no requirements for entry, the whole enterprise would become dangerous and fall into disarray.
When 7000 people attended a recent event in Dallas, none of them expected to suffer burn injuries on their feet. And yet that is exactly what happened to dozens of folks. It occurred at the "Unleash Your Power Within" seminar put on by motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
Few things in life generate as much fear as the fear of death. It is a universal condition, even though many people knowingly or unknowingly attempt to repress their fear of death.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews are taught that Jesus Christ is not the Messiah. And yet, as Stoyan Zaimov recently reported, hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews are nevertheless turning to Jesus.
"Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." (Prov. 24:14)
Our life on earth often gets caught up in waves. Sometimes we ride along on waves of joy. At other times we experience waves of temptation. And still other times involve waves of doubt and confusion. But through it all, there is One we can turn to who is able to turn the tide.