He Who Has Ears, Let Him Hear
We have the very Word of God before us and the Living Word within us.
Simply Psalm 23
Sometimes a familiar passage of Scripture can become so over-used that we fail to be transformed by its beauty.
The Letters of Paul: What Was His Purpose?
Not only were Paul’s letters intended to be shared but also to explain the mission of God.
No Requirements, No Rules, Just Jesus
Jesus’ sacrifice was once and for all and doesn’t come with any rules to follow.
Peace and Prosperity in 2021 Depend on One Important Resolution
We have many goals on our minds as we enter a new year, but this one is a priority.
Why We Have Both an Old and New Testament – And the Breathtaking Thing That Ties Them Together
Many Christians, while thumbing through their Bibles, have pondered why Scripture is broken into two, uneven halves. Is one better than the other? […]
Christmas, Advent, and Jesus
When God sent his Son to earth, he said everything he wanted to say to the world.
Truth About the World’s Dangerous Distractions-Part Two
Culture has so many false teachings that if you’re not being intentional, you’ll fall into its trap.
How To Boldly Speak Truth in a World Full of Lies
Speaking biblical truths is important for Christians for the following reasons: It confesses and proclaims God’s truth in your life. […]
Leadership, Submission and Other Crazy Concepts
I can remember clearly the first time I drove a motorcycle. It wasn’t because it was a lot of fun […]
Why Would God Allow Brokenness?
Like an eggIt cracksAnd then everythingYolk and allSpills out Until the shell emptiesAnd only the shell remains There is nothingUntil […]
Is There a Solution for the Racism That Divides Us?
What is the antidote for racism, prejudice, hate, ethnic nationalism and supremacy? First of all, there is no form of […]
A Restored Life After the Unthinkable Happens
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will […]
It’s Not About Winning an Argument, But Winning a Soul
If you believe in Jesus, then apologetics is for you; it’s not just for “intellectuals.” The clearest definition I’ve heard […]
God’s Redemption Plan is for All People
Racism is not a new story and sadly, it isn’t an old one either. It wasn’t so long ago that […]
Christian Parenting-Part Two: “Train up a Child”
This is the second of a three-part parenting series. Part One is at https://lifeword.org/blog/christian-parenting-part-one-laying-the-foundation/ The goal of parenting is to […]
Biggest Understatement of all Time: Parenting is Hard
My kids are out of control. Before coronavirus, we had such a nice routine. Might I take a moment to brag? They […]
The Destructive Power of Fear-Part One
People are afraid. They are afraid of losing their health, wealth, mind, job, spouse or children. They are afraid of […]
Feeling Wilted? Grow Some Roots
There once was a soybean farmer who was interviewed for his great harvest. Despite difficult growing conditions, he had managed […]
Jesus Defeated Death: 4 Reasons It’s a Fact
At the stores, Easter appears to be the celebration of a big, fluffy bunny that leaves behind eggs filled with […]
What if Christians Acted Like the Body of Christ?
In the first century, when people became followers of Christ, they did so well aware of the cost (Luke 14:28). […]
Your Christmas Table Isn’t Extravagant Enough
Wow, the spread this year! Whether you’re catering in from a restaurant (be honest, it’s tempting!) or delegating dishes to […]
The War Against Christianity
(Originally posted February 2015) Newsweek has started 2015 with a cover article entitled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” […]
11 Depression Dos and Don’ts
It’s a subject no one really wants to talk about. We whisper about it. We know it exists, but no […]
4 Dangers of Neglecting the Bible
Neglecting the Bible is nothing new in this world. But what we’re facing today in the West involves proclaiming Christians moving away […]
The Bible is Not a Book
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Jesus in Matthew 24:35 NLT) The Christian Bible […]
God’s Answer to the Problem of Loneliness
In Genesis chapter one, the Bible describes the creation of the world. As God paused to contemplate His work at […]
High School: How to Survive and Thrive
Seriously, high school is tough. If it’s not the AP classes and the pressure for more college credits, it’s the […]
Tending the Gardens of Our Lives
It’s too nice of a day to stay indoors! The flowers that the kids and I planted are doing GREAT, […]
But It’s Not My Fault
It’s obvious to me in the last sixty years there’s been a dramatic decline in the acceptance of personal responsibility […]
Discipleship Part Two: Three Chairs
SOAR . . . Man, I love this youth conference. Sold Out And Radical. Every summer, we gather up our […]
If It Feels Right, Do It?
“A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which […]
“Just follow your heart.”
Every time I see that phrase tweeted or represented in a pretty meme of some kind, I want to yell, […]
What is the Bible All About? Daily Devotional