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Ep. 265 Here Is Practical Help for Anyone Stuck in a Bad Habit

Ep. 265 Here Is Practical Help for Anyone Stuck in a Bad Habit

Show Notes – A person with a bad habit needs a clear path to freedom. The first part of this process is a rational worldview that lays a foundation for the practical application that flows out of that worldview. If you’re struggling with an addiction,… Continue Reading …

A Practical Message To Help You with That Toxic Person in Your Life

A Practical Message to Help You With That Toxic Person In Your Life

Our pastor said, and I paraphrase, “Toxic people are magnets who draw shards of truth and untruth into their orbit to build an image of their making to accomplish their purposes. Their hearts are fictional factories. If you permit them to do so, they will… Continue Reading …

Here Is the Perfect Goal for Your Child and How To Do It

Here Is the Perfect Goal for Your Child and How to Do It

What is the goal for your child? It’s a good and fair question. What do you hope for him or her to be when they grow up? Most Christian parents would rightly say they hope that their children love God with all of their hearts,… Continue Reading …

How Am I To Know When or When Not To Respond to a Fool?

How I'm to Know When and When Not to Respond to a Fool_

Proverbs 26:4-5 says that I’m supposed to respond to a fool, and then it says that I’m not to respond to a fool. What is the difference? How am I to know when I should respond to a foolish person or move on with my… Continue Reading …

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Ep. 244 When a Church Is More Theological Than Pastoral

Show’s Main Idea – My Mastermind student asked me about a 2,000 member church that does not broadcast their church meetings during the COVID-19 season. She asked for my perspective. What do you think? Should a church not preach sermons to its members if they… Continue Reading …

How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

Paul had a gospel-centered perspective on personal suffering. In 2 Corinthians 12, we learn that the Lord gave Paul a thorn in the flesh. Though we are unsure what his “thorn” was, Christians generally agree that it was a physical debilitation. I have written on… Continue Reading …

Sometimes It’s Better to Say Nothing When You’re Right

Sometimes It's Better to Say Nothing When You're Right

Being right is a tricky thing. Did you know that being right does not always mean you have to communicate what you know to be true? How good are you at discerning when to speak and not to speak as you consider the person who… Continue Reading …

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

The Uncomfortable Benefit of God Being Silent

Silence does not have to be a bad thing, even the silence of God. During the Lord’s quietness, He can communicate some of the most profound truths, if you’re willing to listen. Ultimately, we have to trust the Lord’s wisdom in all matters of life… Continue Reading …

Ep. 212 Johnny & Friends, Plus Beth Moore

Shows Main Idea – There’s been a video zipping around the Internet that shows John MacArthur rebuking Beth Moore and then providing an explanation of his concerns about women preachers, feminism, and the sufficiency of the Bible. Our constituency asked me for a response, to… Continue Reading …

Knowing What to Do But Not Doing It Is a Problem

God’s mercy comes to us without conditions but does not proceed without our cooperation. So too our aid must begin freely, regardless of the recipient’s merits. But our mercy must increasingly demand change, or it is not really love. – Timothy J. Keller, Ministries of… Continue Reading …