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Are You Characterized as a Thankful Person?

Are You Characterized As a Thankful Person

When you get to heaven, what will be the first words out of your mouth? I suspect it will be something along the lines of “thank you” for many of us. Two words. Two syllables. Are you practicing today what you’ll be saying throughout eternity? Listen to the… Continue Reading …

A Practical Perspective for Family Worship In Your Home

Do you experience regular family worship? How do you all practice it? The Christian family worship experience is not a singular activity, but a comprehensive lifestyle that breathes through all aspects of your lives. Will you consider these five essential elements to help you and… Continue Reading …

When You Worry About Your Sin, You Hinder the Gospel

When You Worry About Your Sin, You Hinder the Gospel

The time it takes you to ask for forgiveness and feeling forgiven while enjoying the freedom of that forgiveness reveals your practical understanding and application of the gospel. For some folks, when they sin, they go through a “worry period” because they have not come… Continue Reading …

Enjoying God: My Wife’s Break From a Legalistic Perspective

Enjoying God_ My Wife's Break From a Legalistic Perspective

Do you enjoy God? You know, like a good movie or a nice dinner. After a long day, you’re looking for a pleasant escape into something you enjoy. Is God at the top of your “things I enjoy the most” list? My wife was not… Continue Reading …

Are You Happy? Time for a Post-Christmas Follow Up

Are You Happy? A Post-Christmas Follow Up

God made you able to express satisfaction based on perceived value. If you received a long-anticipated or cherished gift, you probably expressed great joy because you received something you valued. When you appreciate God more than anything else, and He’s your most precious treasure, you… Continue Reading …

Do You Worship the Hugeness of God Like a Child?

Do You Worship Like a Child the Hugeness of God

I love small humans; they make life in this fallen world so much sweeter. My favorite of them are at that age when they can speak well and begin to reason, but they don’t take themselves too seriously yet. You may want to read: How… Continue Reading …

There Is Only One Right and Perfect Addiction, Pt. 3

There are many choices when it comes to addiction, which is the result of our universal fall in Adam. Each person is an addict, though the outworking of our addictions varies. It’s critical for you to recognize this truth and to choose God as the… Continue Reading …

Addiction Defined Is a Worship Disorder, Pt. 2

What the human heart desperately needs to overcome addiction is a supernatural transformation that gives the individual a new master who supplies new desires. If God’s grace changes the heart, which it does, then the addict can pursue the right values, treasures, rewards, and God… Continue Reading …

Three Reasons God Is Not Able to Help You

“Trust God” is an overused cliché that some folks often scorn as over-simplistic counseling advice that can, at times, come across as harsh or uncaring. Then again, to trust God is our greatest challenge as well as our greatest need. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 144 Q&A: Salvation, No Passion, and Biblical Certification

Shows Main Idea – Question and Answer with Rick Thomas: (1) Is it possible to be a Christian but have little passion for the Lord? (2) I want to grow in discipleship but do I need a biblical certification? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …