Category Archives: Fear of God

Does God control everything?

Does God have a plan that will conquer what feels like the chaos of human history? If God has control over everything, is he not a cosmic puppeteer pulling our strings when he wants us to dance? Continue reading

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A closer look at wisdom

Wisdom’s call and warning is forcefully presented in the language of choice. Wisdom, in essence says, “Decide now concerning your response to me! Continue reading

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Every day is NOT a great day

Do we now live in cultures that encourage unrealistic expectations of uninterrupted happiness? I find it troubling when the Church strains to paint everything in such positive terms that believers are shocked and perhaps disillusioned by trials and suffering. Continue reading

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Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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Don’t be cruel to yourself

We are cruel to ourselves if we try to live in this world without knowing about the God whose world it is and who runs it. Continue reading

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Turning down God’s offer

Few people have been given as great an offer as was given to Moses. Why didn’t he accept God’s offer? The answer could change the way you live. Continue reading

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4 essentials of faithfulness

Faithfulness in hostile times rests on four deeply held beliefs about God. Continue reading

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Secrets revealed

Luke 12:2-3 “Everything that is secret will be brought out into the open. Everything that is hidden will be uncovered. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. What you have whispered to someone behind closed … Continue reading

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Life with God is first about…

The Christian life is not first about what we do or about how hard we struggle to maintain thoughts that please God. It’s first about the One we choose to lift our souls to; the One we fear, love and trust with all our being. Continue reading

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Wisdom on suffering

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” (Psalm 62:8). Dick Keyes “The Bible does not give us a quick and easy answer to why God allows evil to continue … Continue reading

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