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Receive Blessings, No Curses

What do you think of this statement, “Do good, God’s glad. Do bad, God’s mad?” If you believe this is a true statement and it is consistent with the New Testament, you are wrong. The truth is, God’s opinion of us in the New Covenant is not based on our performance, but on

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Parenting God’s Way

What is the solution to not provoking our children? It is to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Our Heavenly Father is a lover and an encourager. So, if our children are becoming resentful and discouraged as the result of our words and actions, we are not bringing them up […]

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How Parents Provoke Their Children

Ask a typical man what he does, and you’d likely hear about his career. “I’m a teacher.” “I’m an accountant.” “I’m a doctor.” Seldom will you hear him say first, “I’m a dad.” But the job of being a parent is by far the most important job on earth. Children are indeed precious to God […]

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How a Man Ought to Love a Woman

Guys, The Lord gave you only one instruction concerning your wife. Not ten, just one! And here it is. “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the Church.” (Eph.5:25) Not lord it over her, not abuse her, not enslave her–love her! Could not be any simpler, more clear, less complicated! Love her how? In […]

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Submit? You Must Be Kidding! (Part 1)

I remember being accosted by two women years ago at a wedding because I said that the wife was to submit to her husband. In this day and age, the idea of submission has taken on very negative connotations. And for good reasons! Too many with authority

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Are You Ready for Marriage?

Marriage is for grown-ups. It is not for children. It’s too complicated for the immature. But maturity is not about age. The world is filled with children who live in adult bodies; with babies who are six feet tall, with small boys who have

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Before You Say “I Do”

What type of marriage do you want? One lady said that she got married looking for the ideal, but ended up with an ordeal and now she wants a new deal. The good news is, if you do marriage God’s way, you’ll be blessed with the ideal, and you won’t be asking for a new […]

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All You Need Is Grace

Do you know what God’s answer to all your weaknesses, shortcomings, and inadequacies is? It is His grace! Listen to what the Apostle said in 1 Cor. 15:6: “I am what I am by the grace of God.” Now, think about this. This was the Apostle’s testimony: “I am not what I am today because […]

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How to Be God’s Friend

How would you like God to place a plaque on your wall that declares you His friend? Not everybody gets that honor. No higher honor can be bestowed on any man—far greater than any honor you could ever receive from men; far greater than what your boss could give you; what your business could give […]

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Did God Do That?

Have you ever heard someone blame God for evil? Just the other day I heard a Christian lady, distressed about the senseless murder of her friend by a suicidal man high on drugs, say, “I don’t know why God took him like that. He was such a good person.” My heart grieved. God took him? […]

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