“Question authority” was the self-defining cry of the baby boomer generation. A half century on from the adoption of that credo, their children and grandchildren see no need to question it, for they believe that authority resides in themselves. In an age where truth...
January 2018 Edition
“For when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.” – 2 Corinthians 7:5 There is no question that the Church in North America is facing severe challenges. The decline in church attendance which has been steadily going on for […]
One of the greatest tests in the Christian life is how to respond to criticism. If you are going to be a leader, then criticism is part of the job description. There is no such thing as going forward for God without opposition. Moses faced criticism, John the Baptist faced criticism, and our Lord Jesus […]
What takes place the moment we believe in the Lord Jesus? We know that something life-changing occurred, but what really happened? 1. We were born again (Jn. 3:5-6; I Pet. 1:23) At the moment of believing, God imparted to us divine life. In the Bible, this is called “regeneration” “He saved us, not on the […]
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…!” – Psalm 107:2 I grew up on a small farm in east-central Pennsylvania in a blue-collar family with four boys and a girl. We were all members of a local Methodist church, which Mom took us to every Sunday. I paid particular interest to the stained-glass windows […]
How do you reconcile the passage in James 2:14-26 with the clear scriptural teaching that we are saved by grace through faith alone?
While at first glance it may appear otherwise, this passage is actually a perfect complement to Paul’s teaching in Romans. Paul argued against those who thought the “works of the law” could save (Rom. 9:32) while James contended that a living faith should express itself through “works of faith.” Speaking of James and Paul, William […]
In this first of a three part series, Warren Henderson takes us through the personal struggles that the prophet Habakkuk experienced in the life of faith – valuable lessons for believers in any age as they work through the problem of evil. A Burden to Be Lifted (1:1) Habakkuk referred to his received message as […]
We could all use some salt of encouragement to increase our spiritual thirst in our Christian journey. This was precisely the tenor of the 2017 Workers and Elders Conference, hosted October 10-12, by Northridge Bible Chapel in North Carolina. We were treated with daily considerations of Peter, whose life was littered with impetuousness, overestimated resolve, […]
For centuries the Moi people of Papua, Indonesia1 remained almost entirely untouched by the outside world. These semi-nomadic hamlet dwellers eked out a living through slash and burn gardening, and frequent hunting excursions throughout the 300 square miles of mountainous jungles they call home. Approximately 1,000 strong, the Moi were sparsely scattered through their vast […]