Devotionals

What is the proper way to handle sin in my life?

What is the proper way to handle sin in my life?

Question: "What is the proper way to handle sin in my life?" Answer: The proper way to handle sin is to confess it to God and forsake it. Each of these two basic steps deserves a closer look: First, confession is the proper way to handle sin.... Read More

When You Feel Far from God at Easter

When You Feel Far from God at Easter

It’s Easter week and you know that you’re “supposed” to be rejoicing over Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His miraculous resurrection. You’re “supposed” to feel all the emotions of Easter such as joy, peace, and happiness. But, if you were to be... Read More

Why do we celebrate Easter?

Why do we celebrate Easter?

Question: "Why do we celebrate Easter?" Answer: Easter is celebrated in countries throughout the world. For some, the traditional festivities center on welcoming the spring season, whereas in other countries the festivities are more religious in... Read More

Live with Your Eyes Open

Live with Your Eyes Open

You often wonder how you can wake up in the morning and not give God a second thought. On so many mornings, you feel a gravitational pull to reach for something, anything, but God. Email, music, social media, sports, blogs, and news can’t seem... Read More

Are all people born good?

Are all people born good?

Question: "Are all people born good?" Answer: There is a common belief today that people are born “good” and most people remain basically good at heart their whole lives; according to this theory, the evil that some people exhibit... Read More

20 Bible Verses to Send a Friend in Need

20 Bible Verses to Send a Friend in Need

It can be difficult to know exactly what to say to a friend who is hurting. We worry that our words will sound generic or cliche. Especially when we haven’t personally experienced the trial they are going through, we can find ourselves at a... Read More

What happens after death?

What happens after death?

Question: "What happens after death?" Answer: Within the Christian faith, there is a significant amount of confusion regarding what happens after death. Some hold that after death, everyone “sleeps” until the final judgment, after... Read More

Dare to Hope in God: How to Lament Well

Dare to Hope in God: How to Lament Well

We step into this world with a cry. Although none of us remembers the moment, the first sound we uttered after leaving the warm and protected confines of our mother’s womb was a loud protest. We enter, wailing. To cry is human. However, we... Read More

What does it mean that Jesus saves?

What does it mean that Jesus saves?

Question: "What does it mean that Jesus saves?" Answer: “Jesus saves” is a popular slogan on bumper stickers, signs at athletic events, and even banners being pulled across the sky by small airplanes. Sadly, few who see the phrase... Read More

How do I receive forgiveness from God?

How do I receive forgiveness from God?

Question: "Got Forgiveness? How do I receive forgiveness from God?" Answer: "Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you." Acts 13:38 What is forgiveness and why do I need... Read More