Questions related to Persuader
God’s Gift of Salvation
sin and judgment meet grace and mercy
Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you, told a lie, or envied someone’s possessions? What about hating another person or harboring a lustful heart? When we are honest, each of us will admit to doing wrong things.
Keys to Taming Your Tongue
taking responsibility for your words
You probably know the pain of regretting words you have spoken: words of pride, dishonesty, envy, gossip, or anger. Although you can seek to restore bruised relationships through repentance and forgiveness, spoken words can never be retrieved.
Five Types of Fools
simple, silly, sensual, scorning, and steadfast fools
In the Old Testament, the word fool is actually a translation of five different Hebrew words that reflect subtle differences in “types” of fools.
The Dangers of Wrath in the Pulpit
learning to lead like a shepherd
Followers of Christ, including pastors, are not to let anger ferment in their hearts so that they become wrathful and seek vengeance on others. According to Scripture, a man who is an elder or leader in the Church must not be an angry man:
From Darkness Into Light
deliverance from the deception of New Age thinking
On January 1, 1983, Marci and I posted our New Year’s resolutions on the wall. We had set goals in several areas of our lives: business, personal growth, family, etc.
the value of opening your home to others
Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Your family really has the gift of hospitality”? I used to see hospitality as a gift or calling that others had, but that I did not. For years I saw my home as my castle—a place for seclusion and relaxation.
Balancing Biblical Principles With Love
overcoming a judgmental spirit
Understanding Five Life Roles
become a successful person, provider, proclaimer, partner, parent
There are five basic roles in life that each person can fulfill or help others fulfill. These life roles include being a mature person, a skilled provider, an effective proclaimer of truth, a loving marriage partner, and a wise parent.
resolve conflicts through clear communication
Husbands, wives, parents, children, friends, neighbors, employers—relationships fill our lives. They require the investments of time and care, especially when conflicts arise. A courageous conversation is an effective tool that you can use to resolve relational conflicts.
Motivating a Teen to Have Personal Devotions
establish the discipline of a daily quiet time with God
Taking time each day to read the Bible, pray, and seek God is an important part of the Christian’s life. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit do a deep and lasting work in our hearts in this time, and the insights and encouragement we gain impact our words and actions throughout the day.