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Resisting Carnal Competition in Ministry

Resisting Carnal Competition in Ministry

Life is not meant to be a carnal competition between spiritual siblings. We all serve a unique role in the body of Christ, so let’s not undermine, discourage, or attack each other. Let’s not be jealous of one another’s gifts and ministries, as if we’re adversaries playing on opposing teams.

Our enemy wants to divide and conquer us, but may we never allow him the satisfaction.

What God Has Joined Together, Let No One Separate

What God Has Joined Together, Let No One Separate

Man does not have the right to unjoin what God has joined. Only He has the right to undo what He has done, and that happens when one of the marriage partners steps from this life into eternity.

As Christian men and women we must be vigilant to protect our marriages and not allow unhealthy influences to drive a wedge into the relationship, or to allow ourselves to sabotage the union. 

Why Does God Use Foolish Things?

Why Does God Use Foolish Things?

Have you ever felt that there was no way God could use someone like you? 

You may think that people don’t ever listen to what you have to say, or maybe you don’t have the right background or education; maybe you think you’ve made too many mistakes, are too young or too old; or perhaps you’re a baby Christian.

Do you think your limitations limit God?

How One Simple Act Can Save Your Marriage

How One Simple Act Can Save Your Marriage

Marriage isn't easy. I know from firsthand experience. I spent nearly the first decade of mine trying to figure out why I couldn't seem to get my own way. I often wondered, Why isn't this working out the way I expected?

Then one day it hit me like a ton of bricks. Marriage isn't supposed to be about me.

What is the True Definition of Humility?

What is the True Definition of Humility?

Imagine you are a witness to the last meal that Jesus shared with His disciples the night of His betrayal. Not long before, multitudes were praising Him shouting “Hosanna!”

Suddenly, Jesus stands up from supper, picks up a towel, pours water into a basin, and begins to wash their feet. Can you imagine the look of shock on the disciples’ faces when Jesus, their Lord, stoops down to wash and dry their dirty feet?

The Recipe for the Foundation of an Amazing Marriage

The Recipe for the Foundation of an Amazing Marriage

It is no coincidence that the Bible begins early on with this statement regarding marriage—“Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). The imperative tone and the order of the verbs in this verse are not a coincidence. In God’s wisdom and sovereignty, He has spelled out the sequence of actions necessary for establishing and maintaining an amazing marriage.