“In this life you will have trouble” (John 16:33). This was Jesus’ promise to his disciples just hours before he went to the cross.
We all want the people we love to know they are loved. We don’t want our family members and friends left wondering if our
One of the most potentially powerful evangelistic tools Christians have is a sincere joy in the Lord. The world may laugh at our commitment
No responsible government sends soldiers who are untrained, under-resourced, and unarmed into a war zone about which they know nothing. That would be irresponsible
Long road trips are often more enjoyable in theory than in reality and contain moments when excitement and novelty are replaced by restlessness and
If your tooth is sensitive and it hurts to smile, you probably have a dental issue to address. If your car is rattling and
In Mark’s gospel account, the Holy Spirit inspired the human author to paint a portrait—a work of art that showcases what it means, costs,
Following Jesus is a journey that demands the navigation of a variety of terrains. There are the “mountaintops” to enjoy—seasons in which God seems
One of the most effective ways to improve any skill set is to spend time with people who demonstrate mastery over that desired ability.
In September of 2017, the people of Puerto Rico watched as a level-5 hurricane decimated the neighbouring island of Dominica before setting course for
In the summer of 1994, a Korean Air jet plane was landing when it skidded across a rain-soaked runway and rammed into a safety
A recent study suggests that 47-percent of Christians between the ages of 20 and 34 believe evangelism is wrong. Go ahead and re-read that
The life of a farmer is one that demands long hours of work, expensive equipment, and expertise. And yet, in spite of their resourcefulness
Introduction Please turn in your Bibles to Mark 10. When you get there you’ll probably notice a title over verse 1 put in place
The gospel of Mark paints a picture of what a disciples of Jesus is and what they aspire to be by the grace of
As people, we are able to endure a great deal of discomfort, inconvenience, and even pain, if we’re properly incentivized. An athlete, motivated by
Christmas, as the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, is a season of significance on the Christian calendar. Unfortunately, it’s also a time
Have you ever noticed that, despite being almost totally dependant and vulnerable, young children are often unworried and unburdened? They joyfully assume that their
A midterm exam can be helpful in charting student progress in a given course of study. After weeks of lessons, lectures, and assignments, a
We live in a do-it-yourself culture in which anyone can quickly and easily find online tutorials for just about any project needing attention—from plumbing