Matthew 5 and 6 present us with the Sermon on the Mount and the Lord’s Prayer. Both of these contain teachings that are not merely difficult but impossible: Cut off your hand in your fight against sin? Pluck out your eye too? Get right with others before giving your sacrifice on the altar? You’ll be answerable to the Sanhedrin? In danger of the fires of Hell? Don’t be like the Gentiles? Be perfect like God? Not forgiven unless you forgive… Read more

There’s a lot of talk in the Christian world today about generational curses. And some say that the sins of our ancestors can bring down curses upon us. Then they usually suggest a series of prayers or a process of “reclaiming spiritual territory” to break free from these generational curses. ​Is there any truth to these claims about generational curses? Doesn’t the Bible tell us that there is no condemnation for us who are in Christ and that the evil… Read more

How can I know that I am truly saved? This was Robert’s question when he called into the radio program. And it is a question that all of us should ask at one time or another in our lives. In this short video clip, I discuss the difference between putting confidence in our “story” versus putting confidence in Another. For the many of us who do not have a dramatic story of how we came to faith in Christ, I… Read more

We hear so much on the Christian airwaves about spiritual warfare and struggle with demonic forces, that sometimes it is hard to discern the truth. Some even claim that if we experience any habitual sinning, we are not really saved! Wesley called in to our radio program to ask about ongoing struggles, spiritual warfare, and what a believer can practically do in the midst of “combat.” In this video clip, I address Wesley’s concerns and talk about spiritual battles from… Read more

James 1:14 says “but each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust [desires].” Does this mean that our own desires are all evil? And how would this jive with our new identity in Christ? Don’t we have a new, obedient heart full of godly desires? So what can James 1:14 really mean? This was David’s question when he emailed us. In this short video clip, I address David’s question about our desires. Read more

Katrina. Harvey. Irma. Maria. 9/11. Car bombs. Mass shootings. Whether it’s natural disasters or terrorism or other heinous acts, painful events occur every single day in this world. Is God somehow involved in these? If He is not the cause, then where is He in the midst of them? And what is His heart in these matters? These were Cheryl’s questions, and I address them in this short video clip. I hope this is an encouragement to you today in… Read more

In the parable of the talents, the one who simply hid his talent, rather than investing and getting a return on it, ends up being punished. Ryan called our radio program to ask about this parable and whether or not Christians should be concerned about punishment if they do not do enough works to impress God. In this short video clip, I address Ryan’s question and discuss the parable of the talents. Read more

Some say that every Christian has guaranteed physical healing. Not experiencing it? Your faith is the problem, they say. But is that the truth? In this short video clip, I share the truth about physical healing and miracles. I hope it is an encouragement to you today as you remember that planet Earth comes at you with all kinds of difficulties, but Christ is working in you, even in the midst of them. Our hope is in Jesus Christ, not… Read more

Vic wrote us to ask about faith and works and what James meant by “faith without works is dead.” The examples that James gives of works reveal his true intention in stating that faith without works is dead. I hope that you, as a believer, enjoy this clip, as it reveals that you have already met the requirement of James 2! Read more

Bonnie emailed us to ask about the meaning of “falling from grace.” In this short radio clip, I address Bonnie’s question: What does it really mean and can it happen to Christians? Read more

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