“When should a Christian try to correct another Christian?”……This can be a delicate subject. It is wise to spend time in prayer first, to check our motivation and ask for guidance. There are times when Christians are called upon to “talk to” or try to correct a fellow Christian. Assuming we are talking about a […]

How to Be Interesting-and Unhelpful John Piper reminds us that preaching has purposes far beyond merely interesting information. The point of this little exhortation is that, in handling the Scriptures, sanctification and speculation rise and fall in inverse proportion. As speculation increases, sanctification decreases. The more guessing, the less blessing. Few people would give their […]

“What is the Golden Rule?”……The "Golden Rule" is the name given by Bible translators to a principle Jesus taught in His Sermon on the Mount. That is to say, the actual words "golden rule" are not found in Scripture, just as the words "sermon on the mount" are also not found. These titles were later […]

“What is the key to truly experiencing God?”……Although extremely popular in Christian circles, the concept of "experiencing God" is not explicitly found in Scripture. There are numerous commands in Scripture regarding how we are to relate to God, but experiencing Him is not one of them. We are to love God with all our hearts […]

“How does bad company corrupt good character (1 Corinthians 15:33)?”……Answer: In his first letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul wrote of the false teachers who had come into the church at Corinth teaching that the resurrection of Jesus Christ wasn't true. These people considered only their physical existence and denied life after death or […]

“Is it good to have close friendships with unbelievers?”……Answer: As Christians, we have to constantly face temptations and the attacks of the world around us. Everything we see, read, do, hear, put in our bodies, etc., affects us somehow. That’s why, to maintain a close relationship with God, we have to put aside our old […]

“What does the Bible say about compromise?”……To compromise is to make concessions or accommodations for someone who does not agree with a prevalent set of standards or rules. The Bible makes it clear that God does not condone compromising His standards: …Psalm 119:1-4…"Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful […]