Fallen heroes teach us that we need more than an earthly hero. Throughout biblical history, God gave us fallen heroes and failed solutions to prepare us for the only solution that works.
Solomon had real wisdom to offer a broken world. Yet, he failed to learn the most important lesson: Solomon valued the gift of wisdom more than the Giver of the gift.
The story is tragic in part because he expected an animal, but also because his vow reveals his lack of faith in God.
At one time, Christians were passionate about knowing God. Today we seem more intent upon knowing ourselves. God is being re-imaged before our very eyes. Who are you God? is the question we answer through a study of the attributes of God.
Can I resist the working of God’s grace in my life to the point where I am no longer saved?
You may never have thought this question through. You may be inconsistent in how you live it out. But how you answer some basic theological questions makes a world of difference in daily life.
Why should I have confidence that God answers my prayers? According to James, I have confidence that my prayers will be answered because of who is answering my prayer, not because my prayer is perfect, powerful or articulate.
Desires play a key role in the life of faith. The question is how we handle our desires and whether we are willing to listen to what God says about them.
I can spend 20 hour a week in Bible study without complaint but I’d rather shovel rocks than sit through most 20 minute sermons. Transformation without information has all the nourishment of whipped cream.