All He Does is Win

The Israelites were absolutely sure they could not lose if they followed the religious counsel of Hophni and Phinehas. Someone had told them, “If you believe, you can achieve.” They were cocksure health, wealth, and prosperity was theirs if they named it, claimed it, and declared it so. Therefore, in accordance with this vain philosophy, … More All He Does is Win

Give Someone a Break

In Stephen Covey’s famous book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the following story is told: I remember a mini-paradigm shift I experienced one Sunday morning on a subway in New York. People were sitting quietly – some reading newspapers, some lost in thought, some resting with their eyes closed. It was a calm, … More Give Someone a Break

Christian Growth

In the Old Testament, Samuel is an individual who can be admired. He is not perfect. He is not without sin. He is not without need for a Savior. However, despite his original sin and total depravity, he is a Christian hero to be admired. And what do we know of this saint? 1 Samuel … More Christian Growth