As I mentioned last week a Christian can’t be “possessed” by a demon because the word speaks of “ownership.” Believers belong to God. This reality brings us to another question: Can a believer be indwelt by a demon? Last week I pointed out five reasons some deny a demon can occupy a believer. This week […]
While seeking to destroy a stronghold, I’ll eventually ask, “Have you ever done anything you’ve never told anyone?” Most people pause, not to consider if they’ve got a shameful secret, but if they’ll tell me. Eventually, they pull back the mask and let me see what they’re hiding. But I’m not finished. I then ask, […]
One day you’ll face an impossible challenge. The opposition will be strong, entrenched and organized. Moses felt that way when God appeared in the burning bush and said, “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt” (Ex.3: 10). Moses didn’t snap a salute and say, “Yes, sir.” Instead, […]
As I’ve viewed images of the devastation in Las Vegas I’ve grieved for those who, in an instant, lost their life. One moment they were listening to Jason Aldean, the next they were lying dead in a pool of their own blood. The carnage took 59 lives. Today the husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, […]
Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has created a media storm because he spanked his son with a switch. After looking at the images of his son’s bruised legs and arms, I don’t think he spanked his son. He beat him.
In the last week I’ve read and listened to numerous views on the subject of corporal punishment. Frankly, most of what I’ve read would be opposed by anyone who cares for the welfare of children