Kneeling to Pray

I vividly remember the day my stubbornness was tested in quite an unusual way. I was sitting one evening at my desk in my room, having my alone time with God. It was where I had always had my devotions :my Bible and my journal all laid out in front of me. That day, as I began to pray, something strange came over me.

5 Points for Praying God’s Word

Have you ever listened to yourself pray? You should try it sometime. It’s amazing how self-absorbed we are as we lecture God about all we need and want, as if God doesn’t already know. We use so many common Christian phrases that if we ever addressed another human being in the same fashion, we may just get a blank stare.

3 Reasons Why Every Teen Should Attend Camp

Through my teen years, Christian camp was a constant. It was something that I looked forward to every year.  It meant so much to me (and still does), that I'd like you to consider it for your teenager or youth group. Here are just a few reasons why every teen should attend camp this summer.

Flee from Idolatry – I Corinthians 10:14

Let’s be frank—When we think of idolatry, we don’t usually think of ourselves, do we? We think, “Idols are those things that pagans and sinners worship!” Or we think of the absolute worst sins such as adultery, murder, abuse, drug addictions, etc… But sin is just the product of an idolatrous heart. Idolatry can even be found in the hearts of God’s children.

How to Fight Three Common Enemies of the Soul – Paul Chappell

We easily name the world, the flesh, and the devil as the three primary enemies of the Christian life—and rightly so. Ephesians 2:2–3, 1 John 2:15–16, and dozens of other passages deal with these three enemies of the soul. But rarely do these present themselves unveiled in the heart of a Christian. Satan doesn’t show … Continue reading How to Fight Three Common Enemies of the Soul – Paul Chappell

The Fear of Being Empty

As we have learned in the last article being empty of our selfish ways is not at all fun. But the end of us is the very beginning of all God is. Why is it so hard to put our dreams and aspirations aside? Why do we struggle with the thought of throwing our opinions and plans out the window?