Progressive Destruction

Destruction starts small and happens slowly.  The point is that the slothful man’s problem in Proverbs 24 could have been corrected a long time ago if he had wanted it to be.  We need to learn to be honest with ourselves.  We need to learn to act when we first notice a change, when we first notice that indicator of trouble, and when our hearts seem to be deceptive. 

The Danger of Shipwreck

As I ran along the coast in a Florida community some time ago I saw one of the most vivid reminders of the dangers of life. The sun was shining bright and the skies were clear. People around me mingled in the park, walking their dogs and talking to one another. Expensive private boats floated along the pier. And there in the middle of all that beauty was the wreckage…

When You See 333

Reminders are good things. I know it is hard for our manly pride to admit it, but they are. Sometimes reminders come as banner notifications on your cell phone, and other times they come from the little woman you call your wife. Regardless, they are completely necessary to a sex so prone to forget. 

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