According to the Pew Research Center, a father’s role has changed in America. In 2016, the amount of time dads devoted to childcare was about three times the amount they provided in 1965. Despite this increase, 63 percent of fathers feel they still spend too little time with their children.1 The demands of juggling a career, a household, church commitments, and more are … [Read more...] about 5 Ways for a Father to Love His Family
Meet heroes of the Christian faith from the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures), New Testament, church history, and modern life.
1. Is Jesus From History or Eternity? Jesus was born to a young Jewish couple in the first century A.D. and spent His life in the Middle East. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was … [Read more...] about Scriptures That Reveal the Jesus You May Not Know
When children misbehave, everyone seems to have an opinion about the best remedy—spank them, hug them, ignore them, bribe them, appease them… and everything in between. Motherhood is a gift that comes with a great deal of pressure and responsibility. God’s Word doesn’t offer any defenses. King Solomon wrote, “A child left to himself brings shame to his mother” (Proverbs 29:15). … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs a Mom Who Does These Two Things
I want to introduce you to the Man who has rescued me from death, filled me with hope, directed me in the decisions that have shaped my destiny, employed me in His global work, and is currently preparing a new home for me in a place where I’ll never grow old. He is my Mentor and Master; and it’s a joy to introduce you to the Jesus you may not know. None of us know Him as … [Read more...] about Meet The Jesus You May Not Know
At some point in our life, we long for a mentor—someone who can wisely mold and shape our thoughts and habits, who can give us insights and help us find our way through life. You may not have a mentor right now, but there’s one very close to you—as close as your Bible. Think of the prophet Daniel as a personal mentor. God placed his remarkable story in the heart of the Bible to … [Read more...] about 5 Takeaways From the Life of Daniel
Throughout history, God has raised up men and women to be world changers. Some people, like Daniel, make such an impact on society that they continue to be well known beyond their lifetime. Have you ever wondered what sets them apart? How does God select individuals for such important work? Sometimes God appoints powerful people to serve Him, but He often chooses more … [Read more...] about Feeling Powerless? Discover 4 Power Principles in Daniel’s 70-Weeks Prophecy
(Including Interesting Facts About the End of the World) If you spent any time in Sunday school as a child, you know about Daniel. You may have been treated to a flannelgraph presentation of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego emerging from the fiery furnace or a rousing reenactment of Daniel proclaiming God’s deliverance on his way out of the lions’ den. You may even be aware … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Study the Book of Daniel
When we think about the future of our children, our thoughts tend toward things like their education, their future spouse, and their walk with the Lord. Long hours are invested as we encourage them to obey God, hoping they learn from our mistakes rather than making their own. We imagine them enjoying the same comforts we have and maybe a few more. Certainly, Daniel’s … [Read more...] about Why Was Daniel Taken to Babylon?
It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but it is also a form of deception. Satan’s fall from heaven was fueled by his desire to be like God (Isaiah 14:13-14). Since then he has counterfeited God’s power in order to deceive mankind. As the Battle of Armageddon draws near, Satan’s trickery will include imitation of God’s signs and prophecies. The Old … [Read more...] about Will Elijah Return During the Tribulation?
Recognizing the Women God Chose to Include in His Story of Redemption Quick—name three women who were prominent in the early days of American history and three who have been prominent in the modern era. From the early days we might note Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Betsy Ross. (Can you name more? See the 2008 book by an influential female journalist, Cokie Roberts, … [Read more...] about Women in the Bible
Meet God's Prophet of Fire A Simple, Strange Man The Bible often provides extensive genealogies and background information on its key players. However, little is known about one particular man’s background—the prophet Elijah. His name can be translated “Yahweh is my God” or “Jehovah is my strength.” This may explain why Elijah typically worked alone; he derived strength … [Read more...] about Who Was Elijah?
The history of the world has been altered frequently by the flow of secret intelligence and vital information. For thousands of years, informants have played a crucial role in the destinies of nations. The End Times are no different. Today we’ll meet three men whose inside information has helped to prepare the way for earth’s final days. Whenever I visit the Holy Land, I … [Read more...] about Solve the Mystery of Revelation Through Daniel and John
One Man Against the World - 1 Kings 18:1-40 Have you ever felt as if everyone is against us, as Christians? With immorality spreading, does it feel like many people are against the truth of the Bible? Elijah felt the same in his day. In the time of Elijah, the nation of Israel was ruled by King Ahab, who did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord, along with his wife Jezebel (1 … [Read more...] about 4 Lessons From Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Why did God anoint David, a shepherd boy, as king? As a young boy, David spent time in the hills of Bethlehem watching over the sheep for his father. This may seem like an insignificant, quiet occupation for a young boy, but that's where God prepared David for his future role as king of Israel. As he learned what it meant to be responsible for the sheep in his fold and to care … [Read more...] about 4 Questions You’ve Been Asking About King David, Answered