What Is Your Definition of Success?

January 09, 2017

You know, brothers, that our visit to you was not a failure. (1 Thessalonians 2:1, NIV) This raises an important question: What is success? It seems likely that some of the brothers at Thessalonica defined success as everything being comfortable and everyone being happy. If that is success, then Paul’s […]

Long-Term Exhaustion and Prayer

December 26, 2016

How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? (Psalm 13:2) Maybe you have been carrying a heavy burden for a long period of time, and the strain is beginning to tell. It may be physical pain or mental anguish, or it […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

December 19, 2016

“When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next.” (Matthew 10:23) There are times when fleeing is the right thing to do. Another time a crowd in the temple took up stones to stone Jesus, and Scripture says, “Jesus hid himself” (John 8:59). When we face situations of difficulty […]