Wouldn’t it be great if life always ran smoothly with no hiccups or potholes? Wouldn’t that be great?! Well, dream on! The fact is life is filled with stuff that irritates, aggravates and angers us daily. Anger can come from nagging problems or insurmountable troubles. It can come from frustrating circumstances that you can’t seem to escape, or the disappointments of life that are so unjust and unfair. The sources of anger are limitless.
This is life. Continue Reading →
Getting along in church is not always easy. Your local church is made up of many different kinds of people with a vast array of personality quirks and oddities that are endless. This includes you and me.
So, it seems reasonable that you will not “hit it off” with everybody in church, and be everybody’s closest friend. As a matter of fact, there will be people in your church that really put you off. The truth is, you just don’t like them. Continue Reading →
Have you ever been mad? Of course you have! If you are married, or have kids, or have a job, or play sports and so on, you have experienced anger. Anger is one of the emotions that is woven into the fabric of life that is a reality and must be dealt with. You must learn to control anger rather than allow anger to control you.
And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Continue Reading →
Reading God’s Word for yourself and studying it opens up incredible opportunities for God to speak to you directly. You have the Word itself which “teaches, rebukes, corrects and trains you” (2 Timothy 3:16) which is essential in every believer’s life. But God gives you more. As you dig in and carefully study God’s Word for yourself, God responds with new insights into His Word that bring deeper understanding of God and God’s ways. These insights are God’s direct communication to you, for you. Continue Reading →