In pop culture, Satan is often portrayed with horns, wearing red tights, and carrying a pitchfork. If only he were that easy to identify in real life! But Paul tells us that Satan sometimes disguises himself as an angel of light (1 Corinthians 11:14). He infiltrates religion with false teachers and seeks to lead us astray in our pride.Read More
The only way to find what you’re looking for is to die to yourself and surrender to God. Every day, we have to decide whether we will die to ourselves and seek God, or whether we will fall prey to the temptations of the world and walk in rebellion.Read More
When it comes to our finances, many of us have the mindset of “How much can I keep?” rather than “How much can I give away?” Whether consciously or unconsciously, we seek security in storing up wealth. While it is not wrong to have a savings account and provide for the future, Paul reveals that radical generosity is a mark of the Christian life.Read More
The temptation to seek after the visible and temporal rather than the invisible and eternal is not new. Looking at 1 Samuel, we see that the Israelites struggled with this temptation in regard to their rulers.Read More
Where does true generosity come from? Join Ken Boa as he discusses how the generosity of Christ on our behalf changes our hearts.Read More
Have you ever wished you could change the ending of a story?
First Samuel 8 recounts one of those stories we wish we could change; it is not a story that goes well. Samuel’s sons have forsaken the way of the Lord, and, as a result, the people of Israel reject them as judges. But instead of remembering God is their King, the people demand a physical, visible monarch like those of the other nations, rejecting God.
If the resurrection is true, then how we live matters. Every choice we make has an impact on our lives, showing whether we find our identity based on our “earth suit” or on our spiritual life.Read More
How do we hear God when He speaks? First Samuel 3 shows us a picture of God’s faithfulness to speak to us even when we have ignored Him in the past.Read More
If you are a Christian, you are a “living letter” (2 Corinthians 3:1–3). Your life demonstrates the truth of the gospel, demanding a response from all around you. At the end of the day, there can be no neutral response to Christ. We will either walk in the blindness of the world or in the light of the Holy Spirit.Read More
First Samuel 2 contains one of the great prayers of the Bible. The prayer of a humble womangives us a picture of the honor and glory and praise due to God.Read More