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After the Collapse

After the Collapse

  Editor’s Note: In the past few years, we’ve unfortunately witnessed quite a large number of men succumb to very public failures . . . from leaders in business, politics, entertainment and yes—even the church. But there is still great hope for these men, even after the collapse. Nate Larkin is living proof of that.

Did the Devil Really Make Me Do It?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 Early on in my

Stop Saying No to Sin

Christians have been trained to fight sin the same way teenagers were taught to fight drugs in the 1980’s. Both have been markedly ineffective. Nancy Regan started her famous campaign against drugs with a simple slogan: “Just say no.” In response, a Los Angeles based movement called D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) began producing education

Strengthen Your Marriage – Build Contempt for Contempt

Several years ago, returning from a trip, I stepped inside the front door and felt like I had walked every one of the four hundred miles I had just driven. I had spoken six times in four days, and had driven through four different states to get where I needed to go. I pulled into

All for Love

Editor’s Note: We have been so blessed to feature much of Billy Graham’s writing in Devotionals Daily over the last five years, and this season we can’t think of Holy Week without remembering him and his legacy. He had a lot to say over the years about Christ’s death and resurrection — what he has

Fighting the Enemy Through Prayer

Fighting the Enemy Through Prayer Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the appeal of sin can be in the Christian life. Once again the issue of kingdom and kingship is front and center. Sin and temptation are harsh masters. As the story of Cain reminds us, sin

Why God Allows Trial and Temptation

God allows temptation and trial because they can be good for us. Seriously? Yep. The same Greek and Hebrew words are used in Scripture for both temptation and trial. The distinction depends on intent and motivation. Is the difficult situation for the purpose of tearing down? It’s a temptation. Is it for the purpose of

The Work of Christ

  We Are Reconciled to God… Through Christ Today’s evangelicals often speak about the gospel as if it were a means of discovering one’s own purpose, a message about how to have a happy and prosperous life, or a method of achieving success in one’s relationships or business. In the minds of many, the best

Enemies of the Christian

  Enemies of the Christian For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
— Ephesians 6:12 Possibly you have already found that you have enemies. These are dangerous, vicious enemies who will use any method to defeat

Live Forgiven

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9 “God’s well of grace must have a bottom to it,” we reason. “A person can request forgiveness only so many times,” contends our common sense. “Cash in too many mercy checks, and sooner or

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