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How to Experience a Much-Needed Attitude Adjustment

By Steve Swartz
11 months ago
In Psalm 77, Asaph pours out his anxiety and anguish over God’s treatment of Israel. The fate of Israel was so important to him that he felt as if it were himself on trial instead of Israel. While he was waiting on the Lord, he had a big problem: his only source of comfort, God himself, had become a source of anguish. His battle with this anguish was a battle of his heart, specifically his attitude.

What to Do in Times of Waiting: Three Examples from Noah's Wife

By Steve Swartz
11 months ago
The key to waiting on the Lord, from the perspective of Noah’s wife, is to do what you are supposed to do right now. Keep your eyes off next year or the next decade and keep them on today. Be loyal to God’s call for you right now. Noah’s wife gives us three great examples of being loyal to God’s call.

How to Begin Waiting on the Lord: Three Practical Steps

By Steve Swartz
11 months ago
Many have experienced what might be called "the moment." This is the realization that life is not turning out as expected, and you have no other option than to wait on the Lord. This moment might be a serious diagnosis, heartbreaking news, or the realization of a lost relationship. When we are called upon by our Sovereign God to wait upon him, there is a choice to be made of how you will handle such a time.

Don't Test the Lord - Do These Three Things Instead

By Steve Swartz
11 months ago
When Israel was wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, they became disgruntled, discontented, and dissatisfied. Although God was providing everything they needed to survive and be healthy, they thought they deserved more.

Four Ways to be Thankful During Uncertain Times

By Steve Swartz
11 months ago
Do you feel like the desert owl of Psalm 102, abandoned and alone, wondering where God is and what he is doing? This life can seem uncertain and unsettling sometimes, but instead of worrying and complaining, we can learn a lesson from a people that literally found themselves stranded in a wilderness.

What Gives Jesus the Right to Judge Me? Here are 7 Reasons

By Steve Swartz
12 months ago
Proving Jesus to be God is crucial when determining Christ’s right to judge our eternity.

Nine Reasons the Idea of Christian Ethics is an Abomination

By Steve Swartz
12 months ago
Christian ethics sounds like a good thing to most Christians, but when we drill down into the implications, its danger becomes very apparent.

Jesus' First Miracle Wasn’t About the Wine: Six Reasons Why

By Steve Swartz
12 months ago
When Jesus turned water into wine at Cana, he was conveying something much more important than his enjoyment of a good party. This physical transformation was symbolic of the far more important spiritual transformation of which only he is capable of performing. Here are 6 parallels between this first miracle, and the miracle of spiritual regeneration.

Four Identifications Showing Christ was Appointed by God

By Steve Swartz
12 months ago
Trusting Christ with the care of our eternal souls is a very big deal. Hence, verifying his credentials to be such a perfect savior is of utmost importance. Here are 4 identifications that show Christ is who he said he was.

Five Devastating Trends Hindering Biblical "Growing-up"

By Steve Swartz
12 months ago
Believing that Christ is worth following is only half the matter. Following Christ and growing up spiritually is extremely important. Here are 5 things to avoid when seeking to mature in Christ and grow up Biblically.

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