The Real Reason We Want to Kill Pride

C.J. Mahaney on why the Christian should kill his pride: So many human ventures, so many grand designs of mankind, have been undermined because humility was lacking on the part of those involved…our motivation for rooting out pride must go beyond a knowledge of its pitfalls and perils.  Our pursuit should be driven by the…

Spiritual Warfare Message

I just gave a message on spiritual warfare at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  My notes are up on the Messages page.

The Path to Hell is Small, Subtle Sins

In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis writes a series of letters from Screwtape to Wormwood, both of whom are demons working together to keep a man from pursuing Christ.  Screwtape is the mentor, if you will, and Wormwood, his nephew, is his disciple.  In one of Screwtape’s letters, he writes about how their goal is…

A Christmas Verse to Cling To

Though Jesus came as a meek, mild, poor baby born in a smelly, dirty cave, he came as a conquering General and Destroyer. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). It doesn’t get any more clear than that.  Amen.

Christmas Points to the Second Coming

We get so excited about Christmas, and that is good.  Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).  He came to save his people from sin (Matt. 1:21).  Without Jesus’ first coming, we wouldn’t know God in such an intimate, real, and personal way. Still, how much more excited should we…