If you have experienced the spiritual mountaintop you are probably also familiar with the spiritual valley. These low places can be emotionally taxing and sometimes takes the form of discouragement, or even depression.
Just as we each inherit our parents' physical features, we also inherit our sin nature from them. Chuck Swindoll explains how this contamination makes us as "bad off" as we can be.
We often discover priceless gems in the strangest places—deep in the rugged, dark corners of the earth. This is so with the book of Ruth. Like an exquisite rose blooming in a foul garbage dump, the story of Ruth adds elegance, grace, and charm to an otherwise depressing scene.
Many Christians assume that doubt is the opposite of faith. It isn't. Unbelief is the opposite of faith. And somewhere in between faith and unbelief lies the realm of doubt.
It’s rough for a nation to pull itself out of the swamp of political scandal and public distrust…but to do so several times in a row is unheard of. Or is it?
Some of Jesus' teachings were quite straightforward and clearly demonstrated—like giving to others. But Chuck Swindoll admits giving is one of the harder commands.
With childlike innocence, the little guy put his finger on the pulse of our sophisticated adult world where cool skepticism reigns supreme. It's becoming increasingly more popular to operate in the black and white world of facts…and, of course, to leave no space for the miraculous.
Is grace a theme found just in the New Testament? Chuck Swindoll gives several examples where grace was bestowed upon someone in the Old Testament also.
Jesus has provided us a faith which frees us from the bonds of sin and frees us for the purpose of following Him. Let’s take a closer look at Paul’s exhortation that we stand firm in our freedom.