Even the most cursory perusal of “Christian” television will reveal an inordinate emphasis on prosperity. Should you happen to tune in during one of the annual Share-A-Thons, that’s virtually all you will hear. Apparently it is the most effective way to get viewers to give. Promise them a “hundred fold” return and the phone lines light up. The question I am wrestling with is not whether it works or not, but is it Christian? Or to put it another way, is material prosperity a legitimate spiritual goal?
By Richard Exley
It’s one thing to go through a crisis grandly, yet quite another to go through every day glorifying God when there is no witness, no limelight, and no one paying even the remotest attention to us.
By Oswald Chambers
The last words I say before I step on stage or into the pulpit are these: “Dear Lord, don’t let me forget, it’s not about me. It is about your Word and the people who need to hear it.” I can’t tell you the freedom and passion it has brought to my preaching and speaking.
By Ken Davis
He who repeatedly chooses expediency over character will not have the moral strength to do what is right when the ultimate test comes. The man or woman who is determined to exercise integrity in the heat of crisis must practice it in the little matters that arise daily. In truth, the life changing decisions we make in that moment are a foregone conclusion, the inevitable consequence of the choices we make every day, so choose wisely.
By Richard Exley
We may have as much of God as we will. Christ puts the key of the treasure chamber into our hand, and bids us take all that we want. If a person is admitted into the vault of a bank, and told to help himself, and comes out with one cent, whose fault is it that he is poor? Whose fault is it that Christian people generally have such scanty portions of the free riches of God? —
By Alexander Maclaren