If waiting on the Lord renews our strength, then why does it seem like protracted times of waiting just appear to wear us out? Who would have thought it would take so much emotional and spiritual energy to do what…

Into the Great Unknown

2013 is here, and with it all of the questions that a new year brings. What will happen internationally? In the United States? In Illinois? In Crystal Lake? At EFCCL? In my family? In my own life? All three of…

According to Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of things we do not see.” As we approach this season, we are struck repeatedly with how much the whole Christmas narrative is about faith….

Why Did Jesus Come?

In the book, The Miracle of Christmas, John MacArthur reminds us of some of the reasons why Jesus came to earth: to reveal God and His love, to teach truth, to fulfill the law, to offer the Kingdom, to bring…

When you sing, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch,” does anyone in particular come to your mind? Have you known someone who could just be described as “mean”—somebody who enjoyed making others miserable or seeing people squirm? There is only…