How can a pastor's children enhance the pastoral ministry of their parents?

This question has a misplaced focus. Parents have children in order to bless them – not ourselves. We are to love and nurture them as well as to delight in their development. The Bible is full of admonitions to instruct our children in righteousness. ​

"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know […]

If I’m not consistent with fasting and prayer weekly, am I in danger of backsliding again? And how many times in one life time can someone backslide?

Our fight against our fallen flesh, the world, and the devil will not end until we are resurrected in newness of life. Sin is basically disobeying God's will. A good pray throughout the day would be: "Father, through Jesus' strength, help me to deny my will and to do Thy will in this moment." (See […]

How can someone leave the faith?

Hebrews 11:6, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” When a person chooses a life of faith and God accepts his decision, a beautiful and different life begins. Ephesians 1: 8-10, “With all wisdom […]

How can you better understand yourself psychologically?

First, you need to know that God fully understands and loves you.  

Psalm 139:2-6, 17-18 (NLT), "You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am […]

Please explain Deuteronomy 23:23, "Whatever you vow, you must be careful to do what you have promised, such as what you have vowed to the LORD your God as a freewill offering."

This verse is about making a free will offering as well as a vow. This oath was not by compulsion, neither was it commanded by law. It was made completely on a voluntary basis.  

The lesson to be learned is the seriousness and the obligation that follows a vow to the Lord. There are examples […]

Why is there instrumental music in worship services today? Jesus didn't give any authority to use instrumental music in worship.

(All citations are from the KJV.)

In Colossians 3:16, we are told, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." The word "psalms" in this verse is Strong's Greek word G5568, […]

Is smoking marijuana against God's will? Some people say it's a natural herb created by God therefore they find nothing wrong about smoking marijuana.

Marijuana is not mentioned in the Bible. However, smoking cannabis is considered intoxicating, just as wine is intoxicating. Therefore, the scriptural cautions about drinking wine would also apply to using marijuana. “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,” Proverbs 23:20. “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled […]

What is the reward for obedience?

(Scripture quotations are from the New International Version Bible, unless otherwise noted.)

Obedience to God brings life and blessings; disobedience brings death and misery.  When Adam disobeyed God and ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he and all his future children were sentenced to death. (Genesis 2:17)  Obedient Abraham was blessed with […]

Is there a limit to showing kindness?

Yes. A Christian should always be just first. For example, a farmer would be unjust to give food to others if his own family is hungry. We need to fulfill our own responsibilities first. 1Timothy 5:8 (NIV), “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith […]

What changed in Job's life after he had encounters with God?

In Job chapters 1-2, we read Job was a righteous man and enjoyed a blessed life. However, Satan believed Job was loyal to God only because of the rewards of faithfulness. God then allowed Satan to afflict Job with severe trials…to prove (or disprove) Job’s loyalty. ​

During Job’s extended suffering, three of his friends believed Job […]