Goliath was an enormous man. Measuring nine feet nine inches tall, he was, and still is, an intimidating presence. However, Goliath didn't intimidate David. The only giant he saw was God—he knew God would help him. What about the giants in your life? How do you handle them? Straight on like David, or do you avoid them, in the hopes someone else will fight them?
Our world desperately needs models worth following. Authentic heroes. People of integrity whose lives inspire us to take God seriously, to follow His Word obediently, to pursue Christ passionately.
Thankfully, the Bible places before us a spiritual "hall of fame"—raw, uncensored, gritty stories of men and women sometimes soaring, often stumbling, through the incredible life of faith. They wrestled with sin, experienced God's grace, struggled with weakness, and overcame by faith. Their inspiring biographies have been memorialized in Scripture, not simply because of their faith in God but because of God's faithfulness to them.
These great lives from God's Word not only provide realistic portraits for appreciation but also relevant principles for application.
“Don’t be afraid!...I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” Come with Pastor Chuck Swindoll to witness this spectacular moment preserved in Luke 2:8–20 and hear the message of rejoicing that still echoes today.
Enter into this important moment with Pastor Chuck to see how Joseph’s response to his circumstances provides an example of walking with God in faithful acceptance, obedience, and patience.
Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he looks at the message the angel brought to Mary in Luke 1:26–38. This revelation about the birth of the Son of God has resonated in the hearts of God’s people ever since.
In the book of Nehemiah, I found seven essential skills that today’s Christian leaders can use as stones on which to build their own strategy for leadership.
In Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he instructs his mentee to train himself to be godly. Pastor Chuck Swindoll examines how Christians should train, and what it looks like to grow in Christlikeness.
Pastor Chuck Swindoll dives into compelling scenes from the story of Joseph in Genesis 45 and 50. From a young age, Joseph faced hate, betrayal, cruelty, injustice, and abandonment from those closest to him.
Study Job 1 and 2 with Pastor Chuck Swindoll, and grasp how the assaults on Job’s family, health, and belongings threatened to pull him away from God.
Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he retraces the steps of Abraham and his beloved son, Isaac. Observe how Abraham’s response to God was immediate, based upon faith alone, and total. Heaven’s commands come with heaven’s provision!
As we work our way through these verses, it will become increasingly more clear that our times at Malta are just as significant as our days in Rome…maybe more so.