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1 Our Spiritual Patriarch

Our Spiritual Patriarch

by Stephen Davey
Abraham is the only man in human history credited with founding three distinct religions. Jews, Muslims and Christians all claim Abraham as their founder and refer to him as a “spiritual father.” But since these religions worship different gods, believe in different doctrines, and essentially practice different beliefs, Abraham can’t be the founder of all three. read more
1 What Is Islam?

What Is Islam?

by Stephen Davey
In the early seventh century, Muhammad—a Saudi Arabian tradesman with wealth and prominence—first announced that he had received a message from the angel Gabriel and was called to be the next prophet of God. Few could have imagined the international significance Muhammad’s prophecies would have today. read more
3 The Armor of God

The Armor of God

by Stephen Davey
Every culture accepts the reality of some type of spiritual world beyond our physical senses. The Bible is the correct source to learn about this reality and as we’ve drawn back the curtain on the angelic world, we’ve learned that a battle is underway for the hearts of mankind. read more
1 Satan


by Stephen Davey
Have you ever been betrayed by someone you trusted? Maybe at work, you promoted someone, or gave them a special project, and they let you down or even stabbed you in the back. Perhaps you trusted a close friend with confidential information, only to find out that your friend had used that information to spread rumors about you to others. read more
1 Angels


by Stephen Davey
Unlike Mary, or Zechariah, you’ve probably never been visited by an angel. You’ve never seen one either. Then again, you might be like that quick-witted and very wise husband who once told me—in his wife’s presence—that he had married one! read more
2 Role of Men

Role of Men

by Stephen Davey
You may have heard the well-worn joke that marriage is a fine institution, as long as you’re willing to be put in an institution! Unfortunately, this joke has become the dominant view of marriage in our generation. By the year 2011, 40 percent of poll responders agreed with the statement: marriage has become obsolete in American life. Now, in the year 2021, more Americans age 18 to 44 have lived with a partner outside of marriage than lived with a spouse. read more
2 Submission: Voluntary Selflessness

Submission: Voluntary Selflessness

by Stephen Davey
Much of New Testament biblical teaching on marriage comes from 1 Peter 3. Many believers who read through his third chapter are immediately struck by the fact that Peter writes six verses instructing wives and one verse instructing husbands. read more
2 For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

by Stephen Davey
Spend five minutes surfing the Internet and you’ll discover how the world views marriage. Rather than buy a wedding ring with no return policy, a couple can now lease their rings on a month-to-month basis. The traditional marriage vow that once read, “As long as life shall last,” has been rewritten to promise, “As long as love shall last.” The Pew Research Center, which regularly polls Americans on a range of issues, reported that the marriage rate is down by almost one-third compared to 60 years ago. read more
3 The Physician for our Pain

The Physician for our Pain

by Stephen Davey
After Jim Elliott and four other missionaries were brutally speared to death while trying to make contact with the Auca Indians in Ecuador, Jim’s wife Elisabeth returned to the United States with her young daughter Valerie, where they grieved the loss of their husband and father and reflected on the suffering they were enduring. read more
2 A Study of Suffering: The Life of Mrs. Job

A Study of Suffering: The Life of Mrs. Job

by Stephen Davey
Often overlooked in the dramatic suffering of Job is the unnamed, second-hand sufferer — Job’s wife. In the space of one day, Job’s wife — let’s call her Mrs. Job — watched her husband lose his businesses, social status and wealth. Together, they witnessed the tragic deaths of their ten children. Following that, she would helplessly attempt to comfort Job when his body was covered with unimaginably painful boils. read more
2 The Shepherd's Church

The Shepherd's Church

by Stephen Davey
At the end of 2020, Stephen Davey’s home church in Cary, North Carolina underwent a significant name change, from Colonial Baptist Church to The Shepherd’s Church. This change was the result of prayer and conversation between Stephen and his elder team, and as they continue moving forward with this transition, we wanted to sit down with Stephen to find out more. read more
2 Resolutions of the Faith: Fellowship

Resolutions of the Faith: Fellowship

by Stephen Davey
One of the most serious dangers is for the church to believe that evangelism is the first — and last — step in our mission. We often forget that discipleship and spiritual growth are essential to the health of every Christian. read more
2 Resolutions of the Faith: Evangelism

Resolutions of the Faith: Evangelism

by Stephen Davey
Our world today is more desperately in need of the gospel than ever before. In the October issue of this magazine, I focused on the relationship between Christians and politics, the growing moral decay in our culture and the need for believers to shine a light into that darkness. I want to elaborate on that subject and suggest another critical resolution for you to consider in this New Year; in a word — evangelism. read more
2 Resolutions of the Faith: Prayer

Resolutions of the Faith: Prayer

by Stephen Davey
Many parents of young adults have experienced the conflicting emotions involved in sending a son or daughter away to college. In those final hours before separation, parents tend to give “final” instructions like, “be careful, study hard and make good friends. read more
1 Resolutions of the Faith: Bible Study

Resolutions of the Faith: Bible Study

by Stephen Davey
Have you ever traveled on a road trip and gotten completely lost on the way? Back before we all had a personal navigator in our pockets, travelers had to use a book of maps, called an atlas. Even then, one might have to admit to being lost and, regardless of embarrassment, stop and ask for directions. read more
3 Thankfulness in Psalm 100

Thankfulness in Psalm 100

by Stephen Davey
There is perhaps no better place in Scripture to look to find genuine, sincere, constant thankfulness to God than in the Psalm 100. David and the other psalmists fill their poetry with gratitude to God, lifting up their voices in praise to Him constantly, during the best and worst times of life. read more
3 Thankfulness: The Example of Jesus

Thankfulness: The Example of Jesus

by Stephen Davey
You probably have not heard of Sarah Hale, but you likely do recognize her most famous poem — Mary’s Lamb. Besides her work as a poet,... read more
3 Thankfulness: The Mark of a Believer

Thankfulness: The Mark of a Believer

by Stephen Davey
For the believer, giving thanks is not just something we do on a Thursday in November, when we are gathered around our families, stuffing our faces with delicious food and then napping during football games. Thankfulness is meant to be a daily part of a Christian’s walk, and is––in fact––one of the unique characteristics of genuine believers. read more
3 A Guide to Political Engagement

A Guide to Political Engagement

by Stephen Davey
Should Christians vote? ... read more
3 Submitting to Authority

Submitting to Authority

by Stephen Davey
During the ministry of the apostle Paul, the church was living through a time of political distress and blatant religious persecution. The church in the Roman Empire was suffering greatly at the hands of Emperor Nero. It must have shocked these believers to read what Paul had to say to them in his letter: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God” (Romans 13:1).  read more
3 Happy are the Merciful

Happy are the Merciful

by Stephen Davey
We see petitions for mercy in every aspect of our society. ... read more
3 Happy Are the Hungry

Happy Are the Hungry

by Stephen Davey
You’ve heard the old adage: we are what we eat. We are either helped or hurt by what we consume. ... read more
3 The Brokenhearted are Blessed

The Brokenhearted are Blessed

by Stephen Davey
Jesus surprised His audience when He informed them, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4). The word the Lord used for blessed (makarios) means “supremely happy.”  read more
1 The Coming Tribulation

The Coming Tribulation

by Stephen Davey
If you were to place the tribulation into a categorical heading, it would be “The Wrath of God Revealed.” For a period of seven years, the earth will stagger under the weight of God’s wrath.  read more
1 Forging Friendships

Forging Friendships

by Stephen Davey
Deep and abiding friendships are increasingly rare. The truth is, not only is the world filled with lonely people, but the church is too. And although we are surrounded by people whose faces we recognize, could we really count on them as true friends? read more
1 Fracturing Friendships

Fracturing Friendships

by Stephen Davey
You may have relationships that are in desperate need of repair. Don’t continue taking these steps that ultimately fracture friendships. Step up and humbly resolve relational issues with grace and transparency. read more
1 The Enoch Example

The Enoch Example

by Stephen Davey
What is the Enoch example? It’s the example of a man who walked with God, lived with passion, and spoke the truth. read more
1 Hope For A Spiritually Single Mom

Hope For A Spiritually Single Mom

by Stephen Davey
If you’re tempted to think you’re inadequate, you are right. But never forget that God chose to give you your child. In spite of who you are and what you’ve done, God’s grace is not exhausted. You are God’s chosen mother to pour into your children the treasure of His Word, just like He poured It into you. read more
1 ACTS OF GOD:  A Correct Response

ACTS OF GOD: A Correct Response

by Stephen Davey
Is there anything supernatural about natural disasters? In other words, is God behind the scene allowing tornadoes, rip currents, and viruses to devastate lives for no apparent reason? read more
1 ACTS OF GOD: Some Critical Reminders

ACTS OF GOD: Some Critical Reminders

by Stephen Davey
Natural disasters, or so-called acts of God, can change our lives very quickly, producing great hardship, suffering, and pain. However, our... read more
1 Race, Unrest and the Gospel

Race, Unrest and the Gospel

by Stephen Davey
Race, Unrest and the Gospel ... read more
1 Pride and the Coronavirus

Pride and the Coronavirus

by Stephen Davey
What does a pandemic reveal about the human heart? Fear. Frustration. Courage.  Certainly, all of these and more. But have you ever thought that suffering can actually reveal pride in the human heart? read more
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