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How can I know what is “good” and what is “evil?”

How can I know what is “good” and what is “evil?”

Since the beginning of time, all people groups have struggled with the concept of "good vs. evil." Adam and Eve struggled with God's demand to not eat from the tree of good and evil. With this command, God was making it clear that only God, not humankind, declares...

I’m lost. What does it take to get right with God?

I’m lost. What does it take to get right with God?

“I’m lost” describes the emptiness of our souls. The Greek word for lost is apollumi, which means “dead.” A lost person has no hope for a better life. Most would describe their lives as meaningless, empty, and purposeless. “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins...

Why does God allow mean people in my life?

Why does God allow mean people in my life?

Listen to Nancy Fitzgerald answer this question on Moody radio with Kelly and Steve. This question came from 12-year-old Anne, who is being bullied by students whom she tried to befriend. Her goal for her first year in Junior High was to meet new friends. It sounds...

Why does God hate sin?

Why does God hate sin?

God hates sin because it goes against His being. God is holy. He embodies an incomprehensible degree of purity. He is the epitome of moral perfection and is free from any blemish. All of humanity's sins are against God. "For You are not a God who takes pleasure in...

Is being made in the image of God the same as being a child of God?

Is being made in the image of God the same as being a child of God?

  Being made in God's image is not the same as being a child of God. God creates all humans in His image.  "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27). "This is the book of the generations...

How can I better understand the importance of being a person of grace?

How can I better understand the importance of being a person of grace?

  Grace is the heart and soul of God in a biblical sense. The Greek word for grace is "charis," which means "favor, blessing, or kindness." We can all do and say nice things to one another and help others, but God's grace takes on a life-changing, powerful meaning....

How can I be certain that Jesus died and rose again?

How can I be certain that Jesus died and rose again?

Listen to Nancy Fitzgerald answer the question with We worship a God who has proven Himself faithful to His Word. When he makes a proclamation, we can trust it to be true. His nature is always Holy, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present, all-loving, kind, merciful,...

Why is repentance necessary for all true Christian

Why is repentance necessary for all true Christian

Listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. Genuine repentance begins with the Holy Spirit convicting us of our sins. Repentance, therefore, involves knowing in one's heart, "This is wrong. I have sinned. God is grieved." There is no...

How can I be assured that when I die, God will let me into Heaven?

How can I be assured that when I die, God will let me into Heaven?

Listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. A time will come when we will all die unless the Lord comes back to get us before that time. It may be sooner than we think, making this question important to all of us. Is there anything that...

What should our response be to God forgiving us?

What should our response be to God forgiving us?

Listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody with Kelli and Steve Forgiveness is an integral part of mankind’s salvation. When Jesus hung on the cross to release us from the penalty of our sin, which is eternal death, He said, “It is finished” (John 19:30), we were...

How can I overcome my battle with entitlement?

How can I overcome my battle with entitlement?

Listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody with Kelli and Steve The Humanist, who represents today's culture, believes and lives out the idea that humanity is the center of all things. It is the belief that I deserve whatever it is that I want. It says, "I am owed...

What does it mean when Jesus says, “I am the Bread of Life?”

What does it mean when Jesus says, “I am the Bread of Life?”

Listen to Nancy as she answers the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. After God led the Israelites out of Egypt, where they had been in slavery for over 400 years, they were ungrateful and disobedient to God. Their punishment was to wander in the desert for...

Why should I get baptized?

Why should I get baptized?

A Christian baptism is an outward testimony of the inward change of a person who has chosen to believe that Jesus is the Son of God who paid the penalty of all sins by dying on the cross and rising again. Getting baptized follows our decision to believe; it does not...

So much noise. So many voices. Who am I?

So much noise. So many voices. Who am I?

Listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve Words matter. They matter to God and should matter to us. Words can build up and encourage us or tear down, leaving deep scars that can affect how we think and live our lives. Our words directly...

How can I better understand the significance of the birth of Christ?

How can I better understand the significance of the birth of Christ?

Listen to Nancy as she answers the question on Moody Radio with Kelly and Steve  The birth of Jesus should have been a time of both extreme joy as well as overwhelming relief to the Jews who were living at the time of His birth. It should not have been a surprise to...

Why did God choose Mary?

Why did God choose Mary?

Click here to listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody with Kelli and Steve. Only God knows why He chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus, but one thing we know is that there was nothing random about it. He had Mary in His mind before the creation of the world....

Why should we love and serve “the least of these”?

Why should we love and serve “the least of these”?

Click here to listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio with Kelly and Steve. When Jesus came to earth, He came to suffer and die for all humanity's sins. God the Father could have sent His son to become a worldly, wealthy king who lived in a palace and wore...

Why does giving thanks to God matter?

Why does giving thanks to God matter?

Giving thanks to God matters because He is utterly deserving of it.        God loves us despite our selfish and evil ways. "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). "Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is...

How good do I have to be to get into Heaven?

How good do I have to be to get into Heaven?

Click here to listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve "I am a kind and good person. I am a faithful rule follower. I go to church. Is that enough to get into Heaven?" "I don't think anyone can be sure they are going to Heaven? "I am...

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. Suffering constitutes the single greatest challenge to the Christian faith for the believer and also for the skeptic. Scripture teaches that God is all-powerful, all-loving, and full of grace....

Why did you Jesus, leave us?

Why did you Jesus, leave us?

Listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve I had finished teaching the Anchorsaway class on the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. As usual, students had questions as they tried to ingest the magnitude of the miracle. One...

What is the god of Self?

What is the god of Self?

Listen to Nancy on Kelli and Steve show, Moody Radio The god of Self is self-centeredness and narcissism on steroids. It comes from our desire to do their own thing like Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden when they sinned by disobeying God's command to not eat...

Why does evil seem to be winning?

Why does evil seem to be winning?

Today's world is experiencing the result of unleashed evil resulting from human beings who were created in God's image to love and serve others. As a culture and as individuals, we have rejected God and rebelled against His commandments of living peacefully on this...

Why did God choose the Jews to be His people?

Why did God choose the Jews to be His people?

Click here to listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody with Kelli and Steve. In the Middle East is the nation of Israel. It is the size of New Jersey and has, throughout the history of the world, played a critical role politically and religiously. What sets it...

What is the rapture of the Church?

What is the rapture of the Church?

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and then created men and women to be obedient to Him. Everything was perfect until Adam and Eve became dissatisfied with all God had given them and chose to put their hopes and trust in the Deceiver, Satan. God...

Why does being an encourager matter so much to God?

Why does being an encourager matter so much to God?

I was teaching a class of junior and senior students a week ago and, in the process, was reminded of how critical it is to encourage one another. I asked them if they remembered something that someone said that hurt them. All of them raised their hands. One girl said...

Can I believe and not be saved?

Can I believe and not be saved?

Click here to listen to Nancy on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. To answer to this question we must ask, “what do you mean by “believing” and being “saved”? Does “believing” mean giving mental ascent to something, but does not influence how you live? Or, is your...

Is there a conflict between science and my faith in God?

Is there a conflict between science and my faith in God?

Listen to answer answer the question on Moody with Kelli and Steve. If God is who He says He is, and science is knowledge or a system within His creation, there should be no conflict between science and faith. Through the sciences, the truth of God's creation is...

Is it wrong to question that the Bible is Truth?

Is it wrong to question that the Bible is Truth?

No! There are a multitude of religious books that claim to have the inside track to God. As an agnostic, I asked those Christians who wanted to engage me in conversations about God if they believed that the Bible is the Word of God. All, without exception, answered...

How can I develop the heart of an encourager?

How can I develop the heart of an encourager?

To listen to Nancy’s answer recorded from Moody radio, click below. We all need and appreciate a word of encouragement. To be an encourager goes beyond random words and acts of kindness. It is a person who continually gives and encourages others by words, love, hope,...

Why should I forgive those who have deeply hurt me?

Why should I forgive those who have deeply hurt me?

Click to listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody radio with Kelly and Steve. Hurt is pandemic and will continue until we leave this world and live with Christ forever in Heaven! Some of the pain and suffering we currently, or have previously experienced, leaves...

Why is it so difficult to live for God but so easy to live for myself?

Why is it so difficult to live for God but so easy to live for myself?

"If there is a 'wet paint, do not touch' sign, I am the first to touch it." "If I get just a single dip of ice cream, it's no big deal. I can still stick to my no-sweets-diet!" "I am jealous of a friend of mine so I feel justified putting her down." "I know I should...

Why does it matter that we were created as humans?

Why does it matter that we were created as humans?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve It matters because no human is a mistake. All those whom God created are loved. God purposed all humans to become more like Him by how we love and live our lives. It matters because life...

Why is listening to other people’s life stories important?

Why is listening to other people’s life stories important?

Listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger" (James 1:19). Part of earning the right to speak into lives about Jesus comes first with a...

What does God require of those who believe in Him?

What does God require of those who believe in Him?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve   I had the privilege of hearing former football great Deion Sanders speak about his new job as coach at the University of Colorado. He said that he recruits those athletes who are...

What is a legacy?

What is a legacy?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve Understanding Legacy Webster's Dictionary defines "legacy" as "something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past." Some common legacies are: She left...

How can I stay focused on Christ?

How can I stay focused on Christ?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve Our pace, especially in America, is generally on fast mode combined with the pressures of our daily grind and jammed schedules, makes "fixing our minds on Jesus" difficult. Even those...

Why do I struggle to believe what I believe?

Why do I struggle to believe what I believe?

To listen to Nancy’s answer recorded from Moody radio, click below. "People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask hard questions about why they believe as they do, will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the...

Can you answer these questions God is asking you?

Can you answer these questions God is asking you?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve Why would God ask anyone a question? He is Sovereign and loves us. Generally, we humans are the ones who are continually asking God to do a multitude of different things to help us. God,...

What is Christian Deconstruction?

What is Christian Deconstruction?

Listen as Nancy answers the question on Moody Radio with Kelli  and Steve. Christian deconstruction challenges the truth of God, the Bible, and the moral value system that God institutes through the scriptures that has resulted in thousands leaving their Christian...

What is the prayer I need to say to be saved?

What is the prayer I need to say to be saved?

To listen to Nancy’s answer recorded from Moody radio, click below. Growing up as an agnostic, what frustrated me the most about the Christians I knew, was that none of them could answer fundamental questions about their faith. I would ask, “How do you know that Jesus...

Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do?

Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do?

To listen to Nancy’s answer recorded from Moody radio with Kelli and Steve. Click below. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit make up the Being of God. All three persons of the Trinity make up the Being of God. They have always existed together and will continue to...

What is Jesus doing now?

What is Jesus doing now?

To listen to Nancy’s answer recorded from Moody radio,. Click below. The greatest act of love in the history of time came when God the Father, who so loved the world that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to leave His position in Heaven and go to earth to pay the penalty...

Is there a reason for suffering that I’m missing?

Is there a reason for suffering that I’m missing?

To listen to Nancy’s answer recorded from Moody radio, click below.   On April 20, 1999, a school shooting and attempted bombing occurred at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, United States—the perpetrators, 12th-grade students Eric Harris and Dylan...

Unseen Signs: 5 Indicators of Emotional Suffering You Might Be Ignoring

Unseen Signs: 5 Indicators of Emotional Suffering You Might Be Ignoring

It's easy to notice physical pain, especially when we have a scrape, a bruise, or a headache. But when it comes to emotional pain or suffering, it can be tricky. Emotional suffering can manifest in different ways, such as anxiety, sudden changes in behavior, insomnia,...