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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

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 then, if this is true, does He allow so much pain and suffering in the...

Are we all supposed to be bold in our faith?

Are we all supposed to be bold in our faith?

Listen as Nancy answers the question on Moody Radio with Kelli  and Steve. Boldness is an act of bravery by acting or speaking out regardless of the risks or the consequences. You are at work, and a co-worker you want to be friends with asks you if you are one of...

What does it mean to be kind?

What does it mean to be kind?

Listen as Nancy answers the question on Moody Radio with Kelli  and Steve. All of us are looking for friends who are kind and compassionate. With social media breeding self-centeredness, anxiety, and godlessness, now more than ever, Christians need to counter the...

Are Messianic Jews Christians?

Are Messianic Jews Christians?

Listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve The Christian faith requires that all believe that Jesus is God! He proved it by His resurrection from the dead. All true Christians embrace this truth. This gospel is for all who believe,...

How can I stop being so jealous of others?

How can I stop being so jealous of others?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. As used in this question, jealousy is the work of Satan and reflects a sinful behavior pattern of our flesh. A jealous person is envious when someone has something they think they need...

How can I have courage when I live in fear?

How can I have courage when I live in fear?

Fear, in this question, is defined as extreme anxiety. It is real and happens to all of us when our lives or circumstances seem to be overwhelmingly scary. Interestingly enough, it is in these moments that we might hear God telling us not to fear but rather be...

Is July 4th a religious holiday?

Is July 4th a religious holiday?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve The July 4th celebration of our independence from England in 1776 is not officially a religious holiday. However, beyond the sparklers, firecrackers and spectacular fireworks, there are...

How Can I Know God Is Relational?

How Can I Know God Is Relational?

Imagine the Creator of the Universe, the God of thunder, lightning, and anger, the God who speaks through pillars of fire being the same God who says, "I love you.” I created you in your mother's womb. I want all people to believe in me. Come to me all who are tired,...

How Do I Keep From Using My Past As an Excuse For Not Moving Forward?

How Do I Keep From Using My Past As an Excuse For Not Moving Forward?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve All of us, as inhabitants in our broken and sinful world, experience suffering. Sickness, poverty, and abuse can leave deep wounds that make us afraid to push ahead because we fear...

Does Christianity support reincarnation?

Does Christianity support reincarnation?

Reincarnation is the belief that the soul of a man or woman who has died will later be born again into another physical body. The idea of reincarnation was practiced during the time of the Greek and Roman empires. Plato (c. 428–348 b.c.e.) alludes to reincarnation in...

How Can I Help Someone Who Is Considering Suicide?

How Can I Help Someone Who Is Considering Suicide?

Click below to listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio's Mornings With Kelli and Steve. Suicide is often something that we would rather not talk about because of the sense of hopelessness and the unknown attached to it. It is now the number 1 killer of...

Why should I read the Bible daily?

Why should I read the Bible daily?

God made us in His image to have an eternal relationship with Him. The names that He gives Himself to be used by those who believe and follow Him are numerous. Words like: Lord, Friend, Shepherd, Teacher, and Father all reflect a God who wants to be with us and wants...

Do remorse and repent mean the same thing?

Do remorse and repent mean the same thing?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: I grew up in our family where there were certain words children could not say. The first one was "shut up," and the other one was "snot." If you were caught saying these words, you had to sit on the...

Why did God create the Universe?

Why did God create the Universe?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in...

Did Jesus stop being God when He came to earth?

Did Jesus stop being God when He came to earth?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: In the first sentence in the Bible, Genesis 1:1, God identifies Himself as the Triune God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Hebrew name for God is Elohim, a masculine noun that is...

What does a healthy church look like?

What does a healthy church look like?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here:   A healthy church is a group of people connected through their love of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Members are students of His Word, whose mission is to represent, teach, and disciple...

Why does it matter that Jesus rose bodily from the grave?

Why does it matter that Jesus rose bodily from the grave?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: The idea of a man being pronounced dead and coming to life after being buried in a tomb for three days is humanly impossible. It is the main reason why so many people today do not believe in the resurrection...

What did Jesus reveal about His heart when He faced the cross?

What did Jesus reveal about His heart when He faced the cross?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: The death and resurrection of Jesus was not the idea of the Pharisees or the Romans. God had orchestrated the death of His Son Jesus before the beginning of time. He announced His plan of a Redeemer after...

WHAT DOES GOD DO WITH THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIANS AND AREN’T?

WHAT DOES GOD DO WITH THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIANS AND AREN’T?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve A Christian is a person who has, by faith, received and fully trusted in Jesus Christ as their Savior who died on the cross to pay the penalty of their sin. The Holy Spirit lives in all...

What is the false gospel?

What is the false gospel?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: The people of Galatia were much like our Christian culture today. They were influenced far more by the culture than by the words and teachings of Jesus. They had heard the truth and gave a superficial nod to...

What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: I just read, yet again, that homosexuality is not found in the Bible and therefore is not a sin and people should be fine with it. Many others argue that they were born that way making it okay. As Christians...

Why did you leave us?

Why did you leave us?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: I had finished teaching the Anchors 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 student blurted out,...

What is a proper response to Christian fallen leaders?

What is a proper response to Christian fallen leaders?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: How tragic it is when a gifted Christian leader falls into moral failure. They are made public spectacles, with many who carry the shame of their sin to their grave. The path of the devastation of their sin...

Could the vaccine be the mark of the Beast?

Could the vaccine be the mark of the Beast?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Just a few months ago, we were praying for a vaccine that would put an end to this horrific virus. Now we have a few of them that hopefully will keep millions of people from suffering and dying. Not everyone...

What do the occult and Christianity have in common?

What do the occult and Christianity have in common?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Righteousness is the standard that God holds for every person He has created. It is what God cares about because He is holy, and when we accept the sacrifice of His Son for our sins, God forgives us for the...

Will a new year bring hope of a better world?

Will a new year bring hope of a better world?

Listen to Nancy answer this question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve How many times have we said that we couldn't wait for 2020 to be behind us? And now it is behind us, and what has changed? Snow, ice, and horrible storms have already hit this country. News...

What does it mean that the Word became flesh?

What does it mean that the Word became flesh?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: “Logos” in Greek means “Word” that refers explicitly to Jesus. God made it clear to all that Logos is God’s message and the greatest gift He could ever give to humankind. “In the beginning was the Word...

Why Bethlehem for Jesus’ birth?

Why Bethlehem for Jesus’ birth?

If we can, for a moment, look beyond the tinsel and flashing lights of the season, and see God’s hand and heart in the real story behind the birth of His Son. For some of us, we question the people and place God chose to make this miracle happen. Through this amazing...

What is a revival?

What is a revival?

Listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. With COVID, the mess with the election, coupled with cities burning, have many asking, "where is God?" Is He is still on His throne and in control of the universe, including the United States of...

If God loves people, why are we supposed to die to self?

If God loves people, why are we supposed to die to self?

Listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. One of the most well-known verses in the Bible is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that who-so-ever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” He did...

What is progressive Christianity?

What is progressive Christianity?

Listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. About the time you think you have heard it all, something else crashes in that is so evil that you can barely believe it. I am not talking about the outrageous things currently happening in...

How can I keep from misunderstanding others?

How can I keep from misunderstanding others?

Listen to Nancy answer the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve. Being misunderstood can happen when others have false information, misperceptions, half truths, personal biases or prejudices toward a person or a situation. We all have been misunderstood…some...

How do Christians turn seekers off?

How do Christians turn seekers off?

To listen to Nancy’s answer recorded from Moody radio, click below. A student shared that he wants to believe in Jesus, but "of the Christians I know, they are not very loving." How should we, as Christians, respond? It is a sad but true commentary on the Christian...

What are the keys to fun and fruitful family devotions?

What are the keys to fun and fruitful family devotions?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Doing family devotions may seem a bit daunting, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. The most valuable lessons you will ever teach your children will be meeting with the family and studying together how...

What does it mean to do parent well?

What does it mean to do parent well?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: My answer to this question is probably not what you might think. We had 4 children in 6 years, so needless to say things were always in motion. As a new Christian, I was given the impression that it was my...

What happens when church isn’t the way it’s supposed to be?

What happens when church isn’t the way it’s supposed to be?

Listen to Nancy's answer recorded live on Moody radio, here: Victoria, my four-year-old granddaughter, was so excited to finally get to go to school, she could barely control herself. The evening before her big day, she laid her clothes out on the floor next to her...

Why does accountability to one another matter?

Why does accountability to one another matter?

If there is a missing ingredient in most Christian lives, I would guess that it would be desiring accountability from one to another. A life characterized by vulnerability, teach-ability, honesty, and availability, is one that embraces accountability. This person is...

I am a Christian but still feel guilty. What can I do?

I am a Christian but still feel guilty. What can I do?

Feeling guilty is feeling bad for something you have done or the condition in which you are living. That kind of guilt is not necessarily a bad thing. We can be thankful for some guilty feelings because they drive us to seek God's forgiveness through His Son. When a...

I am stuck. My faith is weak. What can I do?

I am stuck. My faith is weak. What can I do?

Listen to Nancy as she answers the question on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve Years ago, I decided to face my fear of flying head-on. I was tired of white-knuckling the armrests of my seat, like that, could save me, and sweating profusely from take-off to landing....

What does it mean for a society to be post-Christian?

What does it mean for a society to be post-Christian?

Click the player below to listen to Nancy answer recorded live on Moody radio. A post-Christian society recognizes Christian ideas and generally follows watered-down Christian values, but rejects its’ ethics and a Christian worldview. The Christian language and...

How can I have fellowship with God?

How can I have fellowship with God?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve People often identify as a Christian because they might go to church. For them, more than that is a bit over-the-top. They might say they are friends with Jesus from a worldly...

Leaving a Legacy

June is a month that marks the beginning of summer and received with great joy from kids who look forward to biking, swimming, playing, and hanging out with friends. It is also a month that we celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day. For me, with both of my parents...

What are the keys to forgiving others?

What are the keys to forgiving others?

Forgiving others is a discipline that most of us have not conquered and probably never will. There is no doubt that Scripture is very clear that we, as Christians, must forgive others as Christ has forgiven us. God would not command something if we could' t obey it....

Peace in the Midst

I have stopped listening to the news before going to bed. Fear and hopeless fill the airwaves, and for many of us, our hearts and minds. Where do we turn for help?  "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made...

What does repentance look like?

What does repentance look like?

Listen to Nancy answer this question recorded on Moody Radio with Kelli and Steve We all need God’s saving grace through the death and resurrection of His Son. Our natural condition is one of sin, which makes us guilty in the eyes of God. We know that the penalty for...