Joe McKeever Articles

6 Secrets Some Pastors Don’t Want You to Know

A deacon told me he and his wife witnessed a fistfight their first Sunday at our church. The story comes at the end of...
How to Rejoice When All You Feel Is Pain

How to Rejoice When All You Feel Is Pain

They're always listening.The world is constantly watching when God's people go through disasters, experience heartaches, and deal with bankruptcies and setbacks.How will the so-called "God people" handle these trials? Will they grow angry and curse, lose their temper...

31 Reasons Why God Put You in a Church

31 Reasons Why God Put You in a Church

A lady who read our blog commented that when she was widowed, her church did not minister to her. And no, she said, "I did not seek counsel from my pastor. I sought help from the Bible and the Lord alone."I'm thinking she was saying that somewhat pridefully. I may be...

Why Tithing Has Nothing to Do With Legalism

Why Tithing Has Nothing to Do With Legalism

"God is able to make all grace abound toward you, so that you, always having enough of everything, may abound to every good work" (2 Cor. 9:8).Over the years I've been doing this website—some 15 years now–I have occasionally written about tithing our...

What to Do With Your Pesky, Wayward Thoughts

What to Do With Your Pesky, Wayward Thoughts

"We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5, NASB)."Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer" (Ps. 19:14, MEV).The thought that flitted through my brain...

7 Things You Should Remember This Father’s Day

7 Things You Should Remember This Father’s Day

".... you ... honor your sons above Me" (1 Samuel 2:29b). Eli was an indulgent father, and God held him accountable for it. "O my son Absolom, my son, my son Absalom! If only I could have given my death in your stead, Absalom, my son, my son!" (2 Sam. 18:33). David...

Do You Really Have Self-Control?

Do You Really Have Self-Control?

"He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city" (Prov. 16:32). And on the other hand, "He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls" (Prov. 25:28).Self-control is...

What Scripture Can Teach Us About Germ Warfare

What Scripture Can Teach Us About Germ Warfare

"That which goes into the mouth does not defile a man, but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man" (Matt. 15:11).How's that again, Lord?It would be easy here to say the Lord Jesus did not understand microscopic things like bacteria, viruses and germ...

Unwise Prayers You Hope God Never Answers

Unwise Prayers You Hope God Never Answers

Dear Lord, even if I pray in faith and dot all the i's and cross all the t's but am praying something I will regret forever and is not what You have planned, please ignore me. Thank you for hearing this prayer!Three men in the Bible—really godly men, the best of...

The One-Word Reason You Should Never Live in Fear

The One-Word Reason You Should Never Live in Fear

A program on a science channel dealt with "Venus: Earth's Evil Twin." The two planets are similar in size, and according to the experts, have the same origin. But Venus is hellish, with acidic atmosphere and temperatures in the monstrous range.Early in the program,...

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