It may come as a shock to some that "let go and let God” is not biblical. The truth is that the Christian life is not effortless.
- May 20, 2014 |
Spiritual warfare seems like some sort of science fiction movie, but we’ve sensed it; watched it; experienced it as a church; been attacked as individuals.
- May 19, 2014 |
Natural talents are the result of our genetic inheritance and the training in our family environment. Spiritual gifts are given to us by the Spirit of God once we are saved.
- May 15, 2014 |
Follow Jesus’s example of incarnational ministry by being present and deeply involved among the people in your life.
- May 14, 2014 |
I’ve always been curious about how Jacob—now known as Israel—wrestled with God. I couldn’t understand what it meant.
- May 13, 2014 |
Why is it that when we grow up, we lose our child-like wonder and sense of fun?
- May 09, 2014 |
Displaying faith, hope, and love will help you become more like God who came to Earth to show us how to live: Jesus Christ.
When facing trying times, I think of Aaron and Hur, who held up the hands of Moses while the Israelites battled their enemy (see Exodus 17).
You move to a new area. You get settled at your new residence and job. You get the kids settled in school. Where you settle in a local church often times becomes a longer, more drawn out task. After checking out all the churches you desire to visit, here are four questions to ask yourself as you narrow the search to make a decision.
The problem with the concept of karma is that grace is absent from the equation. Here's how you can practice what we might call The Karma of Jesus.
If you want to know why I hate Mother's Day, look no further than this pastor's earnest but misguided attempt at mood-softening humor.
Because Mother's Day can be complicated with conflicting emotions, ever woman needs God's soulful promises to encourage her heart.
If “all the Law” hangs on loving God and loving others, then to love God is to obey him and to obey him is to love others. But what does it really mean to love others? Should you walk down the street hugging everyone you meet saying, “I love you”? Should loving others be accompanied by feelings of affection? Are these feelings essential to loving others and if absent does this mean you’re not being loving?
- April 30, 2014 |
Sometimes the most beautiful story we can live for God is the story of rest.
- April 29, 2014 |
Are new beginnings possible? Is healing a reality? How do we confidently release the past and embrace the future?
- April 28, 2014 |
There's hope in the expectation of the possibility that today can be different.
- April 28, 2014 |
This quick and entertaining quiz reveals which Bible character you resemble the most!
- April 27, 2014 |
John MacArthur's hotly debated conference and book Strange Fire evaluates the doctrines, claims, and practices of the modern charismatic movement. Does the Bible teach that some gifts (tongues, healing) of the Holy Spirit ceased after the time of the original Apostles? MacArthur says yes, plainly.
- April 25, 2014 |
I was raised Muslim. So how did I move from believing adamantly in Islam to telling others about Jesus? It started with a friendship.
- April 24, 2014 |