If I could give a gift to a mom who is launching her first business, it would be the ability to see herself through the eyes of Christ.
You, too, may have heard it all your life: God is in complete control of everything. But, oh how that rubs when life hurts.
Attention, romance readers: this one has it all. Nice girl heroine, hot-but-honorable hero, exotic locale, family drama, great food, the works.
Evangelism is not a natural activity. But many times, we shrink back from witnessing because we think of it in terms of confrontation rather than conversation.
If you haven't yet begun to find ways to save more money and improve your finances, now is certainly the time to spring into action.
True repentance has corroborating evidence. Perhaps the best way to learn what genuine repentance looks like is by examining the opposite: a counterfeit. In 2 Kings we find one in King Joram.
To the Celtic soul, God could be seen as revealing himself in every occurrence of life. And this presence, perceived and looked for in everyday life, was deeply personal.
Watch out, single people; it’s wedding season. You know what that means. But are we losing sight of what's most important?
In this brief video, Dr. Michael Lawrence, pastor of Hinson Church in Portland, Oregon, summarizes the biblical and historical reasons why Christians need to regularly pray for the persecuted church. In addition to making a passionate appeal to join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, pastor Lawrence explains how he leads his local church to pray specifically and regularly for the persecuted church year round.
As the flimsiness of the story becomes all too apparent, viewers may be wondering how much more they'll be able to endure.
Our words of correction can be very sweet—the very thing God uses to renew the faith of weary saints. But our words can be unhelpful and hurtful, too. We need wisdom to know when to correct and when to overlook.
The beginning of a new year is so full of possibilities. I personally love this time of year because I always love a fresh start.
Every pastor who still wants to be in the ministry five years from now needs to take a day or two off each quarter to hit “refresh.”
Transitioning from single to married requires a change of mindset that often produces bitter disappointments.
As militants tear through Iraq, Christians are being forced out of their homes to escape the violence.
I don't want to care for his disabled family, but I know God wants me to be self-sacrificial. Should I marry him?
Much attention has been given to the rise of the nones and rightly so. This person needs someone or something to facilitate the process of moving him or her toward being able to even consider the life and message of Christ.
We often measure the significance of a job by its perceived value from the eternal perspective. Does God see things that way?
Using a series of six “disputations,” Malachi writes to (1) rebuke Israel’s apathy, (2) recall the people to covenant loyalty, and (3) reassure God’s people of the coming Day of the Lord.
It’s here in the U.S., in the Western world more generally, where so much less is at stake that we offer up such pathetic reasons (at least I suspect God considers them pathetic) for not joining together with fellow believers on a regular, weekly basis. And almost all of the excuses are anthropocentric rather than Christocentric.
- July 10, 2014 |