Jesus announced he came to enable us to have an abundant life (John 10:10). He described the purpose of his life as seeking out people who need help and saving them (Luke 19:10). Here are some of the ways Jesus makes a difference for our lives. Continue reading “Good news: what Jesus can do for our lives”
Must we wait for tragedy to make things right? Continue reading Nearsighted fools
“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 6:1).
Followers of Christ are forbidden from blasting our horns – doing our good works to be seen of men (Matthew 6:1).
Yet, Jesus also encouraged his disciples to illuminate the world, “that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16). Is this a contradiction? Continue reading “Saints do not have horns”
In the upper room, Jesus gave the apostles a new commandment, to love each other. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35 ESV).
This new commandment is echoed throughout the letters written by the apostles and writers. John expands on it in his first letter, telling us what love is and what love is not. Continue reading “True love”
In many ways, ambition can be spiritually crippling because it leads us to destroy whoever gets in our way. Yet, the spiritual principle of aspiring for that which is better is certainly admirable.
Anyone who endeavors to succeed in any field can do so by studying the best. We should always strive to move upward, never being satisfied. Continue reading “Why aspiring for perfection matters”
Playground bullies. Fear and stress grow. However, anxieties melt away with just the smile and the reassuring embrace from a loving father. Peace, safety and wholeness fills one’s being.
This is the type of comforting presence the Psalmist describes as he reflected upon his relationship with God. Listen again to his deep soul satisfying relationship. Continue reading “Comforting presence”
Without a doubt, the reasons for disgruntlement with life are as varied as people’s perspectives and experiences. Nevertheless, dissatisfaction arises from a common ground. Continue reading “Dissatisfaction with life”
We must trust God completely… Continue reading Providence happens in a messy world
Will we follow the flesh or walk in the spirit? Continue reading Building spiritual maturity
And raised for Christ… Continue reading Dying for Christ