|Posted on April 3, 2018 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Life’s Great Liberator
From some people’s countenance, we judge them to be happy. Smiles, makeup, and stylish clothing can create an appearance of inner peace. Internally, though, many are in bondage.
In today’s passage, Jesus clarifies His purpose: He has come to set free t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 2, 2018 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Acquiring Great Faith
I’ve had people tell me, “I wish that I had great faith.” While most of us would like God to just drop that kind of confidenceinto our laps, it’s not the way He operates. Faith increases as a result of our obediencein little things. We all marvel at Abraham...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 30, 2018 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
Knowing the Heart of God
Most people long to be understood. We may have many acquaintances, but we all have a deep need to feel truly known by those we love most. This is because we were created in God's image--He also desires to be intimately understood and loved by us.
Just as you...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 29, 2018 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
A Man Worthy of Our Praise
The men traveling with Jesus on a stormy Galilean night said something that ought to make us sit up and take notice. “What kind of a man is this . . . ?” If we ask ourselves that same question, we will start to see the big picture of who Jesus is instead of concentra...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 28, 2018 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
True Spiritual Growth
If you want to genuinely grow in spiritual maturity, it is not enough to simply be instructed by the Word of God. You may love going to church or listening to Christian radio programs. You might talk about everything you hear and assume you're growing because your knowledge is increasi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 27, 2018 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Enslaved by Debt
Personal debt has skyrocketed in our Western culture. Easy credit, a desire for material goods, and an unwillingness to save and wait have led many people down the path of financial bondage. The Bible doesn’t forbid borrowing, but it clearly warns us of its negative consequences. Our ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 26, 2018 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Priority of Relationship
Ephesus was the home of a tremendous ministry. Despite harsh persecution, the church planted by Paul endured opposition, spread the gospel, and was quick to challenge false prophets. But 30 years after the apostle left, John’s revelation included a stern warning for tho...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
God Is at Work
Throughout the Bible, we observe God at work in people's lives. Sometimes He acts in dramatic fashion, as in parting the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape the Egyptian army. At other times it may appear as if He's not taking any action. Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that their bro...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
When you're facing a decision, whether big or small, it is important to wait upon God for His direction and timing. And though it may sound paradoxical, there are three ways that we can take an active role in the process while we wait.
First, we should examine our heart, ask...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 20, 2018 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
The most obvious source of godly wisdom is the Bible. You cannot think of a question or life circumstance about which God’s Word is silent. His principles for right character, conduct, and conversation apply to every situation and decision confronting human beings.
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