Sometimes it takes having our most precious possessions taken from us to gain perspective on what really matters.
God’s grace, redemption, and abounding love is offered to all of us no matter our backgrounds, past mistakes or the struggles we face.
God repeatedly uses his people not to glorify themselves or to give some advantage to others, but to glorify God.
Romans 6:8-14 captures the central tension of the Christian life on earth: we have died to sin, but we still sin. Why do we still sin if we have “died with Christ” and “also live with him” (v. 8)?
Romans 8:38-39 gives an exhaustive list intended to cover every possible fear we could have—issues of mortality, supernatural forces, time, powers, physical space, anything in creation
In Ephesians 1, Paul emphasizes God’s sovereignty and his work as a master planner who can restore
The film Pay It Forward imagines what can happen if everyone gave someone an act of kindness that could not be paid back and then all those people did the same thing to another person.
In summer 2016, a movie called Last Days in the Desert was released. The film explores Jesus’ 40 days in the desert and how he is tempted by Satan.
“Christianity isn’t something you add. It is an explosion that changes everything you had” (Timothy Keller [@timkellernyc], Twitter, November 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m.)
A 2014 study from Ligonier Ministries found: “Just under half of Americans (45 percent) say there are many ways to heaven—which conflicts with traditional views
“The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.”- Martin Luther
Military children often face an interesting dilemma. When a family is stationed overseas, a newborn child can attain “dual citizenship,”
Working as a waitress in Pennsylvania, a nursing student named Melissa received a tip that would change her life. While talking to a stranger about her financial troubles,
“Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think… It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving
Jim Elliot was an evangelical missionary who attempted to reach out to a small Indian settlement in Ecuador with a team. Unfortunately, the entire team was killed by the settlement.
A recent episode of the podcast Invisibilia covered how one small Danish town responded to young Muslim men leaving to join ISIS in Syria.
“Not the labors of my hands
can fulfill thy law’s demands;
could my zeal no respite know,
“O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
“What hostile sinners mean for harm, God means for good. What they will as hurtful, God wills as helpful. What they plan as destruction, God plans as salvation.
“In my neighborhood, on almost every light pole, there are signs for lost dogs or cats. When I first noticed these signs, I felt a tinge of sympathy. …