This before-and-after photo comparison from the TV show Fixer Upper shows the incredible restoration of an old, dilapidated house
God’s grace, redemption, and abounding love is offered to all of us no matter our backgrounds, past mistakes or the struggles we face. Christianity Today reserves the last page of each issue for a “compelling story of Christian conversion”
God repeatedly uses his people not to glorify themselves or to give some advantage to others, but to glorify God.
Olympic runner Dave Wottle can teach us something about running a race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=120Bi0vhRPg.
The best stories have character development. This is where a character changes throughout the events of the story.
In the Bible (Ephesians 3:10), Paul describes the wisdom of God as “manifold,” a word that can be understood to mean “multifaceted,” like a diamond whose beauty is seen even more clearly by its multifaceted cut.
One of the best cards you can draw in the game Monopoly is the “get out of jail free” card. It completely lets you off of the hook when you land in the ‘jail’ of the board game.
When a bride and groom get married, the bride’s name (usually) changes immediately. One or both of their addresses change and often so do bank accounts. Other changes are more of a process:
There was a sad but true incident that took place in an old Spanish church not too long ago. A parishioner took it upon herself to restore an old mural of Christ in the church that had deteriorated over the years.
A US government’s ambassador is the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation abroad. She is a spokesperson for the United States to the nation in which she resides
Sometimes it takes having our most precious possessions taken from us to gain perspective on what really matters.
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,”