Growing up in the church, I’d always assumed that, if there was something I wanted, then it was probably—or definitely—not God’s will for me.
“Scripture identifies eighteen spiritual gifts. As you read through the list, consider which gifts you might have or want to learn more about.
“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities.
“What could I do then, once I had achieved all my personal goals without ever finding full satisfaction?”
By Guillaume Bignon, excerpted from the book Confessions of a French Atheist
As a good atheisti
“Paul knows you don’t earn your way into the kingdom, but you do earn rewards you’ll receive once you get there.
“So why should we, who brought sin and suffering into the world, expect to be immune from it?”
By Joe Gibbs, adapted from the book Game Plan for Loss: An Average Joe’s Guide to Dealing with Grief
Deep roots take time to grow, and the consistent habits of Bible reading and prayer simply don’t happen overnight.
Whether you’ve been observing Lent every year or you’re just learning about it for the first time, the invitation is the same: come.
“The gospel of King Jesus breaks down barriers that divide and builds up unity in God’s multiethnic family. This is not a peripheral issue but is at the very heart of the gospel.”
By Derwin L.
How does almsgiving benefit our spiritual health? Read on to learn how giving to those in need is a biblical practice of self-denial, remembrance, and obedience.