“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.
“There is a pathway through this suffering. It’s not easy, but God will use it to lead you toward healing.
Regardless of terminology, tradition, or denominational differences, there is a common thread that links repentance, penitence, and penance: those who want to follow Jesus take their relationship with him—and thus the
Ready to reap the spiritual benefits of fasting but not sure how to begin? Like Lent, try viewing fasting as a journey: start slow, follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, and see where he takes you.
When prayer is understood in the broadest sense of being in relationship with God and not just talking to God, it becomes possible to pray unceasingly.