Jesus came to be God with us—on both the starry night in Bethlehem and in the loneliness of a quarantined home. On a sunny Galilean hillside and in crowded grocery store lines.
Many of my peers participated in Lenten fasts… even though they also came from evangelical or other Protestant denominations.
When approached with intentionality and adequate structure, the Daniel Diet can produce unprecedented personal results.
We think of salvation as the moment of crossing a threshold, and we let people assume this was the point of it all, that the forgiveness of sins is primarily what the gospel is about, when really, it’s about the party
A life verse can help us move on from our old stories of failure and defeat by replacing the lies we’ve believed about ourselves with God’s truth.
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
It’s not a matter of talking about salt and light nearly as much as actually being salt and light. It’s a lifestyle that forgoes condemning and criticizing the world and chooses to bless it instead.
Most likely you’re aware of a modern criticism levied at the Bible claiming that it’s no longer relevant or practical for us today.
What I’m counting on here is not the dream—it’s the faithfulness of God.
by Connally Gilliam and Paula Rinehart, authors of And Yet, Undaunted
Every heart comes up to this fork in the road, many times.
Things like good health and strong relationships are gifts from God, and we honor him by stewarding them well. Yet if they become the focus of our lives, we are in danger of missing our calling.