God commands us to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Galatians 5:14; Leviticus 9:18). It’s one of the greatest commandments He gives us—second only, in fact, to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). This is a very important commandment. But do we really understand how we […]
Small Groups Are Actually the Best, and Here’s Why.
You’ve likely heard the words “small groups” come up at your church from time to time. Sometimes they are known as life groups, home groups, growth groups, or cell groups. Whichever way they’re referred to, they all provide the same thing: fellowship in Christ. God designed us all to need fellowship. He wants each of […]
Do You Have a Moment to Talk about Jesus Christ? How to Talk about Your Faith and Not Be Unbearable.
You’ve probably already been told by your pastor or a person at church that you should fulfill the “great commission” of spreading the Good News about Jesus (also known as “evangelism”) to your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, librarian, and cousin’s best friend’s mother-in-law. Okay, so maybe not that extreme, but you know you are supposed […]
Heaven Is for Real? Your Questions Answered.
Heaven is a big place and a big subject. The word heaven has been used in more than 38,000 songs written in English. It is the subject of many movies and is featured in thousands of books. We are fascinated with the subject of heaven and what happens to us after death. It can be […]
Forgiveness Is Hard, but a Hard Heart Is Worse.
The Christian life is all about forgiveness. It begins with receiving God’s forgiveness through faith in Jesus and his death on the cross; it continues as we then live in that forgiveness, receiving it daily from our heavenly Father and sharing it freely with others. We are called to forgive others; and if we do […]
Finding Your Life Purpose
It’s that question that keeps us up at night, that makes us anxious and sad when we don’t get what we think we need: “What is my life purpose? Why did God create me? What am I supposed to be doing here?” It can turn into an existential crisis if we don’t tie down exactly […]
Your Spiritual Gifts – How to Identify and Effectively Use Them.
Learning our spiritual gift(s) is a fun subject because we get to discover something about ourselves that we may not have known before. A spiritual gift is something God has chosen specifically for you so that you can help with the advancement of the church on earth by serving and using your special ability. This […]
Why Does God Allow Suffering in The World?
It’s a question we all worry about and wrestle with at some point in our spiritual journeys: Why does our loving God allow so much pain and suffering, evil and disaster, in the world? If he really loved us so much, wouldn’t he save us from this? After all, he can do anything—so why doesn’t […]
We Want To Hear From YOU!
Unfolding Faith is developing a brand new podcast all about testimony – would you share your story with us? A testimony can be about your conversion to Christianity, or it can be a way in which God has really shown up in your life. Perhaps it is a lesson God has taught you, or a […]
Finding Forgiveness When it Seems Impossible
Kim Phuc Phan Thi may not be a name that you have heard of, but she is almost certainly someone you have seen and felt deeply for. Kim is the face of the Vietnam of War that we all know; she is the terrified, burned little girl running from a napalm attack, captured in the […]
How Can I Stop Sinning?
Excerpt from Respectable Sins, Chapter 6; Directions For Dealing With Sins. Author Jerry Bridges. The apostle Paul wrote that we are to “put to death” the various expressions of sin in our lives (see Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:5). This includes not only obvious sins we want to avoid but also the more subtle ones we […]
Is there Anything God Won’t Forgive?
Most church leaders have had someone come and tell them that they have committed the unforgivable sin. The sin might range from the apparently trivial to something serious, like David’s adultery confessed in Psalm 51. But Jesus made clear there is only one sin that cannot be forgiven – and being worried you have committed it […]