God invites us to enter into the kingdom of heaven, in spite of how broken, sinful and ruined our lives may be. That kingdom is a treasure that everything must be given up to win, but it's a treasure that changes our entire life.
A pastor calls his congregation to spiritual life and renewal. What are the "life leaks" that drain churches of the power and life of the Spirit? …Anger, secret desires, inconsistency, bitterness, falseness, addictions, sin and more.
Bitterness is like a leech. It attaches itself to and feeds on you, draining the life from you. Bitterness is rebellion against God. How do you respond to life? Do you let the unpleasant circumstances make you bitter?
Thoughtful Christian courtship is the perfect foundation to genuine, enduring love in marriage. When faith and romance meet, youth should remember these essential ideas: counsel; full surrender; Christ the centre; then follow your heart.
How should "followers of the slain Lamb" live? Nonresistant disciples who choose love over violence must still be soldiers of Christ, with a theolgoy of martyrdom. Dean Taylor shares from his personal journey as a one-time US army soldier.
As Western Christians, we've minimized a subject Jesus emphasized—our wealth. What if your possessions belong to those who need them as much as they belong to you? How would viewing poverty and possessions through Jesus' perspective effect your life?
Collectively, we are haunted by the paradise we've lost. However, Christ has come to offer justification in the place of condemnation, life in the place of death, truth in the place of lies, and peace for turmoil. Is that an offer you can reject?