“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15 In reading this verse, we often focus on our perspective – how the gift of Christ has given us new life. Rightfully so, we celebrate how that gift has impacted us like no other gift. However, what if
“God is love” (1 John 4:16), but as His children we find it hard to love others in the same unconditional way God loves us. Sometimes it’s because we’re unwilling to pay the high price of that kind of sacrificial love. But there’s another reason too. If we haven’t learned
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people.” – Luke 2:10 (NASB) Living in North America, it’s an ongoing challenge to resist our culture’s constant influences to live for ourselves.
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3 “Leave me alone! Leave me in peace!” we say, sometimes with little respect, when we are fed up and tired of putting up with a difficult person or situation. We somehow think that
Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. It’s in the place of desperation and devastation that hope becomes vital and real. When life