In that single word rests a whole new world beckoning our participation. Death has been defeated. Newfound meaning and joy replace the minute-after-minute-after-minute monotony of ceaseless sweating and striving...all because God is now at hand!
Many Christians assume that doubt is the opposite of faith. It isn't. Unbelief is the opposite of faith. And somewhere in between faith and unbelief lies the realm of doubt.
The highest form of love is charity—the type of devotion that seeks the highest good of another. This love serves unconditionally, regardless the cost. The Bible talks about this kind of sacrificial love in 1 Corinthians 13. This is the kind of love that we need most of all, and it finds its fullest expression in God’s relationship to us.
In the words of Ephesians 4:32, be kind. My sister Luci paraphrases this verse, “Just be nice."
God wants us to worship Him from our hearts, and not just at church. God desires our worship each moment of every day.
Complete knowledge doesn’t exist here on earth. I’m going to have to learn to live with unanswered questions and choose instead to act with grace and live in faith that one day I will know the whole story.
No one can ignore authentic love. It’s unconditional, unselfish, and the Christian’s mark of distinction.
There is something extra special about February. Valentine’s Day. Hearts and flowers. A fresh and needed reminder that there is still a heart-shaped vacuum in the human breast that only the three most wonderful words in the English language can fill.
Authentic love is unconditional in its expression, unselfish in its motive, and unlimited in the benefits.
Paul's grand treatise on agape in 1 Corinthians 13 describes love in practical terms that will help us express it effectively to our mates.