How few are those who see beyond the danger...who say to those on the edge of some venture, “Go for it!” I suppose it's related to one's inner ability to imagine, to envision, to be enraptured by the unseen, all the hazards and hardships notwithstanding.
What a great reminder of how much the world needs Christ and that Jesus reigns sovereign over all the earth. Let us pray for the world to recognize their need for Christ as we continue to walk through uncertain times.
We must remember that kids are more concerned with actually spending time with us than with the particulars of the activity. When your six-year-old son asks you to play catch with him, he’s asking you to spend time with him—face-to-face.
If we live life expecting others to conform to our belief system we will become frustrated and disillusioned, especially if that person is our spouse.
If Jesus promised an abundant, rich and satisfying life, how could He also promise many trials and sorrows? Aren’t those opposites? Why is the Christian life abundantly difficult at times?
Nehemiah didn’t succeed by himself. He had a team of people working with him. They believed in the cause and gave of themselves to make it happen. The same is true for us. Will you continue to build and battle with us as part of our team?
Every Christian must leap over two hurdles on the path of spiritual growth. First, Christians must take God at His Word that they are fully forgiven of their sins. Second, Christians must unburden themselves from the scruples of legalistic Christians.
It’s easy for us, living in the “civilized” 21st-century, to think that the persecution of Christians was merely a reality in ancient times. It was—but it’s as much a reality today as it was yesterday.
In 1868, Matheson became the pastor of the church at Innellan. Although he was blind, Matheson was a great preacher and he was well known throughout Scotland. Matheson’s friends felt that his blindness is what made him great.