Of the many things we could name that cause Christians grief and heartache, nothing can compare to sin.
To put 1 John 3:11-18 in one brief sentence, the Apostle John was saying the lack of love is murderous.
The Apostle John addressed the struggle of our conscience. He offered all of us some advice that is not only helpful, it is inspired by God.
The housework will always be there, but the kids won’t. Give them all the attention you can. The sacrifices you’re making right now are worth the effort.
It’s easy to go along with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone. When you take a stand for what you believe is right you influence those around you.
Expecting others to live according to your list will make you miserable. And if you live according to their list, you’ll be even more miserable.
All anger is not bad...and all conflicts are not wrong. But disagreements need to be expressed appropriately and at the right time.
Love is like glue. In order to be effective, it must be applied. It won’t do any good if it stays in the container.
The four attitudes that demoralize us are uselessness, self-pity, fear, and guilt mixed with regret. These negative attitudes can prevent you from living life to the fullest.
A cross around a neck, an “ichthus” fish on the back of a car, a well-crafted sermon. None of these is the mark of a Christian—it is love. Like the old song says, “They will know we are Christians by our love.” Honest, transparent love.