Do you think our world is bad today? Do you think we’re in trouble? Do you think we’re facing turmoil? Some might say we’re a walk in the park compared to first century Rome! The family was breaking down, the social structure was disintegrating and basic moral values were drifting by the wayside.
Christian friendships and relationships have a lot of different dimensions. They can be anything from a close marriage and romance to best friends for life, or even just good friends or coworkers with whom you get along well.
Why does Jesus reject the people who did good things, but accept the thief on the cross (Luke 23:39–43), who, as far as we know, may never have done anything good in his entire life?
Our Western nations have become fixated on the question of identity. And it’s not because they have had no identity markers in the past, they certainly did. But the modern progressive mindset is looking to something other than those past markers to forge a new identity going into the future.
Have you ever prayed to God but didn’t feel Him answer? What do you do when this happens? All of us have times like this. But there are keys to understanding God and having a good relationship with Him. Investments we can make that will pay huge dividends.
Why is it that sometimes peacemaking feels like climbing Everest, and other times it almost flows without thought?
In his new message, ‘When All Seems Lost’, Pastor Jeff Vines covers the topics of marriage and keeping relationships strong. Jeff offers encouragement for those of us who are struggling with chaos and feeling lost.
Most of us have had personal experience dealing with financial hardship. Right now, there’s a lot of concern about the rising cost of living, and when so much is beyond our control, it can be a frightening prospect.
Many of us know that financial conflict is one of the most common causes of marriage breakdowns. Cost of living increases and rising interest rates are placing even more strain on relationships, with families struggling to keep up.
Paulo is intentional about spending time with people and listening to them, but he doesn’t see the connections he creates as anything extraordinary. ‘I just see it as me doing what God created me to do,’ he says.
Toby McKeehan, best known by his stage name TobyMac, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer who specialises in contemporary Christian music. Toby began his career when he was just a teenager with the band DC Talk, and was with them for 13 years before launching his solo career. After many years as a [...]
This week’s memory verse is Psalms 55:22 – Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.
The transformation of Youssef’s life was a testimony to those around him and opened the door for his wife to accept Christ as her Saviour.
This week’s memory verse is Hebrews 4:12 – For the Word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double dged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.
Jesus saved his most scathing words for hypocrites. The Lord is looking for honesty. He’s looking for those with pure hearts. God knows exactly who we really are. In fact, He knows us better than we know ourselves.
Satan will take every legitimate desire you have and try to get you to fulfill it in an illegitimate way. But you can overcome him.
‘The battle is the Lord’s.’ And He’s never lost one yet! David may have felt small, but he knew God was big enough for the job. Do you know that?
We all want people to be pleased with us, but we must also realise that they frequently have unrealistic expectations and sometimes selfish ones
‘As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him… It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.’
If you keep your eyes on the prize that God has set before you, you’ll realise that some things simply aren’t worth your time and attention.
The Enemy will make you think you’re so far from God that there’s no way home. But when you belong to God no one can have you! No consequence can steal you from the hand of your Father.
Take courage—you’ll get through this storm!
Give it to God, trust Him, and watch how He works things out for you.
Sometimes we tell new believers to clean up their act, without telling them how! He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption.
Journalist Mark wasn’t glad he got sick. But without it, he’d never have discovered and tapped into the strength to confront and overcome some of his core fears.