On the first Christmas the angels sang: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” With Jesus coming, the angels announced a new peace. Did it come? We have reason to wonder whether or not it really did. In many countries, wars continue to rage. […]
How are we supposed to pray? Do we ask God to do all the stuff he’s not doing yet? Do we remind him of the brokenness in us that needs repairing? The people around us who need his help? The need he hasn’t met yet? What are we supposed to pray? Jesus said to […]
Jesus wants to turn you into a gracious person, like him. Jesus’ grace is potent – it’s powerful and strong. And with that potent grace he nurtures and develops the human race. Jesus pours some of that grace into you so that you too can be made a powerfully gracious person, who nurtures other people […]
The bible says God’s grace frees Christians from the power of sin. So why does sin still have great power in the lives of many Christians? Because they haven’t received enough grace. Guaranteed. Or to put it another way, they haven’t understood what grace really is, and how they can receive more of it. That’s […]
What is it that makes some people’s lives like a continual feast, and others like continual drudgery? We know it’s not just circumstances. There are rich, famous people who are miserable, and “nobody” janitors who couldn’t be happier. The bible tells us what is most important is what goes on inside us, not outside us. […]
Much of your potential as a human being is tied up in the power of your words. You have God-given power of speech. That speech can create, and it can also destroy. Proverbs 18:31 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” If you can control your tongue, you will bring life to many. […]
Wisdom on Money: Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.
Wisdom has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table. She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city. “Come in with me,” “Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to […]
More than any virtue we could build into our character, God wants one thing from us. With that one thing he can remake us from the inside out. Listen to here what that one thing is.
You might not know it, but you’ve been entered in a race that will demand all of you. If you want to quit, you can’t. The only option is to enter a different race.