You can tell when someone does something halfheartedly. They lack drive, interest; sometimes they emit an audible sigh. No go, no push, no effort.
Christianity has never been a spectator sport. A spectator watches other athletes run, struggle, fall, triumph.
Everywhere it went, the Early Church confronted heresy. As the Good News of Jesus spread throughout the Roman Empire, false accounts of Jesus arose.
You are what you eat. If you want to lose weight, you can exercise more, get more sleep, get outside more. You can change lots of things, but if you don’t change what you eat, the other changes won’t matter much in the long run. Your food is your health or your sickness. Your soul
Is knowledge a power for good? Or is it a power for ill? That’s where it gets messy.
“I feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions.” That could describe how you feel at work, how your free time feels, what a family gathering is like for you, what all of life feels like for you right now.
Before there was a global system of interconnected computers, God made a global network of people connected in Christ Jesus.
We know people were hungry for the bread of life in the past because they pursued Him into the desert to hear His words, and in our own past we have seen and known amazing things: people building their church and their school before they built their sod houses on the Great Plains, pastors traveling enormous distances on horseback and on foot to lonely settlements to bring the Gospel, churches popping up in the most crowded cities and the most uncrowded prairies.
Seeing God is one thing. Seeing God’s face is something entirely different.
When we were baptized, we weren’t given a spirit of fear.
As this new technology becomes widespread, the tragic story of the Nehushtan may be repeated. We can twist the good gifts from God into inimical idols.