The scripture (Jude 20-21) admonishes us to "keep yourselves in the love of God." If nothing can separate us from God's love then what does it mean to "keep ourselves" in God's love? - Keeping Yourself In God's Love.
The Apostle Paul prayed (Ephesians 3:18-19) that we may be able to comprehend the width and length and depth and height of God's love. He then goes on to say that this love passes knowledge. How can we comprehend a love that passes knowledge? - A Revelation Of God's Love.
There were 2 men who each committed a sin against Jesus one evening. One of them was Peter. He denied Jesus 3 times. The other one was Judas who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. However, the end of their stories is very different. One of them was restored and preached a sermon that got 3,000 people saved. The other went and hanged himself. - How To Deal With Failure.
Many times the idea of living for God is cloaked with suffering and sacrifice. However, we see in Psalm 1 that the person who chooses to live all out for God is described as happy and blessed! - Permission To Be Happy? Granted!
We see a story in the Old Testament where David and his men came home to find it burned to the ground. Their wives and children were taken and all seemed lost. However, there was an inflection point of faith, when David chose to encourage himself in the Lord. The Lord told him to rescue their families and everyone was returned home safely. - Inflection Points Of Faith.
Jesus told us that we would receive the Spirit of truth, Who in turn, would guide us into all truth and show us things to come. Sometimes, as we're endeavoring to follow the Spirit's leading we can hear conflicting ideas. Some will say, "I am waiting on God." Others will say, "No! God is waiting on you." So which is it? - God's Timing: Who's Waiting On Who?
The Psalmist (Psalm 42:5-6) had a profound argument with his own soul. He makes a case to himself to put his hope in God again. - Getting Your Hopes Up.
Jesus warned us (Luke 21:25-28) that in the last days there would be such distress in nature and among nations so that men's hearts would fail because of fear. However, Jesus also said that when these very same things begin to happen that we are to look up with anticipation. - Courage In The Last Days.
As we celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence may we be mindful that our independence rests on our dependence on God. - Our Declaration of Dependence on God.
The Word of God repeatedly exhorts us to "follow peace" (Psalm 34:14, Hebrews 12:14, Romans 12:18, Colossians 3:15). Does this mean that we are supposed to avoid conflict at all costs or never confront relevant issues? What does it mean to follow after peace? - Following Peace.
There is a repeated theme throughout the Word of God that exhorts us, "to not give up", "to be diligent", "to resist", and "to keep going". What do all these things have in common? - Godly Stubbornness.
When the Apostle Paul had his conversion experience (Acts 9:1-6), he asked the Lord what He wanted him to do. The Lord replied with a single instruction, "Go into the city (Damascus) and you will be told what you must do." This simple exchange between Paul and the Lord provides us with a profound template on how to navigate direction for our lives. - Navigating Life.