We’re given many opportunities to follow God . . . and yet . . . our pride works against us. We tend to carve out our own path without regard to God’s direction.
It’s tempting to read our favorite portions of the Bible, and ignore the ones that challenge us. Or to extract our favorite verses without an understanding of the cultural context in which they were written.
To truly understand the Bible, we need to appreciate the different writing styles used in the Scriptures. The Spirit-inspired authors wrote poetry, narrative stories and so much more.
The Bible is far more than a book of rules and regulations. It’s a vibrant piece of literature . . . full of narrative, poetry and instruction.
If you’ve ever tried to live life on your own terms . . . then you know the heartache of living apart from God’s will.
Perhaps you know what it feels like to be trapped in a bad habit or wrong behavior. Sin blinds us to the truth.
It’s easy to get caught up in the difficult circumstances of life, and miss seeing the good that comes out of hardship.
We all make mistakes. But perhaps you’re in a place where forgiveness doesn’t seem to be an option. The offense is just too great.
Was there a time in your life when you chose to follow your own way instead of God’s? It’s possible you’re struggling with some life-changing decisions right now.
As Christmas approaches, we’re overwhelmed with shopping, decorating our home, and entertaining family and friends. But in the middle of all those demands, it’s important to reserve time to celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by reindeer and Santa Claus sightings? This Christmas, take a few moments to enjoy the refreshing dialog on the real reason for the season.
The holiday season can be over-run with hard work . . . like putting up the Christmas lights, hosting parties, and then there’s the rush to get gifts under the tree. Set aside some time to be refreshed.
With all the commercial distractions of the season, it’s easy to lose sight of what actually happened on the very first Christmas. God becoming man . . . to live among us!