God doesn’t allow us to go through trials and temptations just to see us squirm. There’s a reason and goal behind every challenge we face. It’s an inspiring message to help us hang on and stay the course.
That summertime hammock may look sturdy and well constructed. But it’s not until we commit to laying down that we find out if it can hold us up! Another helpful study in James, chapter 1.
Is there a difference between a “trial” and a “temptation”? Let's explore James 1 for answers on dealing with life’s challenges. We’ll find that our response to those challenges makes all the difference!
It’s easy to be thankful during the good seasons in life. But when life takes a drastic turn, gratitude doesn’t come so naturally. Let's look at the story of Lazarus, and discover why we grow closer to God in our difficulties.
The Bible defines faith as “trusting in what you cannot see.” But it’s hard to trust in God’s goodness when life is falling apart around us. Let's explore a passage in Scripture that offers us a fresh perspective on faith.
Stuck in the moment, it can be difficult to see what God is doing in our lives. But if we widen our perspective, we may catch a glimpse of God’s greater plan! Let's look at the bigger picture in the life of Jacob. In the midst of chaos, God was building his future.
When trials overwhelm us and we reach the end of our rope, the question we often ask is, “Lord, don’t You care?” Let's study Jesus’ response to that important question. We find His answer in Mark chapter 9. Hear the conclusion of our series.
When our son or daughter is sick all we want to do is take away their pain. We try to soothe the sickness away. But sometimes the illness is so severe, we’re rendered helpless.
Love is an over-used word these days. We use it to express our affection for a spouse, or to show appreciation for a really good dinner! But what does it mean to truly love someone?
Anticipating medical test results, standing in a long line, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, sometimes waiting seems impossible! Let's study a passage in Mark chapter 5 where a woman has been waiting 12 years for God to show up and heal her. What was taking Him so long?
Ever stopped to think about how much garbage we throw away? Once something stops being useful, into the trash it goes! An insightful conversation about a story in Mark chapter 5.
Isaac was the answer to Abraham and Sarah’s lifelong prayer. So why would God ask them to give him up? Personal insights into Abraham’s “faith test.”