Part of our mandate as followers of God is to love the unlovely. A discussion on this important and sensitive topic.
Sometimes in the workplace, as we peer into the next cubicle, we feel a tinge of pride and even arrogance creep in. Receive more insight from our in-depth study on the Prodigal Son.
Obedience to God represents far more than our allegiance to an arbitrary list of dos and don’ts. He wants a personal relationship with us!
Have you ever been so uptight about following all the rules, and unintentionally hurt a good friend? A stringent legalistic approach can alienate the relationships we cherish most.
God has gifted each one of us with talents and skills. But when we start comparing our gifts to those around us, we run the risk of becoming jealous, and sometimes proud.
We go to the doctor for a yearly checkup as a preventative measure, but how often do we conduct a checkup on our spiritual health? Gain fresh insight from Luke chapter 15, and the parable of the prodigal son.
As parents, we try to distribute love to our children equally. No child gets special favor. But it’s not always easy! Let's reflect on a family relationship described by Jesus, and commonly known as the parable of the prodigal son.
We don’t use the term self-righteous much these days. Yet the tendency to have an over-inflated view of ourself is something all of us struggle with from time to time.
Too often, we build ourselves up by putting other people down. In fact, it’s so common we don’t always realize when we do it!
In high school, we joke about the different cliques that form. The cheerleaders, the jocks, the drama club. If we’re not careful, church members sometimes form groups that make it difficult for newcomers to join.
Our attitude is extremely important to God, especially when it’s reflected in our love for people.
The deeper we go into a relationship with God, the more we see how profoundly we need Him! Let's look at the Beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”
No matter how smart we are, we won’t win every argument. So how can we be humble when we win and gracious when we lose? Let's study the book of Job.