Have you ever moved to a new location? Did you find it difficult or challenging? Moving from a familiar job to a new job is stressful. We wonder if we will fail in the new position.
Just like gold is refined in a fire, our faith is refined through testing. Perhaps you’re going through a difficult time right now . . . a testing of your faith.
It’s not easy making big, life-changing decisions. Especially when we’re having a hard time determining God’s will.
There are men and women all over the world who show love and kindness, patience and self-control, and yet they don’t have a personal relationship with God.
Galatians chapter five is more than a laundry list of good attitudes to embrace. Let's unravel this complex passage of Scripture describing the fruit of the Spirit.
As followers of God we’re called to live a life full of the fruits of the Spirit such as love, peace, and kindness. And as we align our attitudes and actions with God’s purposes, it impacts the way we respond to those around us.
When you encounter someone who’s made a mistake, do you extend grace? Or stand in judgment?
Refreshment is hard to come by. Deep, soothing peace that affects us at the deepest level. And yet, that’s exactly what we’re promised as children of God!
In the middle of bitter disputes with others, we often draw the battle lines and try to fight it out! Let's examine how living the Lord’s Prayer requires peace between combatants. We are learning to pray “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
If you stop by your local bookstore, you’ll find dozens of books geared to help you overcome worry. But to find a lasting solution for our fears, we need to look to the ultimate authority of God’s Word. Discover practical application from the Sermon on the Mount.
Just because we follow Christ doesn’t mean we’re exempt from pain, grief, or hardships. For proof, just ask the apostle Paul!
When we witness conflict, our first instinct is usually to stay on the sidelines. We don’t want to get caught up in the fight! Another biblical principle for conflict.