Even amid the most heated and intense opposition, Jesus shows his heart of mercy and pleads for forgiveness.
I let the original intent of the passage sting me, move me, drive me to what I need to be.
It might be tempting to change the message because we often think we have to do something in return for what we are given, but not so with the gospel.
Jesus’ first arrival made way for his second. The incarnation and the second coming are wound together.
Having been enslaved to substances that threatened to destroy them, they had reached a desperation point and enlisted others to help them in the battle.
The gospel is God’s love made manifest, and the church is the gospel of God’s love made visible.
This week's links include resources on boundaries in ministry, incarnation and work, routine Bible reading, and comforting suffering people.
At this hour we rest . . .
That’s not just pixels on a screen. That’s God’s image bearer, whom he created for relationship with him.
Whether our physical Bible is coming apart or not, we should store up the word in our hearts.
The typical ways we view friendships, discipleship, and sanctification may be overlooking an important way God uses our relationships with others.
While singleness may, at times, be a function of cultural shifts and an extended adolescence among some adults, no single person remains single outside of the sovereignty—and goodness—of God.
For the humble spirit that knows where its help comes from, every day is a day of thanksgiving!
Christ’s mandate to go does not give license to recklessness any more than our culture’s disapproval gives permission to disobedience.
He entered human flesh to show us that he is better in every situation, at every turning point, in every crisis.