These were ordinary women. Much like us, they probably didn’t feel like they had particularly extraordinary lives.
The ministries in which women participated are among the markers of genuine Christianity in a community and these ministries led to the growth of the early church.
Living in the present, with a forgiven past, and secured future, will definitely lead to a happier life.
We may not always understand why the Father prunes the way He does.
If we’re going to speak up for the unborn, we have to speak up for the poor.
While the attributes of God’s wrath and God’s love may seem to clash to our spiritual ears, they were in perfect harmony in Jesus’ death on the cross.
If the pace of our lives is in His hands, then even our seasons of silence are for a purpose that goes way beyond our current circumstance.
What may seem like a setback or a delay is actually His perfecting preparation.
The more we orient our lives around Him, the more His Spirit shapes and even transforms our plans.
The increasing presence of transgender individuals demonstrates humanity’s underlying desire to understand themselves, to achieve a sense of wholeness.
An assault against Eve is an assault against Eden.
The world’s picture of the sexually liberated woman isn’t empowered at all; rather, she’s enslaved by the deception that becoming a commitment-free object of lust was all her idea.
He still loves to forgive, redeem, restore, and transform.
We don’t always see what the Vinedresser is doing beneath the surface, but we can rest assured that it’s always for our growth.
The presence of polyamory among professing believers is yet another manifestation of a culturally accommodating Christianity that seeks to worship the Lord on its own terms.
Our restoration begins with a change in what we’re searching for.
Because He is the Master at creating a brand new something from a pile of nothing, He saw what we could become.
Make no mistake, whatever your posture towards it may be right now, wherever you are in relationship to the web, it is serious stuff.
Sometimes we think that zinger of a Facebook post or that Twitter tirade is championing a cause, when in reality, all we really accomplish is alienating those who disagree.
When we polarize, we miss an opportunity to draw someone into a meaningful conversation.
When we pursue kindness, we direct our lives to reflect God and to live for what He expects of us.