Month: May 2013

 

Fickle Followers

How quickly public opinion can change! When Jesus entered Jerusalem for the Passover feast, He was welcomed by crowds cheering to have Him made king (John 12:13). But by the end of the week, the crowds were demanding that He be crucified (19:15).

Water to My Soul

By Chaz Oswald, 22, USA The sun and humidity combined to push the heat index to a blistering 95°F (35°C). Sweat evaporated from my skin like steam off a boiling pot of water. I was exceedingly thirsty by the time I completed my run. It would be outright stupid to attempt to satisfy my thirst [...]

one before the other

The question I felt needed to be answered affirmatively before I married Miska was this: Can I live without her? My intentions were romantic and chivalrous, but my focus was dead wrong. I discovered that there was probably nobody that I literally could not live without. In time, I found the better question to ask myself: Do I want to live without Miska?

Water to My Soul

By Chaz Oswald, 22, USA The sun and humidity combined to push the heat index to a blistering 95°F (35°C). Sweat evaporated from my skin like steam off a boiling pot of water. I was exceedingly thirsty by the time I completed my run. It would be outright stupid to attempt to satisfy my thirst [...]

Making peace with their past–Mark & Lisa’s Story

The more they focused on each other, the more they lost focus on the Lord. But an unplanned pregnancy became the catalyst for Mark and Lisa to seek God’s forgiveness and mercy. Find out how one couple learned that God can use our poor choices to draw us to Him, and to impact the lives...

How to listen to God’s Word in a fresh way

When our hearing is impaired, sounds that were once sharp, become dull and muffled. How the same thing can happen when our spiritual hearing is damaged.

Life in the Face of Death: Honest Conversations with Ed Dobson and Mart DeHaan, Part 4: My Garden

Ed Dobson talks openly about his ALS diagnosis and the challenges of his journey to encourage those who are facing the reality of death.

The Tragic Flaw

In literature, a tragic flaw is a character trait that causes the downfall of a story’s hero. That was true of Uzziah, who was crowned king of Judah at age 16. For many years, he sought the Lord; and while he did, God gave him great success (2 Chron. 26:4-5).

mirror, mirror

When it comes to physical appearance, we’re constantly bombarded with advice. And truth be told, the suggestions found on magazine covers, in TV commercials, and voiced by store clerks—among other sources—bother me. They’re all trying to nudge me to pursue that perfect look.

Practical ways to follow the example of the Good Samaritan, and be good stewards of our time and resources

There are many different charities and organizations around the world in need of resources. As followers of Christ, are we called to help everyone who holds out their hand?

Peace, Be Still

My friend Elouise has a wonderful way of putting life into clever perspectives. Once when I asked her, “How are you today?” I expected the usual “fine” response. Instead, she said, “I’ve got to wake Him up!” When I asked what she meant, she kiddingly exclaimed, “Don’t you know your Bible?!” Then she explained: “When the disciples faced trouble, they ran to wake up Jesus. I’m going to run to Him too!”

Don’t Waste Your Time!

By David Wong, 21, Singapore “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” —1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) Many things dominate our lives, whether we are in high school or university. We could spend all day in front of the computer, or stay up into the wee [...]

40 days

Forty is a significant number in the Bible. The great flood of Genesis was the result of 40 days of rain (Genesis 7:4). Moses was with God for 40 days receiving the Law (Exodus 24:18). Spies explored the land for 40 days (Numbers 13:25). The Jews wandered in the desert for 40 years (Numbers 32:13). Jonah warned of judgment in 40 days (Jonah 3:4). Jesus was tempted for 40 days as He began His ministry (Luke 4:2), and He appeared to the disciples for 40 days as He concluded it (Acts 1:3). So one Bible teacher suggests that when you see the number 40 in Scripture, it means that God is doing something significant.

Don’t Waste Your Time!

By David Wong, 21, Singapore “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” —1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) Many things dominate our lives, whether we are in high school or university. We could spend all day in front of the computer, or stay up into the wee [...]

What it means to live by the spirit of the Law

If we are called to love our neighbor, who does that include? Let's study Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan and what it tells us about loving others.


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