How should we report about Justin Bieber, Kanye West and other cases of well-known personalities who are considering the Christian faith?
We need to ‘speak’ with actions as well as with words, and start with the people around us.
God expects us to be strong enough to make the evil one frightened of our words and deeds.
For some Christians ‘structure’ is a dirty word, being seen in opposition to the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit. Yet there is structure all through the Bible.
We should all do what God has prepared for us, wherever he has placed us. And we should do it with a clean heart.
Candles can be vulnerable, but they can also burn brightly, lighting up a room, changing darkness into light.
When Adam sinned he looked for something to cover himself with (yes, sin strips you bare, it shows who you really are).
The Bible teaches that blessings and curses cannot spring from the same source.
Self-sufficiency weakens us, deprives us from support which we might have benefitted from, and widens the gap between our public persona and our private struggles.
As preachers, as pastors, or as parents, let’s not usurp the Spirit’s role and try to force things along.
We can easily think that our hands are of little use and that even our arms could not be trusted on an important mission.
The Bible says that pride was the main cause of man's first sin.
“As Christians today, we live in a Babylon of our own, but we can be morally distinctive and obedient to Christ”, Peter Saunders, CEO Christian Medical Fellowship, says.
We are part of a team, God's team.
As students head off to university, there are several ways we can be praying very specifically for them.
We can fall into the 'busyness' of doing many things, possibly even for God and for fellow- Christians... but without having sought God's face.
The root of the opposition which we face is spiritual, so the weapons with which we counter it are spiritual too: Prayer, Faith, Acknowledgment of our reliance upon God – coupled with effort, strategising and resolution.
Few things have as much influence on a person's performance as their personal problems.
Our world can never be improved by bitter, griping people.
We say to God one way or another that we don't have time for Him.
The Greek forward thanked God after receiving the NBA Most Valuable Player award. “My motto is ‘Walk by faith, not by sight’”, he says.
God had the first word and, rest assured, He'll have the last.
There is not a single friend who can understand you like God can. He suffered more for us than we will ever be able to take in.
Isn't it odd that we, who are the sons and daughters of the most victorious being ever to exist, should live in defeat?
How integrity can tame the beast of bribes and extortion.
If God has given everything for us, then surely He deserves that we give Him all of ourselves in return.