In the midst of pain and suffering, we often can find ourselves in a very dark places. We feel like the whole world is closing in on us. We feel like we are all alone. And yet, when we pause and take a step back to remember what we know… not what we feel… but […]
No one ever chooses pain… yet it’s a reality of our world. So when we encounter James’ words to “count it all joy whenever you face trials,” we tend to want to run away. No one thinks pain is joyful. But what if that’s not what James is telling us? What if he’s actually helping […]
We all face days and seasons of pain and suffering. As hard as these times can be, we shouldn’t really be surprised by them. Jesus told us they would come. Yet Jesus also tells us to “take heart” and “have peace” when facing pain; and honestly, that doesn’t come easily! Thankfully, Jesus doesn’t just tell […]
We live in a world full of pain and suffering. But why? We serve an all-powerful, all-knowing God. Why, we wonder, does He not step in and do something? Today we begin to explore the problem of pain and suffering in our world as we look to God to find strength, endurance, and understanding.
Jesus commands us to love one another… and we often try really hard to do so. Yet when Jesus was asked what the GREATEST commandment was, He didn’t tell us to love others – that was actually number two on His list. No, Jesus says that the most important command is to love God with […]
We enjoy showering love on those we love. Our family and friends know we love them because we show them. We show them that they have value and meaning in our lives. But what about those outside our circles? Those who don’t quite fit our mold? Jesus calls us to love others but He doesn’t […]
Jesus calls us to love one another. It’s not an easy command to follow by any stretch of the imagination. When we strive to follow Jesus’ words and love others, what we find is that love is not just a once and done thing. We don’t just extend love and see people feel love. Love […]
In a world where we talk about all of the things we “love,” it can be hard to process what Jesus means when He commands us to LOVE one another. What we begin to discover is that our concept of love is much more in line with “liking” something. True biblical love, on the other […]