God loves us unconditionally and simply asks us to love Him intimately, humbly serve Him, and to walk with Him in submission and obedience.
Scripture: Philippians 2:3-11
Unless we become like children-humble, teachable and trusting-we will never grow into the spiritual people God intends for us to be. The intellegencia in Athens were too proud to receive the Gospel.
Scripture: Acts 17:16-32
I didn’t want just a filter that was like a fence around my kids. Fences might be good for keeping dogs in, but they only provide a temptation for people. You always want to see what’s on the other side—particularly with the Internet, especially if you know nobody is really watching.” – Ron DeHaas, founder of Covenant Eyes Two Reasons Accountability Software is Important ...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
Dear Roger, After devastating occurrences taking place in my life one after the other I have given up on God! As somebody who from an early age has been taught to trust, confide and love God, I have thoroughly began to feel that me loving and believe in him has been a waste of time! He is the biggest disappointments of my entire life, which is extremely hard for me to be...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Jesus says in Matthew 5:8: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." In this new year, let us abandon the urgent for the important. Our hearts must be devoted, pliable and responsive. Jesus promises that the result of a devoted heart is joy, fulfillment and intimacy with God and others.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-8, Hebrews 11, Judges 6, James 1:5-8, Matthew 6:21
How do you know if you are proud? Paul has the litmus test. 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 “Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.” This passage convicted me...
Author: Francis Chan
Our natural virtues, which come from inborn temperament and family nurture—such as our talents, aptitudes, and strengths—are good things. But they each have a dark side. People with prophetic gifts—that is, great directness, often good at public speaking or writing—can have problems listening to others and taking advice. People with priestly gifts—that is, sensitivity,...
Author: Tim Keller
John Piper, in his magnificent book, "Why I Love the Apostle Paul," asks us why Paul didn't boast more about his vision of the third heaven. Where did Paul go? Here are John Piper's observations: "Suppose you had an absolutely stunning supernatural experience, like being in a car accident and having an out-of-body experience so that you were sure you had died and gone to...
Author: John Piper
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:1-5