Can America (and the world) achieve racial reconciliation? Can our multicolored, multi-tongued society find common ground for communication? For peace? For cooperation in meeting head-on the great needs of our fractured nation and our world? The answer is a resounding yes! “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ...
Author: Wellington Boone
True peace is the fruit of being confident in God’s love; it is born of the revelation that, regardless of the battle, "Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4). You are not self-assured, you are God-assured. The God of Peace Will Crush Satan To wage effective spiritual warfare, we must understand and use spiritual authority. Spiritual...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Paul expressed his thanks to God for his brothers and sisters in Christ. He prays for grace-the underserved favor of Christ to be upon them. He prays for the peace that results as we live our lives for His glory. We must believe the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ and forecast achievement for them.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-5
Paul enjoins two arguing Christian women to agree in the Lord. We must live harmoniously, responding to our opponents with grace and patience, even as Christ demonstrated humility and condescension to mankind.
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11, Philippians 4:1-7, Isaiah 53:6
Topic: Church Unity
This week’s TIME magazine features a cover story on a new initiative against Internet pornography. These anti-porn activists, though, aren’t the caricatured pursed-lip moralists. They are instead young men who say that pornography has compromised their ability to function sexually in real life. The cover struck a chord with me because I’ve seen a similar situation show up...
Author: Russell Moore
Daring Greatly is a series about stepping out of our comfort zones to believe God to change our faith, our relationships, our peace and our church. Preached by Casas Teaching Team.
When my wife and I purchased our first home, I determined our lawn would be at least comparable to that lovely lush landscape of the guy two doors down. Our street took a lot of pride in curbside appeal. I joined them in the weekly ritual of weeding, seeding, planting, mowing, watering, raking, trimming and brimming with pride. I spent a lot of time rooting shrubs and...
Author: Thabiti Anyabwile
Roger, I am in a quandary that has me in a bit of a desert.... My family and I attend church, and lately, we feel that we may not belong. Really has been a struggle, and a spiritual connectedness is absent. I go through the motions, and feel that things are going on around me without my being involved… There has recently arose a situation in which there have been...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Sometimes it is the troubles of life that get you exactly where God wants you to go. They are so scary when you are right in the middle of them. They toss you and turn you. But when your storm passes, there is an ability to anchor in a way that you have not before. Here is what Jesus says to you, "Peace, be still." You will be stronger after your struggle. Live in His peace. ...
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
So it’s Saturday morning and your 7th grade daughter comes running in your room and says, “Mom/Dad, Brian just called and asked me to go to the show this afternoon. P-L-E-A-S-E! Can I go?” You’re caught off guard and you pause momentarily to consider the question – to which your daughter interjects, “All my friends get to go to the show with their boyfriends. . . Oh...
Author: Marilyn Morris