Faith is a combination of belief and commitment. A belief is a thought that we think to be true. A commitment is an act of our will. In life there will be times when we need to make a choice of 100 percent commitment with less than 100 percent of certainty. Like our faith in Jesus Christ, if we wait until we have total certainty, we will have no life at all.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Mark 9:22-24
Some time ago, a woman came to the microphone at a conference and told of how, 14 years earlier, her adult daughter had been stalked and then viciously murdered by a man. The woman turned to me, standing in front of the whole congregation, and began to pour out her heart. “I have hated this man for 14 years, and you say I have to forgive?” she asked. Brokenly she pleaded,...
Author: Nancy DeMoss
Walk into most churches nowadays and you will likely hear a message of love, hope, encouragement, and identity. And all that is good and well. After decades of overly harsh messages, the pendulum has naturally swung to the other side—but have we swung it too far? Are we so set on being seeker-friendly that we neglect what it means to be a true friend to those walking through...
Author: Lisa Bevere
Scripture: John 8:1-12