Making it Practical

Following Jesus in today’s world can be challenging. But living according to Jesus’ teaching is incredibly worthwhile. Call it life-changing.

Taking Up the Coronavirus Cross

Take up your Cross

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 means dying to our ‘self’ for the benefit of others. We take up the cross when we sacrifice ‘me’ for ‘we’.

Be Strong and Courageous, not Safely on Shore

be strong and courageous

Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people… Be strong and very courageous… Meditate on [the scriptures] day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous!…

The Upside Down Kingdom of God

God's Upside Down Kingdom

Jesus brought God’s kingdom which flips the world’s ways upside down: the last are first, the humble are lifted, the inner circle are society’s losers…

Accidentally Planning to Do Evil

small sins are sins

I sometimes do things that are no big deal, but I sense they’re wrong. Little things. No one gets hurt. No one even notices. Is this sin?

Patience is a Virtue in Christian Life

early Christians valued patience

When the early church was forming, the patience of Christians set them apart from non-believers and attracted them to join the community. What did patience mean at that time? Why was it so highly valued?

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Into Prayers

Making New Years Resolutions

How do you make New Year’s resolutions? Is God part of the process? Let’s turn these goals into answered prayers.

God is Doing a Great Work – Elizabeth and Mary

Consider Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. God is doing a great work through her pregnancy and her character. Her response to Mary is noteworthy.

Prepare the Way! The King is Coming!

Advent prepare for Jesus second coming

The traditional Christmas story begins when Mary becomes pregnant. But the actual story begins 6 months earlier when John the Baptist’s birth is foretold. John will prepare the way for Jesus the King.

Following Jesus Leads to Thankfulness

Following Jesus is a continuous activity, not a one time event. As we grow roots in Him and build lives based on His teachings, our faith grows strong. We encounter God’s Truth in action and the outcome is positive. Continuing to follow leads to thankfulness.

God’s Commands Bring Joy Even Under Stress

Help me see truth in God's commands

Our true characters burst forth when we’re pressured. But God can transform our characters as we learn to follow His ways. God’s commands can bring joy under stress because they make the path clear.

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