The task of each Christian is twofold—to proclaim the gospel and to love our neighbor.
Though the Bible urges us to follow God’s plan for our lives (see Joshua 22:5), discovering God’s plan can seem insurmountable. At times we wish we had a detailed road map to follow that would outline every ...Continue Reading →
In the same way, our Christian spiritual journey is a process. But it also has a destination — a line we must cross. People cannot necessarily tell you the day they began ...Continue Reading →
When good people, namely, those who fear God and shun evil (Job 1:1) suffer, the human spirit struggles to understand. Throughout recorded history people have asked, “If God is almighty and is truly good, how can he allow such an outrage?”
The way this question has often been put leaves open three possibilities:
1. God is ...
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Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is ...
The concept of fasting is pervasive in the Bible. The practice of fasting, for multiple reasons, was well known to people in the ancient world—from prophets and priests to princes and paupers. A discipline intentionally engaged in by millions of people throughout the centuries, it is still practiced today.
The practice of refraining from eating or drastically reducing our ...Continue Reading →