There are many stories about how people in difficult situations have relied on memorized verses for peace, power and instruction. God promises that His word “will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” Isaiah 55:11 NIV.
God gives us guidelines for complete fulfillment. For joy beyond our expectations. For love that defies description. For feelings of worth and value that transcend our imaginations.
You leave church one Sunday thinking about the Bible, which your pastor said is a guide in all of life.
Examining the essentials of the Resurrection reveals its tremendous impact. We can see five broad ways the truth of the Resurrection affects us.
David is known for greatness—as a runt shepherd boy he used a slingshot to kill the giant Goliath. Later he was crowned king, serving his people as both leader and warrior. He is recognized as having a bold love for God—he leapt and danced with joy before the presence of God as the Ark of the Covenant moved through public streets while Saul’s daughter watched with hatred and mocked him. Possibly most surprising is that David is remembered for his despicable sins, confirming that, with repentance, God does forgive.
Allow your home to be the restorative peaceful space God intended. Clear out all the virtual, physical and mental clutter and replace it with intentional messaging that draws you closer to him. Your house will best serve your family by being a protective, spiritual haven.
Singer-songwriter David Dunn talks about the message of childlike faith in his song, “I Wanna Go Back,” from his most recent record, Yellow Balloons.
Many of us have unhealthy habits that we wish we could break, change or toss out the window. The truth is that changing a habit is difficult and can seem like a big challenge. Focusing on our daily habits, exercise and smart eating is a great place to start. Here are some simple steps we can take each day to help us lead a more balanced life.
As I stood in line waiting for my pumpkin-spice latte, I overheard a conversation between two women standing in front of me. One woman shared about how distant she had been feeling toward her husband the last few years. She spoke of loneliness, frustration at his callousness to her needs, and the lack of spark and passion. Empathetic to her sadness, I waited to hear how her friend would respond. “I think it’s time for you to move on,” she said flatly. “God wants you to be happy. If your husband isn’t making you happy, you should leave him so you can see what else God has in store for you.”
As a way to help tell His story, we’ve created a series of posters to remind us of the sacrifice He made. Follow each link according to its title to download and save each poster.
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The Gospel of Matthew includes valuable teachings—some say a recipe—for how to find peace and satisfaction and live a successful christian life. Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount call us to a life of obedience that comes from a heart of faith. in this important sermon he invites his broken and weary listeners to him and promises that in him alone they will find healing, rest and joy.
The most important teaching on the field of play isn't about running or catching, it's about building character and faith.
You feel the Lord urging you to lead a Bible study. But where do you begin? We spoke to experts to give you the guidance you need.
David, a young shepherd from the fields of Bethlehem, rose to become king of Israel. He moved from obscurity to history. God chose David not for his strength or good looks, but because he was a man after God's own heart. "He (David) will do everything I want him to do." Acts 13:22 NLT. His life was marked by incredible adventure, great triumphs and some disheartening personal failures in judgement and deeds. David's story reveals the life of a complicated man who found favor with God even though he struggled with a host of human imperfections.
The love story of Ian and Larissa Murphy almost ended before it started. But God had a plan for this vibrant couple.
There are many paths to the same destination, but some have fewer pitfalls and the promise of peace.
A lilac bouquet starts with a cutting planted in good soil that must be tended, watered and pruned. When the shrub is mature, it blooms and offers a bounty of flowers—fragrant, graceful stems that symbolize love. The process God uses for shaping your life is similar. The practical tools and methods here will help you blossom as a Christian.
The life of Jesus Christ and His return to life stand as irrefutable testimony to the truth of the Bible prophecies in the Old and New Testaments. From His birth in an Israeli backwater town to His brutal crucifixion to His ultimate victory over death in the Resurrection, every prediction was fulfilled. With all of the prophecies about His first coming divinely realized, our hope in the prophecies about Christ’s second coming stands firm.
Though many believers find it tricky to discern God’s will, Bud and Betty Miller have learned the secret to His leadings. Even when they feel inadequate and clueless, they are confident God will show them the way.
Given the chance to film one of God's miracle workers, filmmaker Brian Ivie learns from the divine Director that each life is precious, including his own.
It was the fall of 2013. Like many young moms, Kim Andrew was juggling her busy life as a wife and mother of two with her commitments at work and her ministry to teens. Then the 29-year-old got the diagnosis. Cancer. And the roller coaster ride began. With honesty and humor, Kim blogs from her home in Pennsylvania about her life and her faith. She and her readers laugh, cry, worry and hope together. Here are samplings of her blog.
David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby stores, is worth honoring for his federal court challenge to Obamacare rules on religious freedom grounds. But more important, David is a faithful, generous and humble follower of the Lord.
For Katie Farrell, balanced healthy living began when she immersed herself in the Word of God. Today, she shares what she’s learned about healthy eating, exercise and devotion with women around the world.
Balancing life as a mom or grandmother has been a struggle since the first woman strapped a baby to her body and did chores. But women do it every day with style and grace. On my busiest, most challenging days a list like this is invaluable. Keep it tucked into your purse or posted for daily encouragement.
Living with fear is a daily fact of life in our world. None of us can hide from it. Deep anxiety is triggered by unexpected events, whether they occur in our homes or in far away countries.
Kirk Cameron is a deeply committed Christian seeking to turn our culture back to God. Don’t be dismissive of this former TV sitcom star’s lofty goal. He’s a man following His Master’s plan.
Bring the family together for a winter evening study and discussion on the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Read aloud from the Bible, then read this version from Hurlbut’s Story Bible based on Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-39.
This holiday season give to others. Here are some ideas.
The Christmas of 1891 was coming and Joseph McFee of The Salvation Army was determined to provide a free holiday dinner for the poor in San Francisco. But how would he pay for it?