Tithing to your church is a disciplined form of giving. Try this ancient exercise in faith and watch what the Lord does in your financial life.
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We draw our strength and power to serve from Him. God’s grace through us is all we need to love our neighbors.
God built our bodies to be happy about giving. The brain chemical oxytocin gives us warm feelings toward others and pleasure when we give.
Here are a just a few of the many Bible verses that remind us of God's endless love.
This holiday season give to others. Here are some ideas.
Faith in God is about a relationship, not a religion.
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.
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