Kindness is sometimes portrayed as a superficial quality or second-rate Christian virtue. This stands in stark contrast to Scripture, which reiterates over and again that kindness is virtue of God, a fruit of the Spirit, and a powerful force.
Serving others ahead of self is one of the most fundamental lessons Jesus taught his disciples. If the Lord of a kingdom washes the feet of his underlings, what does that mean for the underlings?
Daily Bible reading is an essential element of spiritual growth. If we really believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, then reading it will always be worthwhile.
The spiritual discipline of meditation helps us take God’s Word from the head to the heart. If we will learn to meditate well, we will join the ranks of godly men like Joshua, David, and Jesus.
The spiritual disciplines are God’s training tools to shape his children into authentic and growing disciples. This introduction describes what the disciplines are, what they are not, and why they matter.
Many today report having met or spoken to God personally, usually reporting feelings of warmth and comfort. But authentic encounters sinners have with God recorded in Scripture read much differently.
The Bible often uses the body as a metaphor for Christian character. What does God’s idea of the perfect body look like?
The New Year is a good time to evaluation our past and look forward to the future with God’s glasses. Make sure not to worry about, boast about, or waste 2016.
What do great and godly leaders in the Bible have in common? You can probably brainstorm of a number of commonalities: they obeyed God, bravery, faith, and perseverance. But think for a moment of another, often overlooked common trait of … Continued
This dangerous kind of familiarity says things like, “I’ve studied this before,” “I already knew that,” or “I’ve heard that sermon a million times.” Such familiarity prevents us from looking at God’s book the way we should.