Month: May 2017
May 31, 2017
And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
We’re pleased that among the pastors and professors who write for us, we regularly feature strong female voices that preach and proclaim the Christian faith. John and Charles Wesley watched their mother Susanna teach Bible studies to villagers gathered at the parsonage door.
May 29, 2017
If the church as a whole is not working together to live out the truth of the gospel, then the warrior of God will become emaciated.
May 25, 2017
We can have all that we ever dream. Everything. But if we are not walking faithfully with God, we will find leanness of the soul.
May 24, 2017
Prayer is asking. It is a request. But here is the difficult truth: all prayer is answered but not all requests are granted.
Thus, boundaries are not—and cannot—be individual constructs. They are formed in relationship and these relationships will often plant stakes that are in tension with each other.
May 22, 2017
The dynamics of trust and obedience define the relational and personal dimensions of faith. We tend to treasure what we trust and trust what we treasure.
This has led me to wrestle through the following notion – the times when the first two rules of Methodism – “do no harm” and “do good” seem to be at odds.
May 20, 2017
“I remember the day they gave me a key to the building. And it became this visible, tangible proof of the belief they’d had for years.”
May 17, 2017
At its most basic level, Christian faith is a centered, personal, relational response involving trust and obedience.