There are many keys to joy, not just one. But let’s talk about one that often gets neglected: thankfulness. Here’s the equation: Thankfulness = Joy. Jesus could have been doing many things the night before he would atone for the sin of the world, but he choose to eat a meal consisting of bread and […]Read more "Thankfulness = Joy"
I recently came across a startling observation in the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1-2. This story is one of my favorite stories in all of Scripture. Having recently read it, something jumped out at me this time that never did before. Hannah pleads earnestly with God: “O Lord of hosts, if you will […]Read more "God Exceeds Our Expectations"
This is a guest post by Trevor Nashleanas, Northwest Missouri area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Let’s be honest. People generally don’t hate Tim Tebow because of anything athletic related. Those who despise Tim Tebow feel that way towards him because of what he stands for: Jesus Christ. Be honest with yourself. If […]Read more "A Plea to Christian Athletes"
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-8 (NIV) Those verses are easy to quote but difficult to live. Where […]Read more "5 Ways to Help You Deal With Anxiety"
Because we live in a fallen world, suffering occurs and it is healthy to discuss for encouragement. Though there are more than 10, here are some reasons why God allows suffering: 1.To make us more like Jesus (Romans 8:17). 2. To make use more dependent on him (2 Corinthians 1:9). 3. To remove idols in […]Read more "10 Reasons Why God Allows Suffering"
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 1. We Know: We don’t guess. We don’t speculate. We don’t wonder. We don’t debate. For those who love God, we know this verse is true. 2. For […]Read more "3 Observations From Romans 8:28"
Charles Spurgeon was a famous Baptist preacher in the 1800’s and is one of my heroes. He is widely considered to be the “Prince of Preachers” and God used him in many extraordinary ways. On October 7th, 1857, he preached to the largest crowd ever – 23,654 people – at The Crystal Palace in London. […]Read more "The Most Amazing Testimony I’ve Ever Heard"