Reading the Bible is difficult, so while from one perspective we can happily say “I learn new things every time!”, seen another way we may sadly think, “Why did I miss that last time?”
It’s easy to be someone who merely gets up and says what is happening next, who picks regular popular songs instead of spending the time reflecting on what songs would fit best.
Who could possibly be in a better position than a Christian to live modestly, humbly, generously; who could be in a better position to consume less, to put self aside and care for others?
Knowing individual Bible verses is certainly valuable, but I’ve benefitted even more from memorizing larger chunks of Scripture.
It sometimes can be hard to know what to pray for workers, especially if there haven’t been any recent prayer points. However, the Bible is full of gold when it comes to praying on behalf of God’s people.
Sometimes we expect our small group leaders to faithfully go about their ministry no matter what—always there, always ready to serve... essentially emotionless reliable small-group-leading AIs.
The seemingly natural responses to pain brought about by other people can be the most difficult things to wrestle with when it comes to living a Christian life.
When you hear the term ‘prosperity gospel’, do you think of the stereotype perpetuated by the movement’s prominent leaders: someone who either was wealthy or wanted to be wealthy?
Have you ever felt like you wanted a sign from God to know what to do? I know I have from time to time! But asking for signs can be dangerous.
I’m reluctant to admit just how long it took before I was able to acknowledge that these “too basic to be helpful” lessons were making a noticeable difference in how I thought, acted and communicated in my friendships.