Samson. A legendary leader known for his strength and might. Was there more to him than that? Is he someone we want to be?
Don’t you love a great underdog story? Most people do. There’s just something about the underdog that seems to draw us in – we don’t want to be one, but we like to read about them.
Deborah demonstrated the qualities of a leader. She was submissive, showed herself to have a servant’s heart and mind, was faithful to the tasks she was given. She was in a small tribe, and was faithful in that small arena, rather than striving for a larger platform. That’s leadership.
We’re called to model the heart of Christ, the image of God. An intrinsic part is living life as a giver, giving out of an intentional heart. His heart is to bring your heart in line with His.
When our time in the wilderness leaves us weary, it’s important to remember God’s promise. Fear makes the problems seem larger than the promises. But when we focus on loving God with all that we are, we find the faith to trust Him when He speaks.
When the gospel penetrates your heart, you’re going to love what God loves, you’re going to feed the least of these and clothe them. Being a Christian is when a brother or a sister has a need, it’s a Kingdom need, and those in the Kingdom rise up to meet it.
There are many myths surrounding depression – that a Christian can’t experience it. But the Bible shows that sometimes, Christians do. Even good Christians.
I believe in God, but I don’t consider myself religious. What is religion? Can you have a relationship with Jesus without religion?
Whether you are a new Christian, or you’ve followed Christ for decades, there are some basics of the Christian faith that everyone should learn.
How do we always rejoice? When the report from the doctor isn’t what we hoped? When the job situation isn’t good? When our kids are making destructive choices? How do we rejoice when we don’t see anything positive in our circumstances?