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Expectant Faith Overcomes Fear Every Time

There’s something about taking a risk where the thoughts enter your head: “What if it doesn’t work?” “What if I fail?” “What if they see through me?” “What if I mess it up?” “What if I drown?”   We’ve all been there. When’s the last time you heard that little voice of doubt discouraging you… Read More ›

Stay In The Story

It’s funny how the times I want to give up the most, the road starts to make way towards an obvious turn.  And so I usually think “if I can muster the strength to hang on, I’ll get to see what’s beyond that turn!”  There’s numerous times I’ve wanted to let go for the sake… Read More ›

What is wisdom?

If you look up the definition for wisdom, you’ll find this: knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action. We can have all the knowledge in the world stored in our brains, but if we don’t know how to apply it and move that information to action, we don’t have wisdom…. Read More ›

He Can Handle Your Stuff

It was an unexpected message from a close girlfriend that had me wrecked tonight! A girl I didn’t even know had chosen to take her life through suicide (makes me sick to even write this 😦   How bad does it have to get for someone to feel their only relief is to exit their… Read More ›

We get to choose

“You have written and redeemed my story. Let my eyes see you King, shine all around. Let my heart overflow with a passion for your name; let me life be a song revealing who you are….” – Lauren Daigle, singer-songwriter When found in a place of utter brokenness; it’s in the surrender where we can… Read More ›

He heard you

“When you began to plead with God, HE answered you….” Thankful to know that despite my ability to foretell the future; when a prayer is offered up; especially one with thanksgiving or cries of help with repentance; I can trust God is already at work behind the scenes and has set answers into motion!!!  As… Read More ›

What is the ‘Cause’ of Being?

Many Thomists find great consolation in the thought that St.Thomas himself was an Aristotelian philosopher, or, if you prefer, that he was an Aristotelian insofar as he was a philosopher. It would be wrong to contradict them, for it seems as hard to refute this assertion as it is to prove it The concept”Aristotelian” is… Read More ›

What is the Moral argument for the existence of God?

The moral argument begins with the fact that all people recognize some moral code (that some things are right, and some things are wrong). Every time we argue over right and wrong, we appeal to a higher law that we assume everyone is aware of, holds to, and is not free to arbitrarily change. Right… Read More ›

Do You Not See It?

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:19 At times you look to the distance and all you can see is miles upon miles or days… Read More ›

What Was Meant To Destroy You

“God will use the very thing that was meant to destroy you”  – 1 Samuel 17:1 It was in the valley where the battle was! The giant was there to taunt and haunt the warriors that could not defeat the Philistines. And yet there was a young man who not only was courageous enough to step… Read More ›

Take Courage

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, & let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalms 27:13-14 At times it feels as though I’m walking in David’s steps. Bipolar feelings warring with praises. We know how… Read More ›

Is His Presence Enough?

“You can have it all Lord; every part of my world; take this life and breathe on this heart that is now yours” – Bethel Music Such profound lyrics after wrestling for even an afternoon with an idea that jumped off the page from a girlfriend’s post earlier in the day. I had stumbled upon it… Read More ›

Persevering in Pain

“Those with the capacity to feel great pain are also those with the capacity to feel deep joy!”  I heard this great response once when asked “Why do you cry so much?” The response was profound: “Same reason I laugh so much….because I’m PAYING attention!” The more you know yourself and your ability to truly… Read More ›

If You Lose Hope

If You Lose Hope // “Dear God, if today I lose my hope, please remind me your plans are bigger than my dreams!” The day in and day out of life can be a real struggle. Sometimes close to unbearable! Especially when it seems as though the point “between” or the waiting time seems to be… Read More ›

Why Must We Wait?

 “I’m sure that God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it’s good for them to wait” – C.S. Lewis Profound words by CS Lewis on waiting. “Why must we always wait?” you may ask. I know I do!  Perhaps, it’s for when the day comes where we don’t have to wait any longer, we… Read More ›

There’s Healing In The Water

I think there’s a misconception about calling and vision. When God calls you on a journey, and you’ve truly decided to step out and trust him, people often think it shouldn’t take long, that it won’t be hard, and we will effortlessly get to the other side. Oftentimes though, I believe it’s in ‘the calling’… Read More ›

Their WIN Can Be Yours

For many of us, the problem doesn’t come in celebrating that their home finally sold, their recent job promotion, the pregnancy announcement, or the newly engaged couple. The part that becomes the most difficult is when you seem to be desiring that same very thing and you get ‘the news’ or discover someone’s ‘win’ in the place… Read More ›

Perseverance. Fight for it

Perseverance. Fight for it //  “You will never value what you don’t have to fight for” – unknown   Challenged by this thought before me and finding myself agreeing with it wholeheartedly! Why is it the things that are the most valued in our lives are the things that accompany the most pain, blood, sweat or… Read More ›

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

Both philosophy and religion are widely used concepts, yet defining them accurately can be challenging due to the wide range of meanings that each has acquired over time. Because religion is a derivative of an ancient Latin phrase that referred to the relationship that existed between man and the gods, most people believe that religion… Read More ›

It’s about the Chase

If I were to bet, there’s a chance you have not heard of Benaiah.  He is the character in the bible as David’s bodyguard.  The impressive part isn’t just that he was King David’s bodyguard; it’s that Benaiah just so happened to kill a LION, in a pit on a snowy day, with his bare… Read More ›

Stay in the Story

Are you continuously finding yourself thinking about that vision you once had, your calling, or what you’re called to fight for?  If you’re anything like me, I often have to be intentional about planning and working out those steps to get there rather than just daydreaming. Part of “waiting” is in the pressing in—a listening… Read More ›

Ask for Wisdom

Throughout this Plan we’ve learned that wisdom ultimately comes from knowing Jesus Christ and following His ways. When He alone is our foundation, we can walk in freedom, victory, and hope.  But, maybe you don’t feel like you have wisdom. You see other people who appear to be so wise; people seem to hang on… Read More ›

The Right Foundation 

In Matthew 7:24-29, Jesus is teaching about the foundation we build our lives on. He said that whoever listens to His teaching and follows it is wise. They’ve built their foundation on solid rock, that won’t shift or move when storms come. But whoever hears his teaching and doesn’t follow it is foolish. Their foundation… Read More ›

Wisdom from Proverbs

The Old Testament book of Proverbs has many writers, but the principal author was most likely King Solomon. While there are dozens of verses that mention wisdom in this book, we’ll focus on some and glean as much truth as we can about wisdom.  Proverbs 12:15 NLTFools think their own way is right, but the… Read More ›

The Wisest Man

One of the kings of Israel was a man named Solomon. He was the son of David, who is well known in the Bible. When King David died, 1 Kings 2:12 tells us, “Solomon became king and sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.”  King Solomon has quite a… Read More ›

Job

Do you know the story of Job? The Bible describes Job as a man who was wealthy, upright, feared God, and turned away from evil. You and I live in a sin-stricken world, but Job’s situation was beyond that. Satan argued that Job was only good because God had blessed him abundantly. God, wanting to… Read More ›

The One who washes feet

The One who washes feet Everything good in your life with God comes out of humility. And every step backwards is because of pride. Jesus noticed the disciples’ tendency towards self-promotion. Who was better. Whose throne was closest to Jesus’. More than locker-room brag, this was ugly pride. Dangerous, even.  Jesus addressed it with them… Read More ›

Job

Do you know the story of Job? The Bible describes Job as a man who was wealthy, upright, feared God, and turned away from evil. You and I live in a sin-stricken world, but Job’s situation was beyond that. Satan argued that Job was only good because God had blessed him abundantly. God, wanting to… Read More ›

There is Hope 

Interestingly, most of the references to suffering in the New Testament are not about common kinds of sorrows that all people deal with, but about persecutions – one sort or another. The Scriptures refer to suffering being a privilege. Not because you have sinned or committed some kind of wickedness but for righteousness’ sake. The… Read More ›

Suffering is Temporary

In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul says, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” This word is a reminder not to process suffering, whether in your life or someone else’s life, coldly. That’s not the way God deals with you, nor how we should deal with each other. God… Read More ›

Living in a Sinful World

Have you ever wondered, “Why does God allow me to suffer?” Maybe you are currently in a season of suffering and wondering why God, who loves you so much, would allow you to experience such struggle or pain.  Firstly, you must understand that the Word of God shares with us about men and women who… Read More ›

Reasons for Spontaneous Expansion

There were several factors that helped speed up the task of fulfilling the great commission. No doubt, persecution was one of the factors but here are few reasons that helped propel the gospel to the ends of the earth.  The community God had chosen to spread the gospel was the devout Jews who had a… Read More ›

Reaching All Nations  

The ones who had turned to the Lord were expatriate Jews who had come from every nation, and there were about 15 language groups (Acts 2:9-11). They had come to Jerusalem to celebrate the feasts starting with the Passover. On the day of Pentecost which was yet another festival, they encountered the risen Christ through… Read More ›

Scattered to Sow

The followers of Christ in Jerusalem were exuberant about their faith. Their commitment to Christ was visible to all and the Lord daily added many more. They were already accustomed to sharing their faith in a non-threatening manner, as they met with one another and enjoyed the favor of all people. The joyful sharing and… Read More ›

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Intimacy With God

At its heart, Christian living is not a collection of obligations and standards, but rather a daily experience with God. Such an encounter presupposes a dramatic bridging of time and eternity, in which a creature endowed with finite and temporal characteristics is united with that which transcends time and space, which calls from a realm… Read More ›

Have Strong Foundations 

Those who responded to Peter’s message were filled with God’s Holy Spirit. The first evidence of the Holy Spirit in their lives was their devotion to the apostles’ teaching. This was certainly not a spectacular, ecstatic outburst of emotions, but a quiet commitment to hear God’s word, (Luke 24: 44-45). There’s no substitute for being… Read More ›

Radical Faith

Many people love the Old Testament story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, the three young Hebrew men in exile in Babylon who were thrown into a fiery furnace for their refusal to bow down and worship an idol.  They violated King Nebuchadnezzar’s order rather than violate their commitment to worship the one true God. Rather… Read More ›

Reasons for Spontaneous Expansion 

There were several factors that helped speed up the task of fulfilling the great commission. No doubt, persecution was one of the factors but here are few reasons that helped propel the gospel to the ends of the earth.  The community God had chosen to spread the gospel was the devout Jews who had a… Read More ›

Reaching All Nations  

The ones who had turned to the Lord were expatriate Jews who had come from every nation, and there were about 15 language groups (Acts 2:9-11). They had come to Jerusalem to celebrate the feasts starting with the Passover. On the day of Pentecost which was yet another festival, they encountered the risen Christ through… Read More ›

Perserverance

As Christians, we are challenged in a world that seeks autonomy and detachment from any accountability. Humanity continues to repeat the sin of Eden in our pursuit to become gods ourselves. From our workplace, social life, business and even our family life we face these challenges, of keeping our spirituality within the principles and boundaries… Read More ›

Scattered to Sow

The followers of Christ in Jerusalem were exuberant about their faith. Their commitment to Christ was visible to all and the Lord daily added many more. They were already accustomed to sharing their faith in a non-threatening manner, as they met with one another and enjoyed the favor of all people. The joyful sharing and… Read More ›

Have Strong Foundations 

Those who responded to Peter’s message were filled with God’s Holy Spirit. The first evidence of the Holy Spirit in their lives was their devotion to the apostles’ teaching. This was certainly not a spectacular, ecstatic outburst of emotions, but a quiet commitment to hear God’s word, (Luke 24: 44-45). There’s no substitute for being… Read More ›

Bold Leaders Are: Consistently Faithful

Have you ever heard the saying, “the grass looks greener on the other side?” It actually originated over 2000 years ago as a poetic proverb by Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, regarding agriculture and the harvest always looking more fruitful in another man’s field. Isn’t it so true how we can be prone… Read More ›

Matthew 7: 12 – Our Actions Mirror Reactions

“This is the substance of all relative duty; all Scripture in a nutshell.” Incomparable summary! How well called “the royal law!” ( Jam 2:8; compare Rom 13:9 ). It is true that similar maxims are found floating in the writings of the cultivated Greeks and Romans, and naturally enough in the Rabbinical writings. But so expressed as it… Read More ›

Romans 14: 17

Finding a clear understanding to how we look at God’s Kingdom is putting aside our materialistic desires. We are bound by our innate desires to seek mortal comfort in this world that we drag these presuppositions into our spirituality. As Jeses reveals that in MATT 4:4 – “It is written; Man shall not live on… Read More ›

Bold Leaders Are: Consistently Faithful

Have you ever heard the saying, “the grass looks greener on the other side?” It actually originated over 2000 years ago as a poetic proverb by Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, regarding agriculture and the harvest always looking more fruitful in another man’s field. Isn’t it so true how we can be prone… Read More ›

Righteous Path

What fools we are to believe that we are able to pave our destiny. There are those who self righteously seek to abandon all accountability and proclaim autonomy in their success. We watch in vain as evil triumphs…. but is it so. We are limited in our ability to see only what is in our… Read More ›

“لماذا تركتني؟”

تخيل أنك تشاهد يسوع معلقًا على الصليب. الطريقة الوحيدة التي يمكن أن يتنفس بها هي بدفع نفسه للأعلى باستخدام المسامير في معصميه وكاحليه.  مع اقتراب اليوم من نهايته ، يستجمع قوته القليلة المتبقية حتى يتمكن من الصراخ: “إلهي ، إلهي ، لماذا تركتني؟”  إذا كنا صادقين مع أنفسنا ، فربما مررنا جميعًا بلحظات سألنا فيها… Read More ›

Bold Leaders: Confront Mediocrity

Have you ever seen the image of a school of fish all swimming in the same direction, but there is one, bold fish swimming in the opposite direction? It’s a fairly common and elementary image, but it speaks a very powerful message. In this large group of fish all following the current, the path of… Read More ›

Agere Sequitur Esse – Action follows Being

Aquinas and other Scholastic philosophers frequently make use of the principle ‘agere sequitur esse’ (Latin for “action follows being” ), which means “action follows being.” The underlying concept is that what a thing does must necessarily reflect what it is in some way. Because their structures are different, the functions of the eyes and ears… Read More ›

Bold Leaders Are: Communicators of Culture

The Israelites had a vision: Get to the promised land! They left Egypt to do just that; however, along the way, things didn’t always go their way and many began to lose their excitement for the vision set before them. The vision is clear, but how you carry yourself in the process of seeing the… Read More ›

THE EVIDENCE OF REALITY

We do not wish to dissuade you from continuing to read this; yet, in the spirit of complete honesty, we should state that there is, in a sense, just one good reason to believe in God: it is true.There are numerous such evidences, but they all contribute to our understanding of the reality of the… Read More ›

The Aristotelian Argument for the Existence of God

Change is inevitable, and there are many examples all around us. A cup of coffee becomes colder, and a leaf falls from the tree outside a window. As the rain continues, the puddle gets bigger. When we smack a fly, it dies. These examples demonstrate four types of change: qualitative change (the coffee cools down);… Read More ›

Bold Leaders Are: Content With Their Allotment

When Caleb was given his allotment of land in Joshua 14:13-15, he was given the area named Hebron as his inheritance. Hebron was a small mountain property in the land of Judah. Now Caleb could have easily looked at what was given to him and complained. He could’ve said, “Hey! Joshua and I should get… Read More ›

GOD’S RATIONAL CHOICE

In the philosophy of Leibniz, the ultimate logical decision was God’s choosing of the finest of all worlds. God is both a necessary entity and author of the universe in that he creates the world that he considers the finest of all worlds. (Possible Worlds in the Tahâfut al-Falâsifa: Al- Ghazâlî on Creation and Contingency… Read More ›

John Locke’s Argument for the Existence of God.

Locke’s critiques of Descartes’ ontological argument are included in “Deus: Des Cartes’s Proof of a God from the Idea of Necessary Existence Examined,” an unpublished work written after the Essay’s publication (1696). In the Essay, Locke presents his interpretation of the cosmological argument (4.10). Summarizing his objections to Descartes, then analyze and critique Locke’s argument…. Read More ›

Constrained By Conviction

Have you ever walked past a house and been met by the sound of a guard dog barking at you? Security guards also serve a similar function, being put in place to protect a specific location or person, keeping the good in and the bad out, and guarding prized possessions. Effective security guards need to… Read More ›

Bold Leaders Are: Consumed By Vision

Vision is important, this isn’t a revelation. Without natural vision we are unable to witness all the splendor of God’s handy work. It’s not a coincidence that Jesus heals many struggling with blindness. But vision when it pertains to leading, this is of much higher importance. Brian Houston writes this in his book Live Love Lead,… Read More ›

Nietzsche – A VALUE REVALUATION

A recurring element in the thinking of Nietzsche is a fundamental reassessment of moral concepts. He makes a decisive contrast between two sorts of morality in ‘Humans, All Too Human.’  One of these theories is the development of governing groups and persons.  ‘Good and bad is for a long time the same thing as noble… Read More ›

Nietzsche Struggles!

In several cases, Nietzsche termed himself a ‘psychologist’ instead of a ‘philosopher.’ What he meant has nothing to do with any behavioral science in the physical sciences. In the first section, Human, All Too Human, he utilizes the metaphor of ‘sublimation’ derived from physical chemistry to depict the conversion of the lower to the higher… Read More ›

Nietzsche Within

It’s pointless to try to categorize Nietzsche’s ideas into standard philosophical categories like idealism or materialism, rationality or irrationalism. He is sometimes lumped in with the group of philosophers known as “existentialists.” This is an arbitrary and, in some ways, inaccurate category that has fallen out of favour as a result of a deeper understanding… Read More ›

Bold Leaders Are: Compelled By Promise

Imagine what the world today would look like without leaders like Nelson Mandella, Martin Luther King Jr., Amelia Earhart, Margaret Thatcher, Malala Yousafzai or Abraham Lincoln. Imagine what the church would look like today without Paul, Phoebe, Priscilla or Peter… One thing that all of these leaders have in common is that they were BOLD…. Read More ›

Spread Joy

For some believers in Jesus, spreading joy as a way to share our faith in Jesus will be the easiest thing we ever do. Some of us are just naturally nice and friendly. People might rarely have anything negative to say about us, and tell us they feel better just being in our presence. Let’s… Read More ›

Appeal to Intellect

One of the more difficult aspects of sharing our faith is when we know someone who won’t believe in God because they can’t see Him. In fact, many highly intelligent people struggle with putting their faith in something they can’t see. They’d rather trust in their own intellect and things they can actually place their… Read More ›

Extend an Invitation

A very popular way that people share their faith with others is through extending invitations. Sometimes we don’t know what to say to people about our faith, so inviting them to our church to hear the good news of Jesus is often a great start. In fact, most people will attend church at Christmas or… Read More ›

DO YOU LOVE ME? – John 21: 18

ABSTRACTWas Jesus Challenging Peter to set aside his moral reasoning and seek God. The answer is a revealtion for all Christains today and our objective reasoning. We are complacent and oblivious to living within God Absolutes and seek Him only at our convenience as Peter is the example for all Christians today. The true nature… Read More ›

Share Your Story

One of the most compelling ways to share our faith in Jesus is by sharing our testimony, or story. The word testimony simply means that we’re sharing something that we experienced firsthand. We’re giving evidence of an event that occurred in our lives. Sharing our story is so powerful, because it’s not debatable. Not only that, but there is… Read More ›

LUKE 11:20 – The Finger of God

Here, Jesus casts a demon out of an individual who was afflicted with the inability to communicate. “The spectators were astounded,” Luke writes of the moment the guy finally spoke. There were, however, many who opposed Jesus in attendance. According to some, Jesus exorcised demons via the power of Beelzebub, the ruler of devils, and… Read More ›

Why should I share my faith?

When we accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord, it means that we’re saying yes to His ways and His plans for our lives. Part of that is sharing the life-changing power of Jesus with those around us. This is called evangelism.  Evangelism is defined as a zealous advocacy for a cause. In Christianity, this “zealous advocacy” is spread when… Read More ›

Gifts of Grace

As children of God, every one of us is born again through the Holy Spirit and become part of the body of Christ. Every one of us is a member of the broader Church and has a specific function and task to perform. Accordingly, not all Spirit-filled Christians can have the same function in life…. Read More ›

The Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit

In Romans 12:6–8, the following spiritual gifts are named:  • the gift of serving; • the gift of teaching; • the gift of encouraging people; • the gift of contributing to the needs of others; • the gift of leadership; and • the gift of showing mercy. No Christian may have all the spiritual gifts… Read More ›

What Are the Spiritual Gifts?

The Holy Spirit’s spiritual gifts are spiritual workings, gifts and abilities that God grants to every believer through grace and love in order to build up the Church, bring people closer to God and extend His kingdom.  The spiritual gifts are not your natural talents, but a small portion of God’s blessing that He wishes… Read More ›

Knowing the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit also confirms the unity that exists between believers, because if the same Spirit of God is in every believer, then He binds us with each other in one physical body. Despite the many examples in the Gospels, the human mind is too restricted to intellectually understand God in His Holy Trinity. In… Read More ›

The Person of the Holy Spirit

To some people, the Holy Spirit is simply one of God’s powers. In some or other vague way, this power has an effect on people’s lives and can be taken out like a “spare wheel” and used when the need arises. To others, the Holy Spirit proceeds from God, but nothing more than that. Many… Read More ›

Reaping the Rewards

God is working on your behalf, even though His plans for you take time. My prayer for you is that you’ll learn to anticipate His answer—no matter how long it takes—and to do so faithfully, patiently, and joyfully. You’ve invested so much time, energy, prayer, and confidence into waiting for Him, it would be a… Read More ›

Word of Mortals vs God Himself.

It is a great question and I agree that there is a lot of debate on this topic. Scholars and theologians scrutinize and put every word and sentence under a microscope with a pretext to find something wrong. This is why the Bible contains the most debated and scrutinized set of documents in living history…. Read More ›

Surviving the Wait With Courage

Continued delays can be disheartening, especially when circumstances don’t go your way or your burdens become too heavy to carry. Most likely, you’ve experienced heartbreaking occasions before—devastating disappointments that have robbed you of the last of your strength and resolve. The days, weeks, months, and sometimes years go by without any answers to your prayers…. Read More ›

Claiming God’s Promises in the Delays

There’s an important principle in Scripture that will open the door to the treasure houses of heaven for you once you learn and apply it. You especially need this principle during times of waiting because it will keep you steady and strong as the storms of adversity and waves of doubt arise.  What is this… Read More ›

God’s Will in Uncertainty

It’s safe to say that the questions I’m most frequently asked involve the issue of God’s will. People often ask, “How do I know what the Lord wants me to do with my life?” Or, “When I have two options, how can I know which way the Father wants me to go?” I’ve also found… Read More ›

Idols That Impede Your Faith  

As we direct our focus to the Father and wait patiently for His will to open wide the way in our lives, we may discover that there are many things standing in the way of deepening our relationship with God and exercising our faith in Him.  These strongholds—or idols—are very subtle. They steal into your… Read More ›

Christians Philosophy?

A person’s worldview has an impact on how they live and interpret their experiences, whether or not they are consciously aware of this

Directing Our Focus to God

Do you know who it is you’re waiting for? Someone may say, “I’m hoping for an employer to notice my resume.” Another person might add, “I’m waiting for a spouse,” or, “I’m anticipating having a child.” We tend to focus on the object of our desire, rather than the Provider. But really—no matter who or what the subject of… Read More ›

How Long, O Lord?

No one likes delays. And nothing diminishes the pain we feel as the days pass and we continue to struggle with our hopes and fears. Whether it’s the hours that throw off our plans, the days and weeks that cause uncertainty, or the years we spend wondering if God will ever fulfill His promises to… Read More ›

The “Nevers” of Life

Never. It’s the word that can stir the deepest fear in the bravest heart.  “I’ll never find a job.” “This will never get better.” “I’ll never get married.” “I’ll never have the child I long for.” “He’ll never come home to me.” It’s the lie that originates with our sinful nature, and it insists on… Read More ›

Let’s Choose the Big Picture  

It’s no secret that our world seems more divided than ever. Whether it’s political parties that can’t agree on a nation’s budget or religious groups that spew hatred toward each other, there always seems to be a tension in the relational, spiritual, and political climate of our world. In this Plan, we’ve discussed several different… Read More ›

THE IDEA OF GOD

It is what man will be bound to recognize when he looks at the Truth of the Idea of God, namely the Truth of God as being God’s, independent but not inclusive of the thinking of the person, and the Truth of the working in man by God as an integrative strength, but not in him, which he is working in, as the necessity of a process of spiritual integration.

Grace and Truth 

We live in a world of individual classrooms, because we get to be taught by the experiences of others. Some of us have endured traumatic events in our lives and because of God’s grace, we have survived, been redeemed, and made completely new in Christ! This isn’t the case for everyone. The very pain and… Read More ›

Show Empathy  

Most people have heard of the word sympathy. Simply put, sympathy is when we have common feelings of sadness or pity for and with someone else. Empathy has similar beginnings as sympathy, but it’s quite different. While sympathy suggests that you share the feelings of someone else because of a similar experience, empathy implies that you have the capacity to imagine the feelings someone… Read More ›

Be Respectful 

To show respect to someone means that we esteem them. Even if we don’t agree with someone’s stance, we can still treat them respectfully. It’s not about feeling respect for them, but showing it to them. If you want to learn how to show respect to others, try spending time with someone who doesn’t agree with you. Showing respect… Read More ›

Called to Love

We’ll never completely agree with another person on everything. Not even our spouse or best friend. Of the nearly eight billion people in the world right now, there’s not a single person like you. That means there won’t be anyone with your exact viewpoint on life, politics, money, relationships, or religion. You are uniquely you,… Read More ›

Facing Fear with Prayer

Jesus explained to his disciples the miracle of the fig tree withering. “If you have faith and do not doubt ……if you say to the mountain ……it will happen” (emphasis, mine) There is power in words. We can’t ever underestimate their weight. Words attract consequences.  The Bible says that life and death are in the power of… Read More ›

Faith = Not seen but Hoped for.

In today’s Scripture passage, we read about how Elisha sees the supernatural, while his servant sees the natural. Elisha exercised faith, while his servant exercised fear.  Faith takes cognisance of the character and promises of God, while fear focuses on the visible and natural. Faith is the evidence of things not seen and the substance of things hoped for…. Read More ›

Life’s Meaning

Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a… Read More ›

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