Learning to care for ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually in a biblical, God-centered way is the best thing we can do for our relationships.
Barry Meguiar joins Gary Wilkerson to talk about how evangelism can be intimidating, yet there are very practical ways that we can make it easier.
Although most people don’t realize it, there is a vast difference between being nice and being kind, and one is far more biblical than the other.
Niceness is what initially lures Mark Studdock into the fold of National Institute for Co-ordinated Experiments (N.I.C.E.). He’s flattered and made to feel like a vital part of the propaganda machine within the organization despite his repeated poor performance.
God uses people to refresh other people. He so loves this kind of ministry that he moved the prophet Malachi to speak of it as a most-needed work in the last days. Malachi described how, in his day, God’s people built each other up through one-on-one edification: “Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another” (Malachi 3:16).
One of the most persistent searches among humankind is for love, and yet few of us are willing to give that which we so desire.
In The Brothers Karamazov, a monk named Zosima attends to a wealthy widow. The woman tells him that she has considered becoming a nun, taking a vow of poverty and serving the poor. One matter has stopped her, however.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus tells the church, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:10-12).
Why does the world hate the true church, its pastors and parishioners? A true Christian is loving, peaceful, forgiving and caring. Those who obey Jesus’ words are self-sacrificing, meek and kind.