Christ never forced people to follow him, and he let a lot of people walk away, so are we one of the noncommittal fans or are we an actual disciple of God?
In the grand Mark Hellinger Theatre in Manhattan, David Wilkerson had just finished preaching a sermon. He headed backstage, and there was a woman and her daughter, smiling at him. He shook hands with them, perhaps expecting a comment on his sermon or a prayer request.
God often permits pain to enter into his children’s lives, and he promises to gloriously transform these moments to joy, but the space of waiting between those two moments can be agonizing.
Stanford University may not have the long history of Oxford or Cambridge, but it’s prestigious and both its professors and students tend to be well-heeled. On campus, they have the grand Memorial Church, which has been called the University’s “architectural crown jewel.”
This week on the Press On podcast, Keith Holloway investigates the covenant of holiness between God and his people.
If we want to get to know God and grow spiritually, then we need to develop a daily discipline of spending time with God in his word.
O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
Multitudes of Christians face indescribable problems every day — physical pain, emotional suffering, financial struggles. They worry, “This is all too much for me to handle. How will I ever make it?” The truth is, not one of these terrible things has surprised God. He has foreseen every awful thing that would ever happen to humankind, including every crisis and problem we face today. And the Bible tells us God wants to show us how to face them all.