Spiritual Discipline

Who Is this Person Again?

World Challenge Staff

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.

The Virtue of Patience in Pain

World Challenge Staff

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.”

The Source of God’s Pain

World Challenge Staff

Believers often point to God’s pain at our sin, but why exactly sin causes God pain is rarely examined in scripture and even more rarely discussed.

Max Letizi was 12 years old when he began to experience double-vision and then painful, reoccurring headaches.

We Do Not Live on Bread Alone

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.

God Has a Plan for Your Battle

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

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.

Preserved From the Great Falling Away

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

In a letter to the Christians at Thessalonica, Paul speaks of a future event he calls “the day of the Lord.” He writes, “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters,  not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, NIV).