We are called to seek resolution and not retribution for those who harm us. Turns out, God made a process for this.
Christ’s whole point of addressing His Disciples wasn’t to find out what others had to say about Him; He already knew that. No, the real question was much more personal: “who do you say that I am?”
In a contemporary world full of opinions and “truths,” Christ is still asking us this question. Where does your answer come from?
Romans 11:30-36 Matthew 15:21-28 Reflect on this Scripture alone or in a small group. In this week’s passages, I see an overarching theme: us, the saints, versus them, the sinners. I can think of countless times when the “us versus them” mentality dictated how I felt and behaved in a particular situation. My failed flesh […]
Matthew 14:22-36 Reflect on this Scripture alone or with a small group. When I was in 7th grade, I remember coming home from a youth gathering with my confirmation class. The weather was horrid, and the Iowa National Weather Service made the Top 10 list on the radio. We were terrified of the storm encompassing […]
Instead of a standard weekly devotional, I decided to share my testimony this week. For those of you out there looking for signs that God exists and that He cares, I encourage you to read this.
Everlasting life in and of itself is not the point of believing in God. This view is associated with what I refer to as a check-box faith. How do you go from being a Check-box Christian to one living out the belief in Christ?
The only thing we should hate is evil. For everything else, there should only be love.
We know God can heal instantly, so why make people suffer the horrendous assembly line of healthcare? Our method is so much weaker than God’s. Yet, I believe that is the point!
As civil servants and frontline workers, our jobs are routinely done while understaffed and, at times, underpaid. The needs of the many always outweigh the 40-hour workweeks of the few. But remember, God can handle all of it.
Our DESIRE to be understood isn’t wrong. Unless it undermines and destroys our NEED to understand. Perhaps a good lesson we all need during these troubling times?