Internalized comparisons start by eating away at your own peace and then turn into bitterness that spreads through the church causing even more division and destruction. As a part of Christ’s body through faith you don’t have to compare yourself to anyone. You are a unique, intentionally designed and crucial member of Christ’s body.
Much of the world even knows instinctively that love should be shared across borders, between the world's ethnic groups and with those who are weak, oppressed and hurting. But only Christians can do what God is requiring because it is only the Christian that has the indwelling Spirit of Christ living through them and empowering them to love
"so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness [...]
I don't care if it's Joel Osteen's mega church or the 20 member church in the country, without money the lights in the church don't stay on and the bills don't get paid. Far more importantly, without some sort of funding coming in there is absolutely no way a local church can sustain ministry to [...]
I'm not an adoption expert by any means. I'm just a man who loves Jesus. I'm married to a woman who loves Jesus. Both of us have been deeply affected by God and His Fatherly heart for the orphan. For us, that specifically meant pursuing a domestic adoption, a process that is just now coming [...]
Christians are flawed. They do not have all the answers. They are susceptible to pain, suffering, anxiety and fear. They lose their way sometimes and bad things can happen to them. The follower of Christ gets scars and bruises like other people do and will die just like everyone else. A Christian is not someone [...]
"Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin." Think about what makes you blessed. Are you happy if you have your basic necessities met or does it take much more than that? For some, happiness is wrapped up in possessions and success. For others, only the right relationships will do [...]