Prayer is an extremely important component of our Christian life but many of us struggle with prayer. Even Jesus disciples weren’t sure how to pray, asking him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1). Jesus replied by teaching the disciples what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Let's look at the components of this powerful prayer.
What’s Your Response When Gossip is Served?
How will you respond next time gossip is served? We’re all guilty of it eating and serving gossip. We dress it up sometimes, making it look presentable. Sometimes we even say it’s a prayer request. After all, everyone needs prayer, don’t they? There are reasons why we take part in these tasty morsels, but maybe being aware of them can help us to push away from the table.
Of Mice and Sin
Like the little mice running at night in the grass outside our house, my sin is also not very noticeable until I look with the help of the Holy Spirit. He, like our faithful cat, pulls my sin out from the darkness, convicting me and bringing painful awareness of my own brokenness to mind.
How to Let Go of Offense and Anger
I be deeply concerned and proactive about what is wrong in our society, government or the behavior of others but I don't have to become offended or angry over it. God will make all things right, with perfect justice, grace and mercy that I am not capable of.
Lessons from Egyptian Christians, Part 3: Extreme Hospitality
Let us be a church that is known for hospitality, for how we love our family and our enemies. Let us be a church that is hospitable to travelers from around the globe and neighbors from around the corner. Let us be a church that sets out to heal those hurting in our community without any hesitation.
Christian Mentoring, Teaching and Discipleship (Take Five)
Healthy relationships are essential to a healthy spiritual life. In today’s Take Five, we look at friendship, mentors, discipleship, teachers and leaders and how those relationships can be nurtured and grown in a Christ-like way. Use today’s resources to grow a relational area of your life - maybe you need to reach out and ask for a mentor, or maybe you need to be a friend to someone else.