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.
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.
What is Evidence of the Holy Spirit?
So what is the telling sign of the Holy Spirit's presence in the life of a Christian? Galatians 5:22-23 tells us “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
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.
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.
Lessons from Egyptian Christians, Part 3: Being a Missional Church
In downtown Cairo, Kasr al Dobara Evangelical Church (KDEC) stands as the largest evangelical church in the entire Middle East, and they are definitely doing things that attract people to them. But the church’s “attractiveness” is not its mission: it is the result of its missional approach.