When we study the Hebrew roots of our Christian faith, we can often discover a difference between the Hebrew meaning of words and our knowledge of them. One such word is "hearing" which in Hebrew is “shema”. Shema means to hear or listen, in an active, life-changing sense. Are you actively listening to God’s word this week?
Seeking Signs and Wonders; Finding Sparrows from God (Hebrews 1:11)
Our faith can quickly become a journey of seeking the next big thing for confirmation instead of relying on faith as “the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 1:11). The truth that God remains faithful with or without signs and wonders from heaven - and sometimes the most beautiful sign is as common as a sparrow.
Confessions of a Christian Atheist: Seeking Audacious Faith in God even when Life is Hard
In this post, Cindy shares that she has no problem believing in God. However, she struggles with believing that he will do what he promises. Sometimes, she finds herself in a mindset that doesn't look much different from those who have no hope in Christ. Do ever struggle with being a “Christian Atheist”? How have you learned to place faith in God when life is hard?
You Are the Light of the World, Serve Jesus Wherever You Are
Do you ever compare yourself with those who seem to do more visible and adventurous things for Jesus? I do. When that happens, I tend to not do anything because I can’t do something “big”. But Jesus tells me to not hold back even if my works are simple and practical in the realm of daily life. He says, "You are the light of the world.”
It’s OK to Question – A Lesson from Doubting Thomas, Jesus’ Disciple
Unfortunately, there are popular speakers and authors within the Christian community who are entertaining the crowds and making everyone feel good, but their teaching is questionable or unBiblical. So, let’s be like Doubting Thomas and dig a bit deeper, asking the Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts. Instead of blindly following, we need to be like Thomas and not fear healthy questions.
When Your Message is Right but Your Tone is Wrong
I want my words to be tempered with grace that honors the Lord and edifies the person receiving them, even if they may be hard words of truth.