Why did Jesus tell his disciples to pray every day?
Everyone can enjoy a well-earned break, but what if our down time isn’t well-earned? Paul has something to say about idleness.
Some people don’t even know a Christian, never mind taking any interest in Christianity. How can they ever get to know Jesus?
Everyone is chasing happiness in one way or another. In lasting, solid form, is happiness ever achieved?
When not everyone sees the same truths with the same clarity, how should these differences of opinion be handled in the church? Is there a way to reduce the fuzziness and sharpen the focus?
The one thing we cannot escape will be, eventually, the end of our lives. What will happen next? And what can we do about it now?
The big mistake of unbelievers is to look at Christians and decide against Christ. Instead it’s in everyone’s interests to look more directly at the Lord Jesus and His glory and beauty.
When our sins make punishment seem inevitable, is despair the only option? Is it really safe to hope? Read more of how hope is possible even when things look very bleak.
In polarised times, we may encounter hostility when we least expect it. But is it really possible to truly love those who differ so much from us?
Convinced they’re at the mercy of random happenings out of their control, people unsurprisingly often end up pessimistic and unhappy. Happiness comes from knowing you have a father in heaven who provides.
Luxury, threat, boring technicality – just some reactions to church government. But if church government is spiritual, it is something that deserves our thankful respect and can help us grow spiritually.
It is easy to criticise the failings of others, but their human frailties and spiritual failures are also burdens that weigh them down. What can we do to support them bear the load?
There seem to be problems in the church everywhere we look. But repentance and renewal are things we can ask the Lord to gift the church.
If we avoid the Book of Revelation because it seems too inaccessible, we are missing out on a lot of plain teaching and encouragement from the Lord Jesus. Here are some guiding principles for recovering what Revelation reveals.
Spiritual lethargy can easily take us over. We continue to engage in spiritual as we always did but the energy and liveliness is no longer there. Instead there is a weariness. The good news is that there is a remedy for this.
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