How do we honour the government when they seem to be demanding extreme obedience? What do we owe them and how do we keep our consciences clear in relation to what God requires? These can be very difficult questions in practice but Scripture does not leave us without answers.
Who defines hate speech? Current debates should prompt us to understand from Scripture what real hate speech is and how to avoid it. In fact, we need this for all our personal interactions.
If we are discouraged with ourselves it is often because of sin. Here are the great encouragements you need if you are inwardly burdened with the weight of your own guiltiness.
Everyone is thinking about what life will look like after being in lockdown for so many months. It’s a rare opportunity to reset our lives and priorities. Here is a spiritual perspective on what your “new normal” ought to look like.
Love for Christ is how He Himself measures spiritual growth. So how do we grow in this area? Robert Traill points us to the way that Christ Himself kindles our love into a greater flame.
We live in a culture that has largely shut God out and made no room for Him. Perhaps we are not always aware but this has an effect on us. How can we overcome the chilling influences of our secular world to draw near to God constantly?
Our troubled world seems to make perfect peace an impossibility. But Scripture offers it to us as something that is certainly attainable. Hugh Binning explains what it is and how we can secure it.
There are many strongly held opinions swirling around that people are ready to accept with little enquiry. Theories about many things abound. There is good and bad teaching. We need to know how to weigh it all carefully so that we choose what is good and reject what is dangerous. Here is some wisdom in exercising the much needed grace of discernment.
This seems an almost ludicrous question. But it depends on what you mean by forgetting God. It’s possible to do much for God and speak much about God without engaging much with Him. Let’s consider this question positively and indirectly by asking another one. What does it mean to set God always before us?
“The recession to end all recessions”. How can that inspire anything other than fear and worry? Scripture shows us that it is possble for faith to produce spiritual joy even when looking economic collapse fully in the face.
Has the coronavirus prompted more concern about spiritual things? To some extent, yes; though it may be difficult to measure right now. But there is a wider question about what happens when Christ opens a door of blessing for the gospel and what that means. James Durham explains more.
Here are 8 solid and enduring encouragements for us to value in the midst of difficult times. They should give us greater confidence and boldness in prayer.
The rainbow is a very prominent symbol of hope at present. There is a rainbow trail across streets, towns and countries. But when we consider the original meaning of the symbol in Scripture it is bright with even greater, more enduring and more certain hope.
God Speaks in Events. How can we understand what He is saying through them? Is it foolish and arrogant to think that we can understand the meaning of events? Andrew Gray gives a wise and balanced application of the Bible’s teaching to show how we can understand what God is saying in events.
We live in a strange time when all nations and all aspects of life are being shaken. It’s extraordinary and unprecedented so there must be much to learn from it. Here is a Christ-centred perspective on these unsettling times.
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