“A woman giving birth suffers in a way directly connected to her impending joy. The child comes through suffering, and therefore the joy of having the child flows out of suffering. God transforms suffering into joy. Joy both eclipses and redeems the suffering.” From Randy Alcorn at Eternal Perspectives on Patheos.com………………..
This article argues that it is very important for every believer to get God’s Word deep into their hearts and minds, because it is the linchpin for the hundreds of daily decisions we face, as well as supporting a mindset to allow us to respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. From Logos.com…………………
Here is a thorough and enlightening look at the main lessons to learn from the Book of Jonah. From New Wineskins via Patheos.com……..
This week’s article in the ongoing series on “Gems from the Greek,” pastor Rick Renner focuses on the topic of spiritual warfare as described in Ephesians 6:12.
This article reminds us that God is good to His flock and can be trusted to provide and make safe. From OpentheBible.org………..
The Book of Job is one of my very favorite parts in the Bible, and this article does a really nice job of boiling its meanings for us. From Pierce Taylor Hibbs……….
Our God is our Good Shepherd, and author Ann Spangler explains what that means for believers today. From AnnSpangler.com……….
Since reading and studying the Bible is like taking in water and food for your physical body, any expert advice on getting the most from your reading of the Word is of interest. Some good tips from GospelRelevance.com……..
Satan has been doing this since the Garden – – – convincing people that God does not have their best interests at heart. This article discusses some of the Enemy’s lies. From Beliefnet.com………..
|Jesus made the kingdom of God present|
What Jesus did in his special time on earth long ago was to make the kingdom of God, which he also referred to as the “kingdom of the heavens,” tangibly present among ordinary human beings. And the people of his time were “ordinary” all right, leading regular human lives. They were just like you and me in that respect. But they had also been prepared as a people, through a long and painful process of historical development, to tangibly receive the kingdom of God and to make it accessible to others, even to the whole of humanity. That is what his followers proceeded to do, and their successors are still doing.
From Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge. Copyright © 2009 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.