Far too many miss God's divine plan for their lives as they’re bent on pursuing all the things in this world, hoping to find some sense of joy. But pleasure doesn't come in the pursuit of happiness. Rather, it comes in the pursuit of holiness.
Scripture memory is a wonderful discipline, but people need to internalize more than a Bible verse or two. Stories - in particular biblical stories - entertain us, but they also encourage us, challenge us, and even show us how to live.
The protests that were publicly nailed to the Wittenberg Cathedral door on October 31, 1517 began the most dramatic reform within Christianity—one that also prompted their author to also pen a hymn of bold affirmation of our mighty God.
That’s a place and a context I had not thought about too much until I read Richard Phillips’ book Jesus the Evangelist. Based on a series of expositional sermons, this book teaches the principles and practice of witnessing by looking at the model of Jesus in the first four chapters of John.
I don't know about you but I struggle sometimes with having to choose to either sit at Jesus' feet or do His work. At the time, both seem to be just as important. Both seem to be good. Personally, for most of my life I have been a Martha.