All NFL players aim to shine on the field—but some also seek to shine for Christ, on the field and off. (more…)
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Faith Communities Today’s most recent report on American congregations revealed something significant—a common denominator in thriving churches. The major trend? Churches that successfully manage change and have a stronger emphasis on innovation will grow. [Read more…]
Charles Spurgeon once wrote, “I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn words of my good mother.” Countless people today could say the same thing, and today’s the day to express extra gratitude.
Reflect on honoring mothers, the value of mothers, and a mothers’ love with these 11 Bible verses for Mother’s Day. [Read more…]
What does it take to pray like a Puritan? And why would we want to?
For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull but a passionate affair.1 A cry for mercy. Unabashed praise for the Creator of all things. Vibrant expressions of deep Christian faith that are a shining example of holy living. [Read more…]
The coronavirus has spread throughout the globe and impacted not only the health of millions of people but also daily routines and everyday tasks. But thanks to the unsung heroes who have put themselves in the path of the virus to keep our world operating as normal as possible (in far-from-normal times), we can still get groceries, receive mail, and be treated at the hospital. [Read more…]
Because of coronavirus, many churches have fast figured out how to live stream their church services and create online small groups to disciple members. But now they are facing a new challenge: How do you love people well who have COVID-19 when you can’t visit them in the hospital or in their home? [Read more…]
Good Friday commemorates the day Jesus taught us how to die.
A caterpillar folds into a cocoon, dies, bursts forth as a butterfly. A seed falls to the ground, gets eaten by the soil, shoots up. A tree sheds its leaves, sprouts buds, dazzles the world with newborn flowers. [Read more…]
Sundown tonight marks the beginning of Passover, a weeklong feast instituted by God in Leviticus 23:4–8. For thousands of years, Jewish families around the world have gathered on this night to recount God’s command to mark their homes with the blood an unblemished lamb and how those who obeyed were spared from the final plague: death of the firstborn. They remember how God then miraculously brought them out of slavery in Egypt with a strong hand and an outstretched arm (Deut 5:6, 15). [Read more…]