Questions related to Attentiveness vs. Unconcern
How to Meditate on Scripture
letting the Word of God dwell in our lives
The words of Scripture are living words. (See Hebrews 4:12.) They contain eternal wisdom held in the shell of human words. God wants us to “break open” these human words and begin to discover the rich wealth of personal application and understanding that they hold.
Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?
how to avoid the trap of bitterness
Have you ever wondered, Why did God let me suffer that injury? lose my job? have a car accident? forget that appointment? have a fight with my spouse? let my parents get divorced? let me be born with a defect?
Facing Trials and Tests With Grace
why they come and how to respond
What is a Christian to do when faced with disappointment, disaster, and despair? Scripture teaches us that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Hear God’s Voice
how does God speak?
People everywhere yearn to hear God’s voice. Is God speaking to us? Is it possible to hear His voice? Does God want us to hear His voice? How does God speak? How are we to listen?
Mercy: A Spiritual Gift
the characteristics of a motivational gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.
The Power of Spoken Blessings
an excellent way to intercede for others
Our words have great influence in the lives of those around us, and spoken blessings can bring hope, encouragement, and direction to our families, friends, and others.
The Common Traits of Mercy-Givers
learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of mercy
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of mercy. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.
Keys to Taming Your Tongue
taking responsibility for your words
You probably know the pain of regretting words you have spoken: words of pride, dishonesty, envy, gossip, or anger. Although you can seek to restore bruised relationships through repentance and forgiveness, spoken words can never be retrieved.
How Suffering Prepared a Leader
the story of Joseph
How would you respond if your family despised you so much that they arranged for you to be sold to a slave trader? How would you feel if your boss, whom you had faithfully served with impeccable integrity, was quick to believe a lie about you and subsequently have you thrown into jail?
Ask Insightful Questions Before and During Courtship
tools to help you discern God’s will
Each courtship will be unique, because people and situations are unique. However, in every courtship, both individuals and families should seek God’s direction through: