What once began as a simple catchphrase to attract people towards Christian music has morphed into vague Christian-ese. The unintended result is that the purity of our "praise and worship" has actually been diluted.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’s feet and thanked him — and he was a Samaritan. - Luke 17:15-16
Are you living a life of adventure? Would you describe your Christian life as abundant? Jesus promises us a full life when we hand it over to him, but that looks different for each one of us as we become missional disciples wherever God has placed us.
If you've said "Yes" to Jesus, you've just started the greatest adventure of your life. And this isn't a one-time decision — following him and growing in your faith is a lifelong process. In this series, you'll read about what it means to have a relationship with Jesus, the importance of confession, the miracle of God's grace, the power of the Holy Spirit in your life, and how to get to know God better, every single day.
You know you should trust God. You desperately want him to rescue you and guide you through the maze of life. Yet the phrase “trust God” can seem so trite; your mind swims with the “what if” possibilities that threaten to overtake you.
The abundant life Jesus offers you is a journey of faith. It won't happen by accident. Daily surrender is required, but it's not about letting go and letting God. It's about running to Jesus, holding on to him, and saying "Yes" to what he asks you to do. It's admitting that you can't do it without him — that you need the Holy Spirit to empower you.
As with any relationship, developing a relationship with Jesus takes time and energy. Whether you've just decided to follow Jesus, or have recommitted your life to him, this series of four articles will lay a firm foundation to help you grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.
To be a Christian apologetic doesn't mean you go around saying, "Sorry, I'm a Christian." In this series, you'll find a variety of articles that provide philosophical as well as practical responses for some of the toughest questions out there.
Have you ever had someone tell you that your Christian faith is a crutch? Well, the best response we've heard to that is: "Absolutely." Our faith helps us see that we are all broken people who really need to borrow strength from a Savior, to lean on a deep and abiding faith. We are always growing, always depending on the grace of God.