When you begin to conceive of a magnitude of beauty so powerful that the universe itself is unable to contain it, you have taken the first tiny step toward understanding who and what God is. Then do the same for justice, joy, music, love, purity, and every perfect gift.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! - 1 John 3.1
The book of Acts has a lot to teach us about what a life fully committed to God looks like. Are you ready to see what the abundant life is all about? In this four part series you'll work through several sections in the book of Acts and you'll have the chance to talk to a mentor as you learn.
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.