God’s love is a lot like the love of a spouse — all-encompassing. It doesn’t feel so miraculous when he’s busy rearranging my entire life.
Following Christ is sometimes inconvenient. Follow anyway.
If you find the idea of talking about Jesus scary, it helps to remember that you are not in charge.
To be a disciple is to see God at work in amazing ways. Hang on! Are you ready for this?
Do you trust God enough to follow him when you can’t see where he’s going?
What if we saw "sacrifice" as a beautiful word?
How do you remain totally committed to Jesus? In your own strength, you can’t. But you’re never on your own. The Holy Spirit is always there.
Some gifts are too good to keep to ourselves. The more we share this treasure, the bigger it grows and the more we get to celebrate.
Following Jesus isn’t about rules, duty, or sacrifice. It’s about love: receiving God’s love, loving God, and demonstrating his love to others.
The Scriptures portray a God who is always at work. Have our lives become so loud that we can't hear what God is saying?
Give everything to Jesus and you’ll discover the priceless treasure of life with him. Simple? Yes. Easy? No. Worth it? Definitely.
Our most basic human cravings for intimacy, destiny and meaning all point to the search for God.
If you're wondering what influence you could have, ask the One who created you. Center your life on Jesus and he will use you to change the world.
I can’t imagine leaving a gift unopened: but I’m reminded of the treasure Jesus gave me, and I realize that I have often left his gift on the table.
God can use you right where you are. The little boy who brought his loaves and fishes to Jesus wasn’t extraordinary, but God used him to work a miracle.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to marry someone you find attractive. But your reasons for marriage have to go beyond that tingling sensation that shoots down the spine.
With online mentoring, there's a new way to use past experiences to begin spiritual conversations.
When we let God change our plans, we’re in for the ride of our lives.
What happens when God asks you to do something unexpected?
Introduce your friends to the person at the very heart of Christmas.
When the plane went down, Dave was snapped out of just living for himself and asked: “What if I die? What have I been living for?”
Rather than amping up the willpower to make New Year's resolutions, let's take a look at how God resolves to be faithful to us. Then we'll know how to make our lives count this year.
"By God's grace, I will share the gospel every day for forty days." Watch Kelley's story.
Do you believe that God is going to show up? Trust takes practice.
When the foundation is shaky, all else crumbles.
What are the terms of your surrender?
I can’t remember the last time I sat down with my roommates without Snapchatting, BBMing, or watching YouTube videos while trying to carry on a conversation. This is a problem--and I don’t think I'm alone.
Service was Christ’s example of love.
God doesn’t call us down the path of least resistance.
Abundant life. We talk about it. Sing about it. Pray for it. Books and conferences promise it. But what is it? It's time to sort out the truth from the myths.
Guilt. I feel its sting in the aftermath of the stupid choices I make. It can feel like God is a thousand miles away, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Jesus doesn’t want you to be his acquaintance. What he desires is to have friends unequivocally devoted to him.
God looks forward to spending time with you. You are incredibly important to him. Is the feeling mutual?
The greatest joy in the Christian life comes from holding nothing back from Jesus. With him at the center, life becomes a faith adventure filled with meaning and purpose.
Sometimes we use God to avoid God.
Die daily to live fully.
If you've never seen your days numbered in jelly beans, this video will get you thinking about the meaning and purpose of your life. Take a look at this vivid portrayal of our mortality.
Think you have nothing to offer? Think again.
I shifted in my seat uncomfortably, my anxiety a bilious mass in the depths of my insides. There were three of us being interviewed for church membership that rainy Monday evening.
If we put conditions on the love we give ourselves, how then can we love others unconditionally?
There’s no better place to be than completely surrendered to our Heavenly Father.
The abundant life is not risk-free. When God calls us to step out and take a risk, how do we respond? Do we witness to the stranger, start the new business, make the commitment, or give sacrificially?
What is your focus? If it is serving Jesus, then you will ultimately experience victory instead of defeat, and spiritual growth instead of stagnation.
Faithfulness is multi-layered. I believe our emotions and mind can engage unfaithfully without actually being physically unfaithful, and that creates a wedge.
Is it time to renew your passion for Jesus? Too much is at stake to live a mediocre Christian life. Scripture says Jesus came to give us peace and joy in abundance.
Jesus is not a means to our ends.
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.
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.
More joy. More adventure. More purpose. More to life. What if the abundant life you've been searching for has been right in front of you all along?