Right now, the prayers of God’s people are being collected in golden bowls, mixing with the power of God and transforming death to life.
Facing injustice is a part of the humble posture that prepares the way for awakening.
As life continues to reopen and return to our new normal, it would be good to consider what lessons we have learned in this abbreviated but enforced sabbath.
As Christians, we’re called to live with our feet firmly planted in two different worlds – heaven and earth.
God makes us like Jesus and then uses us to build his temple.
As Christians seeking to live with convicted civility, we can’t succumb to either one of them. Instead of leaning out, now is the time to lean in with all wisdom, courage, and compassion.
How do we show justice and grace? By loving God and others. We shouldn’t be forced to choose one or the other. We need both.
Christians have a powerful adversary, the devil. But he can be resisted, and God’s promises are trustworthy.
The church is the place of belonging for resident aliens—and it offers a hopeful model for how to live and work in the place between heaven and earth.
If evangelism is just a check-the-box insurance policy paid for with the simple verbalization of a brief prayer, then calling those same people to costly, lifelong obedience in Christ in the days ahead will be a nearly impossible task.