Do you have “enemies”? Jesus commands us to love our enemies. How is that possible?
Each Monday throughout Advent, we share a Scripture passage drawn from the newly-added Book of Common Prayer Daily Office Bible reading plan. This reading plan is built around the liturgical calendar and features Scripture readings appropriate for the season of Advent. Here’s the first reading: Psalm 9 I will give thanks to the Lord with […]
What do you do when a fellow Christian sins? Few of us relish the thought of confronting a fellow believer who is caught up in sin. We know that nobody’s perfect; everybody sins. We’re all aware of Jesus’ caution against judging others. At the same time, when serious error or ongoing sin is involved, there […]
We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving in the United States. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays—it’s a wonderful time to remember the blessings we’ve been shown throughout the year and to express our gratitude for them. It’s also a time for feasting with friends, family, and those less fortunate. Across the nation […]
Have you ever wondered where you fit in? In the church, in your community, in your family? In this week’s Monday Morning Scripture, we look at one of the most comforting and encouraging passages in the New Testament.
After a long spiritual struggle against their Egyptian masters, the Israelites had finally won their freedom from slavery. But just as freedom was within reach, just as Moses was leading them out of captivity, disaster threatened to undo everything…
How do you recognize a Christian? Can you tell by a person’s church attendance or affiliation? By their stance on hot political topics? By the number of kids they have, by the amount of money they give to charity, by their eloquence in describing their faith? The good news is that the Bible tell us […]
Who’s your worst enemy? Maybe there isn’t a person in your life who you’d consider a true enemy—but you’ve certainly had to deal with difficult people. People who went out of their way to snub and embarass you, or to sabotage your work, or who just seemed to enjoy making your life a little more […]
The Christian faith has always put tremendous importance on words. Words can build up; they can tear down. They can spread wisdom and encouragement; they can encourage ignorance and despair. Jesus Christ himself is described as “the Word of Life.” And the words that come out of our mouths can reflect the state of our […]
Think about the last time you had a serious disagreement with somebody else—in your family, in your church, at work. How did you behave? Were you a humble peacemaker? Or did you dig your heels in, letting your own wants and needs take priority over everybody else’s? And at the end of the day, was […]