Posts Tagged: trust
Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission. It might sound crazy, but I can honestly say that I thank God for my doubts. It’s not that I always appreciate having doubts. Sometimes doubts can be a burden. But even so, I realize something deeper about the reason God has for my… Read more »
Is the Church loving, if it overlooks sin? So last week I wrote about a university president who had to remind one of his students that if he felt guilt over a chapel message about loving others, the appropriate response was not to complain that the message made him squirm in his seat. “We don’t believe that… Read more »
Your mind is an immensely important player in your spiritual life. Through your mind, you have the power over which thoughts you choose to entertain. When we neglect this duty, we leave the door wide open for anything and everything to harass us from the inside-out. For this reason, one of my regular prayers before going… Read more »
Pastors have fears, too. Pastors, elders, leaders; they’re not anxiety-proof. Below, find ten fears that plague our brothers in the pulpit, and the biblical comfort and encouragement to address them.
Dear Josh, I would like to share a story that goes back … to 1985 when you visited our city to spend a week of teaching and ministry in Newcastle England. I was a student then and my memories of that week are still clear in my mind. The teaching you gave us is still with… Read more »
You have probably heard someone say, “Well, that may be true for you, but it’s not true for me.” Behind this phrase lies a deep-seated confusion between the concepts of truth and belief. Clearly, we are all entitled to our beliefs. But does that mean that we have our own respective truths? No. Truth is… Read more »
First, let’s start by defining truth.
Did God create humans because he was needed someone to relate to? Was he bored and one day got really creative and produced a universe that included people?
Evil had to come from somewhere, right? But from where? We know that God is perfectly good and holy, and that there is no evil in him. There is the capacity for evil in us, however, as God created humanity with the freedom of choice. Evil comes from an abuse of good power called free… Read more »