In a world that grows darker with each day, now more than ever, we need to love one another. And not with a superficial, conditional, hypocritical love, but with a true Christlike love. Because as God tells us, love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8) And love is our greatest defense against evil. For we know that Satan is the ruler of this world. He fills it with all kinds of wickedness. So our best defense is cling to God. Cling tightly to His goodness and love, and each morning put on His infallible armor! (Eph. 6:10-18)
Nashville Church Under Fire For Denying The Bible Is God’s Word
Christians were outraged when self-proclaimed progressive church based in Nashville, Tennessee, posted a Facebook message earlier this month declaring the Bible “isn’t the Word of God … inerrant or infallible.” GracePointe Church pastor Josh Scott, when asked about the church’s progressive positions, said it was good to have begun this conversation. Scott added that Christians have a tendency to “treat the Bible almost as an idol”. Read more about the controversial church position here.
Canadian pastor Arrested Over Covid-19 Violations
A Canadian pastor remains behind bars after holding church services in violation of COVID-19 public health orders. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said pastor James Coates of the GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, was arrested after police and public health officials visited the church on Sunday and observed violations of the Public Health Act. The pastor will remain in custody until he agrees to stop holding the church services that defy COVID-19 regulations. Read more about the church’s stand against this unfair religious discrimination here.
Man Credits Hand Of God For Saving Him After 40 Foot Plunge
Dave Zmudka is praising God for saving him after his car plunged 40 feet off the side of a Michigan highway. He said shortly after joining the highway he hit black ice as he accelerated, fishtailed and realized he was going straight for the side wall. Practically every inch surrounding the driver’s seat was smashed in around him from the impact. unharmed from the crash, Zmudka said, “The word luck just seems almost frivolous, you know? I decided it was nothing less than the hand of God that was involved here; absolutely nothing less.” Read more about the crash here.
Texas Restaurant Feeds 500 During Power Outage
When the winter storm hit Texas leaving millions without power, one restaurant stepped in to help their local community. Ari Isufaj, the owner of Bella Italia Ristorante decided to open his doors and cook pots of spaghetti and trays of lasagna to serve anyone in need. In three hours, his team fed more than 500 people with a comforting Italian meal. “We couldn’t sit back and do nothing when our community is hurting,” the restaurant wrote in a Facebook post. Read more about these good Samaritans here.
In the world we live today, wealth is celebrated above all else. Our televisions, magazines, and internet are all inundated with images and stories of the rich and famous. It’s no wonder that when we see their seemingly perfect lives posted all over social media, we feel the twinge of jealousy, wanting what they have. …
Once we lived in darkness, eternally separated by sin from God. But because of His great love, God refused to leave us in that hopeless condition. So He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to provide reconciliation. Now, because of Christ’s death on the Cross, we are declared innocent and righteous before God. And through the blood of the Lamb, we become adopted sons and daughters in God’s family and heirs to His wonderful promises. And all of this is only possible through the amazing love God has for each and every one of us.
The main theme throughout the Bible is love. God’s love for us, and our love for God. But the Bible also makes it very clear that the love God shows us is to be demonstrated toward others. For everyday our Father in heaven loves us, who are unlovable, with His perfect unconditional love. And we in turn need to shower others with that same love. Now on our own, such a commandment is impossible. But through God, and a heart filled with the Spirit, all things are possible, including loving others.
Throughout his life David faced trials and tribulations. Yet time after time, God delivered him from his hardships. And out of a heart filled with thankfulness, David couldn’t help but praise God for all He had done. For David knew that a life without God isn’t a life worth living. God is our Protector, Comforter, Defender, Father, and Friend. And separate from Him and His lovingkindness, it would impossible to go through life and it’s difficulties with a heart of joy and peace. So David did as we should, and gave thanks and the glory to God for His continued love and deliverance.
Because they were no longer bound by the constraints of the law, the members of the Corinthian church mistakenly believed that grace gave them a free pass to do whatever they liked with their bodies. Freedom to eat and drink what they wished, and to have sexual relations with whomever they wanted. But Paul tells them to hold up. Time for some self discipline here. Just because they could do it doesn’t mean they should do it. And being under grace isn’t a license to sin. Those bodies of theirs needed to be treated right. Why? Because our bodies are not our own. They belong to God. And as His stewards there are some things to need to consider. …
We will all face hardships in our lives. And one of things that gets us through the bad times is hope. But where we place our hope can mean the difference between enduring the storm with peace and joy, or disappointment and shame. The fallen world in which we live, offers a hope that is fleeting and untrustworthy. However when we place our hope in God we can face any trial with confidence and perseverance. Because the unchanging, unmerited, and unconditional love of God which fills our hearts with a proven, unshakable, hope that comes from Him alone.
Jerusalem has been utterly destroyed and it’s people taken into captivity. And as a witness to the desolation, Jeremiah is heartbroken. Yet even in the midst of pain, the prophet’s heart is filled with gratitude as he calls out to the Lord, “Great is Your faithfulness!” …
Paul deeply loved the Lord. He personally witnessed all that Jesus endured for the sake of each and everyone one of us. Compelled by the self sacrificing love of the Lord, Paul dedicated his life to following God and sharing Christ’s love with the world. And as followers of Jesus, we too should share that same compelling desire. For Jesus died for all. So out hearts of thankfulness for the great love He has shown us, we in return need to have a Christlike love for others. And the greatest way to show that love is to share the Good News of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.