"Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." – 1 Peter 1:13.
I like to think I do this. I like to think I set my hope fully on the day when I will receive the "big grace" that is the redemption of my body. But when I look at the way I often react to my ongoing battle with sin, my struggle to see God clearly, and my various forms of [very mild] suffering, I realize I'm less than great at this 1 Peter 1:13 stuff.
Sometimes I am paralyzed by discouragement because of my less-than-desirable level of holiness. Sometimes I am scared senseless that I might not know Jesus because my vision of him is so dim. Sometimes I throw a temper tantrum when trials interrupt my endeavor to live a trouble-free life. more >>
If you're contemplating divorce, take heart in knowing that God is with you as you read what our Lord and Savior says about marriage in these five verses.
1) Ephesians 5:33 (NIV)
"However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." more >>
A 26-year-old woman looking forward to being a new mom died in a tragic collision on her way to deliver her baby at a hospital in Missouri last Wednesday. Doctors, however, managed to save her baby who has now been dubbed a "little miracle."
According to the Southeast Missourian, the woman, Sarah Iler of Cape Girardeau, was trying to follow her doctor's advice and carry the baby girl, Maddyson, for as long as possible because there was some concern she would be born too small.
When Sarah joined her estranged husband, Matt Rider, in his Red Chevrolet Blazer Wednesday morning, she was ready to be a mom, her sister, Kasandra Iler, told the newspaper. more >>
A book by the notable Hispanic evangelical leader the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez is calling upon Christians to become light in a messy, dark world.
Released earlier this month, Rev. Rodriguez's latest book is Be Light: Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Rodriguez explained that he decided to write the book because he wanted the Church to "stand up and make a difference." more >>
An Ohio congregation once on the brink of closure celebrated its 100th birthday Sunday and is constructing a $13.5 million chuch addition to accommodate it's growing membership.
Joe Porter, spokesman for Whitewater Crossing Christian Church of Cleves, told The Christian Post that while the congregation does not care much for the term megachurch, as it now holds weekend services for some 1,600 people, "we definitely won't apologize for getting big."
To celebrate the momentus occasion in the church's history, Porter said "all four of our services celebrated the past through interviews with previous pastors and historica videos. more >>
Women who attend religious services more than once each week live 33 percent longer than women who don't, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal further recommends that doctors could seriously begin exploring religion and spirituality as a resource for patients.
"Frequent attendance at religious services was associated with significantly lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality among women. Religion and spirituality may be an underappreciated resource that physicians could explore with their patients, as appropriate," the study concluded. more >>