If you want to follow Jesus, there will be hardship and suffering. So, if it’s going to be like that, why continue to follow Jesus Christ?
“Feel the fear and do it anyway”. Every time I read this phrase or say it out loud I envisage a breath being drawn in and then exhaled right where the word “and” appears. It’s as though this word is the turning point.
We — the ones who follow Jesus — we must stop saying “God is good” only when good happens in our lives.
Did you know that most ancient history professionals in the field are confident that Jesus of Nazareth existed, just like Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar?
He knows you, he’s familiar with you—he knows your complete personality. He knows your emotional triggers, behavioral patterns, your bad habits and comfort zones. He can unravel the intricate workings of your heart when you remain confused.
Me: “God, is this a sign? Should I get a lotto ticket?”. Also Me: “Don’t be ridiculous. It’s literally a sign. It’s not a sign from God.”
The popular idea that if you’re a scientist then you must by definition be an atheist, is wrong. Science doesn’t necessarily lead to atheism.
“His prompting on my life was three words: ‘Tell your story’.” A man describes his desperate 13-year addiction to pornography.
They are the negative thought patterns that pull you down, and that pull those around you down as well.
How can a good God allow evil to exist? Is there a conflict between Science and Christianity? Having conversations on hard topics is a great step towards biblical worldview formation.