Have you ever received unsettling news? It's happened to all of us. It's not a matter of if it will happen but when, and how we respond to the unexpected can mean the difference between fear and peace.
Isaiah 1:17 commands us to care for the orphans and widows. Each year on Orphan Sunday we take time to focus upon these groups. There is great need within our community for people to show love to those who have no one else. What are you doing, either big or small, to help the fatherless?
There are many objections that people give as to why the biblical documents can’t be true. Some will cite contradictions and inaccuracies while others will cite fact that we’re missing the original manuscripts. On the surface these might look like strong reasons to doubt the authority of scripture, but as we begin to address these issues we find that the case for the Bible is much stronger than one might think.
Parenting, whether it’s one, six, or ten, is hard work, but it’s heroic work. Through parenting you are actively shaping the next generation in this world. The idea as parents is to shape our kids into the kind of people that you will want to be friends with when they are adults, but if we want to have our best shot at friendship down the road then we have to do the hard work of discipline now.
“The test of Christian love is not in loud professions about loving the whole church, but in quietly helping a brother who is in need. If we do not even help a brother, it is not likely we would ‘lay down our lives’ for ‘the brethren.’” -- Warren Wiersbe