As we work together as a team, God grows our dreams into something greater than we can accomplish alone.
When God gives you a passion for a particular cause, there is a reason for it, and that reason is not to keep it to yourself. You are called to be a representative for those in need.
When others doubt the power of Jesus, be the one who asks Him to perform the impossible. He often will.
Let us not take what we eat for granted, let us view our meals as an opportunity to give our Lord praise.
Since God exists outside of time, He also has all of the time He needs to personally act in each of our lives. There is never a rush to the next meeting or the next message.
Trust is tough. Once trust has been broken by multiple people on multiple occasions, believing in anyone or anything becomes increasingly difficult. Much of the skepticism of our world can be traced back to broken trust.
When Jesus was interrupted, He started where He was and helped those in need who were nearest to Him. There is always another mission “out there”—the next cause, the next city, or the next country that seems to be the most important mission we could pursue. Jesus illustrates that our greatest mission is often the person in front of us.
We are not saved by good deeds, we are saved for good deeds. Jesus transforms us to transform others.
Many overlook the fact that Jesus was homeless. He did not only teach the poor, He lived among them.
In our modern world, we often separate faith from practice. But the way of Jesus rejects this notion. Only living our faith offers the credibility to teach our faith. Anything less is less that the teachings of Christ.
Then I read that Jesus was a friend of sinners. This still bothers me. Not because Jesus was a friend of sinners (because that came in really handy in my case). It bothered me because if I'm trying to live like Jesus, that means I'm supposed to be a friend of sinners too.
Jesus came to give us life. We don't have to hang on a cross like he did. For him, it was a sacrifice. For us, it is a gift.
The first miracle Jesus performed was instant winemaking. No wonder people loved Him! He probably received a bunch of wedding invitations after that one.
When your goal is not fame or notoriety, you can simply show up, offer compassion to people, and let God do His work.
It is when we experience God most closely that our hearts burn most passionately to show his compassion to others.
We may not understand why certain things occur in our lives, but we understand who to run to when they do.
Many go to great lengths to discover God's will or to hear His voice, yet we only need to open His Book.
Your attitude toward Scripture can reveal your attitude toward the Savior. When your passion for God's Word runs high, your passion for God does as well.
Even in our own lives, we often struggle with a God who is real, who created us, who cares for us, and desires to know us. Yet from the start, God has made clear that you and I are made in his image, on purpose and for a purpose.
Don’t settle for helping those who will help you in return or doing a good deed for others to see. Help others without expecting anything back. Even if nobody else cares, God will notice.