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I’ve understood that fasting is an important part of the Christian life. However, I’ve always wondered why. ...
We don't acquire the characteristics of a mature disciple simply by gaining Bible knowledge. In order to grow to Christian maturity, we also have to spend time with people who are spiritually mature themselves, observing their life and having formative conversations with them on a regular basis....
Don’t let the empty church buildings around Pittsburgh fool you. God is on the move, and he’s truly unstoppable as he works to accomplish his mission....Keep Reading
Sharing the gospel can be as simple as telling your story with Jesus at the center....Keep Reading
What happens when life doesn’t turn out the way we want it to? How do we respond to the disappointments, the inconveniences, the heartaches, the suffering, and the unexpected detours that invariably come with life? ...Keep Reading
It seems like many peopleChristians and non-Christians alikehave an incredibly misguided view of what it means to be "spiritual." A truly spiritual person is seen as someone who renounces earthly enjoyments in order to devote themselves to higher, more spiritual pursuits. For example, a spiritual person will be careful not to have too much fun. That would be worldly. Inst...Keep Reading
In Matthew 5:14, Jesus says that his followers should function as “a city set on a hill”...Keep Reading
You’ve probably heard the advice people sometimes give to “be yourself.” It’s commonly given if someone is going in for a job interview, a first date, or something else they’re fretting about. Interestingly, God instructs Christians to do the same thing. “Be yourselves.”...Keep Reading
If you’ve never been baffled by God, you should. So often, we treat God as if he’s basically like us humans, just a few notches better or higher. But according to the Bible, God is holy. In other words, you can’t compare God with anything else because he’s not like anything else. He’s in a category all his own....Keep Reading
If you’re a Christian, it’s likely that there are a number of things God calls you to do that may sometimes overwhelm you. Whether it’s sharing the gospel with someone or helping a fellow Christian through a hard time, you may sometimes feel inadequate, under-equipped, or possibly even tempted to disengage. But think about this: whenever you feel that way, where is y...Keep Reading
Think back to the last time you lost your cool. What were the circumstances? What did you say? What did you do? What was going through your mind? Acts 16 records how Paul and were able to rejoice even in the midst of frustrating circumstancescircumstance that were, quite frankly, unjust. After being beaten and thrown into prison without legitimate reason, we read how Paul...Keep Reading