Author Archives: Charles Stanley

Those You Love in Heaven

Those You Love in Heaven

There is one question that all children of God have wondered about at one time or another. It’s an important and personal question. For some of us, it’s the biggest question we have about life after this one. The question is simply this: Who is going to be in heaven? This is a big question.

God Wants the Best for Us

Often when tragedies strike or hard times engulf us, we ask, “Where’s God?” 
In asking this question, we make the assumption that God must not have known what was about to befall us or else, if He were powerful enough, He would have prevented it. Or we assume that God must not love us, because

Trusting God’s Greater Plans

When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son. — Galatians 4:4 This Christmas, are you waiting for some precious promise to be fulfilled? Do not despair — God always keeps His word. Yet just as the Savior appeared in a way and time that were completely unexpected to anyone — so

Trust God and Obey Him

The most important lesson we can learn as believers is to trust God. Nothing else compares with this — nothing comes close. When you know you are doing what God has called you to do, there is a sense of security and surety surrounding your life that is obvious to others. Decisions, while they may

How to Listen to the Voice of God

  When preaching, I have found there are two kinds of listeners. The first kind are passive and nonchalant – people who can “take it or leave it” when it comes to the Bible. Then there are those who are aggressive listeners. These people have a look of hunger on their faces. They attend church

When Everything is Chaotic: God Your Prince of Peace

It is wonderful to know that we don’t have to be perfect before God. But Christmas brings with it hectic schedules, tired loved ones, crowded malls, harried shoppers, and seasonal tasks that have absolutely nothing to do with Jesus’ birth. A million details, people, events, and even crises pull us in as many different directions.

Experiencing Love Through Forgiveness

Her many sins have been forgiven — as her great love has shown. — Luke 7:47 NIV There are many reasons why people fail to experience God’s love, and one of them is unforgiveness. When we don’t forgive, a barrier of bitterness grows and obstructs His love from entering in. Friend, are you harboring resentment?

Is It Really Important That I Go to Church?

Involvement with Other Believers One of the most important spiritual disciplines you can develop is faithful involvement with other believers. I am always amazed when a Christian tells me, “Oh, I don’t go to church very often. I’d rather stay at home and listen to Christian television or radio programs, or listen to Bible-teaching tapes.”

Putting Down Emotional Baggage

If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. — John 8:36 On a trip to the High Sierra mountain range in California, some-thing hit me: the pack animals that carried our gear had no way of freeing themselves from the burdens on their backs. Unable to reach their heavy loads, they depended

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