Author Archives: Richard Stearns

What Is the Purpose of Life?

What Is the Purpose of Life?

“Why are you here?” is a question that has been trending on the Internet for several months, with thousands of people taking to social media and posting their responses using #wearehere. The question has struck a cord with the American public but for Christians, the answer is defined by Jesus. Just before he left, Jesus

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You May Be the Only Jesus Some People Ever See

The Hands and Feet of Christ “As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” — Jesus in John 17:18 As followers of Christ, we bear the responsibility of demonstrating to the world what Jesus might look like were He to walk the earth today. Those who will never enter the

A Burden Shared Is a Burden Lifted

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 As a mother, my desire has always been that my children would grow into competent, independent adults, but not at the expense of developing compassionate, caring hearts for others. In a world that often promotes individual rights over those of the community,

His Mysterious Ways

We never know how God will use our small acts of love for His great purposes. His intent was that now, through the Church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to His eternal purpose that He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In Him and through faith in

Unfinished Rich Stearns Quote

Love is Our Motivation for Service

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me. — Matthew 25:40 Jesus was an ambassador of the Father’s love. The most quoted verse in the Bible is about God’s love: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only

Holy Spirit Power

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice… “Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had

We Are Called to Join the Battle

As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. — Mark 1:16–18 Rarely is

What Is God’s Calling on Your Life?

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. — Acts 20:24 My belief is that every follower of Christ, regardless of who they are and what they might be doing currently,

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