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What Does God Say About Your Body?

What Does God Say About Your Body?

The Christian family I grew up in attended church services every week. I have listened to thousands of sermons on what God has to say about our souls, our minds, our wills, and our emotions. But not once had I ever heard an entire sermon on God’s view of our bodies. The subject was completely

You Are Not an Accident

I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born. – Isaiah 44:2a God does not play dice. – Albert Einstein You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by

What On Earth Am I Here For?

Editor’s Note: American swimming star Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, made headlines last week when he opened up about the pain in his life and shared how he was deeply impacted by Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life. Phelps turned to Warren’s bestseller while in rehab, and he was nicknamed “Preacher

7 Biblical Steps to Restoring Relationships and Broken Fellowship

God has restored our relationship with Him through Christ, and has given us this ministry of restoring relationships. — 2 Corinthians 5:18 (GWT) Relationships are always worth restoring. God has given us the ministry of restoring relationships. For this reason a significant amount of the New Testament is devoted to teaching us how to get

Created to Become Like Christ

You were created to become like Christ. From the very beginning, God’s plan has been to make you like His Son, Jesus. This is your destiny and the third purpose of your life. God announced this intention at Creation: Then God said, ‘Let Us make human beings in Our image and likeness’. – Genesis 1:26 In all of

How Can I Overcome Loneliness?

There are both good ways and self-defeating ways to deal with loneliness. One self-defeating way is to become a workaholic. You spend all your time and energy working, working, working. You get up in the morning and work all day until finally you flop into bed exhausted at night. But eventually that takes its toll on you physically and emotionally. Some people try

The Storms: 3 Anchors in a Crisis

What Not to Do in a Crisis Don’t Drift When we are caught in a crisis, we typically react in three ways. Because the sailors couldn’t head into the wind, “we gave way to it and were driven along” (Acts 27:15). The first thing that storms tend to do is to cause us to drift.

The Storms: 3 Reasons Why People Get Themselves in a Mess

The Bible teaches us that there are three kinds of storms in life: storms that we bring on ourselves (like Samson), storms that God causes (like Lake Galilee), and storms that other people cause (as when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison). When you are the innocent party in a crisis, that last kind of storm is especially

Try a Little Kindness

Colossians 3:12 says, Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Notice the word clothe. The Greek word literally means “put on.” What Paul is saying here is that when we wake up in the morning, we ought to get dressed spiritually and emotionally as

We Can Have Resurrection Power

The word power occurs fifty-seven times in the New Testament. It is used to describe the most powerful event that ever happened, an event that separated AD from BC — the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. And that resurrection power is available to change your life! The most important thing in life is

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