Author Archives: Charles Stanley

Experiencing Love Through Forgiveness

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

Truly Known

You Are Truly Known

My God; I shall seek You earnestly; my soul thirsts for You… Your lovingkindness is better than life. – Psalm 63:1, 3 Do you ever wish someone understood, appreciated, respected, and loved you for who you are? This is because you were built for intimacy—a close, deeply satisfying relationship that empowers, edifies, and encourages you

Seeking God: Lord, I am here. Speak to me.

Moses lifted his eyes and saw the flames in the distance. Something was burning on the side of the mountain – something unlike anything he had ever seen. He watched it – at first with curiosity, but then with wonder. It was a consuming fire. Yet the bush that contained the flame was not destroyed. For years, he had

By Grace You Have Been Saved

This Grace in Which You Stand

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) Even when we were dead in trespasses, [He] made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). There are times when we say words that we wish we could

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