Waiting is not wasted time. Often, though, it seems to be! I am waiting for the train. I am waiting for my appointment. I am waiting in a long queue. Sound familiar? Waiting can seem futile, so we look for something to do while we are waiting. This is why...
Here are 5 key passages from recent Christian articles around the web, including one article on being a whole woman of faith, and another on an important message found in Hebrews.
A Whole Woman of Faith: The Need for Doctrine and Deeds (Lara d’Entremont, Servants of Grace)
The question is not simply if you are theologically well-versed, but how are you using that theology? Does your theology lead you to love others better? Does your theology lead you to serve God whole-heartedly? Does your theology shape your daily life? If your theology has not changed your heart, your theology is useless.
Hebrews 10:19-39: Don’t Shrink Back (Josh Moody, God Centered Life)
The author of Hebrews is warning us that we cannot turn our backs on God and expect that there will be no consequences. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. There is no room for complacency. We must stick with Christ. We must press on to holiness. We must live up to our calling. We must make sure of what we say we believe. Don’t drift. Don’t abandon Christ.
4 Different Responses A Sower of God’s Word Sees (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
Some people who hear the Word will be unresponsive. If you are a sower of God’s Word, you know how hard and discouraging this can be. You are trying to teach the Word of God. You break it down to make it as simple as you possibly can, but your son or daughter, or a member of your small group just doesn’t get it.
5 Questions to Ask When You’re Not Getting Anything Out of Your Pastor’s Sermons (Daniel Darling, Facts & Trends)
The local pastor you have is the one God gave you, who knows you and is laboring, day in and day out, to care for his people. Your pastor can’t and shouldn’t compete with your podcast.
Pursuing the Will of God as a Student(Dave Jenkins, Unlocking the Bible)
You and I are not called as Christians to seek out this hidden will, which we cannot know because God hides it from His people. Instead, His people are to live by what the Lord has revealed about Himself in His Word.