Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
Do our churches draw us to routines or to Christ? If we’re meant to dwell in Christ can any man-made patterns in our worship or our benevolence efforts draw us to Christ or to the attention of men? Who are we meant to please?
all too often Christians do count the cost. The cost of their time, their priorities, their vulnerability, their emotional energy, is too great
Suffering comes in myriad forms. And without the knowledge of God and His Son Jesus, suffering can last a life time. Can suffering turn into joy, or be replaced by j
David sought to be in a right relationship with God. Is that the same as seeking righteousness and justice? Is this just for ourselves, or is it for others also?
The key factor in maintaining an addiction is enabling. This enabling allows the addict to experience no consequences for their destructive habits. And a person who is co-dependent also will not function well if they don’t have some way to shelter the addict.
In 2020 it’s hard to find things to be thankful for. I remember in the great recession of 2008 that people fell out of the middle class and never found their way back. I know there’s a large percentage of our population that make just enough to survive; and now a great portion of them have lost their jobs and could soon be homeless.