Whenever we come across passages of Scripture that seem to contradict each other the first thing to do is read the verses in context. Context can alter how we understand individual words.
While intercessory prayer is certainly biblical, I wonder whether some of our assumptions and motivations behind this kind of prayer are unbiblical.
Check out this much needed message on Matthew 18:21–35 from Pastor Chuck Swindoll so you can walk freely in the peaceful pastures of genuine forgiveness.
How do you respond to change? Most circumstances are beyond your control. But what you can control is your response.
Forgiveness is a required course in the curriculum of the Christian life. It isn't an elective. And the exams are tough to take. If you've gone through the process of seeking or giving forgiveness you know how tough it can be. But there's nothing more healing than a forgiving spirit.
Have you ever been misunderstood by your family because you were trying to do God's will? As Jesus experienced, they may think you are crazy. He paid a price to do the Father's will.
As time passes a marriage can easily become neglected. And neglect makes it susceptible to harmful influences. But a marriage that’s given care an attention thrives. The honeymoon doesn’t have to end!
When times are tough what matters is your focus. If you focus on your problems they’ll seem insurmountable. If you focus on God you’re trusting Him for the outcome. And nothing is impossible for God.
In Matthew 19:1–12, Jesus addressed the topic of marriage with a focus upon the sensitive topic of divorce. How should we think about divorce in light of God’s perspective on marriage?
Pastor Chuck Swindoll explores the ever relevant subject of possessions to help you examine your own soul, which is far more valuable than owning all the toys the world can offer.