Archive for the ‘Assurance’ Category
Have you ever prayed and prayed and prayed only to fear that your words bounced off the ceiling falling far short of God’s throne room in Heaven? If so, you’re not alone. Many faithful men and women fear their prayers are ineffective.
And some fear that prayer might be a waste of time, altogether. Continue reading
Crows. Elephants. Bonobos. Chimpanzees. They all have something in common with humans besides a Creator. For quite some time, researchers and scientists have observed these species (and many others) exhibiting symptoms of grief.
But thanks to God, that’s where our commonality ends. Continue reading
Suffering is an inescapable part of life that everyone faces. That’s what makes encouragement and hope so important. The question then becomes, “Can hurting people find life-changing hope at your church?”
Or would they be better off going to this public bathroom to be encouraged? Continue reading
Two blondes were flying to Los Angeles from Atlanta. One of the pair was a seasoned traveler; the other had reservations about flying. The first tried to comfort the latter with small talk and distract her with in-flight magazines.
Everything was going fine until the pilot came on the intercom and announced the plane had lost an engine. Continue reading
John Wesley grew up in the home of an Anglican priest. He studied theology at Oxford. He even went to the newly discovered America on a mission trip. In spite of these realities, Wesley had never truly bowed his life to Christ.
The true conversion of John Wesley shows that God can reach anyone at anytime…no matter what. Continue reading
Before John Wesley became the famous outdoor preacher who turned Britain upside down, he was a missionary to the newly discovered America. It wasn’t exactly his finest hour; Wesley would ultimately fail in his missional endeavors, and he would face serious doubts that had plagued him his whole life. Continue reading