Paul knew that he and Silas had been treated unjustly, and he insisted that the city officials acknowledge their injustice. Is this a biblical precedent for reparations?
God's capacity to make all things new—especially when all our hope is gone and our own resources are spent—is the heart of the gospel. "Impossible" is where this God begins.
What does it mean to be saved from aimlessness?
What noises accompany the activities that bring you joy? Maybe it's an instrument or voice, the hum of a sewing machine or the rasp of a pencil. Make a joyful noise to the Lord!
What if church growth was less about a plan or a program and more about an orientation, an attitude, a way of being? What if the most attractive feature of your church was peace?
"The Kin-dom of God needs your Spirit-prompted vision. Do you see trouble? Write it. Beauty? Write that. Solidarity? Write that, too. Or speak it, or draw it, or sculpt it." Read more of today's Daily devotional by John A. Nelson
"Fasting and prayer were Lent's spiritual disciplines. How about a Resurrection Recount for Eastertide? In the 50 days ahead, let's take time to recount the God's deeds in our lives." Read more of today's Daily devotional by Talitha Arnold.
Perhaps Jesus could love because Mary had loved him. She anointed his feet; he washed the disciples'. She poured out her love in a costly perfume. He did the same for the whole world.
Emily C. Heath
I didn’t learn about testimony from church. I learned about it from people in recovery who told me their stories when I was newly sober.