Have you ever experienced something that seemed perfect?
You’re with the perfect companion, enjoying the perfect meal, with a perfect view… until someone knocks over the food and you get bitten by...
What church services have had a special place in your memory?
Maybe it was your confirmation, or a wedding or funeral, or maybe a special moment when you felt like you’d been lifted up to the very...
What does your house say about you?
After he built God’s temple, King Solomon began work on his palace and the surrounding buildings.
He knew that God was present in his temple, but that he also...
If you could design the ultimate church building, then what would it be like?
In 1 Kings chapter 6, King Solomon began to build the long-awaited temple of the Lord.
In fact, it was so long-awaited...
Even though I know it’s essentially a shelter from the rain, there’s still a special place in my heart for the building in which I heard God’s word as a youth, and was married as an adult.
Have you ever found the book of Proverbs to be a little unsatisfying as a Christian?
After all, it lists lots of practical advice about good living, but doesn’t talk a lot about the big salvation...
If you could ask God for one wish, what would that be?
Many might seek health, wealth, success, or happiness.
What makes a great leader? In 1 Kings chapter 2, we hear the final words of King David, as he tells his son Solomon how to lead God’s people in the right way.
One of the most unsettling moments in a society is when power transfers from the present ruler to his or her successor.
Even when there’s clarity about who will rule next, there’s still uncertainty...
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21.
And this is the confidence we have toward him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14.
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. 1 John 5:1.
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgement because as he is, so also are we in this world. 1 John 4:17.
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us because he has given us of his Spirit. 1 John 4:13.
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4: 1.
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him (1 John 3:21-22).