Abel, Enoch, and Abraham. Sarah, Mosses, and Rebekah. All had something holding them together… their faith.
James and John wanted to call down fire and burn up a Samaritan village that rejected Jesus. But their bad attitude was inconsistent with the church’s mission.
The population of the U.S. is aging. The church is turning gray, too. As we get older, we tend to wonder if we have outlived our usefulness. Why doesn’t God just take us? The story of the prophetess Anna gives us an uplifting answer.
Jesus is known for saying things that seem all wrong at first glance. The concluding line of the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is an important example.
Jesus tells us to deny ourselves and take up our cross. And if we accept his challenge, will we suffer for it?
Jesus invites us to take up our cross daily and follow him (Luke 9:23-24). But what does he mean?
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the controversial Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. But a growing number of Americans now think that abortion on demand is immoral. How can we persuade even more people to see abortion for what it really is?