Two important and practical aspects of managing fear. (Covid-19)
Although fear is an emotion we may prefer to dissociate with, we have to remember fear tells us something. It alerts us to the presence of danger and lets us know that we may need to take action. In this video Pastor Dele discusses the practical and spiritual aspects of fear as it relates to #Covid19.
I’m tired of “them” should I cut “them” off?
The language used in Matthew 18:17 is less harsh than we initially assume since Jesus (and his community) is accused of befriending the “undesirables” like tax collectors and Gentiles. Held in tension with 1Corinthians 5, we’re glad to know God is concerned with reconciliation.
The importance of preparedness
God calls us to do things for the Kingdom and oftentimes, we aren’t ready in the space that we are at the moment to carry it out. In this week’s devotional, Pastor Dele Okuwobi dives into why it is so important to lean into the training that God is putting us through to prepare us for the work that we each have been called to.
What is communion?
What's the difference between dead and living water? Two words: The source. Unpacking the real meaning and why the historical context makes Jesus' words "If anyone is thirsty, let him/her come to me and drink" reverberate in the hearts of His hearers and for us today. Story source, New Testament Bible-Gospel of John Chapter 7.
Thankful, not indebted.
Licensed professional counselor, Eric Chang's experience as a Chinese-American is eye-opening. In your life, what has "giving thanks" meant? Biblical thanksgiving has historical Hebraic roots through Paul's consistent emphasis on it. Instead of duty or requirement, "giving thanks" is ultimately about the never-ending goodness of Jesus.
Can I trust God’s leading is good?
Proverbs 3:5 is a famous passage in the Christian bible that teaches us to trust in God's leading but the question that often comes up is–– Can I really trust that God's path is good. The reality is, following the Lord isn't always as simple as a straight path. But as we follow, we know that we can trust that his way is good. Learn what it means for the Lord to guide your paths.