Tagged: Love

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Speak the Truth in Love

Even in a great relationship, you will have disagreements. That’s why you need to learn to fight fair. Paul addresses it this way: ‘…speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ…’ If you grew...

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Learning to Overlook the Flaws

A person’s sense of self-worth is often based on the reactions, positive or negative, of those around them. So your words and attitudes can literally build them up or tear them down. Dr Paul Brand was a flight surgeon during...

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How God Works (1)

The story of this incapacitated man’s healing is rich in lessons. Let’s look at them for the next few days: 1) He was in a beautiful situation but he wasn’t enjoying it. ‘…A man who was lame from birth was...

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Accepted by God!

There’s no pain worse than rejection and no pleasure greater than acceptance! Imagine the lengths some people go to in order to avoid rejection and earn acceptance… The good news is, with God you’re already accepted. J.B. Phillips translates Ephesians...

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Words or Actions?

We must care about people’s spiritual and practical needs. It’s hard for someone to grasp the concept of God’s love when they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, or where they’ll sleep tonight. Food banks worldwide are...

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On Marriage (5)

Ask the elders: they were quick to discover that the greatest threat to marriage is—selfishness! A mother was trying to explain to her little son the benefits of unselfishness. She concluded her talk by saying, ‘We’re in this world to...

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On Marriage (3)

Clara Null says: ‘My Sunday school class was learning the Ten Commandments. When we got to ‘‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’’, I wondered if I’d have to explain it. Sure enough, a seven-year-old girl raised her hand and asked, ‘‘What...

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On Marriage (1)

Ask the grownups: when you’ve been married years and decades, it’s easy to remember where and when you got married, but sometimes what escapes you is why. God created Eve because He knew Adam was lonely and incomplete. So if...

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Care and Confront

‘Warn…those who are out of line…encourage the timid…help…the weak.’ Sadly, we’d rather stay quiet and be popular than speak difficult truth into the lives of others. Isn’t this true? One teacher writes: ‘A church isn’t a group of individuals who...