byon September 16th, 2014 | 4 responses
My friend noticed that his maple tree was shedding leaves prematurely. The tree doctor told him his tree was suffering from a girdling root. It had taken 30 years, but the offending root had encircled the tree and was now slowly choking it. If my friend didn’t dig down and hack the root off, the... read more »
you choose Q: how can I be a blessing to people who don’t know Jesus?
byon September 9th, 2014 | no responses
Q: How can I be a blessing to people who do not know Jesus as their Savior? —Grace A: Being a blessing to unbelievers is a matter of being sensitive to their areas of spiritual need and nurturing them through a caring personal relationship. By doing these things, we testify to the... read more »
love each other . . .
byon September 3rd, 2014 | no responses
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byon August 29th, 2014 | 4 responses
During a convocation speech at a major Christian university in 2012, business magnate and TV celebrity Donald Trump told 10,000 students that the way to succeed in business is to “get even,” igniting an outcry from critics who said that Trump’s philosophy was inconsistent with Christian... read more »
by this all will know . . .
byon August 26th, 2014 | 2 responses
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byon August 26th, 2014 | 4 responses
Yed Anikpo created an app called Heartpoints to help Christians track their spiritual progress. Users of the app can review their daily history to rejoice over victories and to repent of sins. According to Anikpo, “Heartpoints [can] help us capture [what] makes up our walk today so that we can... read more »
byon August 25th, 2014 | 3 responses
For the past 2 years, I’ve served in a church in the urban heart of a large city. It’s a difficult ministry that calls one to have deep compassion and an open heart for others—things that don’t come naturally to me. I often feel woefully unqualified and wonder how I can be the person of... read more »
our hope . . .
byon August 13th, 2014 | no responses
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August 11, 2014
byon August 11th, 2014 | 2 responses
Why is it vital that believers in Jesus present their faith and its claims in a winsome, loving way? ... read more »
a stone’s throw
byon August 10th, 2014 | 2 responses
The teachers of the law stormed into the temple and interrupted Jesus’ teaching by thrusting a woman in front of the crowd. They said to Him, “This woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” (John 8:4-5). Jesus knew that if He sided with the... read more »