The Bible is about Love (What is the Bible?)

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The Bible is about Love (What is the Bible?)

From the Old Testament to the New, the Bible unrelentingly pushes us towards love. It commands us to love. It expects us to love. And it paints a picture of a future for this world that is filled with love, from God to people, from people to God, and from all people to each other.

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Doing Christmas Like God Is With Us (The Splendor of His Presence #4)

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Doing Christmas Like God Is With Us (The Splendor of His Presence #4)

What would Christmas look like if we believed God is actually with us? Here are some simple ideas for how we can do the same traditions we already observe, but do them in a way that stirs our hearts to worship in God’s presence.

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With God With People (The Splendor of His Presence #2)

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With God With People (The Splendor of His Presence #2)

As people who live every moment in the presence of God, we’re uniquely empowered to be present with others. We can be ourselves, and we can give them space to be themselves. Because of God’s constant love, we are able to, finally and truly, love each other.

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When Fire Came Down on the Temple (All About Jesus #16)

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When Fire Came Down on the Temple (All About Jesus #16)

Once upon a time, God's people built Him a magnificent temple. Then they asked Him to be present in it, hearing the prayers and looking upon the sacrifices that they'd make in that place. And God agreed. His presence came in brilliant glory, and when His fire and smoke filled the new temple, the people fell on their faces in awe.

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Parables of the Empire (Empire of Grace #4)

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Parables of the Empire (Empire of Grace #4)

Jesus compares His empire to a field with weeds in it, a tiny seed, and leaven that's being mixed with an industrial sized helping of flour. These statements may sound random to us at first, yet there's meaning hidden in them that could change our lives and our world. Let's listen up.

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The Rest of the Gospel (I Was Made For This #5)

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The Rest of the Gospel (I Was Made For This #5)

We were made to be like God. God works, so we work. But God also rests--so we rest.

Unfortunately, resting isn't quite so simple anymore because even our rest isn't really rest. Our work is sometimes so long that we don't have time to rest, or it's so intense that no amount of rest seems to suffice. And then when we do rest, sometimes it doesn't feel very restful. So what can we do?

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He’s Right: So You Should Abandon Everything for Jesus in 2016 (Abandon #1)

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He’s Right: So You Should Abandon Everything for Jesus in 2016 (Abandon #1)

When we realize that Jesus is right—right logically, right experientially, and right implicationally—we’ll joyfully abandon all other things for the sake of His kingdom. Would you pray with us that we’d all realize Jesus is right?

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Perfectly Needy (Matthew 6:25-34)

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Perfectly Needy (Matthew 6:25-34)

What do you lose sleep over? What do you worry about? Worry is all-consuming - it absorbs all our attention and our thoughts and our energy. But is there a way out? Is there a way out of the vicious cycle of worry? Listen with us as we hear Jesus' insight about worry. It just might set us free - if we have the eyes to see.

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Perfectly Vulnerable (Matthew 5:33-48)

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Perfectly Vulnerable  (Matthew 5:33-48)

God doesn't expect you to be perfect. Well, He does, but what perfect is to Him is probably different from what you expect. As we continue our look at one of Jesus' most famous sermons, we see that Jesus proclaimed and embodied a perfect kind of love - a love that is willing to be vulnerable.

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