Sermon Challenge: Make sure that your resistance to change is not resistance to the movement of God.
The state of our lives is solely up to Christ, yet because He is benevolent, we can take comfort in knowing that His will is to bless us.
Even when we are unable to act on them, God cares about our feelings concerning right and wrong. Sermon Challenge: Examine your feelings about injustice in this world, and make sure that God can identify you as one who cares deeply about the things He cares about.
The deliverance of our youth may be predicated on our willingness to be humble.
Comfort others and be comforted by the fact that we must trust and believe that God knows what is best for us, and everything He allows us to experience is intended to shape us into the beings He wants us to be.
It doesn't matter what kind of gifts you have. Without love as the motivating factor behind the use of these gifts, they are worth absolutely nothing.
Sometimes we’re put in situations where we believe God has given us assignment but somehow we don’t believe we have enough resources to carry out that assignment. The key is to remember that we serve a God who will supply all our needs.
In looking at the passage, we must understand that everyone has a situation or burden that they might be carrying. So we can never forget: Although situations may seem impossible for us, God can make all things possible.
Every young person may not grow up the same way. But the components of building our youth into great leaders of tomorrow are the same, and those components can be found in God's word.
Jesus raises the bar by not just requiring people to love one another according to the law but to love one another the way He loved them. And He loved with a sacrificial heart.