I spent the better part of my life trying to figure out why God made me. However, often I’d be obsessive even to the point of depression that I could not figure out what I’m supposed to be doing. I’d ask, “how will God use me?” For me, I had to realize that “purpose” was not synonymous with value. Our value isn’t determined by what we do! Our value is determined by what Jesus did. However, if our ultimate purpose is to worship God, then how do we do that practically?
Is Jesus all we need or does the world actually need more than Jesus? The answer is yes. In order to answer the question, we’ll look at how Jesus fulfills our needs through the classic psychology theory of American psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and compare that to scripture.
The marriage covenant is often misunderstood or overlooked. However, it could be the most powerful concept in the Bible if properly understood. Once grasped, the language of marriage is easy to see throughout the Bible and is most prevalent in the words of Jesus.
What do you do as a Christian leader when the problem is so big that you don’t do anything at all to stop it? God’s not called us to stop it, He’s called us to move so that He can do the work. It’s the practical nature of that move that I want to talk about today.
The word covenant means more than you think it does. Although there are similarities between a contract and a covenant they are nothing alike. One says, “I will,” vs, “If you.” One says, “I Promise,” vs, “You agree.” One is forever and the other limited by time and easily terminated.
Whether we’ve been affected by the virus, hornets, storms or earthquakes or not, the constant barrage of information and propaganda is draining our mental batteries. However, these experiences aren’t new, and the Bible gives us some clear instructions on how to fight and overcome negative thoughts.