Truth should get the priority in resolving conflicts.
Christ-followers are committed to the truth. They should not bypass truth to achieve peace and harmony.
Centurion’s faith was commended because his faith came from his experience and his recognition of Jesus’ authority. In Jesus he saw more than a Galilean tramp. In Jesus he saw a man who has authority over all sickness. That belief is what the Bible calls faith. Faith involves how we perceive the divine. Jesus Christ is not just a Galilean carpenter.
The journey with the risen Christ is exciting. “The longer I serve him the sweeter he grows.” But why?
Faith is not just believing something but acting on God’s commands even if they seem ridiculous.
God’s demands more than just the willingness to obey but to go the full extent of obeying him.
God’s will is good, acceptable, and perfect. We should surrender ourselves to his perfect will.
The popular preachers insist that we need some level of faith to receive miracles. Is that true?
Faith is trusting that things will go the way we expect because God is the mighty one. It is the trust in God’s power to act on our behalf.
However long may be our fuse, we finally explode. The difference is only in the time it takes. Remember, on its way to the explosive crux the ignition keeps the fuse hot. That is the fretting all of us go through occasionally. The Psalmist, an old wise man (Psa 37:25) gently admonishes “do not fret!” […]