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When my children were young, they said prayers that melted my heart! They prayed for their dad and me, for each other, for their grandparents, and it was so, so sweet. They also spent a good bit of time asking God for all the things they wanted, like new Lego sets and board games. While I’m sure the Lord delighted in those heartfelt prayers, I realized my boys needed to think beyond themselves and their immediate family and learn to pray for the needs of others. This is when I learned the challenges...

by School Of Life on 9 July 2019

You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:4, NASB) Fallen from grace? That certainly sounds like they’ve lost their salvation. And the way the term is popularly used today doesn’t help, either. When we hear in the news about a celebrity who has “fallen from grace”, it typically describes someone who was behaving well but then suffered a moral failure. Perhaps they were arrested for illegal drugs, cheated on their...

by School Of Life on 9 July 2019

Judgement, in its intended use, enables us to make objective and wise decisions. These decisions then affect our actions. Without judgement, we would flail and flounder. But judgment is often misused. Appointed judges in the legal system carry out a country’s laws. But sometimes, they abuse their power, and injustice happens. We can use our judgement to make right decisions, but sometimes we use it for selfish purposes, wreaking havoc in our relationships. You run into these kinds of people...

by School Of Life on 9 July 2019

1 Chronicles 16:25 tells us that “For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised”. Jeremiah 10:6 reminds us “There is none like you Lord, You are great, and great is your name in might.” It’s easy to praise God for being great when life is going well. A happy marriage, a good job and a fat wallet can make us feel like we have a great life. But what happens when life begins to fall apart? When we lose these things, it is easy to slip into a state of depression or anger,...

by School Of Life on 9 July 2019

A few years ago, after God had spent a decade lovingly pursuing and chasing me down, I reached a turning point in my life. It was in the aftermath of this unexpected tidal wave that I realized I had a decision to make: I could keep running away from God, or I could turn and pursue a life of faith in Him. The problem was, I didn’t know how to pursue Him. Maybe you can relate. In your heart, you know there has to be something more to life — someone worth counting on and trusting your life over...

by School Of Life on 1 May 2019

God is everywhere. Take a step outside and you will be surrounded by the intricacies and fascinating systematic creation that was created by our God. He is in the mountains, the beaches, jungles, ocean depths, prairies, farmland, desserts, and valleys. To see His creation is to see a piece of Him. As it says in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,...

by School Of Life on 1 May 2019

It was more than 500 years ago when the Wittenberg Door was shaken by the ardent resolve of Martin Luther to publicly display the 95 reasons why biblical Christianity stood apart from the religious monopoly the Catholic church had over all Europe. It began with humbly recognizing, “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’ ( Matthew 4:17 ), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” We cannot live life rightly apart from biblical theology, or experientially,...

by School Of Life on 1 May 2019

There is a popular misconception that occurs within Christianity: Once I accept Christ, all will go well with me. However, as soon as we say “yes” to Christ, we are almost immediately hit with the reality that things can (and will) still continue to go wrong. With each misfortune, we are faced with the opportunity to fall into a pit of defeat. Though we pray for God to take away the issues at hand, we still might feel a sense of frustration, weariness, and internal struggle. Even when things...

by School Of Life on 1 May 2019

The Sermon on the Mount is the backbone to the principles we are called to live by as Christians. This is the longest running sermon recorded in the Bible from Jesus and happened early in His ministry. He had been baptized by John the Baptist, was tempted in the wilderness, began drawing crowds by his preaching in Galilee, and started calling the men who would become His disciples. We see in Matthew 4:19 that these first four men (Simon called Peter, Andrew, James, and John), once fishermen by...

by School Of Life on 1 May 2019

If you’ve been in church or another Christian environment for a while, you’ve likely heard of her – the Proverbs 31 woman. She’s essentially the Christian Barbie. And she starts off harmless enough as a role model for young girls. Who wouldn’t want to be like her? She’s godly. She’s an accomplished homemaker and businesswoman. She’s super creative and would probably be ALL about Pinterest if she had the chance. Her family and community adore and respect her. If she were actual...

by School Of Life on 1 May 2019