Bible Verses About Love: 16 Bible Quotes That Explain God's Selfless Love Towards People
Sep 27, 2015 There are six different definitions of love in the Greek language; eros, philia, ludus, agape, pragma, and philautia. Eros describes sexual passion, philia is between friends, ludus means playful love, agape is selfless love, pragma is long-standing love, philautia is the love of self. The type of love that God has towards people is agape. John 3:16 says that “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This is the basis of Christianity; love. Christianity Daily compiled a list of 16 Bible verses about love.
Bible Verses About Grace: 12 Reasons Why Everyone Needs God's Grace, As Explained in Scripture
Sep 23, 2015 Grace is defined by the dictionary as "the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings." The Greek word for grace is "charis," which translates to kindness, gift, blessing, and favor. The Hebrew word for grace is "chen," which means favor. Nobody deserves God's grace, but everybody needs it. God made His grace available through Jesus Christ and continues to bestow blessings by grace. It is unmerited favor that cannot be attained by work, effort, or through achievement. Christianity Daily compiled a list of twelve Bible verses that explain God's grace to the undeserving.
Bible Verses About Joy: 13 Bible Quotes for Christians Who Are Struggling to Be Joyful in Life
Sep 21, 2015 Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that is mentioned in Galatians 5:22. The Holy Spirit enables believers to express joy, even in the midst of hardships. God can use our suffering to serve His divine purposes and He can enable us to experience a deep level of profound joy. Miraculous events occur when God’s people experience joy in the midst of hardships.
Bible Verses on Strength: 15 Bible Quotes That Will Empower the Christian Believer
Sep 20, 2015 Pastor Francis Chan once said that the Holy Spirit will ask Christians "to go somewhere or do something" they "wouldn't normally want or choose to do. The Holy Spirit will lead them "to the way of the cross, as He led Jesus to the cross, and that is definitely not a safe or pretty or comfortable place to be. The Holy Spirit molds us into the person God designed us to be. Chan described this process as "incredibly painful," but sure to strip Christians of "selfishness, pride, and fear." Christianity Daily compiled a list of fifteen Bible verses on strength that comes directly from God.
Bible Verses on Peace: 12 Important Scriptures That Explain Why There Is No Peace Apart from Jesus Christ
Sep 16, 2015 All people seek peace during their lifetime. The world defines peace as freedom from “disturbance” and “the cessation of war or violence.” Many non-profit organizations exist to promote peace between nations and communities, and to alleviate human suffering by meeting basic needs for survival. All of that is very important, but the peace that exists on this earth is fleeting, momentary, and temporary. True peace exists in eternity and comes from Jesus Christ.
Bible Verses on Courage: 12 Scriptures That Can Encourage Anyone Battling Through Hard Times
Sep 11, 2015 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill defined courage as "what it takes to stand up and speak" and "what it takes to sit down and listen." Every person needs to be encouraged when they are discouraged by life's circumstances. People need courage to be bold and strong in the face of bad news. The Hebrew word for courage is chazaq. Chazaq is a verb, which means "to be or grow firm," "to be or grow strong," and "strengthen." In the Bible, God often commands His people to "be strong and courageous." The basis for God's commandment for the Christian to not fear, is not that the circumstance in front of them is small, but that God is big. Whether we are facing bad news about finances, health, family, school, or work, God reminds us through the Bible that He is with us wherever we go. Christianity Daily compiled a list of twelve Bible verses about having courage.
Bible Verses on Hope: 10 Scriptures About Hope That Will Uplift the Soul of a Christian
Sep 09, 2015 Hope is a firm and secure “anchor for the soul.” A Christian hopes for what is yet unseen, while waiting for it patiently. Pastor John Piper said that hope grows from “the grace of God and the gospel of Christ.” Christianity Daily compiled a list of ten Bible verses on hope.
Bible Verses on Wisdom: 18 Helpful Scriptures for the Christian Believer
Sep 05, 2015 Wisdom is essential to the life of a Christian believer. An example of its importance is found in 2 Chronicles 1, when God asked King Solomon what he wanted. Solomon desired wisdom above wealth, possessions, honor, long life, and the death of his enemies. Apostle James wrote in an epistle of the New Testament that anyone who lacks wisdom can receive it from God, “who gives generously to all without finding fault.” Christianity Daily compiled a list of Bible verses on wisdom.
Jeremy Lin Plans to Glorify Jesus Christ and Break Down Asian Stereotypes in the NBA: Charlotte Hornets PG Focuses on God in the Highs and Lows
Aug 26, 2015 Jeremy Lin is a household name and international superstar when it comes to basketball, yet he still insists that he is just like everyone else. Lin’s trajectory shifted as he left the Los Angeles Lakers to play for the Charlotte Hornets, but his goal remains the same as ever; “to glorify Christ.”
Jeremy Lin Believes God Placed Him in Charlotte Hornets and Asks Fans to Pray for His New NBA Team: Taiwanese Point Guard Celebrates 27th Birthday on Aug. 23
Aug 22, 2015 Jeremy Lin believes that God positioned him to play for the Charlotte Hornets. Lin shared on his official website that although the team was not initially his top pick, he is aware that his life’s “journey has always had unexpected but divine turns and surprises.” The point guard asked fans for prayer.
Pastors Peter Yein Reith and Yat Michael Ruot Freed from Sudanese Prison: Release Deflects Death Penalty and Life Imprisonment
Aug 06, 2015 South Sudanese pastors Peter Yein Reith and Yat Michael Ruot were freed from Kober, a maximum security prison in North Khartoum on Wednesday, August 5. A North Khartoum judge ordered their immediate release. The two Evangelical Presbyterian pastors were imprisoned on six charges of crimes committed against the Sudanese government and were liable to face the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Zach Johnson Thanks God for 2015 British Open Win
Jul 22, 2015 American golfer Zach Johnson wept as he openly thanked God when he won the 2015 British Open Championship at St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland on Monday, July 20. How did he win? Johnson said that he “had some Scriptures going” in his head.
Christian Bakery Owners Fined $135K for Denying Wedding Cake Services to Lesbian Couple
Jul 04, 2015 Christian bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were fined $135,000 by an Oregon state judge on charges of sexual orientation discrimination on Thursday, July 2. The Kleins were found guilty of violating an Oregon state law when they denied wedding cake services to a homosexual couple in February 2013.
Cal State Universities Reinstate InterVarsity Christian Ministry
Jun 29, 2015 Cal State Universities reinstated InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as a chartered campus organization on Friday, June 19. InterVarsity is a campus ministry that equips students and faculty with Bible teaching, community, and discipleship training to effectively evangelize and build up Christian leaders.
Happy Father’s Day 2015: Bible Quotes and Sayings To Encourage the Christian Father
Jun 12, 2015 Father's Day is on Sunday, June 21. The day celebrates dad, the person who supports their family emotionally, spiritually, socially, financially, and physically. Christianity Daily compiled a list of quotes and sayings to encourage dad on his special day.