Jesus died to kill pride.
How do we persevere in love beyond our feelings? Firstly, go to Jesus.
If we say we love God and yet don’t love others, we are living as liars and hypocrites.
True freedom is not the liberty to do as you please but the power to do what you were meant to do and to be who you were meant to be.
How often do you notice your mind wandering back to better days? The days we could fill our homes with family. Travel the world. Sit with friends in a cosy café drinking coffee.
A real danger in discipleship is to get so obsessed and focused on the outward growth (the leaves) that we ignore what’s going on deep down (the roots).
It is impossible to grow in righteousness if we have not first been declared righteous through Christ.
A misdiagnosis of our greatest problem inevitably leads to a misunderstanding of our greatest need.