The Greek word for slander in Scripture is diabolos, which is the root word for Devil.
Rejecting manhood would mean I would not grow up and into my own masculine identity and would end up craving it in another man.
As husbands, there are times when our wives will speak harshly to us. How can we respond in a way which honours Christ?
Imagine being there with Jesus, in that monumental moment in history, as he gave them His marching orders – to continue the work He started with His birth, ministry, death and resurrection.
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. How can we act to love and protect our husbands, even in moments of conflict or stress?
In the quest to become parents, if there was something to be done, we did it, and at times at great personal or financial cost.
“It’s not religion – it’s relationship.” What do we mean by this popular phrase, and is it true?
When we give up trying to control our own lives…it may be the very thing that not only saves our marriages but saves ‘ourselves’ in the process.
As we represent Christ in marriage and our wives represent the Church, our protection of our wives should encompass much more than just physical protection.
It’s normal for us to be secretly pleased when something unfortunate happens to someone we don’t like. But that is one of the many things that love doesn’t do.
People are wonderful. They are also time consuming. They can be inconvenient, hurtful, inconsistent and often ungrateful…
Too often, in misunderstanding Jesus’ words, Christians tiptoe around the elephant in the room that causes broken relationships and conflict.
What lies have I believed about the Father and how has this thinking shaped my life?
How do we know the condition of our hearts? We cannot hide the condition of our hearts for long, eventually our mouths will betray us.
During our time with this church I had a turn to share the gospel. I felt the intense weight of the reality that this could possibly be the only time they hear the word of God.
When one of the most successful artists of his generation can no longer find meaning in being alive, his death proves that a hopeless culture is more ready than ever to hear the truth.
For me, it wasn’t only the first kiss we had shared, but the very first kiss I’d ever shared with any guy. Did I have any regrets that day?
The essence of femininity is “surrender”, “yieldedness” to God first and then flowing out of that to our husbands, church leaders. This is not possible outside of a change of heart.
How amazing is the family of God across the world? We recently returned from South Africa after 3 weeks of travelling across the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
There, hugs, kisses on the cheek and pats on the back are meted out generously, like the England football team gifting goals to everyone at a World Cup
The best-selling book called ‘The Shack’ will soon be released as a movie. Here is what you should know…
Do we experience the peace of knowing we’re ‘just’ following the Spirit’s gentle guidance? Is my life exhibiting this big characteristic of being a son in the house…
What does the Bible have to say about covenant and how does that relate to my marriage? Let’s have a look.
How can I have a marriage that is meaningful?
What values are subtly shaping our thinking in pop culture today?
I have encountered many amazing Godly shepherds but I also had to wrestle with disappointment in shepherds…
“Treasure hunting” is a popular phrase that Christians use to describe prophetic evangelism. What does the Bible say, is this helpful?
When someone knows God’s love, they can’t help but see what God sees in others. ‘JoshGen’ is a church full of people who love and value their brothers and sisters.
His Love Church started partnering with Four12 in the middle of 2016 and has since this time welcomed various visits from Four12 Partnering leaders and ministering teams.
Chris Staples gives some advice for those who pastor God’s flock, “there are times that… it is from the very people whom we serve that we are grievously wounded and betrayed.”
I can never expect my husband to fulfill in my heart only that which God can do, just as I can never expect God to bless our relationship if we place Him selfishly “2nd most important ” in our lives and marriage.
I was reading Job 23 and was reminded of a word brought by an elder at our leaders at Joshua Generation Church. He shared about trusting God even when life seems so unfair
I’ve often struggled to rest well on my day off. At times, I have seen friends (in ministry specifically) ‘burn out’ because they have not rested properly. In my fear of burn-out, I’ve sometimes avoided doing good and loving people in my holiday time, or my day off.
The question is: what is truly loving? The apostle Paul wrote; “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom…” (Colossians 3:16). To admonish literally means ‘to warn’.
Bret, my husband, has the adventure gene. I have the…”sit quietly and enjoy watching the adventure” gene. Bret likes to hang off rocks, trail run down mountains at break neck speeds, and surprisingly…cook.
You and I have been made for family, and to be fathered by God. The father heart of God is that we live out of the security of enjoying his love and in being his children.
True Christian community is a beautiful thing. There is nothing that quite comes close to being part of a group of people whom you love and who loves you.
It is a profound truth that the doctrine of the Trinity shapes our lives. As we look at who God is, we are able to see how we are called to live.