A few days ago, one of the cacti bloomed in the front yard of our house. It was an orange flower, and indeed it was beautiful. You have to wait a long time to see the cactus bloom. The reason being is that cactus flowers are not easy to bloom.
As tropical storm Harvey has been hitting regions of Texas and Louisiana with record-breaking amounts of rain, leaders and members of churches in the area -- and even outside of the state -- have rolled up their sleeves to provide shelter and services for evacuees.
In the previous thesis, we discussed Luther’s two primary elements on the Will: the active will and the passive will. While Scholastic theology in the Middle Ages argued that with active power by free will even after the fall, human beings can accumulate merits to be saved, Luther argued that there is no longer power that can do good works for salvation inside human beings.
In this light while considering the depth of Mothers’ love, discover our thanks in review of the three Mother characters revealed in today’s sermon and capture how we too may nurture and set the examples to our children to follow as a Mother ourselves.
Thank You, Lord, for waiting and protecting us until we bear beautiful fruits. As we receive Your great love, help us not to bear evil fruits that have forgotten Your grace. Help us to try our best to live in Your words so that we may bear good fruits.
Lead pastor of Harvest Ministries and founder of the Harvest Crusades, Greg Laurie, condemned racism, bigotry, and hatred during the most recent SoCal Harvest, the first night of which took place on Friday.
Protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles for a peaceful march on August 13, in response to the white nationalist rally and the counter-protests that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bloody brawls broke out on the streets and resulted in national controversy.
Federal funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs around the country was stripped last month by the Trump Administration. A five year-grant that was awarded to 81 organizations in the country has now been cut to three years.