Why did God have Jesus preach such a provocative message to such an unreceptive audience? I think one of the reasons was to test or to prove him. Jesus, the Most High God, needed to feel what it was like to be human so he could sympathize with us (Hebrews ). Parents who love conditionally often have cowardly children who take few risks and try to please everyone.
The Cup of Failure In order to walk in confidence, we need to know that we are loved even when we fail. Praise God we have a Heavenly father who loves us unconditionally!
Paul learned a lot in Athens about preaching the Gospel. What is the biggest lesson you have learned from failure? He is a professional speaker and CEO of Author Media.
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uccess is a poor teacher.” My dad must have repeated this maxim a hundred times as I grew up. They were so incensed by His sermon they tried to push him off a cliff (Luke -30).
You don’t need to be a genius to understand when the other party isn’t feeling it or isn’t comfortable with going on. Something that those of us ex-evangelicals know is that sexual abuse is rampant in the church… Why would they need to teach or discuss consent at all when you’re immersed in purity culture?
You’re not supposed to have sex until you’re married and then once you’re married… So, if he wants sex then she will provide it, it’s as simple as that.
The only way we can know we are loved in our failure is to fail and be loved. In order to build self esteem, we have raised a generation that rarely tastes failure.
We don’t keep score in sports and everyone gets a trophy.
Our statehouses are filled with cowards instead of statesmen. If God allowed Jesus to fail, should we not allow our children to fail?
We have abandoned personal Evangelism because we lack the guts to risk rejection. If failure has so much to teach us should we not embrace it?
Leigh Jones reports on rebuilding efforts in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and Onize Ohikere talks about Christians from Indonesia facing deportation battles.