What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Do you need to devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Must you become a better person so that God will accept you? Learn how you can know God personally.
Learn the basics of what Christians believe.
Everyone has their own spiritual journey with the Lord. How can we help you move forward in yours today? Take the next step in your faith journey with devotionals and other resources for spiritual growth.
If you were created for community, why can relationships — family, dating, co-workers, neighbors — be so hard? Explore resources to help you live out your life and relationships in a way that honors God.
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Sharing your faith is one of our most important callings as followers of Christ. Learn to develop your skills, desire and ability to join others on their spiritual journeys and take them closer to Jesus.
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Helping students know Jesus, grow in their faith and go to the world to tell others.
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Advancing the Great Commission using digital tools.
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How we seek to journey together with everyone towards a relationship with Jesus.
Answers to questions on donations, financial policies, Cru’s annual report and more.
What we believe about the gospel and our call to serve every nation.
When the global church comes together then powerful things can happen.
Leading from values so others will walk passionately with God to grow and bear fruit.
"Sucker shoots" is, by design, not a complimentary designation. Gardeners often find such shoots growing on plants, sucking nutrients away from the healthy branches on a vine, and creating knots of fibers where debris collects. A good gardener cuts away these shoots so that the branches can stay healthy and produce fruit.
Jesus explained that we are like branches and God is like a good gardener. He prunes away anything distracting or detrimental, cleaning us up so that we can produce the fruit of Christ likeness (John 15:1-2). God wants us to depend on Christ alone for our sustenance. Jesus said, "Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me." (John 15:4)
Because God is ever-present we never need to doubt that He is with us. However, there are many ways to know whether we are remaining in Him. John 15 identifies one sign to look for---obedience. Jesus said, "When you obey My commandments, you remain in My love, just as I obey My Father's commandments and remain in His love." (John 15:10) To remain obedient to God's commands is a sure sign that His love sustains us.
Your View of God Really Matters ...
What is the one thing you must do today if you want to bear fruit tomorrow? How does Jesus' statement, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men," relate to John 15:4?
Learn more about God’s character at Discover God, by Bright Media Foundation, an affiliate of Cru.
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Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) commissioned son Brad Bright to create DiscoverGod.com, a site devoted to helping people discover more about God's true character. Visitors can access devotionals, free book downloads, and family activities.
Look at the beauty and intricacies in your corner of the Earth; marvel at the genius of the design. How comforting it is to know that the God of creation is concerned with my well-being.
Some might give their lives for good people, but God sent His Son to die for sinners, including the ones who put that Son on the cross. No higher demonstration of love is possible.
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