Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Five Ways to Bless Your Workplace

Five Ways to Bless Your Workplace - So how do we represent Jesus well in the workplace? Here are a five ways to grace your workplace.

5 Things that Killing Sin is NOT

5 Things that Killing Sin is NOT - Sometimes referred to as "mortification of sin", what does it mean?
The 10 Least Popular Books of the Bible - Here's information and an infographic.

Infographic: least popular books of the Bible

The Great (American) Commission

The Great (American) Commission – “When it comes to The Great Commission, I’m afraid that for too long, many of us here in America believe (or at least behave) as if we are at the center of the missions universe. Whether spoken or unspoken, the attitude is that our heritage, resources, seminaries, organizations, and obedience are critical to the breadth and depth of gospel work throughout the world.”


The Hardest Place on Earth to be a Christian

The Hardest Place on Earth to be a Christian – “While there are many terrible places on earth to be a Christian (Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, Bhutan, etc.), Pakistan is arguably the worst. Other nations persecute believers, but in Pakistan the entire country has spent generations forming a world view that values the torturing of those that claim the name of Christ.”

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7 Misconceptions About Christianity

7 Misconceptions About Christianity - Dispelling some common myths about what it means to be a Christian.

What Our Anger Is Telling Us

What Our Anger Is Telling Us - Why we get angry has to do with love.

Praying for our Friends

Praying for our Friends – Far be it from any believer to sin against God by failing to pray for friends.

The Old Testament in 10 Minutes + The New Testament in 10 Minutes

The Old Testament in 10 Minutes + The New Testament in 10 Minutes—A helpful look at the Bible—give it 10 minutes.

The Least Popular Book

The Least Popular Book - Apparently Obadiah is the least popular book in the Bible. David Murray gives you 6 motives to give it a study.

8 Ways to Comfort the Suffering

8 Ways to Comfort the Suffering - When we need to engage it's important that we do it well.

Monday, May 19, 2014

10 Things I’ve Learned From Difficult People

10 Things I’ve Learned From Difficult PeopleLessons from critics, troublemakers and the generally hard to deal with.

3 Reasons God Is Silent

3 Reasons God Is SilentSome things to consider when your prayers don't seem to be getting answered.

Dropouts and Disciples: How Many Students are Really Leaving the Church?

Dropouts and Disciples: How Many Students are Really Leaving the Church?Are students leaving the church in droves? What can we do to stop the bleeding? 


The Sabbath, Jesus, and Christians

The Sabbath, Jesus, and ChristiansJ.D. Greear writes about what the Sabbath means for today.


The Irony of the Overprotected Child

The Irony of the Overprotected ChildThe same parents that won’t let their child out of their sight want her to be independent and to think for herself.

Prepared to Die as a Christian

Prepared to Die as a Christian – This story profiles a Christian caught up in the persecution of believers in Nigeria.

Cease Striving

Cease StrivingPaul Tautges begins, “In light of the psalmist’s assurance of God’s protection: ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,’ he instructs us to ‘Cease striving’ (Psalm 46:10). The Hebrew word translated “cease” means to sink or relax. “

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Strangest Bumper Sticker I've Seen

The Strangest Bumper Sticker I've Seen - You've seen them too. The stickers on this car that compliment the first tell more truth than the driver realizes, says Jim Denison.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5 Things Christians Should Stop Saying

5 Things Christians Should Stop Saying A few phrases to retire from from our grab bag of go-to sayings.



14 Predictions for America's Churches

14 Predictions for America's Churches - Jim Denison notes and then comments on Thom Rainer's recent predictions for the future of churches in America.

A Prayer for Loving Well in Light of the 2nd Coming of Jesus

A Prayer for Loving Well in Light of the 2nd Coming of Jesus“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Pet. 4:7-10


Face the Music

Face the Music – The wise pastor told his new worship director, “There is one style of music I hope you never play in our church.” She grabbed a pen and asked, “What is it?” He replied, “I will never tell you. If we all insist on getting our own way, we will never sing anything.”

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Preparing to Worship in Attending a Wedding

Preparing to Worship in Attending a Wedding “It’s the beginning of the wedding season, which for many of us will mean multiple opportunities to witness afresh the symbolic representation of Christ’s covenant with his church.”

4 Ways to Find God's Grace in Our Failures

4 Ways to Find God's Grace in Our FailuresThis is a good reminder that our failures are not wasted in God’s economy.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sing a New Song

Sing a New Song“I’m unaware of any command in the Bible to “sing old songs.” It’s not disobedient to sing old songs; it simply isn’t something God needs to remind us to do. Our inertia is toward humming and singing and selecting the stuff we already know. We already like the songs we like, after all.

What we don’t yet know is the new songs. And it takes some energy to write them and learn them. So the Scriptures need to remind us again and again to “sing a new song.”


Modern Hymns Playlist

Modern Hymns PlaylistNew, powerful, biblical hymns continue to be written as they have through the generations. Here is a nice listening list.


9 Things You Should Know About Prayer in the Bible

9 Things You Should Know About Prayer in the Bible - May we be a praying people!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Being A Christian

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Being A Christian - It's not only those outside the Church who have misconceptions about Christianity.

9 Things You Should Know About the National Day of Prayer

9 Things You Should Know About the National Day of Prayer

A Prayer about Jesus’ Nearness and Compassion for the Brokenhearted

Show Your Kids the Glory

Show Your Kids the Glory - Of all the things we do as parents, one of the greatest and most important things we must do is show our children the glory of God.


Can People Really Change

Can People Really Change In their new book, God’s Solutions to Life’s Problems, the father and son team, Wayne and Joshua Mack, gives us four reasons true believers can really change.

Seven Things I Believe Jesus Would to Say to the LGBT Community

Seven Things I Believe Jesus Would to Say to the LGBT Community - This is a well-thought word to any and all of us in our dealings with sin and sinners.

6 Types of Grace

6 Types of Grace

Friday, May 2, 2014