5 Lies American Culture Feeds Us Every Day – We've gotten so used to hearing these, we forget they're not even true.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Why the Prosperity Gospel Is the Worst Pyramid Scheme Ever – “The prosperity gospel is strikingly similar to a pyramid scheme in at least three ways.”
Monday, January 26, 2015
What Does It Mean to Say a Bible Translation Is Faithful? – Here’s a helpful article on the issues involved in Bible translation.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Abortion and the Gospel – “As today marks the forty-second anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, most Christians recognize, and rightly so, the loss of millions of unborn human lives. What we often forget is the second casualty of an abortion culture: the consciences of countless men and women.”
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Persecution of Christians Reached Record High in 2014. Will 2015 be Worse? – Remember the persecuted church around the world.
The Oldest Gospel Fragment - “A text found on papyrus used on a mummy mask may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist—a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year AD 90.” Read about what it is and why it’s a big deal.
20 Things I Want MyDaughters to Understand About Being a Woman – This is a list worth a slow read.
Monday, January 19, 2015
What is a Clever Way to Engage a Spiritual Conversation on Monday with a Stranger? – As we seek opportunities to share our faith, here is a possible conversation starter.
Developing Godly Qualities in Our Children - What qualities does God want us to develop in our children? No need to guess. Scripture tells us specifically: “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to have mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:9). These three requirements are a basis for evaluating our children’s character development.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Challenge: How Should Christians Respond? – Here’s another encouraging word.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A Caution for Believers in 2015 – “The new year brings hope and opportunity. Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions we are firmly committed (at least for now . . .) to keep throughout the year. Every new year, though, also brings renewed temptations and fresh opportunities for failure. Consequently, this post is a caution based on the story of Noah’s drunkenness after the receding of the floodwaters (Gen. 9:20-27).”
The Inevitable Misery of Living for Yourself – Living for yourself is the default option for every person. This means that unless something happens to bring about a change. we end up living for ourselves. The Bible says this quite clearly: “All seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 2:21).
9 Things You Should Know about Boko Haram - “While the world’s attention has been focused on terrorist attacks by radical Islamist groups in Europe, Iraq, and Syria, another series of attacks in Africa has largely gone unnoticed. Here are nine things you should know about Boko Haram…”
Why Christians Don’t Seek to Avenge Insults against God – You may want to read through the comments below the article as well.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
A Look At The Religious Make-Up Of The 114th Congress—Ed Stetzer writes, “I’m always fascinated by the fact that Congress polls as a more religious institution than society as a whole. Why, you ask? Because saying you are religious is still considered an asset.
Monday, January 12, 2015
When the Sin of Sloth Sneaks Up on You - “One day I woke up and realized that I was stressed out about the chaotic state of my life. There was no relaxation, EVER. But, it wasn’t because I never sat around. It was because I was sitting around too much. I was avoiding what I didn’t want to do, and it was making me miserable.”
Religious Liberty vs. Erotic Liberty — Religious Liberty is Losing – Religious liberty seems to no longer be a right in our country.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Which Churchgoers Would Skip Sunday Service to Watch Football - LifeWay finds less than 1 in 4 men would trade weekly worship.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Most Important Things to Do to Start Paying Off Your Debt - 5 steps toward beginning to get debt-free this year.
The Most Important Neglected Prayer - “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name" (Matt. 6:9). This first line of the Lord’s Prayer is one of the most familiar in the Bible. It is one of the most commonly prayed prayers in history. Yet among believers it is often underappreciated and misunderstood.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
5 Reasons to Pray for Other Churches – Each week I send out my Pastor’s Prayer Partners email. At the end of a list of requests for our church, I include a list of other pastor’s and churches ask my prayer partners to pray for them as well. This article shares some good reasons why.
7 Verses of Hope for the Coming Year
· “And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true” (Revelation 21:5).
· “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
· “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:18-19).
· “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
· “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13).
· “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19).
· “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
Monday, January 5, 2015
New Year’s Resolutions: Aim for Godliness and Glory - Christina Fox has a word about new year’s resolutions.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Here’s a Great Place to Find a Daily Devotional – I receive several daily devotionals in my inbox each day. They are brief and encourage my walk with the Lord. Crosswalk has several available here. I signed up for two new ones today.
10 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year or On Your Birthday – Plan out your Christ-honoring New Year!
Ten Practical Ways to Control Spending and Wisely Manage God’s Money – Randy Alcorn provides simple steps to your financial stewardship in the new year.
Read Your Bible in 2015 – In addition to the options for Bible reading on our church website, you might explore one of these plans. Having a plan is a key to following through on reading the Bible daily and especially on reading the whole Bible in a year. It has been shown that Bible reading is a key to spiritual growth at every stage of spiritual development.
Newsweek on the Bible— So Misrepresented It’s a Sin – Al Mohler takes on the absurd article in Newsweek. Here is a sample of his response, “But Eichenwald demonstrates absolutely no attempt to understand traditional Christian understandings of the Bible, nor ever to have spoken with the people he asserts “claim to revere [the Bible] but don’t read it.” What follows is a reckless rant against the Bible and Christians who claim to base their faith upon its teachings.”