How Should You Talk to Your Children About Same-Sex Marriage? – This is one of several good articles from Russell Moore on these things.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Gospel Light Is Brightest When It Gets Darker Outside – “One thing that is true of the true church is that we never lose hope.”
Thursday, June 18, 2015
There are Now More Than 50 Million Refugees Around the World - More than 50 million people have been forced from their
homes as refugees and internally displaced people.
homes as refugees and internally displaced people.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
9 Things You Should Know About Elisabeth Elliot - Elisabeth Elliot, who has been described as one of the most influential Christian women of the 20th century, died this week at the age of 88. Here are nine things you should know about this important missionary, author, and speaker.
The Definitive Ranking of Christian Bumper Stickers - They will know us by our love—and witty sayings stuck to the bumpers of our cars...or something like that.
Let’s Be Honest: Reasons Why We Don’t Read our Bibles – “Most people when asked about their Bible reading say: I have been really busy. This may be the truth; people are very busy. However, it is not the reason.”
Monday, June 15, 2015
A Prayer for Those Days and Seasons When We Feel Outnumbered – This prayer might be helpful to many on a Monday morning.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
Suffering Is Not What It Seems – “What if suffering isn't quite what it seems? Often, suffering is viewed as a mood-destroying interruption (in our best moments) or a faith-wrecking obstacle (in our worst)…Suffering is our foe.” We may be missing something important.
The Secret Key - You’ve heard it all before: “Typically, as the story goes, the author/preacher struggled for years in living for Christ. He or she was an earnest, devoted follower of Jesus, but never seemed to make much progress in Christlikeness.” But then he/she found the secret key…
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Sources for Caesar and Jesus Compared - How do the roots of the Gospels compare to those of classical works? Is the historical evidence for Jesus Christ as good as that of Julius Caesar? People often raise such historical questions critically, claiming the evidence for Caesar’s life is better attested than for Jesus’s. But is this really so?
3 Misconceptions about Human Trafficking We Need to Change - The first step toward ending human trafficking is a better understanding of it.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
There’s No Excuse to Be Silent about Racial Injustice - No matter our background or personal experience, we're all called to speak out against racism. To the article, I would add, "...and always pray."
When in Need of a Little Encouragement and Strength: Praying through 2 Thess. 2:16-17 – This may come in handy in your prayer time today.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Are Christians Really the Arrogant Ones? – The article has a good illustration of the principles. “Any claim to actually know one’s religious beliefs are true is regarded as a violation of the rules of intellectual inquiry.”
Monday, June 8, 2015
Every Test and Every Temptation – “Life is full of difficult circumstances. Life inevitably involves circumstances that we would never have chosen on our own. Yet, the Bible assures, God does not work his grace in his people despite circumstances, but right through the middle of them.”
Sunday, June 7, 2015
I picked this up from Scotty Smith some years ago. As I prayed through it this morning, I thought it might be a prayer encouragement to others as well.
PRAYING FOR OUR FRIENDS
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and right way. Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you. 1 Sam. 12:23-24
Dear Lord Jesus, Samuel’s words remind me there’s a lot more to a good friendship than prayer, but bringing our friends to the throne of grace it one clearest expressions of our love for them, and our love for you.
The fact that you call us your friends is humbling; and knowing that you’re always praying for us is all the motivation we need to repent of our prayerlessness.
For friends with wounded and broken hearts, grant them the gift of your compassionate heart, comforting mercies, and tear-wiping hand. Protect them from people who would “heal their wounds lightly” (Jer. 6:14)—not taking their pain seriously.
For friends with vexed and angry hearts, thanks for your willingness to enter their fury in the same way you engaged with Jonah’s (Jonah 4). Help them discern the real issues driving their conflicted-ness—whether it’s betrayal or loss, pride or self-righteousness. Help them see the sadness behind their mad-ness, and the ways they are mishandling real hurt in ways that only generate more hurt.
For friends with anxious and fearful hearts, grant them an experience of your centering and calming presence. To be fearful is one thing, but to be fearful and alone is almost unbearable. In the chambers of their heart, let them hear you say, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One” (Rev. 1:17-18).
For friends with foolish and deceived hearts, we’re prone to wander, but you’re even more prone to come after us. For friends making destructive choices, those obsessed with medicating their pain, and for others who are simply selfish and stubborn—Jesus, rescue them before they bring any more harm to themselves and others, I pray.
For friends with guilt and shame-stricken hearts, may they know your welcoming heart, finished work, and all-sufficient grace for them. No one loves sinners better than you, Jesus. Help all of remember what great things you have done for us in the gospel—for this is the real life-game changer. So very Amen I pray in your grace-full and faithful name.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
What is the Gospel? A Look at 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – The gospel has been defined by many people in many ways. What does Scripture say the gospel is?
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Supreme Court Protects Religious Freedom in Abercrombie Hijab Case – This was a positive step yesterday for the Supreme Court. Religious freedom doesn't have to be confined to the place of worship.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Five Of The Most Difficult Areas To Trust God With! – It’s a pretty accurate list for most of us.
Five Things Every Christian Should be Doing with God’s Word – Here are some good reminders and encouragements.