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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Cross Is Enough for Your Most Shameful Sin


The Cross Is Enough for Your Most Shameful Sin – “You have not out-sinned God’s ability to forgive you, and shame is never a place our Father wants you to live.”

The Message in That Movie You Love…Isn’t a Particularly Christian One


The Message in That Movie You Love…Isn’t a Particularly Christian One“You may not be aware of it, but there are hidden messages in movies—even your most favorite ones. They're not all bad messages, but they may not necessarily be Christian.”

Priscilla: A Deeper Look at an Early Church Leader


Priscilla: A Deeper Look at an Early Church Leader – “She is mentioned exactly six times in the New Testament. Six times. And, although tantalizingly limited in detail, those six mentions tell the story of a woman who used her gifts and resources to influence the spread and nurturing of the early church.”

4 Ways to Return to the Word


4 Ways to Return to the Word – “Nehemiah 8:1-12 reveals four ways God wants us to return to the Word.”

This is the Church in China


This is the Church in China – This gives an interesting perspective in just a few words.

Eleven Ways Christians Can Love One Another


Eleven Ways Christians Can Love One Another – “We are all needy, and we are all needed.”

How a Christian Witnesses with Good Deeds


How a Christian Witnesses with Good Deeds“Christians are the light of the world—a world that, by implication, is shrouded in thick darkness.”

Why Does Church Membership Matter?


Why Does Church Membership Matter? – “Your attitude toward the church tells you–simply–your attitude toward Jesus.”

Monday, November 12, 2018

Do You Work When You Should Rest?


Do You Work When You Should Rest? “Jesus often calls us to rest in the areas of life where our flesh wants to work, and to work in the areas of life where our flesh wants to rest.”

Old Saints Where Are Your New Songs?


Old Saints Where Are Your New Songs?“When captured by God’s faithfulness and his grace over a long journey, the pilgrim saints of Christ write songs with depth and power. Old saints we need your new songs.”

3 Reasons to Take Your Children to Funerals


3 Reasons to Take Your Children to Funerals – “Here are three positive reasons you should take your children to funerals.”

Where Should Your Children Be During Worship?


Where Should Your Children Be During Worship? – “The concept of keeping children out of worship sends the wrong message on several levels.”

The Leading Cause Of Death In Canada


The Leading Cause Of Death In Canada – Here’s a something to consider: “What is the leading cause of death in Canada? The answer might surprise you. The biggest threat to life in Canada is responsible for 30% percent of deaths in the nation. The leading cause of death in Canada is preventable and yet so pervasive.”

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Become a More Positive Person Overnight With These Three Practices


Become a More Positive Person Overnight With These Three Practices – “I can’t control the weather, the economy or the outcome of any political election…at least not by myself. What I can control is my attitude. It’s the one thing I, alone, control. I’m responsible for how I choose to react to every circumstance in life.”

Four Things That Remain Solidly True No Matter the Mid-Term Election Results


Four Things That Remain Solidly True No Matter the Mid-Term Election Results“No matter the results, here’s a perspective we should always remember: America may or may not unravel in coming decades, but God’s kingdom certainly won’t! Neither the judicial, legislative, nor executive branch of our government is the ultimate solution to America’s problems.”

What Hosea Tells Us About the Lord’s Supper


What Hosea Tells Us About the Lord’s Supper – “It's true the Lord's supper hadn't happened when the book of Hosea was penned, but it still has something profound to say about it.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

5 Ways to Get Closer to God


5 Ways to Get Closer to God – These are simple but if not practiced there is no benefit.

Salvation in the Car Seat


Salvation in the Car Seat – “Car rides are fascinating microcosms for conversations that affect and reinforce our (now) shared faith story as a family. We don’t have it if we don’t turn down the volume or disconnect the DVD player in the back seat. Use the sacred space of a car ride to explore and deepen your family story with the people who matter most. Use the car ride to do you assignment: to invest in your children’s eternity.”

God’s Not Really That Holy, I’m Not Really That Bad


God’s Not Really That Holy, I’m Not Really That Bad – “How do you know that the gospel has really gotten you, that it has taken hold of you and begun to permanently transform you?”

Dear Mormon—I Can’t Call You a Brother in Christ


Dear Mormon—I Can’t Call You a Brother in Christ – Last week, I shared the Gospel with a Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) gentleman. He said what they often say, that we are both Christians. This article tells again why that just can’t be true.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

How to Pray About Your Life


How to Pray About Your Life“We do not see many results in this life. We do not see the answers to most of our prayers; we do not the good effects of our lives and ministries; we do not know most of the good works or ministries that we do, because God does them through us and we are unconscious of them.”

Common Questions Christians Ask About Forgiveness


Common Questions Christians Ask About Forgiveness – “Forgiveness is central to our experience as Christians. It is at the heart of our relationship with God and our relationship with others.”

Do What Is Honorable: 10 Lessons from Romans 12


Do What Is Honorable: 10 Lessons from Romans 12 – “To give honor and to live honorably, we need God’s wisdom and Truth.”

God Knows What You Don’t Have


God Knows What You Don’t Have – “The circumstances of being denied an earthly need or desire are often his tailored means of accelerating our holiness and happiness in him. When we want, we are given more of Christ. When we suffer, our solidarity with him grows.”

The Sweetest Words for the Deepest Wounds


The Sweetest Words for the Deepest Wounds – “When conflict arises in our lives, the Bible often comes alive with fresh meaning and power.”

Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks are Not Useless to Jesus


Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks are Not Useless to Jesus – “Jesus loves bruised reeds and smoldering wicks. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t. Bruised reeds can seem useless. Smoldering wicks can make a lot of smoke and give little light. Yet since when did God love us based on what we can offer him?”

What Role Can Satan and Demons Have in the Life of a Believer?


What Role Can Satan and Demons Have in the Life of a Believer? – Randy Alcorn takes on a common question and shares multiple resources.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5 Things Christians Should Do After the Election


5 Things Christians Should Do After the Election – “Today, Americans will go to the polls to decide the fate of all 435 U.S. House seats, one-third of the U.S. Senate seats, 36 state governorships, three U.S. territory governorships, and more than 300 mayoral races. Tomorrow, Americans will express jubilation and disappointment over our choices.”

How to Vote Today

How to Vote Today – “The question is, how should you vote today? The adverbs of how we do something are always important for the Christian.”

Five Spiritual Lessons Our Kids Can Learn During This Election


Five Spiritual Lessons Our Kids Can Learn During This Election – These are good lessons for “kids of all ages”.

Sanctification in Motherhood


Sanctification in Motherhood – “Being a mom reveals in a unique way the true nature of our heart.”

10 Things You Should Know About the Ten Commandments


10 Things You Should Know About the Ten Commandments – They are worth revisiting on a regular basis.

4 Things to Never Say to Adoptive Parents


4 Things to Never Say to Adoptive Parents – “In light of November being National Adoption Month, we want to help those who are around adoptive families. Here’s our list of things you should never say to an adoptive family.”

Marks of a Spirit-Filled Mother-in-Law


Marks of a Spirit-Filled Mother-in-Law“Just as I have prayed for 25 years for grace to be a good mother, I am now trusting for grace to be a good mother-in-law. Wisdom for this challenge flows in abundance from one of Paul’s lists in the book of Romans.” 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Why We Should Follow Paul's Example In Our Political Moment


Why We Should Follow Paul's Example In Our Political Moment – “Christians are not a panicked people, a frightened flock, or an alarmed assembly. We are a calm community because we are children of the true King.”

The Day Before Mid-Term Elections in the USA


The Day Before Mid-Term Elections in the USA – Here’s a prayer for today, “Father, settle our hearts by your Spirit, fix our gaze on Jesus, and fuel our trust in you.”

10 Things You Should Know About the Garden of Eden


10 Things You Should Know About the Garden of Eden – “Sometimes we hear the story of the Bible told as Creation-Fall-Redemption-Restoration. But as good as Eden was, we’re not merely headed back to Eden as it once was. The story of the Bible is Creation-Fall-Redemption-Consummation. We’re looking forward to a home that will be even better than Eden.”

How Can God Be Sovereign and Good and Allow Suffering?


How Can God Be Sovereign and Good and Allow Suffering?“Our suffering may be intended by God to draw out of others something they wouldn’t otherwise have experienced.”

How to Be Angry Like Jesus


How to Be Angry Like Jesus – “The best way to know the difference between good and bad anger is to follow the example of Christ.”

The Ebb and Flow of Christian Happiness


The Ebb and Flow of Christian Happiness “Jesus came that we might have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10), but we do not have it all right now. He came that we might have joy, real joy, wonderful joy, ‘joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory’ (1 Peter 1:8), and yet a ‘great joy’ remains that we sample for now and will experience without interruption in the age to come.”

What Is Purity Really All About?


What Is Purity Really All About? “Purity includes your sexuality but isn’t trumped by your sexuality. It’s not the end game of your purity. It’s a part of your purity.”

The Bible: Reading the “Ordinary” Way


The Bible: Reading the “Ordinary” Way “I never like the question ‘Do you take the Bible literally?’ It comes up with some frequency, and it deserves a response. But I think it’s an ambiguous—and, therefore, confusing—question, making it awkward to answer.”

Saturday, November 3, 2018

You Are Not Your Anxiety


You Are Not Your Anxiety“Anxiety doesn’t need to be the driving force in our lives. And it certainly doesn’t need to wreck our lives.”

Roll Your Burdens onto God


Roll Your Burdens onto God – Here are some great life lesson from the life, work, and ministry of George Müller.

Three Places God’s Feet Touched the Ground


Three Places God’s Feet Touched the Ground“One of the most wonderful truths of Scripture is that God wants to be near to us. He isn’t a distant deity, unconcerned with the world’s affairs. God has actually chosen to step down from the heavenly heights and plant his feet here in our midst.” 

Gratitude: The Brain’s Amazing Fertilizer


Gratitude: The Brain’s Amazing Fertilizer – “Did you know that gratitude is actually good for your brain and your body? Consider what science has discovered about this amazing brain fertilizer.”

Our Only Infallible Rule


Our Only Infallible Rule – “If we want a special word from God, we need only open the Bible and read it, and if we want to hear a special word from God, we only need read the Bible aloud.”

9 Things You Should Know About Out-of-Wedlock Births


9 Things You Should Know About Out-of-Wedlock Births – Here are nine things you should know about the global problem of out-of-wedlock births.

Friday, November 2, 2018

3 Pillars to Build Your Life Upon


3 Pillars to Build Your Life Upon – “Keep your focus because the best is yet to come!”

Biblical Strategies for Dealing With Anger


Biblical Strategies for Dealing With Anger – “As we deal with anger, we must cultivate a longing for God’s values over the temporary pleasures of the world (1 Jn. 2:15-17).”


7 Unbiblical Statements Christians Believe


7 Unbiblical Statements Christians Believe – “Here are some popular unbiblical statements that Bible-loving Christians tend to believe.”

Jesus’ Compassion for the Rich and Powerful


Jesus’ Compassion for the Rich and Powerful “Scripture never says that having wealth is wrong, but craving and serving wealth is the problem. It never says that money is a root of all kinds of evils, but that the love of money is the real issue.”

The Ebb and Flow of Christian Happiness: Why ‘Great Joy’ Isn’t Normal Yet


The Ebb and Flow of Christian Happiness: Why ‘Great Joy’ Isn’t Normal Yet – “God has designed, for now, that our joy not always be great.”

3 Questions for Christians on Social Media


3 Questions for Christians on Social Media – “How should Christians engage on social media?”

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Mission of Jesus in Homes


The Mission of Jesus in Homes – “Considered rightly alongside Scripture’s teaching on the importance of family and home, it should stand out to us that Jesus placed a special emphasis on homes as a place of intentional ministry. There are over 50 instances of this across the four gospels.”


I’m Living Proof That The Lord Is Close To The Brokenhearted


I’m Living Proof That The Lord Is Close To The Brokenhearted“Why do I still want to follow Jesus? Is it because of my moxie and grit? Uhh, no. If you know me, you know that I’m the least ‘moxie and grit’ person out there. It’s pretty simple actually. I still love Jesus because the Lord is near to the brokenhearted.”

Does God Trust YOU?


Does God Trust YOU? – “How you respond or react under pressure reveals the real you. Just like the Israelites, we all have life-defining moments. They are like open-book tests, but we don’t know we have been examined until it is over.”

Are My Kids on Track: Helping Your Child Discover Who They Are in Christ


Are My Kids on Track: Helping Your Child Discover Who They Are in Christ – “Seven to 12 years of age are some of the most important in terms of a child’s life—particularly, their capacities for growth. Let's discover together: Are my kids on track?”

Lord, Help Me See Their Destiny: Four Prayers for Personal Evangelism


Lord, Help Me See Their Destiny: Four Prayers for Personal Evangelism – “What follows are four simple prayers that ask God to help us join him in saving the lost.”

Respect and Humility: A Close Encounter with Those of Another Faith


Respect and Humility: A Close Encounter with Those of Another Faith – “People are drawn to Jesus with our actions—that is, when we are not condescending and arrogant.”