Posts with the category “christian-life”
Stop Freaking Out!
July 13th, 2021
A couple of weeks ago christian musician Matthew West came out with a new song titled “Modest Is Hottest”. It was a cute, funny song about an overprotective father not wanting his teenage daughter to...
Day Of The Christian Martyr
July 3rd, 2021
This post was written by Rebekah Bove. Rebekah is a member of our church and a full time missionary for the International Mission Board. This Tuesday, June 29, 2021, has been set apart by believers na...
Keep Watch For Christ's Return
June 17th, 2021
Last week I started this series of articles by showing how the Bible tells us to watch out for many different things. One of the things the Bible tells us to watch out for is the second coming of Chri...
June 8th, 2021
Ever look up and see people looking down? No matter what they are doing or where they are going, they are in this permanent bent neck position always looking downward. With everyone and their kid sis...
It's Good To Be Greedy Part 4
June 4th, 2021
In the previous three articles we have been looking at Jesus’ teaching on treasures in heaven. in Matthew chapter 6, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and w...
It's Good To Be Greedy Part 3
April 26th, 2021
The previous two articles we have been looking at Jesus’ teaching on treasures in heaven. in Matthew chapter 6, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where ...
It's Good To Be Greedy Part 2
April 21st, 2021
In the last article we started looking at the passage in Matthew chapter 6, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay ...
It's Good To Be Greedy Part 1
April 16th, 2021
In Matthew chapter 6 Jesus is in the middle of His sermon on the mount. The sermon has direct principles to live by for those that are citizens of God’s kingdom. In chapter four we are told about how ...
Trust In The Lord
April 4th, 2021
It was the middle of the night during the spring. The city was busy and bustling because of the annual holiday. The governor was in his home. It was a warm night and all he wanted to do was get some s...
Is This Real?
March 29th, 2021
The story goes that in a college philosophy class a student got up to ask the professor a question. “How do I know that I am really here?” asked the student. He thought he had a clever question about ...
The Devil's Holidays
March 14th, 2021
William Gurnall wrote a masterful work on the armor of God that has been in print for hundreds of years. One of the things that he addresses in the book are the seasons in which the devil tempts us. H...
Did You Hear From God? Part 2
February 18th, 2021
In my last article I had shown that the Bible is the main source that we turn to ,to hear from God. We do not rely on dreams, prophecies, “open doors”, the peaceful feeling inside etc. Now there is th...
February 14th, 2021
Valentine's Day is a day for love. It is often remarked as a Hallmark Holiday with inference of it being a money maker for card and chocolate companies. If you don’t give a valentine card to your sign...
Did You Hear From God?
February 11th, 2021
I sometimes get asked what I think about dreams or visions. Do they mean anything? Is God trying to tell us something through them? How do we interpret them? Or what about prophesying? Can people prop...
Worship Is A Weakness?
January 12th, 2021
Recently Relevant Magazine interviewed Pastor Rick Warren about Covid-19 and the church. In the interview Warren said that the pandemic has revealed a big problem in the church...we focus too much on ...
Profiling And Dividing
December 8th, 2020
Think about your identity. How do you identify yourself? Think about how we identify others. “Oh he is a doctor.” or “She is a lawyer.”, “Suzie is the wife of Bob and a stay at home mom of 3.”, “He’s ...
Happy Reformation Day
November 1st, 2020
October 31, 1517. A German Agustinian Monk walked to All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The monk had a hammer, nails and a scroll in his hands as he approached the large wooden doors. Unrolling...
God Was Not Satisfied?
October 28th, 2020
One of my favorite hymns is “ In Christ Alone”.While searching the internet for various versions of the song I came across an old internet article about it being eliminated from a hymnal. Supposedly t...
We Are Basically All Holy
October 23rd, 2020
This past week congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sounded off in disgust after the first day of Supreme Court hearings to confirm nominee Amy Coney Barrett. She said on her twitter account that, “...
Resolving The Parenting Crisis
October 3rd, 2020
In a recent opinion column in the Washington Post, David Byler makes the argument that more needs to be done by the government for the current parenting crisis. He says, “America is in a parenting cri...
How Can I Know My Spiritual Gift?
September 3rd, 2020
We have seen over the last few articles the Bible’s teaching on serving God. To summarize what we have learned so far; you are to serve Him, in His church, by the power of His Spirit, through the gif...
How Do We Serve?
July 29th, 2020
We have seen over the last few articles the Bible’s teaching on serving Him. Last time we answered the question of why we should serve. In this article we will look at how we should serve Him. God’s w...
Serving Because of Your Love For God
July 28th, 2020
The last few articles have been focused on the Bible’s teaching in regards to service. We first saw that we are commanded to serve, then we learned we are slaves for Christ ,and that lastly our motive...
Serving Because You Love Your Neighbor
July 24th, 2020
In this series on serving God last week I started on the “Why?” of service. I mentioned how there are three principles to look at. The first one is that we are slaves to Christ. Now today I’m going to...
You Are Not Your Own
July 23rd, 2020
If I was to ask you how you would describe your relationship with God what words would you use? Loving? Graceful? Beautiful? Strong? Great communion? Distant? Last week I answered the question of, if ...
To Serve Or Not To Serve?
July 20th, 2020
A pastor once explained that there are two types when it comes to church service; World War 2 and The Vietnam War. He said in WW2 everyone was for the war and understood its importance and anyone and...
Kenneth Copeland Cures Corona
March 20th, 2020
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland made the news this week in connection with the coronavirus outbreak. According to several news sources Copeland claimed to heal all of his followers through the TV. News...
February 16th, 2020
The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!” (Proverbs 22:13) There are times when we read our bibles and come to a verse or passage that just doesn’t make any commo...
Comfort From 1 John
February 16th, 2020
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)This verse is a beautiful, comforting and assuring promise from God. To a...
January 16th, 2020
Avoidance is something that happens often in our life. We see the pile of dishes and keep walking. There are emails that have to be addressed but we don’t bother logging into our account. Our spouse w...
January 16th, 2020
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. - Proverbs 10:9One thing our society has a strong thirst for is security. we are always looking to be s...
November 24th, 2019
What is the most sinful city? Is it something you ever thought about? What cities may come to mind? Las Vegas? New York? Miami? Chicago? Los Angeles? Does it matter? Well it does to WalletHub. The fin...
When It Seems Impossible
August 22nd, 2019
The last two articles I wrote have focused on Joshua Harris falling away from the faith. Last week I laid out how scripture teaches it is impossible for someone to lose their faith. This leads to many...
Can We Lose Our Salvation
August 21st, 2019
As I mentioned in my last article, there have been many scenarios where it appears that someone has lost their salvation. Joshua Harris is one of many over the course of church history who have done g...
Kissing Christianity Goodbye
August 20th, 2019
A number of announcements came from popular christian author Joshua Harris this past week. For those that do not know, Joshua Harris has been a well known christian author for the past couple of decad...
The Cussing Pastor
May 3rd, 2019
A Memphis pastor defended his decision for having a twerking contest (a sexually provocative dance) at his church by telling everyone “F*** You”. Yes that is right. This pastor openly, publicly and wi...
A Human Epidemic
January 14th, 2019
A recent article from an internal medicine website has cited a new health epidemic that has swept our country. MD Linx reports, “The newest epidemic in America now affects up to 47% of adults—double ...
A Lie Is Not A Lie
September 4th, 2018
The news has been buzzing around the Ohio State University’s football team the past couple of weeks. Head coach Urban Meyer was under investigation for not reporting an assistant coach to the complian...
They Love Jesus But Not The Church
August 16th, 2018
A new Pew Research study revealed some interesting information about our society’s view of church. According to the study 70% of people view themselves as religious but do not go to church. An article...