Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A High View of God


Recent years have seen an increase in teaching that emphasizes God’s love, forgiveness, and intimate presence with His people.

Fooling Ourselves


"But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." --James 1:22 (NLT)

ADOPTION: An Expression of Love


Because you are God’s children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into us to call out, “Abba! Father!” --Galatians 4:6 (GW)

Taking a Leap of Faith


There is an old adage that many of us have either forgotten or never heard…

An Open Book


There is an old saying that says, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” We become ‘open books’ as we share our thoughts and our interests with others.

Mixed Messages


There seems to be a lot of confusion among those who profess to be Christian.

Zero Tolerance


The idea of a ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ has caught on like wildfire in the 21st Century.

Year's End Whirlwind


Is it just me, or do the last two months of the year go by like a *blink of an eye* for you as well?

Changes


“And I see changes happening every day.”
–From the LOGGINS & MESSINA LP, "Mother Lode" (1974)

In the Beginning


In the beginning was God, and everything that He created was good. At least, that’s how the story goes.

A Clean Slate


The New Year is a time many people like to look at as a clean slate. The past is behind them and the New Year brings an opportunity to start afresh.

From Bad to Worse


In the 24th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus paints a glum picture of the future when he is pressed by his disciples to tell them about the “last days.”

Truth Is Not Subjective


There is only one God and it’s not you!

Knowledge Without Humility


“Knowledge shall increase, but wisdom shall wane.”

Prepared for the Worst


When a disaster strikes, many people have no idea what they should do.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sharing Christ With Others


In a discussion about sharing Christ with others, one person had this to say…

Idle Gossip


Some people think gossip is a good thing.

Every Careless Word


On the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.

A Double Whammy


One Verse — Two topics

The Lord Our God


According to an article in the April 22nd, 2007 edition of (the now defunct newspaper), The Arizona Star, referring to Christ as Lord is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Between Darkness and Light


Why do so many of us who claim the name of Christ, find ourselves 'walking a razor's edge' between the darkness of this world and light of Christ?

Mainstream Christianity


The word “mainstream” is a barbarism of the words main and stream. They really do not belong together when using proper English.

Going Above and Beyond


Going Beyond What is Required or Expected

Learning to Pray Like Moses


Prayer is a scary, awkward proposition for many people. It's the kind of activity that they would just as soon leave to the religious professionals.

Praying When Tempted


Temptation is tough. It is a test. It is an enticement to do wrong. It may involve great pleasure, a chance to escape risk, or illegitimate gain. Whatever the offering, it is usually attractive.

Five Finger Prayer


Here is a wonderful aid to getting into a good habit of daily prayer.

Overcoming Obstacles to Prayer


Do you find prayer intimidating? Have you ever said, “I don't know how to pray”?

When You Pray


What to do when you pray, according to what Jesus taught.

Praying for Help


Breaking down The Lord's Prayer in a meaningful way.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Persistence in Prayer


Do you ever feel impatient with God? Does He seem late in answering your requests or meeting your needs?

Daily Prayer


Daily prayer is a blessing, not a chore.

A Talk With God


By Neil Miller (as adapted for those in recovery)

Nehemiah’s Model Prayer


Nehemiah’s model prayer offers several important lessons for believers today about how to practice the discipline of prayer.

Connecting with God


Prayer is powerful! So powerful, in fact, that it can have a more significant impact than anything else you do.

God Answers Fervent Prayer


Prayer is not a gimmick by which we charm or coerce God into giving us what we want. Prayer is a sober-minded acknowledgment of our true situation before the Lord and an admission of our need for His divine help.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Aspects of Prayer


Eight aspects of prayer to help you enhance your prayer time.

Not Just, But Also


Faith is NOT JUST a matter of BELIEVING RIGHTLY, BUT ALSO a matter of LIVING RIGHTLY!

Opinionated and Narrow Minded


"For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.' The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."
Luke 7:33-35 (RSV)

False Positives


Life is replete with 'false positives'.

Your Witness Bugs Me


Even the bugs of the earth offer us a lesson from God -- when we take time to consider them!

The Passing of a Loved One


Now that mom is gone, what’s next, Lord?

The Word GOD


Yes, I entitled this article correctly. I did not leave out a word. I am definitely referring to the actual word 'god', not the word of God.

Sick to my Soul


I am sick to my soul with carnality.

Clean Thoughts


I'm not sure why, but it seems that God's Spirit likes to communicate with me while I'm taking a shower.

A Letter to a Friend


Dear Brother in Christ,

Day of Discovery


Growing up in the church as a child, Easter Sunday never really seemed all that special to me, especially in comparison to Christmas.

Christian Spam


I wonder how much better our blog entries and social media comments would be if we were to pray prior to posting what is on our hearts and minds?