Ready to Give an Answer
Every January we begin a new theme for the year. Our theme for 2015, "Ready to Give an Answer" explores our responsibility to be prepared and active in sharing our faith with those around us. Join us as we examine a new verse and a new aspect of the Christian life each month.
Following After God
Every January we begin a new theme for the year. Our theme for 2014, "Following After God's Own Heart" examines the life of David and his relationship with God. Join us as we explore a new verse and a new aspect of the Christian life each month.
The God Factor – But, God!
There are a number of powerful 2-word phrases found in the Word of God. Phrases such as: Healed all; gathered in; cast out; raised up; pulled down. Each of these phrases are used in context with the power of God. However, there is one phrase used 43 times in Scripture that should cause our souls to leap for joy. That phrase is: BUT, GOD!
The God Factor
Each January we announce a theme for the year. Our theme for 2013, The God Factor, will explore the phrase, But God. Isn't it thrilling to have a God that intervenes on our behalf? Join us each month as we explore a new verse and concept.
A Personal Testimony
Someone has said that the Gospel in the first century was carried by a good system. It was called the teleperson system, and it truly got results, better than we do today with our telephones, televisions, and so on. The woman of Samaria carried the Gospel after her meeting with Christ by the teleperson system. It is said that "many of the Samaritans... believed on Him for the saying of the woman." (John 4:39)
The Fruit of the Spirit
Have you ever picked apples? What about strawberries or blackberries? The similarity of these different kinds of fruit is that they come from their own source. The apple comes from the apple tree, the strawberry comes from the strawberry plant, and the blackberry comes from the blackberry bush. This is of course no surprise to anyone.
Five Kernels of Corn
The Pilgrim Fathers who landed at Plymouth Rock over 300 years ago knew nothing of the affluent times which you and I enjoy today in this great country of ours. The next time you and I are tempted to complain about inflation and the state of our economy, there are a few things to remember.
Do you know anyone who cannot sit still? They always have to be doing something. Even when sitting, their motor is running. I think the Apostle Paul was like that…he always had to be preaching or witnessing or discipling or visiting. He could have settled down comfortably in the large church at Antioch, but he didn’t…not as long as there were more people who needed to be reached, he had what the world would call “itchy feet” but in reality what we all need, an undying burden for the souls of men. He didn’t view the church as a parking lot, but as a launching pad!
Light-Bearers: The Purpose of My Inner Self
When visiting the average Christian bookstore, you will usually find a shelf marked “Self-Help.” You will be intrigued by the titles of the various books. Some are humorous, and some arouse curiosity. You will find titles such as “Healing for Damaged Emotions,” “Awakening the Child Within,” “A Search for Significance,” “Inside Out,” and so on. What is disturbing is the similarity in emphasis between these books and those offered by New-age “enlightenment” groups. It seems that the modern-day church is so desperate for spiritual meaning and purpose that it has turned to New-age teachings and pop-psychology for help. Most of these books are a desperate attempt to locate spiritual satisfaction within one’s own heart.