Handling satan’s lies with these simple bold actions will lift you when you need encouragement the most… whatever you do, don’t ‘DOR’ or ring the bell… you are a very unique son or daughter of the King Himself!
How many of you are like me and enjoy “people watching” when in public? I love to sit back and observe how families, individuals, couples of all ages act and interact while in public. It seems as I “people watch” that our culture and society is thriving in a self-centered, selfie-crazed, hipster loving mindset. Yet with all of it, there is still this plaguing emptiness and numbness that sits inside many of us, a longing with the question, “Is there more? Is this all there is?”
The Mega Church Pastors have become somewhat of celebrities in their own right. As such the traditional function of their role appears to have changed and some might even say that it has become impaired. So has a new era of pastoring come about by way of the Mega Church pastor that has altered the historical model of the shepherd of the flock? And is this new model having an effect on the whole of the landscape of the church?
I have a dear old friend that shared with me one day how he had become convicted about his choices in entertainment. Now this guy is a heavy weight for the kingdom of God. He is a truly godly man, well study, excellent teacher and communicator of the word of God. John is a mentor/discipler in my life who has modeled the walk of a faithful follower of Jesus. So when he began to confess how he had become so troubled over the things he had been watching on TV, he captured my undivided attention.
Now, some people would argue that finding a good church is more like finding a
spouse. I disagree. God designed marriage to be forever, but I think our church
families evolve and change. In fact, fewer and fewer people continue in the same
church body they grew up in.
Surviving BUDS is not for the faint at heart. BUDS training challenges its candidates with unmerciful physical pain, along with a no-holds-barred mental workover. Most people are somewhat familiar with this protocol.
If God made everything, does He make us sin?
Recognized as one of the most critical aspects of the philosophical question known as “the problem of evil”, responses to this question from Christians have been both incredibly diverse and strenuously adamant.
And often, horrifically contradictory.
A common argument from atheists and skeptics is that if all things need a cause, then God must also need a cause. The conclusion is that if God needed a cause, then God is not God (and if God is not God, then of course there is no God).
They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals. They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to the Ten Commandments while demanding prayer in school. They appeal to God to save America from their political opponents, mostly Democrats. They gather in football stadiums by the thousands to pray for the country’s salvation.
A common argument from atheists and skeptics is that if all things need a cause, then God must also need a cause. The conclusion is that if God needed a cause, then God is not God (and if God is not God, then of course there is no God). This is a slightly more sophisticated form of the basic question “Who made God?” Everyone knows that something does not come from nothing. So, if God is a “something,” then He must have a cause, right?
The telephone company sent out a young man who was pleasant to talk with and energetic. While doing his work he shared common pleasantries about his life. Midway through his work he said something that perked my attention.
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