Now that the government of Myanmar has called for international assistance - something they have been reluctant to do in the past - Christian relief agencies are doing their best to help.
God expects leaders in churches of all sizes to offer multiple opportunities for women to serve.
Do you have a job that is “small," maybe even unfulfilling? Jesus understands your situation. In the natural, Jesus had a not-so-glamorous job...
According to the New Testament, all of life is worship. The more we worship God, the more we are compelled to glorify Him, advance the gospel, and serve others.
In an effort to better understand this central figure in Christendom, and to help Christians effectively dialogue, I dove into some heady reading materials from both Catholic and non-Catholic sources.
If I hadn’t been the recipient of a meals ministry's care years ago, I would have never understood how nourishing this act of love is to the body and soul. Over the years, I’ve come to realize this ministry does not have to be limited to a church group...
- April 16, 2008 |
Winston Churchill called anecdotes, "the gleaming toys of history." They are hard to define, but we all know a good one when we find one. Here are some of my favorites for sermons.
- April 28, 2008 |
Someone tapped me on the shoulder as I was paying for my purchases. I spun around and found myself face to face with my former friend Barbara...
Many in the American church know God in the same way they know the President — they know some facts about him, where he lives, what he does — but they do not have a relationship with him.
Recently I spotted a T-Shirt that conveys a sad truth: "I’m not cynical. I’m just experienced." I receive a pretty steady stream of correspondence from "experienced" Christians who are fighting cynicism.
Leaders and churches that are committed to speaking the truth in love learn that church discipline is part of the package.
This is a great little idea for anyone who's ever told someone, "I'll pray for you" only to never get around to it.
Are you experiencing a personal rock bottom? Do you have an internal struggle that has spun out of control? Cry out to God!
- April 30, 2008 |
Believers seem to possess the same attitude and approach to money as does society in general. They want more of it because they are convinced it will solve most of their problems.
- April 30, 2008 |
Perhaps there is someone who wonders in today's world, "Can a minister really have any possible influence on the world around us?"
Nearly 4,000 people demonstrated in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday April 19, against violence perpetrated against Iraqi Christians in the strife-torn country.
Refugees describe criminalization of faith; execution possible for owning Bible.