God hasn't given us gifts to flaunt, nor to sit on them as we warm the pews. He has given each individual specific gifts to be used and exercised for His glory.
We know that money can be a touchy subject amongst friends. How do we know when it's appropriate to talk about money and when it isn't?
While these issues are not unique to pastors, they are certainly pervasive.
One of the paradoxically dumb things we do is to destroy our finances by buying garbage we can’t afford to make ourselves appear wealthy.
Love grows in those moments we "steal away" from the rest of the world. Here's a few ideas to get you started.
We all know we are suppose to evangelize, but why don't we?
Rejoice always...(1 Thes 5:16). "God's will for my life"... how often have you pondered that notion?
Noah is a biblical epic, starring Hollywood actors, directed by an atheist, about God's wrath and mercy, surrounded in unknowns.
I celebrated my 49th birthday this week. Notice I said "celebrated"- not "ignored" or "shrugged at."
A respectful telling of the life of Christ—perhaps too respectful—that, like so many other movies about Jesus, is a mostly solemn affair.
Tough times happen. This world isn’t a cozy comforter. It’s more of a wet blanket that wants to wrap around you when you feel lost, defeated, rejected and discouraged.
Watch as one of the most powerful and memorable stories of the Bible is brought to life in this scene from Son of God, coming only to theaters February 28, 2014. Now, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament gets a larger-than life treatment in this stand-alone feature that is the first motion picture about Jesus's life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.
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We either live by the letter of the law, which kills the soul, or we live by the Spirit, which gives life (2 Cor 3:6).
I love that all things are possible with God, but am not too fond of the fact that nowhere does the Bible say things will be easy!
It is problematic for some to truly believe the idea of racial equality. But this equality isn’t a man-made, modern, social justice theory. Rather, the equality of people originated from God.
There are situations where having an escape route planned beforehand can create problems—in relationships, for example.
“When I know she’s going to be critical of me,” Jonathan began slowly, “I brace myself. I try to prepare for it.”
"In only two hours... we wanted to encourage people to go out. Change the world. Start the conversations." ~Mark Burnett
- February 26, 2014 |