When we pray about our dreams we are sowing seeds into our faith. The seed of commitment is one that will push us through when our faith in a God-dream feels questionable.
What is now upon us is the sense that our constitution does not simply call for the freedom of religion, but the freedom from it. In other words, that we must sanitize any and all aspects of religion from public life.
God sent His Son not only to suffer in our place but also to suffer with us. Our merciful friend has been through it all. He is with us right now! And while He may not deliver us from pain and loss, He’ll walk with us through it.
Many children raised in a Christian home—perhaps even most of them—profess faith at a young age. Many parents then ask, Should my child be immediately baptized? Here is my attempt to answer this question.
What is it, exactly, that we are passing down to our kids?
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It is one of the hardest journeys of a kids' life - becoming a teenager. And we, parents, don't find it too easy either!
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Like Lazarus, we've been called out from the grave, but are still wrapped in our old grave clothes. Discipleship is the process of unwrapping us into the newness of life Christ called us to...
A spiritual infant looks and acts a lot like human infants. They’re self-centered, cry-babies, impatient, helpless, noisy, and messy.
Looking back on this last week, I have realized that I did not have a loss of faith; yet my faith was seriously "broken" leaving me humbled and at odds with myself as I try to pick up the pieces yet again.
In order to be the few, we need a faith that may look foolish to the world, but looks just right in God's eyes.
Seeds, Soils and Rejoicing in Slow Growth
Submission (Definition) The action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person. An act of surrendering to a hold by one's opponent. No, thank you. In the Church, submission has a bad reputation. Mostly because of the Church, but that is not to generalize every church. Christian women think of submission as a gender specific religious role in society. We often hear, that because we are women, we are naturally under authority of men.
Our life holds many experiences, opinions of others and memories that can meld together to reflect our identity and value to us. But shouldn't that place as "Definer" go only to our Creator?
Jesus said that love for the brethren would be the very thing that attracts those lost to Him (John 13:35). The purpose of the Church is to be a called-out community of Christ's own who love each other with a deep and abiding and supernatural love that is unseen in the world.
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- September 05, 2012 |
It surprises me when many Christians engage in work to redeem the culture with a somber, morose and even anxious spirit. I don’t pretend to be smarter or more spiritually mature than anyone else, but this particular attitude is curious and even a bit contradictory.
- September 05, 2012 |