Have you ever prayed to God to deliver you from a situation, but you were caught up in doing things that kept you stuck in the situation? I know I have done it plenty of times. Here's the scripture that I've been reminded of when I've been stuck on stupid-- "Peter therefore was kept in… Continue reading Asking for God’s deliverance while being stuck on stupid
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings… Continue reading Father of mercies and God of all comfort
"Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear… Continue reading Unholy alliances
The Associated Press reported a few days ago that Catholic leaders denounced New York City's campaign of distributing free condoms. Part of their official statement states, "Our political leaders fail to protect the moral tone of our community when they encourage inappropriate sexual activity by blanketing our neighborhoods with condoms." They then called Mayor Bloomberg's… Continue reading The pot calls the kettle black, or, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
I just read the controversial Christianity Today article entitled "Day of Reckoning" about Calvary Chapel today. When I read the part about the lawsuit and countersuit over assets for the Calvary Satellite Network, it brought two scriptures to mind: "And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide… Continue reading I’ll see you in court, my fellow Christian!
In his book, The Second Coming of the Church, Christian sociologist George Barna discovered five basic ways that church leaders in America judge the success of their ministry. They are as follows: congregational size, size of church facilities, scope of the ministry, budget size, and pastoral credibility. Out of these five, pastoral credibility is the most… Continue reading Some reasons why churches want your tithe
Did you know that Christians are never commanded to tithe? This is something that religious leaders would never want you to know but Christians are not required to give a specific percentage of anything to the church. We are free to allow the Holy Spirit lead us in the amounts we should give, when we… Continue reading Free from the law of tithing
"And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it." (Colossians 4:17) Upon closing his letter to the Colossians, Paul sends a special message to Archippus for him to make sure he is fulfilling his calling. It is possible that Archippus, for whatever reason, had started to… Continue reading Saints of God, the body of Christ needs your ministry
"And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God: ... And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment. Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and… Continue reading Fortify yourself in the Lord
"And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah. And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be… Continue reading House of God or house of gods?