Bible · Christianity · deliverance · God · spiritual strength · wisdom

Asking for God’s deliverance while being stuck on stupid

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

Christianity · God · hardships · Holy Spirit · Jesus Christ · Paul the Apostle · persecution · spiritual strength

Father of mercies and God of all comfort

“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

Bible · Christianity · church · Jesus Christ

Unholy alliances

“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

Bible · Catholicism · Christianity · church · clergy · hypocrisy

The pot calls the kettle black, or, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

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

apostasy · Bible · Christianity · church discipline · clergy · covetousness · idolatry

I’ll see you in court, my fellow Christian!

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!

apostasy · Bible · Christianity · church · clergy · cliques · covetousness · God · Jesus Christ · tithing

Some reasons why churches want your tithe

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

Bible · Christianity · church · God · Holy Spirit · Jesus Christ · New Testament · Old Testament · tithing

Free from the law of tithing

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