When we speak the truth and represent Christ, He told us that we would encounter hatred and persecution for it. Will we shrink back and stay silent out of fear, or will we boldly proclaim His love, even when our audience rejects it? In this post, Dani shares a personal story of her encounter with a lost world, and how we also can bring light to dark places.
The Idol of Money
Idols and idolatry are not words we use very often today, unless perhaps we are discussing the popular reality TV series, American Idol. However, the pursuit of wealth has become a form of modern-day idolatry. In this post, Amy shares ways that we can begin to see money and materialism in proper perspective, and give it its proper place, beneath our trust in God.
Do You LIKE the Bible; or Just Study It?
We study the Bible because we believe it contains the Truth and has the power to change our lives. But do we always LIKE doing it? Our guest writer Keith Ferrin shares with us his journey of falling in love with the Bible. He now holds to the idea that people can believe the Bible is not only true and applicable, but also fun, engaging, and enjoyable!
Discipline of Worship: The Key of Balance
We are called to worship in spirit and truth. To worship in spirit means to worship from within, no matter where we are. To worship in truth means to worship Him as he is revealed in Scripture, to worship Him for who the Bible says He is, not our personal views of God. Also, when we worship in spirit and truth, we grow in our faith, which should be our goal.
Trusting God in Spite of Storms; A Lesson from Psalm and Betsey the Cat
Betsey, the tortoiseshell cat, obviously had a past experience with storms that taught her to fear thunder, lightning and hail. Like Betsey, we also fear the storms of life, so who can do we turn to when we are faced with terrifying circumstances? Psalm 56 teaches us to put our trust in God, even when the storm is loud and scary.
Words of Encouragement for the fight, hope for the journey (Take Five)
We all need words of encouragement as we navigate our daily lives. This week’s Take Five includes posts on when God calls us to stop, what to do with our anger, and how to find God in tough times. We also included a powerful modern worship song, because sometimes we all need music to express what our hearts feel. So sit back and enjoy a moment of encouragement with us!