In this powerful post, guest writer Amy Simpson shares her personal story and Biblical truth about mental illness. If you or a loved one struggle with this issue, take heart! God has not abandoned you, and there are people who want to help. We’re also giving away 10 copies of Amy’s new book, “Troubled Minds”, so enter for a chance to win at the bottom of the post.
The Power of Words to Break or Build
Have you ever experienced painful or damaging words? What about beautiful, truthful and encouraging ones? In this post, Keith references the New Testament book of James and encourages us to use this powerful gift - the gift of our words - in a God-honoring way. How can you use the words from your tongue to build someone up today, rather than breaking them down?
Read the Bible in Four Months: Grow Your Understanding of Biblical Teaching
When Keith was asked to speak at the monthly men’s breakfast at his church, he felt that he should challenge himself and his friends to read through the entire Bible in four months. What Keith and his group discovered when they did so was a profound love, understanding and appreciation for the BIble and Biblical teaching. Now it’s your turn to take the Bible reading challenge!
Imagine opening your mailbox and finding a letter handwritten by a loved one with the first line saying, “I always thank God for you, and this is why….” Wow! Wouldn’t you feel blessed? Keith Ferrin reads to us from Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
You Are the Light of the World, Serve Jesus Wherever You Are
Do you ever compare yourself with those who seem to do more visible and adventurous things for Jesus? I do. When that happens, I tend to not do anything because I can’t do something “big”. But Jesus tells me to not hold back even if my works are simple and practical in the realm of daily life. He says, "You are the light of the world.”
Life on Easter Sunday; He is Risen! (Lent Series Week 8)
When Jesus walked out of the tomb, he did it of his own accord. He did it because he is God and he alone could conquer death forever. In that one act of holy power, he reversed the curse of our unholy rebellion. Jesus lived the sinless life none of us will, he willingly died the death all of us deserve, and he powerfully rose again so all of us can. He is Risen! Celebrate this Easter!