What is the definition of grace, the value of grace, the cost of grace, and the expectation of grace? The definition of God's grace is his unmerited, unearned favor, but how does this favor motivate us to live? How does God’s free gift of grace change our lives? In this post, Fred answers these questions and more about the “free” gift of God’s grace.
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.
A Christian Approach to Elder Care
Elder care is an issue that has concerned mankind for ages. Is caring for the aged and aging a burden or a blessing? In case we are unsure what God thinks about this, Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for trying to escape the burden of caring for their aging parents in Mark 7:10-13. In this post, Fred shares some tips for loving and caring for for the elderly in our lives.
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Fear
Do you remember what you were afraid of as a kid? Snakes? Ghosts? We had tons of things we were afraid of as children. What are you afraid of today as an adult? The dentist? Being laid off? Public speaking? In this post, Fred leads us through a discussion on heathy and unhealthy fears, and how God calls us to face our fears and what to do when we feel frightened.
Discipline of Stewardship of Money
Someone once said that if you want to really know where someone stands with God, take a look at their calendar and their checkbook. What we do with our time and our money tells all about our priorities and our hearts. In this post, Fred gives us three Biblical principles for managing our money to God’s glory, and living out our faith in generosity and wisdom.
Are We Attracted to Evil?
What are you attracted to? We're hypnotized by things that distract us from God, some are evil, some are simply shiny objects. We're distracted from growing in our faith and attracted to things other than prayer and Bible reading, so we’re kept from victorious living. When you find yourself attracted to something that does not glorify God, what is your response?