I happened upon a particular article in regards to the Apostle Paul and what he shared with the Christian believers in Corinth. The article claims that the Apostle Paul utilized deception as part of his “evangelistic means” in order to gain followers to Christ and Christianity. The evidence, according to this article, is found in … More Apostle Paul – a deceitful missionary?
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(http://estherspetition.wordpress.com/) 1Samuel 30:8: And David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue after this band? Shall I overtake them?” He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue.” You cannot be chicken-hearted and be able to recover all. You have to take action in that direction.…
According to the Christian Post, atheists are becoming more and more aggressive in their means to discredit the belief’s of Christianity. Their idea of “relax and enjoy life” because there is no concept of heaven and hell is the spirit of their anti-Christian message. The reality is, many people who have come to know Christ … More Atheist Group Seeks to Recruit Members With Sign ‘Relax, Hell Doesn’t Exist, Enjoy Your Life’
The following is an excerpt from Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on Nahum 1:7. HAVE you read this chapter through? It is a very terrible one—it is like the rushing of a mighty river when it is nearing a waterfall. It boils, seethes and flows with overwhelming force, bearing everything before it, yet, right in the middle … More Spurgeon’s Sermons Volume 44: 1898 – Christian Classics Ethereal Library
23 When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. 25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He … More Matthew 8:26 | “You men of little faith”
According to a Christianity Today article by Kevin P. Emmert, Christians are relaxing their stance over alcohol. This includes some well known Christian higher educations (like Moody Bible Institute) where they are now lifting the ban on alcohol and tobacco use. Interesting enough, a side-bar to the article provides some basic perceptions on the nature … More Why So Many Christians Are Relaxing Over Drinks | Christianity Today
A bookshelf sits in my office with varies types of books that I have read or acquired over the past few years. One of those books I had purchased from a thrift store here in Seattle. It was a book I had replaced because of the impact it had on my life during a troubled … More Renewed faith and passion for the sovereign will of God
Is there a crisis of grace in today’s churches? Reading through a recent edition of Christianity Today, an Op-Ed article by Mark Galli, focuses on the question – Whatever happened to grace? Galli provides three particular anecdotes as the premise for his article. These three focused on his experience at a mega church where an altar call … More Is there a crisis of the simple message about grace?
Today’s devotional comes from Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest. It asks if we are truly ripe and ready for use in the eyes of God. The passage of scripture comes from Colossians 1:24 and reads: I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the … More Are you ripe in the eyes of God for service?
Speaking to his disciples, Jesus Christ says: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33). This was stated in relation to the many trials and tribulations the disciples would soon face. Today, how do we find the sense of peace and cheer when we face our own trials in life? The answer is … More The Mindful Christian in a Post-Christian Era
The season of fall is here and the holidays are fast approaching with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner. Yet, how distracted are we from those who are wounded in the battle of life? Today’s devotion comes from Our Daily Bread by Randy Kilgore. Recounting an event that occurred during the US Civil War, Kilgore … More A call to become merciful
Today’s devotion comes from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. It focuses on missionary work and the call of Christ to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-19). Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ’All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples … More My Utmost for His Highest | Key to Missionary’s Work (1)
Today’s devotion comes from Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest where the concept of divine control is the focus. The text referenced in this devotion is Matthew 7:13 and provides a simplistic recipe in how we look to our Heavenly Father to seek divine help in our lives. …a disciple must maintain an attitude of perfect trust and … More Divine control in the Christian life
In today’s society, people are anxious and worried about things beyond their control. Jesus Christ taught that we, as authentic and genuine Christians, ought to not give ourselves over to worry and anxiety. This includes being anxious and worried about the things of tomorrow. In Matthew 6:25-34 (New American Standard Bible) the Savior of the world taught … More The cure for anxiety and worry | Authentic Christian Living