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Living Out Matthew 25

I watched another video from YouTuber Ruslan (I watch his content a lot) where he talks about Matthew Chapter 25. He made the video in response to Paul Washer and John MacArthur’s sermons on being persecuted. Persecution has been used as an excuse as to why so many Christians aren’t being good stewards with their time and money. I know for me, I fell into that trap numerous times. I allowed myself to be so heavenly-minded that I was no…
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Remaining Thankful

If you live in the US, then chances are you are planning to visit your family today for the holiday. Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings people together – for better or for worse. Some of you might have had a tough year, but God was still good through all of it! Personally, this time last year was the worst Thanksgiving experience of my life; I was low on money, my Godmother scolded me for over an hour about it,…
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Being Salt On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow for us Americans. Thanksgiving is usually either the happiest time of the year or the most miserable time of the year for many people. Thanksgiving is where families gather together for a day or two and give thanks while eating a bunch of good food. Thanksgiving is a wholesome holiday, but not everyone comes from a wholesome family. How to be salt when you’re in a salty environment? “But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and…
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Let Bygones Be Bygones

This past week has been a test of Faith for me. I have quite a sizeable Tiktok following (Tiktok is a popular social media app that kids use these days), and one of my followers called me horrible things online. I was being accused of being a child predator. He made me so angry, and I really just wanted him to suffer!  But then I had to remember when Jesus talked about forgiveness. “You have heard that it was said,…
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Not Allowing Unwholesome Words

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesians 4:29 [NIV] When we think of the phrase “unwholesome words”, we tend to think of cursing and “four-letter” words. Unwholesome talk actually goes beyond profanity. Saying words like “I hate you!” or “go to hell!” is offensive to God as well. When we say hateful words to…

Stop Trying and Start Trusting

Have you made a list of do’s and don’ts to try to impress God? You probably thought: not going to curse; I will read a Bible chapter a day, not listen to secular music, etc. You spend more time living by your list than actually worshiping God. You end up feeling stressed and depressed because you struggle with keeping a list you made up. Here’s a solution to that problem. Christianity is more than just a book of rules; Christianity…

Jesus Is the Best Love

God’s love is the best kind of love in the world. Not only is God the best love, but the only true love in this world. The only we can truly love people is through Christ. Love without Christ is superficial. “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about…
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Danger Of Celebrity Culture

I read the news the other day that eight people died at a rap concert in Houston. The rapper they went to see is Travis Scott. Travis Scott is a hip-hop artist who is the boyfriend of Kylie Jenner, one of the Kardashian girls. His concert was rowdy, unorganized, and very violent. Travis has a long history of enabling and exciting violence and other forms of harm at his shows. One thing we can take away from this tragedy is…

Sound Doctrine for Men (Part 2)

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.” – Titus 2:1-2 We are in the middle of a discussion on sound doctrine, and the first three pieces of advice were covered in my last post. Being sober, being grave, and being temperate mean that we are serious about bringing mercy and grace into another person’s life. It does not mean we can’t ever be…
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Sound Doctrine for Men (Part 1)

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.” – Titus 2:1-2 [KJV] Sound doctrine. Boy, do we need this today! We have talked quite a bit about sound doctrine, truth, pure and undefiled lives, and such things already in this study. Seeing these admonishments from Paul over and over again shows us that this is not a problem that is new to society. This…
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Let’s Not Value Charisma Over Character

We love hearing someone who’s loud, funny, exhilarating, entertaining, and admittedly oftentimes offensive and provocative, don’t we? People like former U.S. President Trump, comedian Dave Chappelle, or former pastor Mark Driscoll are beloved for their crude language and edgy personalities. Christians can often get caught up in a person’s charisma and personality and simply gloss over their character flaws. A lot of preachers can say stuff off the rails, and Christians don’t hold them accountable. We can enjoy how someone…
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Living With Integrity In A Godless World

One thing that attracts people to Jesus is how you live. The World (or at least here in the United States) knows how we talk, but how we live can make a much bigger difference. The World is naturally going to turn off when they hear the Gospel, but when we focus on what we are for instead of what we are against then more people will listen to us. I don’t say this as a means to water down…
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What God Taught Me Through Eviction

A few months ago I got evicted and was forced to move back to North Carolina with my cousin. It was very heartbreaking having to leave my church in Jacksonville Florida, but I didn’t have a choice. Now fast forward over four months later, and I really been focusing on building skills that will put me in a position to win. Before leaving Jacksonville, I was very big into watching a lot of videos regarding politics and theology. I became…
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An Ideal Christian

We all should strive to be more Christ-like, but some people are more mature in their spiritual walk than others. I have been walking with The Lord for over a decade and still am growing as a believer. We know we’re not going to reach moral perfection on this Earth, but what makes an ideal Christian? What makes a Christian attractive to a non-believer? “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with…
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God Is Not Boring

Christians like to put God in a box, but when you look at the Scriptures, God did many things that went against the norm. Jesus turned water into wine; God made bread fall out of the sky; God used a boy to feed 5,000 men, etc. God is the furthest thing from a dull and predictable Deity. A lot of Christians don’t get to experience the supernatural from God because they are stuck in their view on what God can…
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What Keeps A Christian Going

Hard times are unavoidable, we have to endure this life just like everyone else. It’s easy to quit when things get tough. Some people’s lives are harder than others but we all go through hardships. What us going? How do we stay at peace when our world is upside down? A verse that keeps me at peace is Matthew 11:28-30. It talks about Jesus carrying our burdens. When life brings us down, Jesus will always bring us up. “Then Jesus…