Faith (Page 2)

Faith (Page 2)

How Christians Should Approach Politics Blog

A few days ago, I saw a heated Christian debate about politics with two prominent Christian worship leaders. One believed Christians should stay out of political discourse, and another felt it was just a cop-out to appeal to the world. I don’t engage with much politics these days, but there’s an argument that can be made on both sides. Christians need to be involved in our communities as the salt and light of the world, but we also don’t want…

The Benefits of a Grateful Heart

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 [KJV] In the times we are living in right now, if you want reasons to be depressed, anxious, and fearful, you won’t fall short of finding them. Conversely, with everything going on around the world, especially relating to the devastating impact of COVID-19, it is almost impossible to have a positive outlook on the future. Furthermore, from earthquakes to hurricanes and civil…

Making Peace With Others

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:14 [NIV] Our goal as Christians is to be at peace with people, even those who’ve done us wrong. Sometimes it’s easier to turn the other cheek, but often our flesh tells us to clap back when we’re being disrespected. I’m no different than anyone else when it comes to the principal, sometimes, I ignore people who…

Christ in the Scriptures

I believe it’s important to, as much as we can, learn as much as we can from the Scriptures themselves. This is no knock against theologians, scholars, or philosophers that aid our understanding of the Scriptures. However, more often than not, many will think they have grasped the totality of theology because they can think about it theoretically but lack its true essence in practice. For instance, we can learn all the different types of prayers, their names and use…

Jonathan Edwards’ 70 Resolutions from 1722-1723

One of the greatest American preachers and puritans, Jonathan Edwards, became deeply enthralled with the majesty and glory of God as a young believer. He had been so on fire for Christ that at the age of 19, he wanted to pen something that would aid in his commitment to living for God. So over the course of a year, he drafted the 70 Resolutions, which are Bible-based guidelines that he would resolve to follow all the days of his…
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Heroes And Villans

We love reading big, bold, brave tales about good guys and bad guys. We see heroes as these guys who had to overcome all odds while living a life of virtue and integrity. Villains are these bad guys trying to stop the good guys from winning at any cost. If you look deeper into the hero’s life, you’ll find that even the good guys have character flaws. Historical greats like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, and even King David had…

Godspeed

Although the word can have a couple of different meanings, we often hear the term “Godspeed” when we anticipate something. Godspeed to the Christ follower is God doing things in His will and His timing. God has a specific time and place for everything. It may take longer than we want, but it will happen eventually. God has a specific time in mind when He will deliver us from the trouble we face. God’s timing is different than our timing.…
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The Money Worry

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about…
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Showing Empathy as Christians

Empathy is one of those things that are easier said than done. It’s easy to say you feel sorry for someone without walking in their shoes. For the past year, I have been learning how to be empathetic toward others while at the same time maintaining my beliefs as a Christian. When I got evicted last summer, it felt like my whole world had shattered. I was convinced that God wouldn’t let me move out of Jacksonville, Florida for another…
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What the Bible Says About Itself on the Inerrancy and Inspiration of Scripture

The Bible is the Word of God and is totally inerrant, infallible, inspired, truthful, eternal, sufficient, and authoritative. Even though they were initially written by men, the original autographs of the sixty-six books of Scripture are “God-breathed” by the Holy Spirit and are true in all things and perform, declare, and function as and with the authority of the Lord’s own words. Now, I’m not going to argue from the Bible itself that the Bible is the genuine Word of…

Build Your Own Bible: What is My “Dream Bible”?

BYOB: Build Your Own Bible! Here’s a cool little exercise: if you could put together your “dream Bible”, what would it look like? Think hard and see what you would consider to be the “ultimate,” all-purpose, everyday Bible for you. Do you have a preferred translation, features, or look and feel for what best suits you? If you had absolute total control over all of the different publishing houses like Zondervan, Crossway, Thomas Nelson, and others, and get them to…
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Doxologies in the Bible – Both the Old and New Testaments

What is a Doxology? To many Christians, you may not have heard the term “doxology” before or know what it means. Well, if you’ve scoured through the New Testament, in particular, you’ve definitely come across several doxologies, whether or not you recognized them. The term doxology comes from the Ancient Greek words meaning “glory” and “saying,” so in a sense, one is saying glorious things to God. In other words, a doxology is a short hymn of praises to God.…

For Better Or For Worse

I hear a lot of people compare a relationship with God to marriage. I have never been married, but I see why marriage has been used as a metaphor for a life as a Christian. Marriage is a life of great suffering and great joy. Men are commanded to love their wives as Christ loves the church. Christ was willing to suffer with us even at our worse. God is ready to celebrate us when we are at our best…

Do We Really Love Others? Then Why Don’t We Evangelize More Often?

“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you’re not saved yourself, be sure of that!” – Charles Spurgeon I cannot stress enough how important it is to evangelize and build up disciples regularly. We, as Christians, have been entrusted with the Message of everlasting life through Jesus Christ. Billions of people will die and perish in an eternity in hell unless we as the Body of Christ tell others about Christ. It’s as simple as that, and…
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Ask for Wisdom

Proverbs 2:6-7 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright” [NIV]. If you want wisdom, ask the Lord because He not only possesses wisdom, but He is wisdom! I know what it’s like to do it in my own strength, but once I let go of human intellect, I find Heavenly wisdom that beats any worldly wisdom. He gives wisdom (which creates success) to the “upright,” according…

Men, Here’s How to Never Lose Your Wife Or Your Girlfriend

Christian men, I have to be blunt here. When it comes to most of us and the opposite sex, our approach is downright deplorable. More than ever, we that call ourselves followers of Jesus need genuine, rock-solid advice on how to improve our relationships with our wives and girlfriends. For whatever reason, most men feel like taking in useful marriage and dating guidance is not worth the effort. Quite often, we would rather toss back a few cold ones with…