Faith (Page 4)

Faith (Page 4)

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Our Forgetfulness; His Faithfulness

“Do you have eyes, and not see, and do you have ears, and not hear? And do you not remember?” – Mark 8:18 [HCSB] There is a distinct contrast between God’s faithfulness and man’s forgetfulness. I believe it’s easy for us to be forgetful because we don’t have the benefit of eternity. God knows the end from the beginning, but not so with us. We occupy time and space in a limited format, where the past to us is the…
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Lord, I Hate Buttermilk!

Here’s a famous tale of a pastor visiting some of his church members, who happened to be a young family of simple farmers, along with some other congregants, for a big Saturday morning breakfast. The pastor asked the farmer man, who was decked out in well-worn bib overalls, to say grace for the meal. “Lord, I hate buttermilk,” the farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going. The farmer…
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How to Fall in Love with the Bible Again

The Bible is an essential part of the Christian faith, as it is the very words of God Almighty! Scripture contains the overall story of God and how He interacted with the human race – the teachings and life of Jesus Christ, the history of God’s people, and the promises of salvation. However, in today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get distracted and lose touch with our spiritual side. If you find yourself struggling to connect with God’s Word, don’t…

True Religion is a Response

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” – Romans 12:1 [KJV] In this age of modernity, a time frame after traditional values are discarded for pluralism, the notion of religion is commonly rejected. As modernists understand it, religion is a system of regulation that marks one as acceptable to a god or religious organization, such as Christianity. They denote that…
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How to Replace the Cares of the World with Cares of the Kingdom

Living in today’s world can be overwhelming, with the constant barrage of negative news, financial stresses, and personal problems that can all weigh heavily on our minds. It is easy to get caught up in our worries and fears and become consumed by them. However, as Christians, we have a unique opportunity to replace our cares with the cares of the Kingdom. What does it mean to replace our cares with the cares of the Kingdom? It means that we…

The Burden of the Lord

“The burden which the prophet Habakkuk saw.” – Habakkuk 1:1 [NKJV] “The burden against Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.” – Nahum 1:1 [NKJV] “The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.” – Malachi 1:1 [NKJV] On the subject of prayer, I’m moved to remind myself and others that prayer is a two-way street. Through the spiritual avenue of prayer, we connect with our Heavenly Father. We bequeath to His care and…

The Dangers Of Unjust Scales

As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves and treat everyone with fairness and justice. However, when it comes to issues like homosexuality, some Christians may have a tendency to use unjust scales by covering and ignoring one sin, but then condemning another. On one hand, many Christians are quick to condemn homosexuality as a sin, often citing verses from the Bible that speak against it. They may believe that homosexuality goes against God’s design for human…

No Better Than Judas

“Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.” – Matthew 26:46 [ESV] I understand everyone isn’t blessed to work with a coworker who’s a believer. Working alongside someone who understands the Christian struggle and can provide fellowship throughout an otherwise hectic work schedule is refreshing. They’re like a fresh breeze in sweltering heat and water in a drought. I was conversing with my coworker, whom I shall call “Brother E,” and he mentioned how disconnected people could…

How Christian Men Can Be Better Leaders in the Home

Christian men play a vital role in leading their families. As leaders in the home, they are called to love, protect, and provide for their families while also modeling a Christ-like character. The Bible offers numerous examples and instructions for how Christian men can be better leaders in the home. Below are some biblical verses and principles that can help men fulfill this important role. Love your wife as Christ loves the Church Ephesians 5:25 states, “Husbands, love your wives,…
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How Small Thinking Ruins Our Faith

The Bible is filled with stories of people who accomplished incredible feats through faith in the almighty power of God. However, there are also cautionary tales of those who thought small and limited themselves to what they believed was possible. One such story can be found in Numbers 13:33, which tells the story of the Israelite spies who were sent to explore the Promised Land. In Numbers 13, Moses dispersed twelve spies, one from each tribe of Israel, to freshly…
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The Depth of Their Unbelief

“In spite of all this, they still sinned; despite his wonders, they did not believe.” – Psalm 78:32 [ESV] God’s dealings with the children of Israel in the wilderness is a well of constant inspiration from which I frequently draw. I’m amazed by the miracles performed by God on behalf of His people and His continuous care of their sojourns and wanderings. To tell the truth, I envy them. I’m jealous of what their eyes saw, and their ears heard.…
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How Christian Men Can Fight Porn and Resist Temptation

Pornography is a disastrous issue that affects men of all ages and backgrounds. It may or may not surprise you, but Christian men engage in viewing porn just as much as those who aren’t believers. It can be incredibly difficult to resist the temptation to engage in porn. In fact, you who are reading this blog post right now may be in a nasty habit that seems impossible to kick! Rest assured, you can, with God’s power and grace, you…
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The Difference Between Concern And Worry

I was watching a sermon from Pastor Craig Groeschel titled Why Do I Always Worry? One of the things he mentioned was the difference between concern and worry. As humans, it’s natural to be concerned about things. We must be concerned to show that we care about something that must be done. What God doesn’t want us to be is worried, and there’s a difference. “Concern” is seeing a challenge and taking action towards that challenge, while “worry” is often…
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Why Megachurches and Multi-Site Churches May Be Bad for Christians

The growth of megachurches and multi-site churches has been a significant trend in the Christian church in recent years. They have garnered loads of attention from every corner of the church world, and have had positive, mixed, neutral, and negative responses from people for all sorts of reasons. I personally attended a non-denominational church for many years that in certain ways could be considered both a megachurch and a multi-site church. You know what? I had some good experiences with…
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Obedience Vs. Convince

“Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me…
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Three Things That Are Needed For Any Local Men’s Ministry

Christian men’s ministry is a critical aspect of the church’s mission to help men grow in their faith and become the spiritual leaders they were created to be for their families, the church, and for their communities. In today’s world, there are numerous challenges that Christian men face, and it’s essential to have a local group of guys that can equip them to overcome these obstacles and grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. While the format, length,…

The Danger Of A Double Minded Christian

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” – James 1:8 [KJV] Being a double-minded Christian can be a dangerous thing. It means being uncertain or wavering in one’s faith, leading to a lack of spiritual growth and effectiveness in spreading the Word of God. One example of a double-minded Christian is rapper Kanye West, who has publicly professed his faith in Jesus Christ, but whose actions and words often seem to contradict that faith. Kanye West’s public…
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See God’s Hand In It All

When Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, he easily could have become bitter and thought to himself, “Well, I am dealt a bad hand.” But what did he say when he met his brother when he was second in command in Egypt? “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” – Genesis 50:20 [NKJV] Joseph…

Why Christian Men Should Hold Each Other Accountable

“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each…

God Choses Even the Bad Leaders

The concept of selective sovereignty, or the belief that God only intervenes in certain situations and not others, is a struggle for many Christians. One recent example of this struggle can be seen in the reaction of some Christians to the 2020 presidential election, in which Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden. Many Trump supporters, who also identify as Christians, had the belief that God had put Trump in office for a specific purpose and that his loss was therefore…