'faith' Tagged Posts (Page 4)

'faith' Tagged Posts (Page 4)

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This is the Christian

Below is a short piece that my brother in Christ, Dustin White, was inspired to write. Even though it is brief, I think it’s fantastic. It’s based on the famous “Armor of God” passage in Ephesians 6:10-18. Head up, chin tucked. Eyes forward and focused. Shoulders square. Strong leg back supporting most of the weight. Front leg slightly bent at the knee. Helmet on, visor down. Breastplate custom made to fit. Shield in the left hand, large enough to cover…

Role Models For Jesus

You may have heard the saying, “you may be the only Bible some people may ever read.” The world is looking at Christians with a close and skeptical eye, wondering if we are truly who we say we are. Christians throughout the years have been portrayed as judgemental, homophobic, overly-paranoid, and hypocritical. A way we can change that negative stigma is to be kind, loving, and empathic. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill…
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Your Past Is Not Final

We all have a past. Some of us had a good past with very few mistakes, while others have had a traumatic history with deep regrets. Life has affected us in different ways, but our past doesn’t always tell us where we are going. Some people can come from a life of crime to becoming a wealthy millionaire, or on the flip side, some people can come from a great family and a great neighborhood but end up in prison…

Let’s Be Drama-Free

Drama is something we love until it happens to us. We love a good story, whether it’s fictional or real, but we don’t consider how that drama, gossip, hearsay, or defamation is affecting someone else’s life. As Christians, we shouldn’t cause drama nor become busybodies where we’re always in someone else’s business. Drama is fun, but it can be damaging to you and the people you love. It’s okay to tell stories and entertain yourself, but not to your’s or…

Why People Deconvert

Studies have shown that for every one person who enters the Christian faith, four more leave the faith. More people are exiting Christianity than converting to Christianity, at least here in America. Overall belief in Jesus Christ has been rapidly declining for the past few decades. Many pastors are wondering why so many young people leave the Church after high school. Some would argue that they weren’t saved to begin with, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. I recently…
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Holiday Cheer

We are officially in the Christmas season. This year has been a rocky year for me. I told you guys in the past how difficult 2021 as a year was for me, but I wanted to end this year off strong. I could be bitter about everything wrong that happened to me this year. Instead, I’m thankful that I can be with my family again for the holidays, I won’t have to be stressed out about money like I was…
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A Loss Can Be Learned

We often think of failure as a bad thing, but failure is what we need to know, what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Nobody likes failure, but I understand that failure is just a stepping stone to success as someone whose entrepreneurial. God uses failures in our lives to help others in their trials. My devotionals have resonated with people because I speak as someone who has hit rock-bottom before, and it’s encouraging to…
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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…