It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. -John 6:63 Confession: I used to be a big opponent of Bible paraphrases. I thought they were an attempt to attribute to God the words of man. If someone… Read More Is The Message A Dangerous Book?
by Chuck Lawless “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. –Matthew 18:3 Editor: this post originally appeared at ChuckLawless. The stress of being a children’s or student minister or lay leader today must be intense at times. Children and young people seem… Read More Pastors Should Be Involved With Children’s Ministry – 10 Reasons Why
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” -John 8:7 Maddi Runkles’ story has drawn no shortage of headlines. I relate to it. Like her, I live in Maryland. Like her, I’ve… Read More The Sin Of Pregnancy?
And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 18:2-3 I was six years old when I went to my first funeral. My agnostic parents and grandparents explained… Read More Disney & The Death Of Innocence
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed –Luke 4:18 In generations past older women trained the younger in how to best prepare for and navigate marriage. This was the way God intended it to be (Titus 2:4). With the… Read More Sexual Stockholm Syndrome
by Chap Bettis But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man… Read More A Biblical Overview Of Teens & Sexuality
As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. –2 Timothy 4:5 You’ve invited Julie to church dozens of time, and she finally agrees to come. You’re excited, you’ve been praying for her. You get there early, she actually shows up (a miracle in its own right!),… Read More 3 Reasons Not To Invite Your Friends To Church
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. -Matthew 5:8 Last month’s issue of Time Magazine features a cover story highlighting young men who are swearing off Internet pornography. This is cause for rejoicing for those of us committed to the person and cause of Christ. Even if the secular sources from which… Read More 4 Truths to Combat the Lies of Porn
The American College of Pediatricians recently (3/21/2016) released a statement addressing the current landscape of gender identity and the affect it has on children. The 8 points brought up in the statement are as follows (the whole statement, which is not very long, can be read here): 1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait:… Read More Pediatricians Speak Out Against Gender Ideology
by Nicholas T. Batzig My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. -James 5:19-20 Editor: this post originally appeared at Feeding On Christ. Of… Read More What Should We Do When They Stray?