Man needs to get back into the habit of studying God's word. Many people believe they are studying when really they only are reading the verses. Then they look to someone to give them the understanding, and they accept what they are told without checking the scripture for themselves.
People often say that one of these days they are going to start reading the Bible or start going to church or start getting their lives on the right track.
The other night I heard someone give a testimony about how he didn't think God could love him because of some horrible things that happened to him when he was young.
Thanksgiving week is upon us. Next week, we will gather around the table with family and eat more than we should, laugh at stories that never were really funny and watch football games that hold no interest for many of us. We will pull out the Christmas decorations, and my wife even may convince me to fight the mall traffic.
Veterans make innumerable sacrifices every day to protect us. The brave men and women of the armed services go beyond the call of duty to protect our freedoms and ensure we live in a safe country. Often times, they must leave their families to deploy to foreign countries so our families can be protected.
Every Sunday morning at our church, we have what we call "children's moments." It's not unique to our church, but it was something new for us when we started it a few years ago.
As Americans, we have been accused of being spoiled as it pertains to our lifestyles, and there probably is some truth in these allegations.
Everything changes when you set your focus on God. You filter every situation through the knowledge you have of Him.
I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed there are multiple lessons in most of the parables Jesus used. The parable of the sheep and the goats as recorded in Matthew 25 is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups.
A new church is coming to Richmond Hill and is holding its first preview service at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at Jump N Jacks Family Fun Center in Richmond Hill.
Have you ever had a time in your life when it seemed that none of your prayers were being answered? Has there been a season when you simply could not feel God's presence?
Some people try to tell us that the old way of doing things religiously will not work. They say we must be more willing to accept the ways of others if we expect to convert them.
"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" (Galatians 3:1).
The Men of Integrity 2011 Coed Conference has come a long way. It has evolved from a small gathering of men who occasionally met for fellowship into an annual conference.
When I was growing up as a child, I always heard the story of David and Goliath. I pictured this small boy with a slingshot that he used as a toy, running up to this huge and strong ugly giant, then shooting a rock from the slingshot, hoping by chance that it hit its target. Then I pictured David, after opening his eyes, surprised yet thankful for the success of the shot.
Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.
In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.
The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”
Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?