We decided to do something a little bit different (and a lotta bit weird) and put together this video podcast episode around Halloween and the church’s perception of what exactly we’re supposed to do about this controversial holiday. We decided to put our best and brightest on the case, but they weren’t available,… so we got Tim and David instead.
The promises of God are my strength! I love God’s Word. I am not ashamed to say that you’ll often see me kissing or hugging my Bible. Weird? I don’t think so! Why? God’s Word is my compass, my lifeline, my treasure. I hug It when my heart explodes with gratitude, but also when my courage sinks into depths I thought I could never recover from. I love Bibles in general, to the point of actually collecting them. I have so many that I sometimes feel guilty that they are just sitting on my shelf. Fact is, I highlight, scribble, and draw in my Bible, so much so that after one year, the entire Book is highlighted in different colors, making it easy for me to find stuff. Too easy! It’s then that I set out to purchase a new Bible, and start the process all over again.
Every believer has a different approach to Bible reading and study. Some will not dare to make a mark on any page, deeming every God-inspired page as holy and sacred. Others, like myself, adopt a more personal approach. Whatever the Holy Spirit is teaching or saying to me at any given time is what you’ll see reflected on that page of Scripture in the Word. I am saying all this to make a point. My point being, that the day God’s Word became more of my personal diary, instead of a Holy Book on my shelf I take out once per week, was the day where God’s promises, to me, also became more personal and more applicable. [Read more…] about Promises of God In The Bible
Disciplining our children is a hotly debated issue in our culture and the Christian community. Typically, the flashpoints in these debates ignite around issues like spanking, public reprimands, and what consequences (if any) non-parents should be allowed to enforce. But these debates tend to occur without a foundational Biblical understanding on this issue. So, with Scripture as our guide, let’s look at 5 big questions and answers about discipline. [Read more…] about 5 Big Questions And Answers About Discipline