The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently. (1 Timothy 1:5-7) charity—LOVE; the Continue reading The greatest purpose
Does God hate a certain genre of music like: Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Dance, Easy Listening, Electronic, European (Folk / Pop), Hip Hop / Rap, Indie Pop, Inspirational (including Gospel), Asian Pop (J-Pop, K-pop), Jazz, Latin Music, New Age, Opera, Pop (Popular music), R&B / Soul, Reggae, Rock, Punk, Heavy Metal, Emo, Singer / Songwriter (including Folk), or World Music / Beats? Does God hate a certain instrument like: percussion instruments (drums, xylophones), wind instruments (horns, bag pipes, flutes), stringed instruments (violins, guitars, dilruba), electronic instruments (synthesizers, drum machines), or keyboard instruments (pianos, etc.)? Does God hate certain melodies? Does Continue reading What kind of music does God hate?
How can you forgive someone who has wronged you and has not apologized, has not repented, and has not repaired the damage? They deserve to be found guilty, they deserve to be judged, and they deserve to be punished. But, instead, you are hurt, you are damaged, and you are suffering. They don’t deserve to be forgiven. Why should you forgive them? How can you forgive them? Here is the amazing 1-step way to forgive that is guaranteed to work… 1) Use your mediator I Continue reading The amazing 1-step way to forgive
That may sound like a very strange question. It is common to be addicted to: alcoholism, drugs, gambling, obesity, pornography, and tobacco. Some of these are chemical additions, emotional addictions, physical addictions, and psychological addictions. Too many addictions! Is it possible to be addicted to religious praise and approval? First, let’s consider some terminology to make sure we’re talking about the same thing… ad·dic·tion (noun) the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. Addiction is the Continue reading Are you addicted to religious praise and approval?
God’s Not Dead is a great conversation starter. I’m not the target demographic, so I won’t bore you with what I thought. The great thing about “God’s not dead” is it can start a conversation that can lead to something important. Josh’s classroom arguments are engrossing, thought-provoking and well-reasoned. On the plus side, Josh offers a well-stated argument for the existence of God, saying wisely “You don’t have to commit intellectual suicide to believe in a creator.” (USA Today) In a Continue reading Movie: God’s Not Dead
These articles resonated with me when I first read them in 2005. I identified with wanting to protect my children from the influence of the world and we had taken some measures by home schooling my two youngest, from parts of middle school through high school, and not allowing my son to play on the basketball team in high school — something I would reconsider today in the right environment. I believe we had always had a joyful household but Continue reading Jumping Ship
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1-2) Second guessing here is likely to be a serious mistake! Be not conformed to this world; Romans 12:1. Two options Continue reading The positive of “be not conformed”
A dear friend shared this video about glasses of service. I think it should be required viewing every time before leaving your house. (Matthew 10, Mark 9)
Rules and regulations don’t conquer evil desires Most churches have written and unwritten rules, regulations, ordinances, and laws about conduct to keep their members holy. How is that working? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as, “Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!”? Such rules are mere human teachings Continue reading Useless rules and regulations with an appearance of wisdom
The internet is a very powerful tool that is required for modern living, but it has a dangerous dark side, which cannot help build christian lives. I have provided internet access for my family to work, study, communicate, and conduct business from home. This is great but, I want to protect us from the dangers on the internet, which will grieve our righteous souls (2 Peter 2:8). 2 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or anything in the world. Continue reading A concerned father protects his home from dangers of internet