Decisions to be made: Traditions, sacraments, ceremonies, rituals, and habits: which to keep, which to toss?
Many ministries can often be blindly headed up by highly narcissistic leaders. They are in the churches, in denominational positions, in the mission field, and in mission/para-church organizations. In order to understand how bad this narcissism could be we need to first understand narcissism.
The importance of understanding the Blood Covenant is found in the fact that the basis of Christianity is rooted in a Blood Covenant. The Blood Covenant between God and Abraham, the foundation for the relationship of God to His chosen people, appears in the New Testament as a New Covenant, this time between God and those who choose to serve Him in Christ.
What then does being more fully human look like? And how do I return to what was lost? And how do I change?
Are you married to an alcoholic? Is your husband/wife a different person when they drink? Are you tired of the Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde Behavior? Are you at your wits end, and just can’t take it anymore? What can you do?
Each individual has a different degree of anger within them and it's often brought to the surface when things completely go awry. In a marriage that can differ slightly. Some women, who have been married for a time, seem to struggle with keeping their anger under wraps.
Building self-esteem is an essential aspect in raising a healthy child. One way to do this is to present 'defeatable challenges' to your children as often as possible. So what is a defeatable challenge?
How bright is the fire on your altar? Every believing Christian is expected to be on fire for Christ. The level of the fire on your life determines your level of relationship with God and where the enemy places you on the hierarchy of authority and dominion.
Felisha Ruehmer of South Carolina was inspired to start giving free haircuts to the homeless with the help of nudges from her friends. “I kept getting tagged in a Facebook video of someone doing street haircuts for the homeless.
Nabeel Qureshi (April 13, 1983 – September 16, 2017) was a devout Ex-Muslim turned Christian apologist. He earned an M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an M.A. in Religion from Duke University and M. Phil in Judaism and Christianity from the University of Oxford.
However, Thanksgiving is different. Thanksgiving is giving thanks and that has no monetary value on it at all. Giving thanks is a good thing as David points out, "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High" (Psalm 92:1).
A young mum severely burnt by a kerosene explosion at the age of two says she was left feeling suicidal until she found love. Solara Jaafar, 21, says she has even learned to now see her scars as beautiful after suffering abuse from cruel bullies.
Marriage to Kiran made me negligent of my spiritual life. Instead of leaning on God, I ran in the opposite direction. I was cleverly indoctrinated into doubting the very existence of God. His explanations were always convincing.
The truth is that tithing as presently practiced by many churches, especially the so called Pentecostal or Evangelical churches, is unscriptural. Take away tithing and the attraction and motivation to be the founder and president of an ‘international ministry’ would disappear.
If you want to have a breakthrough, you are going to have to learn to forgive. Usually, when we are in need of a breakthrough, we feel like that rocket ship that is about to break through escape velocity, and it is about to be shaken to pieces.
Concern for children cuts across all social classes. Whether uptown or downtown, the problems are similar. Lack, poverty and the desire to be accepted are amongst the main reasons for those from humble backgrounds to fall victim to vices.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse..... Romans 12:14. I was under extreme pressure in the flat that I lived in. I was not very well and my living conditions were so poor. We had rats, we had rubbish outside of our door, we had drugs and all night parties constantly.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Keisha Green's life was forever changed after a ghastly automobile accident on August 23, 2013. The 32-year-old mother of 3 and successful business woman made it out alive with a determination to live.
By Tokunbo Emmanuel Societies all over the world are evolving. More and more, marriage is being seen as an unnecessary union and pre-marital abstinence in many circles sounds archaic. The questions is “What’s wrong with two people living together as friends without getting married and sleeping with each other?” Why commit to a particular person […]
However the procedure had failed but Melissa's mother had no idea her daughter had survived, against the odds, until 36 years later.
I have no idea how long it took for the emotions I had locked away to begin to rise to the surface. Having the freedom to feel and express emotions at all seemed foreign. The grief was overwhelming ...
But the Bible goes further than simply telling us marriage itself is honorable; it says there must be honor within marriage as well. Each spouse is under a mandate to honor the other: "Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife" (1 Pet.3:7);
The leaven bread of Malice is a destroyer of destiny. A little of it in your life defiles you completely and aborts God’s perfect plan for your life. It is the road to destruction and must be earnestly avoided.
Teaching children responsibility can be time consuming and difficult at times. Chores are part of learning how to be responsible and to take pride in the living quarters that we have. We as parents need help and want to teach our children to be independent and helpful. Thus, chores are instituted.
Tragedy struck one afternoon in August of 2017. Tiffani was recovering from her surgery and decided to take a nap. Her children 6, 13, and 17 were in school and Aunt Paula who was hooked up to her C-Pap breathing apparatus was also napping down the hall.
The Word of God, as it is rightly so, issues from the creator of life, God. As such, no human being holds ownership to the good gems enshrined in the Holy writings. The copyright owner is exclusively the Almighty God.
For flipping houses, there's recently been a great deal of news of late, since houses flipped throughout the first half of 2016 produced a median gross revenue of around sixty thousand, the greatest median gross flipping revenue since 2005, the highest it has been in 10 years.
While there are many possible reasons why any man would cheat, I submit to you that there is one primary reason that may surprise you ...