I decided to surprise her by cooking supper for her. She spent the afternoon shopping with some friends and so I thought it was the proper time for me to do this.
What does "your daughters will prophesy" mean if it doesn't mean they will preach? Does it mean they can preach only outside the church? Does it mean they are only sanctioned to conduct Bible studies for women? Does it mean they can preach as long as they don't stand behind a Plexiglas pulpit?
One of the first reasons that so many young women and men share their selfies on social media is, of course, the likes. The likes feed our ego and our brain just the way ice-cream would feed our belly ...
There are many wide open gates to the New Year, these include: the ungrateful gate, the murmuring and complaining gate, the offence gate ...
Having an STD can be scary. Do you know what is even scarier? The stigma that comes along with it.
During a recent trip to El Salvador, a pastor and I were talking about how much we both love Christmas music. We shared some of the songs on our personal playlists, and then he told me that his wife is especially fond of songs like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Let […]
God will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for you. There is beauty and perfection in God. He desires to make a masterpiece out of your life.
I go through each day heavy-hearted over the current state of our churches in America, especially right here in my own community.
All of us need to get away for a vacation from time to time. Some people really have a hard time doing that. They think that when they go on vacation they have to take their cell phones and laptop computers so that they can check their voice mail and email
Comedian Bill Cosby wasn’t laughing yesterday when he was led out of a Pennsylvania courtroom in handcuffs. He was sentenced to prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago. The judge in the case labeled Cosby “a sexually violent predator”—a statement that brought tears of relief to dozens of Cosby’s other alleged […]
Selling the Christian faith has come to be one of the core competencies of evangelicals. This has its roots in extending Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) within the circles of our influence. But, there are parts of the faith-life that don't always sit well. These are some of the realities that Christians can struggle with
Repentance begins by carrying the cross, but not many will realize this. We cannot repent if we had no contrition nor remorse, for our misdeeds and offences. Contrition is not mere words of saying "I am sorry."
When I was in my 20s, I was praying about whether I should enroll in graduate school. Then one morning in my devotional time I came to Psalm 32:8a, and it seemed to be flashing like a neon sign. It said, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.” […]
By Michael Bradley Should Christians Rejoice Over the Death of Their Enemies? As you have all heard, Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attack of 9/11, was found and killed by one of our US Navy Seal teams in Pakistan. When the news first broke, many people across our nation started to celebrate and […]
Please don't be rude to God. Don't just go to church. Go and hear the word of the Lord. Don't talk, text, sleep or take calls when He is speaking. Listen as if your life depended on it.
We named it, we claimed it.
We bound devils and loosed riches, stomped our feet and waved our fists until we were sweaty and hoarse and a little ridiculous.
We stood by our mailboxes and ripped open our bank statements, looking for “supernatural blessings.”
Before we seek an answer to the question about Jesus’ financial status, let us ask another question: Why is the question – Was Jesus poor or rich – even relevant? In other words, is this a subject worthy of our time and effort?
Christians are on two polar extremes concerning praying against the devil, his agents and works. On one extreme, some Christians begin and end their prayers, with almost all their prayer points against the devil and his works. There is little or no time spent in worshipping and praising God; praying for other people and good things in their lives…
I predicted that, sooner or later, the repressive "hermit kingdom" will fling open its doors to Christianity and join the 21st century. Many readers pushed back with strong criticism, either because they don't trust Kim Jong Un or because they don't trust President Trump's negotiating skills.
In the last few weeks the media, including many Christian outlets have drawn Jesse Duplantis out on the carpet for saying that God wants him to have a 54 million dollar jet aircraft to aid him in his ministry.
Lord, reveal my heart. Am I seeking to serve or to exert power? Amen. Especially as we endeavor to minister in spaces where exertions of power are manifest all the time, we're reminded not to respond like-for-like. Conflict never abates when retaliation occurs.
Are you afraid of death? Many people for fear of death have taken wrong steps and decisions, yet death has no power over a Christian believer, except he or she allows it.
Without even realizing it, we sow every day. We sow in the morning, we sow at night. We sow when eyes are on us, we sow when no one is watching us. It's either we are sowing sparingly or we are sowing generously, it's either we are sowing actions that please our flesh or we are sowing actions that please the Spirit of God.
We live in historic times in America. The Left is in a full-scale war against a sitting President. Socialism is in vogue, thanks to Bernie Sanders. College campuses are social re-education camps, and young American's everywhere are sure life isn't fair. Suddenly being offended, the current fad, is as popular as the Pet Rock used to be. Our descent to Third World status is reaching warp speed.
The Holy Spirit would be far superior to Jesus because the Spirit could be everywhere at once, whereas Jesus could only be in one place at a time. The disciples and all future believers would always be in communion with God.
We were given the mandate to leave our spiritual barracks, which we call church, and influence the world for the best. We were told not to take anything worldly with us in the course of the journey and believe God for the necessary and legal provisions to successfully execute our marching orders.
Seniors know staying physically and mentally active translates to good quality of life. Recent research shows that music should be a part of your daily routine to boost your cognitive abilities. Even seniors who are not musicians benefit from listening to music.
Imagine waking up knowing that everything you will ever need will be there whenever you want it. The fear of lack simply did not exist. The Garden of Eden had to be absolutely beautiful and breathe taking. The Holy Scriptures reveals that “God planted a Garden eastward of Eden.”
The key to understanding the relationship between the Christian and the Law is knowing that the Old Testament law was given to the nation of Israel, not to Christians. Some of the laws were to reveal to the Israelites how to obey and please God (the Ten Commandments, for example).