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?
A stewardess forced the man to move because it was against their policy for a male to sit next to minor children. Talk about discrimination!
I cannot help but believe that some of the problems we are having in our society today would not be such a problem if we had fathers. How many families are there where children grow up not knowing their father? No wonder they have no respect for authority. Although my father was not a very well educated person, he knew how to use the Board of Education on the Seat of Learning for all his children.
In our spiritual house, spiritual termites could be compared to those things that erode our relationship with the Lord. They won’t cause you to lose your salvation because only a conscious decision to turn away from Christ can do that - but they can lead to such an attitude.
Which one are you? Judas or a sincere Man of God? By By Edison D Bynoe Matthew 26:14-16, 19-25, 47-50; 27:3-5. Let’s consider some notes in relation to our texts. Judas may have been the only disciple coming from Judea; the rest came from Galilee – 26:14. He was an apostle – 26:14. He initially may have […]
There are more than a few Christians today who claim that successful Christian living should involve financial prosperity. They say that if a believer is closely following Jesus as Lord and is taking hold by faith of what God is offering to them, that person should experience material wealth.
You should never allow evil spirits to reside in your life. If you lack adequate time to do a self-deliverance in the mornings, after your quiet time, then, when you're having your bath, you could do it.
Outstanding pastors have learned that the best way to lead is by people’s side, not ahead of them. This often requires patience. “If we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” (Romans 8:25).
It's time to stop briefly and take a look at where you are at this mid-point of your life span. If you spend a few productive hours re-evaluating where you are and where you're headed, you can create a much more satisfying, productive and fulfilling future for yourself and for those you love.
By Eva Bell Life is a competition – a daring adventure, and success usually comes to those who are ambitious. Ambition is a deep desire for achievement, and is propelled by an internal drive to fulfill one’s dreams. “Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude for achieving his goals; nothing on earth […]
If someone had told me 12 years ago that I was going to end up marrying a homeless alcoholic, I would have presumed they were mad. But that’s what happened. I was 30 years old, happily single, with a successful career as a writer, when I fell in love with a man who lived in a bush.
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.
Decisions to be made: Traditions, sacraments, ceremonies, rituals, and habits: which to keep, which to toss?
By Steven J. Cole The famous inventor, Thomas Edison, tried again and again to find the right filament for the incandescent electric light bulb. One day he had completed his 10,000th experiment only to discover another way that would not work. When he arrived home that night, he shared this bit of news with his wife. “Aren’t you […]
Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means you are two steps ahead of them. – Nannas Green.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” - Dr. Seuss
There were nights when I laid in bed listening to the sound of arguments and wondering what the family's landscape would look like when I got out of bed in the morning. I was the step daughter and nothing I did was good enough in my stepmother's eyes.
God created families to love, nurture, protect and support each other. Healthy families are essential for belonging and acceptance. However, not all families are healthy and some families would be considered dysfunctional.
A couple accused of being serial cannibals have confessed to killing and eating at least 30 people over 18 years. Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and Natalia Baksheeva, 42, were arrested after seven bags of body parts were allegedly found in their fridge and freezer.
Stacey Kozel 41, of Medina, Ohio was diagnosed with Lupus when she was 19. In March 2014, she had her worst flare-up to date and spent weeks in the hospital after the disease attacked her spinal cord.
We all have Y-junctions to meet in life. However, how prepared and knowledgeable you are ahead of time determines the way you will turn off to when you get to the Y-junction. Y-junctions in one's life are those points of decision making where you don't have much time to consider
Evil spirits will attack Christians with lies and temptations, and the ability to recognize such attacks and overcome them should be part of the normal Christian life.
Cleaving is unity. Unity assures standing. Cleaving is oneness. It changes a spouse’s words from ‘I, my, me, mine.’ to ‘we, our, us, ours’.
Bishop Curry, a 5th grader has a knack for inventing things. He has created a home-made catapult and ping pong ball cannon, to thinking of ways to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt. It comes as no surprise he went to work on his idea immediately ...
The Word of God speaks of treacherous times when we will need the Holy Spirit to protect and guide us. Comparing evil men and women to snakes with viperous venom dripping from their lips in the form of slander, gossip, and witchcraft.
Becoming a man is a process - A process by which you discover the meaning of manhood for yourself. A process you are actually well into at this point in your life whether you recognize it or not.
there are many believers who even tithe but are poor. What can be the cause? The answer lies in the spiritual law of giving and receiving.
The “celebrity syndrome” is still alive, in spite of the economy, and the only way we are going to stop big-headed charlatans from corrupting churches is to boycott them.
“On Tuesday morning, May 16, at 6:10 am my sister Nermeen got out from our house to go to St. Mary Coptic Orthodox church in Beni Suef to attend the morning mass and then to head to the university to do her exam. It was 4:30 pm and Nermeen hadn’t returned to the house.
Sometime during our lifetime we spend more than we planned, saved less than we should have or just made some horrible financial decisions. A few financial misfortunes here and there can add up to a lot of lost cash.
When I didn't show up to the church, my parents were panicking. People were sent out to search for me. Rumors flew. Some wondered: "Did she change her mind?" Others said: "No, it's so unlike her, what happened?" After a few hours, they had to take down the decorations to make room for the next ceremony. Harry had been put in the vestry to wait.