For the first time, a majority of Americans — according to new Pew Research Center polls — say it is possible to be a good person without a religious belief.
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I was labeled a “hate pastor” as LGBT activists protested the event. My wife and I were perplexed – when did a message of love become a message of hate?
I came across an article, Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues, from the website Raised Good – Parenting by Nature.
Just a few decades ago, most of today’s television programs and movies would have shocked the public. Programs that never would have aired then, receive the highest ratings now.
When sin begins to amuse us, we are dangerously close to the edge—“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20).
Marriage: Those who do not allow hurt to entrap them can turn brokenness into an unbreakable force…
Newsweek magazine article dated 27 December 1982 entitled, “How the Bible Made America,” made this revealing statement, “historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our Founding document.”
Sinful nature opposes the Spirit, primarily through our desires. Opposing forces constantly fight each other. Our choices are never free from this conflict
Fasting was referenced several times in the pages of early church writings such as the Didache, and the New and Old Testament.
“Pastor’s who sell their books are only in it for the money,” said one disgruntled blogger. He added, “Why do they always have to mention their ‘new’ book?”
I attended a conference where pastors were encouraged to meet at a pub after the general session.. life often tempts us to seek gratification in alcohol…
Westside Christian Fellowship in Southern California arose out of a desperate need to encourage Christians to seek God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength
You see, a petition has been created to “Stop the Tyrant Sheriff” of Ashe County. The petition claims…
The one thing that all of the great revivals in church history had is the one thing that we often lack—the genuine power of the Holy Spirit.
It’s been said that the quality of our government depends more upon the character of our leaders than upon our laws. But be careful—many use “religious talk” and twist the Scriptures to support un-biblical initiatives.
Are you being infected by the world? Being infected is the ultimate cost of carnality! Like any infection, it can destroy the body, and, in this case, the soul.
This is often why “Christians” bare little resemblance to Christians defined by Scripture. The cares of the world choke spiritual life out of us.
Church is boring because the power of God has vanished from many congregations. But there is hope if we once again seek God.
We pray and ask God to do something, but often forget about our responsibility to obey. We have responsibilities, yet we are totally dependent on God.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Science teaches that time, space, and matter must occur simultaneously – Genesis confirms it.
‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land’
There are consequences for past mistakes, but the answer is to live in God’s arms redeemed rather than to live broken outside of His will.
The Bible describes the intoxicating power of passion associated with lust and adultery. Misdirected passion deceives, misleads, and influences.
Millions of men are unhappy simply because they chose a lucrative career rather than a career that they were gifted for and enjoy. They put God on the back-burner and wonder why they lack passion.
Until we turn back to soul-searching, Christ-centered, Bible-believing, truth-elevating, grace-filled preaching, we will not see change.
Truth liberates. Truth rebuilds. Truth restores. Truth heals. Truth transforms. Truth prevails…you don’t change truth; truth changes you!
An important question for all Christians to ask is, “Are we ‘affecting’ the world, or is the world ‘infecting’ us?”
Pastors are to be pillars who support truth, not who oppose it. Truth is not “flexible” when it comes to absolutes—it’s solid and unyielding. Truth liberates.
With the legalization of marijuana, comes new problems such as how taxpayers will pay for increased law enforcement. But, no problem according to hopefuls, large cultivation centers will create tax money to fund law enforcement.
“I would like to buy three dollars worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk, or a snooze in the sunshine…I want ecstasy, not transformation.”