Thatīs us, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ. What does the Bible say about how weīre supposed to function and what our destiny is?
A Day of Remembrance
Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, honors those who have died in our nationís service. From the beginning of history, God has established memorials to help us not to forget our history. Remembering the past is essential to living well in the present, no matter what new age gurus say.
Creation is the Foundation - Genesis 1
What is your worldview built upon? Choose God's Truth over man's changing opinions for a firm foundation.
Dragons, Dinosaurs, and Even Unicorns
How come the Bible never mentions dinosaurs? And where do we Christians make them fit in the story anyway? I hope youíre already reeling off the answers in your head by now, but a recent conversation has reminded me that many Christians are confused about dragons, dinosaurs, and unicorns.
Gomer of the Bible
God put his prophet to the test to show us how He loves us.
How are Protestant and Catholic Bibles Different?
Genesis to Revelation. The Protestant Bible and the Catholic Bible begin and end the same way. But in between there are significant differences. Describing the variances for you, however, turned out to be not nearly as simple as I thought it would be!
I recently read of a Christian doctor working in Uganda, struggling against multiple obstacles to give good medical care to her patients. Her life is visibly dedicated to Godís service all day, every day. Her daily work is a badge that says ďIím living my life for God.Ē
Skin can be deceiving. In the movies, sometimes a guy who seems like just a murderous jerk is really a murderous giant insectoid alien under his stolen skin. Skin on real humans can mislead, too, generating expectations about the person wearing it. And then there is Jesus' skin, cloaking His glory.
Christians in various dark corners of the world are cruelly tortured and persecuted. How can they endure it? Why do they endure it? It is for love. It always comes back to love.
Christianity promises eternal life. What does that mean?
Looking into God's Eyes
If I want to teach you how to get from Seattle to Syracuse, I will get out a map and ask you to watch the map as I show you the best route. If youíre showing someone the way across town, you point out landmarks and where to turn, and they look where youíre pointing. God does things differently.
Moses - Senior Citizen Extraordinaire
Sometimes I get a little panicky. There are so many things I still want to do, and my life is at least half over. Am I wasting time? Does it matter what I do and donít do? Who will care, anyway? Maybe Iím a late bloomer, like Moses. He didn't really get going until he was eighty.
No Cake-Mix Religion for Me
I read that when cake mixes were first developed, all the ingredients needed were in the mix. All you had to do was add water and stir. But women didnít like that, feeling it didn't count as cooking. We want so much to add ingredients to our salvation, but Jesus has provided everything necessary.
Psalm of Affirmation
We all go through good times and bad times. As we go through life we will experience periods of trials and tribulations. Do you have a scripture or words of affirmation that you recite during those times? Psalm 91 is a powerful scripture to hold on to giving you reassurance and a feeling of peace
Tent, Yurt, or Mansion?
I slept in a yurt last night. Not a portable yurt of felt like the Mongols carried across the steppes, but a tarp and wood structure with windows, electric outlets and a porch. Not so portable. I'm afraid I treat my earthly "tent" the same way, like a permanent home instead of a temporary shelter.
The Royal Family
The Saints. A Royal Priesthood. The Body of Christ. The Bride of Christ. The Sheep of His Hand. Christians as a group are called by many names in Scripture, and each is worthy of contemplation and study. My favorite names, though, are the ones describing us as part of Godís family.
The Voice of the Martyrs [offsite link]
Even today there are people who are willing to give their lives for their faith in Jesus. Find out how you can support these brothers and sisters!!
Warriors For Christ [offsite link]
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