Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? For many of us, it is a day of feasting, family, and football. Followed by Black Friday, more football, and Christmas decorating. Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States and Canada, celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe their Thanksgiving is… Continue reading Give Thanks
The story of Martha and Mary has long been taught as the principle of prioritizing spending time with Jesus. Martha was busy working in the kitchen and trying to be a good hostess while Mary quietly sat at Jesus' feet, learning about her heavenly father. Martha was upset that her sister wouldn't help her with… Continue reading Martha & Mary – the Real Story
The Baptist Faith and Message states, "The kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King." One of my favorite passages about the Kingdom of God is found in the gospel of Matthew, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and… Continue reading The Kingdom of God
When we are little we are taught a little saying about the church. Here's the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people. It's a simplified explanation of the church but one point that got across to me is that people gather in the church. The church is so much… Continue reading What does the Bible have to say about the Church?
Looking back, it seemed God had been trying to get my attention for a long time, but I resisted accepting Jesus as my savior. I finally came to faith when I was twenty-seven years old after the birth of my oldest son. From that moment on, I surrendered to God and tried to learn as… Continue reading Have you accepted your new identity yet?
Living with people at times is hard, and family relationships can be challenging. Why do we put ourselves through it? Because we are made for companionship and friendship. There is a deep-seated desire in all of us for fellowship. God gave it to us when He created us in His image. The three parts of… Continue reading Being in a Relationship is Hard.
Seeking the truth of God’s word is an integral part of the Christian life. How does a believer seek the truth? You won’t find it by reading the latest self-help book, you won’t find it by watching the news, and you will rarely find it by asking a friend. The best way to seek truth… Continue reading Seek Truth and Find Unity
Thanksgiving Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love the smell of the turkey, good eats, the parade, and watching football. Family and friends gather together with one purpose – to be thankful! We should be grateful for more than just one day a year. We should practice gratitude all year long. Thankfulness is… Continue reading I am Grateful, Thankful, and Blessed
The Lord's Prayer Concerns Our Needs The Lord's Prayer first focuses on God's holiness, majesty, and sovereignty. It starts with worship, and our acknowledging who He is. It expresses our obedience or submission and willingness for His will to be done in our lives. It does not end there. It does not ignore our own… Continue reading Our Daily Bread – The Lord’s Prayer
My initial response is, "yes." Studying the Bible on your own is good, but that is more like a connected group setting, and if no one there is theologically educated – that train can come off the tracks at any time. This could lead to the danger of false teaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 states, “And let… Continue reading Does a Believer have to go to church?