God's Love · Knowing God

The Right Relationship Changes Everything

This is the final installment in the series, "The Effects of Knowing God." To read the previous post, click here. Relationships have the potential to change us. Much depends on our character, stubbornness, and admiration of the people we are connected to. Sometimes our knowledge of a person will draw us closer to them, possibly… Continue reading The Right Relationship Changes Everything

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Knowing God

Are you counting on the right safety nets?

We rely heavily on our government, the stock market, the police force, the might of the military, the power of our arsenal, our bank accounts, our retirement funds, our time management skills, etcetera. We believe we have heaps of time when we really only have this moment. You never know if you'll be that person who is at work when a plane crashes through the building, or on the Champs-Elysées when a nutcase indiscriminately sprays bullets into the crows, or in the car when that teenager is fatally texting their way into your vehicle. Have we put too much faith in ourselves? Too much faith in the established order?

Knowing God

Lessons from a Humiliated Pharaoh

This is Part 2 of the Series "The Effects of Knowing God" For the previous post, click here. What effect does knowing God have on your life? What effect did it have on the Pharaoh of the Exodus account? Picture in your mind Moses and Aaron in the court of Pharaoh... A line of foreigners,… Continue reading Lessons from a Humiliated Pharaoh

Knowing God

The Effects of Knowing God

  Do you know God? In some form or fashion, everyone "knows" God...The atheist knows God as a figment of the delusional Christian imagination. God is just as mythological to the atheist as unicorns or pygmy puffs. Those who believe in such things are weak, needing some sort of crutch. Someday, that same atheist will… Continue reading The Effects of Knowing God

Knowing God

The truth in the music.

Over the weekend as I was whirring around like a tornado cleaning the house, the kids asked to listen to Christmas music. I suppose it really is that time of the year...

Knowing God · Study · The Word of God

Why Study the Bible?

Last week, I shared with you why I ditched my Bible reading plan, and relayed my current plan for trekking through the book of Romans. In the past week and a half, I have read through Romans three times. I've read and reread various chapters, trying to grasp the bigger picture of the letter. I thought, perhaps,… Continue reading Why Study the Bible?

Christian community

Do people see Jesus in your life?

Several years ago, there was a commercial on TV in which a young boy was following his father everywhere and attempting to imitate him in every way. The commercial concluded with the Father smoking a cigarette and the son trying to mimic the action. The shock of that concluding seen was intended to discourage parents from smoking, because children would ultimately do the same. Our example shouts louder than our words. When we become a Christian, we are born to a new life, adopted by God, and endowed with a new name. We have to re-learn how to live in order to resemble our new Father.

Christian community · Marriage and Family

GenNext: Raising up Christians who know the Lord

STOP! Don't skip this post---it isn't just about raising kids! For the next several weeks, we will be focusing on the importance of equipping children, new Christians, and current Christians to be pivotal members of the body of Christ. The church is in crisis. The number of people identifying as Christians is dwindling. Pew-warmers seek entertainment, and feel-good… Continue reading GenNext: Raising up Christians who know the Lord

Knowing God

Do you really know your captain?

There is no neutral ground. No Switzerland in the war of good versus evil. Whose side will you take? Who is your captain and how well do you know him?

Prayer

The Lord, He is God [Prayer part 2]

How often do we forget to acknowledge the great power of our God, the Creator of all the universe?