Some of the weapons that Satan uses against us are discouragement and hopelessness. Yes, the media, arts and entertainment, government and other spheres of influence disgust us daily, but don't let it get you down. Those of us who love the Lord are taking the Gospel and the truth of God to the streets of America and to the most remote mud huts around the world. There is much to celebrate!
In business, rarely have I heard a Vice President or a General Manager use the story of the Good Samaritan when describing how he attained his position or how she wants her division to run. They talk about ethical business practices, employee care, and recordable incident rate or safety numbers as they recount strategies used to meet profit goals and mitigate losses. But I postulate it is in those losses where we discover the true nature of our leaders—are they Priests or are they Samaritans?
Instagram has once again come under the spotlight with the shockwaves caused by Anna Faris' recent deletion of a photo which invited merciless criticism from fans. This news comes after last month, the Plus Size model, Tess Holliday, defended her right to be the size she is in the wake of criticism from Piers Morgan that she is setting a bad example by being dangerously obese.
The churches of the Book of Revelation hold a spiritual ranking. It's an order of the churches most pleasing to our Lord, all the way down to the one He said made Him sick. Let's take a fresh look and see what He sees! Let's prayerfully consider how He might rank our church!
Pictures are worth a thousand words, and today, I will let these pictures tell the story.
It's football season in America and a lot of us have discussed the issues and activism that can distract us from enjoying the game of professional football. We all know the conflict between the NFL, former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and even the President of these United States. Still, some NFL athletes put their money, and their time, where their mouth is. Carson Wentz, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, is supporting his local church's idea of a food truck to help spread the love of Christ in Philadelphia, titled, "Thy Kingdom Crumb."
This week witnessed the sentencing of an American icon, Bill Cosby, to a prison term of three to 10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting women. What was most glaringly absent from the trial was his remorse—even when given an opportunity to make a statement to the court prior to sentencing.
There are many Christians throughout the United States (and likewise worldwide) who go to church regularly, but do not believe much of what is written in Genesis. The story of Noah's ark, with its account of the Great Flood, is one such very old story which is difficult for some people to fully believe.
This morning, after more than a week of negotiations between Senate leadership and Ms. Christina Blasey Ford, the accuser of Brett Kavanaugh, another accusation of sexual misconduct arises to delay the confirmation process for Kavanaugh. This time, even the New York Times recognized that an accusation with zero details, zero corroborating evidence, and zero supporting testimony has zero credibility.
Perhaps the reason I'm writing this article is the fact that it seems at least one report a month is coming in of another pastor or Christian leader falling in America.
There are many evidences for the divinity of Jesus, both in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the Greek New Testament, but these are just a few examples that point us toward the understanding that Jesus is not simply a historical figure, a good teacher, or a prophet. He is much more than that!
Fashion and lifestyle blogger, Scarlett Dixon, has recently come under fire—along with so many others posting "picture perfect" lifestyles on Instagram. In an age of celebrity where the spotlight tends to be on women who are famous and glamorous, and who tend to be promoted by the media as "the ideal" to strive for, where does this leave impressionable young women in the process of establishing their own identities?
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- Values Voter Summit Panel: Gender Ideology Is 'Large-Scale Child Abuse,' Threat to Basic Liberties
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