Can I Be Angry and Not Sin?
on October 29th, 2019
Anger is something that we experience from time to time. Some people find it hard to manage their anger. Anger is not a sin in itself, but mismanaged anger can be a problem. The effects of anger can be very destructive if not adequately addressed. So the question becomes, how can one be angry and not cross over into sin?Jesus Himself got mad during his time when he saw that people made the house o...
The Daily Christian
on October 7th, 2019
Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship - a personal, intimate, and continual kinship with Jesus.Being a Christian begins with believing that Jesus Christ died for us and accepting Him as our Lord and Savior.Being a true Christian cannot be just a claim. It's about living a life daily that recognizes and depends on God’s grace and mercy. It’s about growing to know more of Him daily. C...
Lessons in Humility
on September 11th, 2019
“Viral.” We all know this word.In the past, the term was only used to refer to a disease. Now, the term is used to signify popularity. Of course, most people dream of being under the spotlight. One of the most popular ways to do that today is by gathering those precious likes, comments, and shares. Though it feels good to be “liked” or “loved” by our friends for any work of performance we have don...
Why it is Good to Wait on God
on August 27th, 2019
Today, we are living in the information age where things can be accomplished with a few clicks and a search on our browser. We can learn a new skill, buy a new pair of shoes, find an old friend, or be a person of influence with just a single post.But let’s take stock. The world wasn't created in a minute. God took His time to set things in place (Genesis 1-2);the birth of a baby happens after nine...
How to Resist Temptation
on January 24th, 2019
Temptations come in many forms. It may come in the form of something severe such as sexual-related sins, violence, or the excessive intake of alcoholic beverages; or it may come in the form of something small and seemingly insignificant like laziness, insecurity, or pride. Whatever it may be, one thing is for sure: all of these temptations can lead us to sin. If we give in to these, then we may be...
Putting Context in Popular Bible Verses
on January 23rd, 2019
It is common to see social media posts from people using Bible verses as the anchor to their message. Most often the verses used, while trying to offer inspiration and encouragement, may be misunderstood or used to suit the ideals or current situation of the individual.Context is important in the study and application of God’s Word. While applicable to every aspect of our lives, a misused Bible ve...
The Spiritual Seasons in the Life of a Believer
on January 23rd, 2019
You may reflect on your life and wonder what kind of season you are experiencing right now. I do not mean the four earthly seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—changing within a year, but the spiritual seasons that you may experience in your life as a believer. Just as natural seasons change, the same thing happens in our spiritual lives.Each season has its own set of characteristics, which br...
Why You Should Stop Hardening Your Heart
on December 27th, 2018
Your heart, the center of your will and who you are, is one of the warmest yet softest parts of you. It can also become the coldest and stiffest. As we go through the ups and downs of life, our hearts can become hardened by our difficult circumstances. To bring a measure of healing to your heart today, here are three steps to take that are inspired by the truth of the Bible – from God’s heart to y...
Friendship According to the Scriptures
on December 22nd, 2018
In the simplest terms, friendship is an association between two or more people with mutual love and understanding for each other. Different from a romantic relationship, friendship is actually set on a different spectrum and is one of the most complex mysteries of human nature.Friendship can be defined in many ways and can vary in terms of degrees or levels. It may be intense or downright shallow,...
When I am Weak, Then I am Strong
on November 23rd, 2018
Life is not easy. Sometimes we long for sunny skies and shimmering rainbows. But instead, we get droughts and thunderstorms. And when these things come—whether it be in the form of illness, stress, heartache, or hardship—we will often feel weak in our ability to cope. We may feel as if we are at our weakest.But when we turn to Scripture, we understand that we are called to embrace our human weakne...
Sharing Your Faith on Social Media
on November 22nd, 2018
Many people spend an average of 4 hours a day on mobile devices and 5.2 hours a day on desktops and tablets. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter; almost everyone—young and old—are using these social media applications in their everyday lives.These social media apps are useful when it comes to communicating and staying connected with our friends and families. But as Christians, we can h...
How to See God’s Beauty in the Dark
on October 30th, 2018
Have you ever experienced a season of darkness? Perhaps it was a death of a loved one, losing a job, or breaking up a meaningful relationship. The rug is pulled out from underneath us and we can suddenly find ourselves in a place of discouragement and doubt.My friend, it is not uncommon to face difficult times at some point along our journey of faith. Here are three Biblically-inspired reminders t...
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