God's initial plan was for men and women to be equal, and His redemptive process in Christ makes that possible. But the Church has often been guilty of sanctifying a chauvinistic system in which women are put in second place. Examining the Scriptures will help us to discover who we are in Christ. One way to do that is to take a thoughtful look at 1 Timothy 2:8-15...
As a New Year unfolds, the Lord wants us to know what to believe Him for and how to respond openly to what He is set to do. How can we best step forward into His year of new tomorrows with expectation?
I felt a tender tap on the shoulder by the Holy Spirit. A whisper. He seemed to speak quietly to me, nudging me to avert the danger of becoming so caught up in prayer warfare and faith's pursuits that I neglect simply "being with Jesus..."
The Bible not only rejects but also condemns astrology. But the way to relate to a person involved in it is not to preach against their practice, but to show them the love of Jesus Christ.
Even though a small percentage of the Christian community takes issue with Santa, I find it hard to be threatened by him. I also find it impossible to believe that either God, the Father, or Christ, the Son, is likely to be eclipsed by the silhouette of Santa’s sleigh rising in the Christmas sky.
It is neither pretentious nor naive to propose that, though seriously imperiled, the future of America is salvageable. America can be transformed through a people whose faith and actions are rooted in God’s call and promise. The Bible reveals that, as Abraham’s seed, praying believers have the potential to determine the destiny of nations. Let us receive God’s promise. America can be saved!
The devastating upheavals taking place in our world today underscore how critical it is for each of us to receive and experience the unshakable Kingdom of Jesus Christ for ourselves. By hearing and responding to Jesus’ call, it is possible for His unshakable Kingdom to so penetrate the fabric of our lives that even though we may be shocked by circumstances, we will not become shaken by them.
In the aftermath of an earthquake, we need to have our souls settled. While everything else is shaking, certain truths sustain those who know God and His Word. Only as those truths are settled in our minds can our soula manage to carry on with wisdom, peace and holy resolve.
Famine has to do with the removal of potential, the drying up of provision, and every problem that brings discouragement. The story of Isaac calls us to not to let the Adversary suffocate us with circumstances.
God's key to changing a nation comes through the prayers of His people. The church's assigned priority is prayer, and the power of a rising tidal wave of prayer can drive back the strongest surges of evil that the flesh or devil can generate.