What if God offered you something far superior to the myriad of self-help formulas on the market today? Would you accept the Lord's offer? The first thing you need to understand in this regard is that in order to be improved, you need to be removed.
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Offensive though it may be, we must never waver in our testimony to this world — that Jesus saves from death and damnation in Hell.
The Southern Baptists’ ‘pastor’ controversy: A study in terminology’s pitfalls and their consequences
What is the controversy roiling Southern Baptists concerning the term “pastor” all about? Is it a major doctrinal disagreement or is it merely a “tempest in a teapot,” unworthy of the heat it has generated? And why, in the larger scheme of things, does it matter?
That worship expressive involves the intellect as well as the emotion, which is why worship is much more than the music selected for a service. Sadly, much of church today involves mindless delivery and rote participation that does not bring a person before the throne of God.
Obviously, they are primarily informed by secular humanism and don't understand how to integrate their personal faith with public policy. Those who are not informed by Scripture regarding their world and life view are functional atheists in this area.
This is where we fail in spectacular fashion. How can we possibly win souls when we are representing Him so poorly?
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In short, if we’re not being persecuted or resisted or targeted on some level for our godly living and preaching in Jesus, then something is wrong.
The legacy media has changed its mind. We are now informed that life-changing transgender surgeries on minors are real and that they’re spectacular.
Christians need to love everyone enough to affirm their God-bestowed value and dignity as persons made in His image, while caring enough not to submit to the distortions of such in the name of compassion.
It is to Christ alone and not to the mediation of the Church that we need to turn for grace and salvation.
Unfortunately, many Christians retreat from ministry and from serving Christ when things get difficult. It’s often because their love of self exceeds their love for God.
And when we visit the cemetery, we are reminded of one certain thing: barring the return of the Lord in our lifetimes, that is our destiny as well.
Do you know the King? If not, what are you waiting for? Repent of your sins and “believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). The craving for an earthly leader will then begin to pale in comparison to your craving for the King of kings, especially as you walk closely with your King everyday.
Pray for encouragement. And pray that the Lord will boldly equip you to walk into this new and exciting chapter of life. And guard your babies, mama, because no one else will do it for you.