A poetic reminder of the dangers of booze and bars.
This timeless poem reminds Christians that there are no perfect churches and encourages them to be faithful.
There are no perfect churches. If you ever find one, don’t join it because you will ruin it!
The truth is that we are all sinners saved by grace. Each one of us has a lot of growing to do to become like the Saviour. Churches are like spiritual hospitals, not religious museums. They are (more…)
Joy is a gift from God that makes life better. Here are 10 ways you can get it.
Psalm 4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
Joy seems to come naturally to some. For others, like me, it seems harder to come by. I carry a lot of burdens. I have plenty of my own and I get the privilege to help others bear their burdens as well. If I’m not careful, I can live without joy – sometimes even forgetting that it is an option. Living without joy is not good. Decide to live a joyful life.
Joy is gladness from God.
It is different than happiness. Happiness is caused by good things happening to you. Joy is gladness from God regardless of your circumstances.
Happiness is fleeting and uncontrollable. Joy is lasting and available.
If someone gives you $100 that makes you happy. If you lose $100 that makes you sad. Joy allows you to be glad regardless.
Have you ever seen a Christian go through a terrible trial who hasn’t lost their sweetness and their smile? That’s joy.
Joy comes from God and (more…)
Have you ever asked this question? I have. What does the Bible say?
Where is God? Most of the time this question is not asking for the location of God. That question, though complex, is easy to answer with Scripture.
Positionally, God is in Heaven on His Throne.
Psalm 115:2–3 “Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”
Relationally, He is in the hearts of believers.
Ephesians 3:17 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,”
Practically, He is omnipresent; everywhere at the same time.
Psalms 139:7-10 “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
Usually, this question has a deeper meaning. When mankind is hurting, struggling, tempted, or tested, the natural response is to ask “Where is God when I need Him?” “How could God allow this to happen?” These age-old questions have been asked countless times. (more…)
The Bible is a powerful Book. It can convict of sin and comfort the soul. What verses do you use to comfort yourself and others?
We live in a world filled with pain and suffering. The consequences of sin touch every life. The Bible must be used to point out sin and declare God’s righteousness. Also, it must be used to bind up wounds and heal broken hearts.
Christians should be experts at providing spiritual comfort through God’s Word. Who else can the world turn to for comfort that reaches the soul and peace that passes human understanding?
Here are 25 verses that comfort the heart in the midst of all forms of tragedy and trial. A clear explanation and wise application of them to an individual’s situation can work miraculously.