One of my favorite quotes of all time is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. We’re not completely sure that he actually said it, but it’s a great quote, nonetheless. He said, “Preach the gospel at all times. And, when necessary, use words.” (more…)
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Historically, before the days of all the modern technology, like cell phones and laptops, drums were instruments used to convey messages to all those in surrounding areas. Soldiers knew by the beat of the drum how they were to proceed in battle. They would listen carefully for strategic commands and then proceed accordingly. (more…)
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Right now, all around you, there is an erosion taking place. People are becoming more and more ignorant about what the Bible actually says. People spend more time talking about what they think the Bible means rather than what the Bible actually says. It’s happened throughout time. And it’s happening more and more today. (more…)
Why do you read the Bible? Is it because you feel like you’re a bad Christian if you don’t? Is it so you can be the “Bible expert” with the answers when your friends ask? Is it just to prepare for the next Bible study, group devotion, or debate that you have coming up? Is it to check off the day on your “Read the Bible in a Year” plan? Why do you read the Bible? (more…)
All around us we hear all kinds of conversations. We hear music pushing out all kinds of messages and billboards are telling us something. There is so much communication around us that it can inundate us with all kinds of messages. And yet, all the while, hidden in the covers of our Bibles are the words of God that really push us to rethink what we are hearing and even what we are saying. (more…)
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Don’t let your heart deceive you! We lie to ourselves about our motives, our feelings, and our own sinful nature.
When others lie to you, sometimes it’s easy to see. There are signs. If someone is lying, they will not look you in the eye or they will have a change of voice or some type of unusual body language. (more…)