Category: Youth & Campus Ministries

THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF SEXUALIZATION: ONE WOMAN’S STORY AND WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM IT

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Healthy sexuality means being confident that God created us either male or female. He created our sexuality, and we can live out His life-affirming vision either in lifelong marriage between one man and one woman, or in celibacy as a single. Healthy sexuality also means age-appropriate exposure to information about sexuality. Sexualization is unhealthy sexuality. Sexualization happens when a person’s value comes only from sexual appeal or actions, when someone is sexually objectified, or when sexuality is imposed on them.

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‘War Room’ star TC Stallings releases powerful Christian film after losing mother to COVID-19

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T.C. Stallings (“War Room”) suffered a string of unimaginable tragedies this season, which led to the release of his new docufilm, “24 Counter: The Story BEHIND the Run.” The film follows the life of the former football player turned Christian actor. Viewers will journey through his life from growing up in a dangerous, low-income neighborhood, the impact that upbringing had on his life and how it fueled his career. The award-nominated documentary became available via On Demand on June 30.

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FIVE KINDS OF LOVE AND THE ONE THAT MATTERS MOST

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The English language groups different emotions and actions together and labels them “love.” Using the Greek language we end the confusion about the word love. The Greek language reveals at least five kinds of love, three of which, are found in the the King James Version of the Bible.

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LORD, CHANGE ME!

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Change and being conformed into the image of Christ requires a broken and constantly repenting heart and is an essential component for the wise-virgin believer in readiness for the return of the Bridegroom for those who are being washed/purified by His blood and Word (Matt. 25:1-13; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 Jn. 1:7; Rev. 12:11). The life of repenting (turning) from what we currently are and toward the LORD is essential to having God’s glory in us – the glory that transforms our lives into His image (2 Cor. 3:18).

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THE DAILY WAR: SPIRIT VS FLESH

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Children the reason the world does not believe me is because they are of the flesh, steeped in the flesh and therefore in enmity to my Spirit. Their ears are filled with the sounds of the earth and they are focused on satisfying their flesh. But why do you not hear me? If you are indeed mine then you should hear my voice.

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YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE : 1 CORINTHIANS 6:19 RE-EXAMINED

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Paul taught that the bodies of Christians are holy spaces; places where heaven and earth are united because of the work of Jesus and the presence of the Spirit. Like the ground on which Moses stood before the burning bush or the space inside the Holy of Holies, your body is a holy space. To use that holy space for the purpose of sexual immorality would be like making a sacrifice to an idol in the temple (something that was wrong anywhere but was specifically a sin against the temple when it was done in the temple).

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STOP SAYING ‘GOD KNOWS MY HEART’ TO EXCUSE SIN

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When confronted with their sins, it’s not uncommon to hear people say, “Yeah, but God knows my heart.” I usually take this to mean, “What I’m doing might be wrong, but in my heart, I’m a good person. God knows that. So I don’t think He will hold me accountable for my actions.” These folks obviously believe in God and believe in sin, but they believe that having a “good heart” is justification for their sin. God says that’s not true.

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WEAKNESS IS NO EXCUSE FOR SIN

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Our weaknesses are opportunities for Christ’s power to be revealed through dependence and faith. By weaknesses, I mean the painful but morally neutral aspects of our humanity, many of which are part and parcel of God’s design for us in this age.

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THE ADOPTION (Part Six)

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“Here’s another smart dude, I believe. By the way, you are welcome. Am Lindiwe,” she offered a hand, smiling her most sweetest smile. “Yeah, I heard about you. Thank God you aren’t a computer freak as someone I know.” She cast a glance my way.

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