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.
Discouragement may come to the godliest and most talented of God’s ministers in the church. But as we remember to reflect on God’s good providence, His willingness to let us lament before Him, and how He has rescued his servants who sank deep into despair, we can find our moorings and press on to serve Him with gladness of heart. Discouragement is no stranger to those in pastoral ministry. The pressures of preaching, teaching, counseling, and administration can be crushing—and even thankless at times. One or more of these factors may kick in: The giving is down. The budget is tight. The staff is tired. The weekly attendance is static or declining. A family is threatening to leave the church because of something the pastor preached—and the sermon was faithful to the Bible.
Life is like riding a bike. You need to keep peddling. Endurance is essential. But what do you do when you don’t feel like peddling, when you’re demoralized and lack strength?
Hebrews 12:1 reads, “Since we’re surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…” What does this mean? The “cloud of witnesses” in this verse is speaking of the heroes of the faith identified earlier in Hebrews 11 — heroes who have gone before us and whom God has purposed to speak into our lives to encourage us even today!
Like many basketball junkies deprived of March Madness and the NBA playoffs, I devoured ESPN’s 10-part series “The Last Dance,” the definitive account of one of the NBA’s G.O.A.T (“greatest of all time), Michael Jordan. Anyone who watched the emergence of the Bulls in the 1990s knew that Jordan’s talent and athleticism was matched only by his drive, but I’m not sure any of us fully understood his unique ability to manufacture grudges for competitive advantage, or to either motivate or run off teammates.
Less than 30% of American churches are actively engaged in addressing racism or racial inequality even though most pastors agree that churches should oppose the social ills, according to recent research from Barna.
A Christian man was arrested and at least two women were injured in China’s Henan province after 200 communist officials stormed into Sunzhuang Church, which is part of a network of government-run churches, and brought it down using cranes and heavy-duty machinery. The officials from the Zhengzhou High-Tech District’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau did not show any legal documents when they demolished the church on June 12, the U.S.-based group China Aid said in a statement this week. They threw the church’s furniture and other belongings out of the building before razing it, reported China Aid, which helps those who are persecuted by the Communist Party in China.
God wants to pardon you – before it’s too late. Jesus beckons you to “Come unto me.” — before it’s too late. IF YOU are only 99.9% sure you are going to Heaven, you are as sure for eternal hell as if you were already there. Read this okay and give your life to Jesus right now friend ….. don’t wait another minute. You are not here on this page, this moment by accident! God is leading you to Himself. He loves you.
“The man whom God correcteth…maketh sore…woundeth” is “happy” in the true sense – in God’s economy. Not the man who is entertained and told by false prophets that he is okay in his sin, but rather the one who endures the chastisement of the LORD and sound doctrine to his own hurt and wounding, that Christ, the Master Potter might “maketh sore” and “woundeth” then “bindeth up” and “make whole.”
Learning how to make money writing is one of the easy and even quick ways to generate income if you have good contacts and it’s something you like to do. Here we want to teach you how to achieve it. If you are looking for ideas to make money online, and you are good at writing, we have created a kind of guide with tips and guidelines that can be a great help to learn how to earn money by writing.
You would be surprised at how many people you have known throughout your life and who has now become your potential client. Or, maybe he’s not your potential client directly, but he has contact or knows someone you can surely help. It is nothing new, the world moves by relationships, by contacts. Many times, due to shyness, stagnation, comfort or, simply, not leaving our comfort zone (that area where we are comfortable), we hide behind a screen, behind a counter and do not take care of relationships.