Discipleship is a word that does not appear in the New Testament, but Christians and churches use this word to describe Christian living. While our definitions are often similar, Jesus clearly defines what it means to be a disciple, or Christian, and His definition is definitive.
What’s the Minimum to Get Into Heaven?
While we were on a trip somewhere in North Georgia, we were searching through the radio stations trying to find something good when we came across a call-in show hosted by a local pastor. My curiosity was fully engaged! I was eager to hear what kind of questions would be asked, and what answers would […]
Have Mercy. Receive Mercy.
We all want God’s mercy. We all need God’s mercy. Mercy has been described as “God withholding from me what I truly deserve.” In the Bible, mercy is tightly interwoven with other disciplines such as grace, forgiveness and reconciliation. When I read the words of Jesus, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” […]
What Gift Do You Get For That One Person?
You’ve made your gift list and planned your Christmas shopping budget. You’ve looked at your calendar to time your purchases. You’ve shopped around for the best prices. But you still have a problem: You have that one person on your list who already has everything. What gift do you get that person for Christmas?
Family Thanksgiving Moments
We celebrate Thanksgiving as a special day set aside for giving thanks to God for His wonderful blessings. Most of us have longstanding traditions around Thanksgiving. Many of us will travel to be with family and others will host family members traveling to spend time with us. For most, Thanksgiving is a festive and happy […]
Engaging People Through Halloween
It’s Halloween! Tonight, children from all around the neighborhood and beyond will be knocking on our door and asking us for a treat. We plan to be there to grant them their request. As in every year, we have seen the commercial buildup to this day from manufacturers and retailers alike. We have shopped around […]