Commonly called Maundy Thursday, Christians worldwide use the day to prepare their hearts for the commemoration of the most decisive day in history—Good Friday.
The living breathing organic church—not the organizational infrastructure or physical edifice— but rather, people of authentic biblical faith are the crucial component in restoring society’smoral compass.
Mothers in every generation—including my own—have asked provocative questions like, “If your friends jump off a cliff, does that mean you have to?” And, that’s exactly the point.
Unfortunately, your moral compass can easily be skewed making you vulnerable to spiritual desensitization, deception and cauterization. Whether aggressive and highly visible or subtle and understated, aberrant influences can skew your ability to make proper judgments.
When it comes to plotting your course through life, make sure you have the “right stuff.” Go directly to the source of true wisdom—God’s Word.
The Word of God provides the supreme compass pointing to the truth for establishing our moral bearings while venturing through life’s realities.
When people of faith earnestly seek God on a personal level with every concern in life, we are acknowledging that He alone has the ability to intervene for good on our behalf in spite of the challenges.
Now is not the time for people of faith to sit huddled together with hands folded, heads bowed and eyes closed intoning that we are to be “in the world and not of the world” while nations convene in Paris for the purpose of shackling Israel. Failure to speak and act on behalf of Israel is the reticence of complicity.
You can boldly face challenges with determination and seize the opportunities in the New Year! Use your passion to make a difference in 2017!
Resolve to live as a bold testimony to the power of the One-true God and His matchless grace. Make your life count for eternity.
Humility before God is essential because it demonstrates dependence upon God and acknowledges His sovereignty over every detail of life.
Today, at a minimum, recognize that the threat of persecution millions of Christians face is not limited to one or two days a year; it’s a 24/7 reality. Don’t let this day pass without making a commitment to daily pray for the persecuted church. The apostle Paul reminds, “if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it . . .”
Every decision has consequences; none, however, carry the magnitude of reciprocal outcomes as those impacting God’s Chosen People and the State of Israel.
For the past decade, I have taught that the elements of the predicted alliance in Ezekiel 38 could occur at any time. A year ago, one significant piece of the puzzle fell into place. . .
With God’s help, your faith can be, “like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”
We don’t normally think of the Scots in terms of those who rescued Jewish people from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. We’re more familiar with Corrie Ten Boom born in the Netherlands and the German Lutheran pastor, Dietrich Bonheoffer. But, when the name, Jane Haining, from Dunscore, Dumfriesshire in Scotland recently came to my attention, I determined to know more about her courageous selfless life.
Whether storms of personal adversity, the battering winds of pressure to conform to popular culture or the effects of a secular worldview that have the potential to impact societies like a flooding deluge—all threaten to destroy people of faith who are not securely anchored in God’s Word.
While today’s text is familiar to Christians and you may have been required to memorize or recite it daily, it’s critical to remember that the Lord Himself gave the following prototype in response to His disciples request concerning how we should pray.
In a very real sense, people of biblical faith are light bearers. But, we have a choice. You can shroud your light rendering your influence powerless on culture; or, you can be the light of truth by consistently living in accordance with Scriptural principles with a powerful effect on the darkness in the world.
God sees all! With His searching and piercing gaze, God scrutinizes the actions of men.
The apostle Paul informs us that the life of faith is not theoretical, but intensely practical—people of faith have purpose!
As he wrote this psalm, David’s life was focused on the Word of God. The godly principles he internalized not only provided guidance during waking hours, but also came to mind and actually instructed him between sleep cycles when he awakened at night.
People of faith make God’s Word part of their thought process 24/7, integrate it into their very being and share it with those around them.
When God burdens your heart for a specific job, success is assured when you prepare for action by going to Him in prayer and allowing Him time to arrange the details.
Stirred to the core by the needs of others, people of faith act with determination to provide hope.