Do You Want To Go To Heaven? That’s The Wrong Question To Ask
Chances are at some point in your life you have been asked whether or not you would like to go to heaven. The subject of heaven is talked about from time to time by the religious and non-religious alike. It is often used by so-called Christians when engaging in evangelistic conversations with people. However, the question “Do you want to go to heaven” is not the proper question to be asking from a Biblical standpoint. Let’s face it. No person on the face of the earth when asked this question responds honestly with “No, I think I’d rather go to hell.” The fact of the matter is…Youth Ministry – Picking a Great Location for Your Youth Ministry
As a youth leader you should have a safe, clean, and comfortable learning environment for your students. Some will find this task to be easy, but many youth leaders are faced with obstacles such as small classrooms, crowded classrooms, or are left without a permanent location for the youth ministry.Count It All Joy – James 1:2 Made Simple
We have a look at, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds;” In the second edition of a series on the book of James transcribed from video, let us look at this verse This is a teaching called Count it all Joy and it’s based on James 1:2. James 1:2 says, “Brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” James is starting straight right off in the beginning of his book, recognizing that Christian life, the proper Christian life has within itself, trials.Introduction to the Book of James 1:1 Made Simple
This has a look at James 1:1 and the verse, “James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes, which is scattered abroad, greetings.” Let us a have a look at this verse as we have a look at the whole book of James day by day.Disappointed in Your Pastor?
There are few disappointments in life that compare to being let down by your pastor. It hurts like the dickens for sure…sometimes for a really long time, but the one thing it should not do is cause you to stray away from the faith altogether.An Archangel’s Uptake on What God Is and How We Are a Part of God
Did you ever wonder what God is? Is it something we can comprehend? What if you were approached by an Archangel who wanted to educate you as to what God really is and shatter any previous programmed thoughts you may have had? Would you listen? I had no choice. This was just the beginning.Jewish High Holidays: History of Hamsa
September is truly the month of Jewish high holidays. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot are all special holidays that I can celebrate with my family where we reflect on the rich, deep-rooted history of our religion. There is nothing more I cherish than spending time with my family.A Baby Dragon, a Flying Squirrel and a Couple of Naked Mole Rats – Why Gimmicks Are Bad For Churches
I recently visited a churches website where they announced their up coming youth program. The announcement read something like this: “Calling all step teams, dance teams and artist”. Some churches seem to be struggling to fill their pews like strip malls trying to fill their parking lots.Is There A Priest Shortage Or A Leadership Shortage?
In recent time over say the last generation, we’ve observed many efforts by the church to embrace others of the Christian faith in a true spirit of ecumenism. The welcoming of Angelican clergy and congregations is but one example. The welcoming of Episcopalian Priests into the Catholic Priesthood is another and married men ordained into the priesthood with papal approval in special cases.The Parable of the Budding Fig Tree Made Simple – Matthew 24:32-35
Have you ever wanted a simple explanation of the signs to look out for to let you know when Jesus’ second coming is near? In the Parable of the Fig Tree, Matthew explains them simply.What If I Do Not Have Faith in Jesus But in God?
This is an article about why we must have faith in Jesus in order to be saved. John 3:16 says for God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes n Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jesus said in John 14:6 I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. From these two scriptures we can clearly see that our salvation is in Jesus.The Parable of the New Wine Made Simple – Matthew 9:17
Jesus said he was going to be the New wine poured out for us. Jesus’s blood was shed for us to bring mankind a new way to deal with God, and when we try and mix the old Law with the New Covenant then we have trouble. Come and see the meaning of this parable whose meaning alluded me for many years.