Mark the Evangelist was more than just a follower. In many respects, he was a pioneer and trailblazer. He saw the advantages of a foundation that was centuries in the making and used it well. His leadership from North Africa took Christianity around the world.
"But where unto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, calling unto their fellows" - Matt. 11:16
How the Christian mind was shaped in the first five hundred years is of utmost importance. It gives us a reliable precedent dating directly back to the writers of the Bible, and to those who carried this life-changing message to the rest of the world.
Jesus, in Matthew 5:33-37 from His Sermon on the Mount, is correcting the religious leaders and their view on oaths. In this section He is teaching that His followers should all be people of their word who say what they mean and mean what they say. Christians should be known for keeping their word.
This phrase comes from a song by James Cleveland and is not in scripture.
A short article on the need to have a level of discernment when it comes to we listening to those who teach the Word of God. Not all who teach God’s Word teach the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Have you ever felt angered and helpless in certain situations where you think that the outcome could have been different? Did you felt victimized and wanted to right the wrong you experienced? Is it really in your hands or is there a higher force at play? Read on to find out more.
Some of us have had partners, parents, bosses, people who yelled at us for taking up space. For not doing things their way. They belittled and criticized and screamed. But You don’t need permission to take up space, or to exist. You were created to do so, and so much more.
People don't get the same interpretation from reading the Bible or from hearing the same sermon. There are several reasons that they don't.
How would you rate the health of all your relationships? Do you derive fulfilment in the connections that you have with the people that matter to you? Read on to find out if you can further improve on your relationships.
I'm thankful for the gift of taste and all the wonderful flavors in this life. But nothing else satisfies our endless hunger and cravings quite like God does. No other flavor is so saturated with delight and satisfaction. I'm thankful we are invited to "taste" the goodness of God.
Regenerate means to regrow something lost, or bring to life something that was dying. Jesus prunes away what is broken, useless, dead, and replaces it with growth, with new life. if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!
At the heart of Christianity are the teachings of Jesus. Matthew and Luke highlight what is commonly referred to as The Sermon on the Mount
Outside of the 10 Commandments the Book of Exodus is full of life lessons. Here are 10 of them.
Workaholics and perfectionists struggle with something called the “performance trap.” We tend to unwisely base our worth on what we have accomplished each day. God knows what will give me rest, and He desires and plans to graciously give us that rest...read how....
"Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me." Sometimes Jesus calls us to do or endure hard, even impossible things, to suffer, to lose. Like John the Baptist, sometimes we question whether or not He really is good, or really does love us, or really is all-powerful. HE is. Read how...
Baal was a Phoenician god whose worship of involved many abominable practices, most infamous being child sacrifice. This is the period that the story of Gideon deals with, a time in Israel’s history where they frequently went astray until God raised a judge to deliver them. Gideon was such a judge.