“Take heed that no man deceives you.” These were the first words Jesus spoke in Matthew 24 when the disciples asked Him about the signs of His second coming. Deception is a huge danger in these last days. To say that any one of us is above getting caught in one of the fowler’s snares… Continue reading 4 Ways to Avoid Spiritual Deception
People are wired to worship. We were created by God to worship Him, and doing so meets deep-seated needs that we have in our lives. Even people who say they don’t believe in God live a lifestyle of worship. They have put something other than God upon the throne of their lives. They love it,… Continue reading Modern Idolatry: Meeting Needs Without God
Hanging out with Christians on social media can be a trip sometimes. Whether in Facebook groups or just in the comments on ministry posts, you can encounter many different viewpoints among people who are all supposed to be in one accord. This week, two people on two different sites stated definitively that giving one’s life… Continue reading Lordship Salvation: What Does It Mean to Believe?
The parable of the unforgiving servant has a pretty straight forward message that we all understand. Forgive so you are forgiven. Got it. But as easy as the lesson is to get, that’s how tough it is to actually put into practice. Add to the whole scenario that Satan is trying to wear out the… Continue reading 3 Steps to Forgive From the Heart
The old hymn “Prayer Bells of Heaven” is a song about communicating with God. It uses the picture of a bell at the Lord’s right hand. When we are in need, we pray our prayers, and the little bell rings to get God’s attention to hear us. The other day when I was praying, I… Continue reading 9 Reasons God Doesn’t God Hear Our Prayers
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He doesn’t change. But there is a whole group of Christians out there right now who are convinced that the Bible does. They are calling it the Mandela Effect and are attributing the changes to a variety of possibilities. Some believe in multiple realities and a slide… Continue reading The Mandela Effect and the Character of God
God’s Old Covenant with the Jewish people worked on a system of sacrifice. People would gather their goods, and the priests would offer them to God at certain times each day or on special occasions. The sin sacrifice was a type and shadow of the New Covenant when Jesus Christ would become our one-time sacrifice… Continue reading Are You Offering Your Sacrifice of Praise?
There are two kinds of pleasure: temporal happiness and eternal joy. For the lost, this world is all they have. They spend their lives in pursuit of the things that make them feel happy and contented in this life. For the children of God, we have those same opportunities, but we also have something more:… Continue reading Chasing Happiness or Choosing Joy
Image by Mizter_x94 from Pixabay Have you seen the video of the cats that ring the bells for treats (link at bottom of blog)? It’s cute, for sure, but it also makes you think about the addictive power of rewards in response to stimuli. The “Like” button on social media is the perfect example. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter,… Continue reading God’s “Like” Button: How to Know God Is Pleased
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