In my cry unto Jesus, I have been asking Him, "What do You want me to say to Your people?" Jesus revealed to me that this is the Laodicean Church Age.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you are scheduling your appointment to get your mammogram this month, you'll want to make sure you also mark your calendar for the Susie Q's Pink Pancake Dinner, which is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Poole's Deli.
How is it that the God of heaven and earth, the Almighty, would even consider mere man in the scheme of things?
While the Israelites had no children's-story Bibles, they were given pictures of the Gospel in the Old Covenant types and ordinances. Among them were the Passover, Exodus, sacrificial system, festivals, priesthood and ceremonies of the Tabernacle and Temple worship. There is one picture to which I often have loved to return – the picture of the Ark of the Covenant.
"Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching." (1 Timothy 5:17 - ESV)
Recently at the airport, I overheard someone speaking these words very adamantly on a cell phone, "It's not our fault – it's theirs."
I have been crying out and seeking Jesus Christ, asking him what He wants me to do and what He wants me to say to His people. We need to know what Jesus has done for us. We must experience Jesus personally.
There is a sense of anticipation in the air. Members of A New Beginning Church in Ludowici are gearing up to move into their new sanctuary. For months, work has been going on at the church and the excitement has become contagious.
I know that there was a movie that had such a title, but I don't believe it had a source backing it up as truth.
I recently had computer problems. Nothing crashed or burned, but my computer was running extremely slowly. It would take up to three minutes to send or receive emails. It would take a minute or two for a website to load.
Feasting on the word of God will help us realize our need for God in our lives more each day. It will also help us come to realize our responsibility to "feed" the starving masses with this same word.
My family and I recently went to see an inspiring movie that received rave reviews. "The Help" is a unique story of an American author who, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, writes a book from African-American maids' points of view. It's about the white families the maids work for and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. The movie was wonderful and brought back a lot of memories from my childhood in the South. It was an eye-opener for my sheltered teenage children.
Browsing a gift shop the other day, I happened on a decorative plaque on which was inscribed a quote attributed to the late "power of positive thinking" guru Norman Vincent Peale: "Change your thinking, and you change your world."
Being physically and spiritually fit can be beneficial.
Last week I concluded my column by alluding to how frustrated we have become as a society. I suggested that our frustrations are related to our disrespect and dishonor for God and anything that is honorable, holy, pure and right.
Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.
Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.
Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - Romans 6:23
There's something — or, more precisely, someone — missing from many churches on Sunday mornings: men.
Would you classify your child as a Bible scripture aficionado?