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Posted 6/17/17 at 7:44 PM | Sunny Shell

#PsalmSunday: Psalm 46:1-3

#PsalmSunday: When the LORD God Almighty walled up the waves of the Red Sea to provide the Israelites safe passage, He never says that He also kept the Israelites from experiencing the sound of the rushing waters, and the power of the mighty winds that He used to restrain the sea (Ex 14:21-31). I imagine it might've been like the eye of a hurricane—the safest place to be in a hurricane, yet, not without the frightful sound, and hint of the great power of the winds and waters that swirl about.

If the Israelites feared the winds and the waves more than they feared God, they would've never crossed over to the other side to safety. Just as the Israelites' fear of the LORD prevailed, we too, must trust the LORD's steadfast love and faithfulness regardless of the torrential times we live in; within our homes, communities, or anywhere in this world. Our fear and love for the LORD must prevail because the Father has lovingly walled us up, that is, hid us in His Son, our Strong Tower, and therefore, we ARE safe (Prov 18:10). FULL POST

Posted 6/15/17 at 2:59 AM | Lara Sen

Switch To Christian Bedding To Infuse Positivity To Your Room

Do you have strong feelings towards your religious beliefs? Are you looking for what to give to your best friend to make him/her feel quite special? You have landed at the right place as we are going to unearth a gigantic collection of unparalleled Christian Bedding Themes available in home decor items such as pillow cases, bed sheets, comforters, window curtains and so on.

The best thing is that it does not matter what size your bed or window is, as size customization is an option available so that you receive the best products at the best prices. Although this concept is quite new, it has turned out to be a big draw within no time.

Why This Stylish and Eye-catching Christian Bedding Is In High Demand –
We are living in an era where we indulge too much in technology and sometimes even forget to recall the name of God. When you switch to a Christian Bedding theme, it will help you to stay positive about your faith.

When you decorate your room with pillows, window curtains, duvet covers, or comforters that have breathtaking designs dipped in heart touching shades, you will find positivity around you.

  • By putting all these religious signs and decorations around you, fear and stress will go away from your life. You will feel energetic and stress free.
  • This kind of religious decoration fills your room with positive energy and you will find yourself away from the negativity.
  • All of these options of window curtains, blankets and bed sheets are designed by experts who are fully engaged in the design process to make you feel satisfied.

What Kind Of Designs
We want you to be happy and satisfied when purchasing, which is why we have a comprehensive range of stylish designs to choose from including: FULL POST

Posted 5/16/17 at 6:04 AM | June Samuel

Beware of Lukewarmness

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, these things say the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God. Revelation 3:14

Who is the Amen? The Lord Jesus Christ is the Amen. For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20. All the promises of God are fulfilled in the Lord Jesus. He is in agreement with the Father. The Lord Jesus said in John 10:30, “I and my Father are One.” The Lord Jesus is the embodiment of Amen. He confirms God’s promises. He fulfils God’s promises. All that He did or said while He was here on earth was in agreement with the Father. The Lord Jesus is the First and the Last. He is from eternity past, present and into eternity future. He is the Amen.

He is the Faithful and True Witness. Revelation 1:5: “And from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the firstborn from the dead, …..”. A faithful witness does not lie, …. Proverbs 14:5. The Lord Jesus is the Faithful Witness. We can depend upon His witness. Isaiah 55:4 reads: “Indeed I have given Him as a witness to the people, a leader and a commander for the people.” The Lord Jesus will speak the truth, for He is The Way, The Truth and The Life. He is the Faithful and True Witness. FULL POST

Posted 5/14/17 at 10:30 PM | Daniella Whyte

Give Up Your Burdens (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 58)

Psalm 55:22 (NLT)
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

From almost the day we were born, our lives are filled with trouble. We have burdens, and many of them are too big for us to bear. If you don’t have any problems in life, I assure you that you do not live in reality. The problem with our burdens is that we weren’t made to carry them, yet we attempt to live with these huge weights upon our souls and minds.

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Posted 5/2/17 at 9:37 AM |

Q&A with Annette Hubbell Author of “A Spoonful of Grace”

Q: What inspired you to write your new book?
A: At a casual lunch with some friends, our host led us in a grace prayer before the meal. That was it! Saying grace has always been part of my life, but this time something was different. It was an astonishing thought, too, because writing a book was the furthest thing from my mind, and I surely was not a faith scholar.

The grace I said growing up was different from the one my friend said. Well, I thought, there must be others I’d never heard before. What if I were to collect them—from all over the world—and create a book? I could even enhance each prayer with a Bible verse. In effect, I would simply become a compiler. I sent out inquiries, asking everyone to share, eagerly awaiting the replies. What a diversity of prayers there would be—from the world over! What I received back surprised me. It seems that there are, in fact, only a handful of “standard” graces; most are impromptu, made up according to how the day unfolds. Even more surprising were the responses of those who didn’t regularly say grace but wished they did—and would if they had some structure. FULL POST

Posted 5/1/17 at 12:40 AM | Lynn Joesph

The Bible, Lawyers And God – What Is The Connection?

Many Christians get the wrong idea when talking about what the Bible says about lawyers and their actions. What we should all understand is that in the Bible we do not find text about attorneys as they are today. Israel at the time was under strict Rome legal jurisdiction. When referring to “teachers of the law” (as in Luke 5:17), the mention is about religious leaders expert in Mosaic Law. Our modern court system that includes defense lawyers and prosecuting lawyers is far from what was present then. Modern attorneys only appeared when the Middle Ages passed.

Human accusers are mentioned in the Bible. They are those that appear in front of a magistrate to charge someone else. However, the accusers are normally witnesses. They are not lawyers. The only Bible character that that is close to the modern prosecuting attorney is the orator Tertullus. He received payment from Jews to make a presentation of initial case in front of Governor Felix against Paul.

Our legal system does reflect a biblical model. Prosecuting lawyers analyze and use the law in order to bring accusations against defendants, trying to show that they are guilty, all without reasonable doubt. Defense attorneys will argue for the client in various different circumstances. With Christians, Jesus’ sacrifice in extenuating circumstances paid lawgiver debts and made us all go free, although the guilt exists according to Law (check Romans 8:1-5). FULL POST

Posted 4/26/17 at 1:50 PM | Daniella Whyte

Warning Signs (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 57)

2 Chronicles 36:15 (NLT)
The Lord, the God of their ancestors, repeatedly sent his prophets to warn them, for he had compassion on his people and his Temple.

The world today is filled with warning signs. No matter who you are or where you live, warning signs exist all around you. When a storm, tornado, or hurricane is approaching, sirens alert us to the impending danger. When we are sick, the symptoms we experience are warning signs to let us know something is wrong.

Just as man has created warning signs in the world, God has given us warning signs in His Word. The consequences of sin, for example, is death. A lack of obedience and humility leads to judgment. When we choose to ignore God’s warning signs, we open up our lives to heartbreak and unfortunate situations that we could have otherwise avoided.

God gives us warnings to protect us, not to keep us back from having fun or living a happy life. By yielding to God’s will and striving to obey His Word, we will, in fact, live a better life than we ever imagined. The life we want to live, the life we dream of, is the life God Himself wants us to have. It’s called the abundant life, and it is the most fulfilling life you can live. FULL POST

Posted 4/20/17 at 1:40 PM | Daniella Whyte

Agree with God (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 56)

Numbers 13:31 (NLT)
But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are!”

These are the words of the twelve spies that were sent to explore and search out the promised land. This is the report they brought back to Joshua, Caleb, and the rest of the people of Israel. How discouraging and disapproving this report is! To feel weak in a country that was supposed to be theirs must have been a disappointing feeling.

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Posted 4/15/17 at 8:40 PM | Greg Gordon

The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of the Son of God

Death of Christ

He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. – Mark 8:31

The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed declares of the Son of God,

“For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.”

What a wonderful statement to consider and think about. Our faith in death and resurrection of Christ are the non-negotiables that we must hold to tightly and dwell on continually. There is an unfathomable depth of richness in these simple statements that should release us on a life of holy contemplation of the sufferings of our Lord. FULL POST

Posted 4/15/17 at 1:02 PM | Daniella Whyte

Removing Spiritual Roadblocks (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 55)

Mark 9:43 (NLT)
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand than to go into the unquenchable fires of hell with two hands.

The story is told of a man who set out to sail around the world. Some time during his adventure, his sailboat hit a large rock that was invisible from the surface. For days, he wandered with his broken boat until he reached a small patch of land.

Once he reached land, with little food and clean water, he lay on the dirt for a nap. At some point during the night, a snake bit his foot to the point where he could not walk at all. The pain was excruciating; his attempt to apply what little medical knowledge he had only seemed to make it worse. After a while, he decided that in order to survive until help came, he had to cut his foot off.

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