Is There Ever A Reason For Christians To Tell a Lie?

December 19, 2014 by Jack Wellman
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Are there times when it is permissible for Christians to lie?  What are these times? Thou Shall Not Lie The 9th of the Ten Commandments is “You shall not bear false witness” (Ex 20:16).  God takes lying very seriously but all of humanity has the same problem.we are all liars.  Paul writes to the church […]

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Top 7 Bible Verses To Ease The Mind

December 18, 2014 by Crystal McDowell
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Troubling times tend to influence our minds with fears, anxieties, and doubts even though we know that God is in control. We must make the intentional effort of focusing our minds on the truths of God’s word. By doing so, we can have peace and confidence even in the midst of great difficulty. It’s a […]

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What Is The Importance of Biblical Doctrine?

December 17, 2014 by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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One of the most exciting times as a pastor was when I completed my initial seminary studies and ordination as I prayerfully considered callings from different churches. However, I was dumbfounded by some of the comments made by those tasked with selecting candidates. One committee of a very famous church said, “We hope you are […]

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Different Types Of Prayer Found In The Bible

December 16, 2014 by David Peach
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There are many different types of prayers found in the Bible; some given by name and others by example. There is also variation in how people categorize various prayers in the Bible. Here is a good list to get you started in studying the different types of prayers in the Bible for yourself. I trust […]

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What Is The Spiritual Gift of Discernment? How Do You Know If You Have It?

December 15, 2014 by Jack Wellman
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What is the gift of discernment?  How do you know that you have it? How does this gift help the church? A Valuable Gift Do you discern things when others miss them?  Are you able to see, hear, or read something that just doesn’t seem right?  Can you spot a phony teaching or church leader […]

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6 Good Bible Verses About Accountability

December 12, 2014 by Crystal McDowell
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Everyone is called to be accountable in some way. Husbands and wives are accountable to be faithful to each other. Children are called to be accountable in their obedience to parents. Employees are called to be accountable to their employers and students are called to be accountable to their teachers. Why is it necessary to […]

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What Does Perseverance Of The Saints Mean?

December 11, 2014 by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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My first life experience with someone who held to the doctrine of “perseverance of the saints” was during the time I served in my first pastorate. I learned of a woman who struggled with addictions. She was taught by those who held strong Calvinist beliefs that if God chose her to be saved she would […]

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What Is The Spiritual Gift of Administration? How Do You Know If You Have It?

December 10, 2014 by Jack Wellman
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Do you know what the gift of Administration looks like?  How can you tell whether you have it or know for sure you don’t have this gift of the Spirit? The Gifts of the Spirit The gifts of the Spirit are mentioned in Romans 12 and in 1 Corinthians 12 but there are others besides […]

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8 Little Known Christians Throughout History Who Had A Big Impact

December 9, 2014 by Pamela Rose Williams
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How well do you know the history of Christians who have had a big impact for the Lord? Most of us have heard of D.L. Moody, Jim Elliot, Jonathan Edwards, Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom and the like but what about those who have had an impact and are nearly forgotten, I have highlighted just […]

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7 Bible Verses To Help Overcome Resentment

December 8, 2014 by Crystal McDowell
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Have you ever been treated unfairly? When mistreatment spans over a long period of time, we may find ourselves struggling with resentment. It is our fleshy response to indignities, insults, and injustice. Yet unresolved resentment can hover over our lives causing havoc on us internally and those who live with us—even if they aren’t the […]

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