Remembering that God is our provider also means that we trust in His provision. Whether He gives us material wealth, physical health or the forgotten gift of suffering, we trust that God provides us with everything necessary for us to thrive BECAUSE He is The Good Father.
At Christmas time, and all the time, Believers (“men and women of God”) are appointed to deliver God’s message, to announce God’s truth, to those whom we are sent; just like Gabriel did.
God still loves the fool. Even though the fool has rejected God, God desires to rescue the fool from His folly, so that he can know the Truth and be saved.
The need of the hour for today’s ministry is believing scholarship joined with earnest spirituality, the one springing from the other as fruit from the root. The need is Biblical doctrine, so understood and felt, that it sets men on fire.
This year’s research reveals that skepticism toward the Bible continues to rise. For the first time since tracking began, Bible skepticism is tied with Bible engagement. The number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe that the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice”—has nearly doubled from 10% to 19% in just three years. This is now equal to the number of people who are Bible engaged—who read the Bible at least four times a week and believe it is the actual or inspired Word of God…
…Given the increase in Millennials who don’t believe the Bible is sacred and the decrease in Bible awareness among Millennials, Bible skepticism will likely continue to rise in the next five years.
This survey [points] out common gaps in theological knowledge and awareness so that Christians might be more effective in the proclamation, teaching, and defense of the essential truths of the Christian faith.
It is especially in times of trouble that the righteous and the good, must seize the opportunity and use it to share the Gospel: to shed abroad the light that is Jesus.
What if God changes our careers, turns our lives upside-down, inside-out and reassigns us to a dungeon somewhere far away? Would we spend the rest of our days in FEAR and regret, in bitterness and resentment?? Or would we, like Paul, accept our redeployment willingly. Are our lives all about Christ or all about comfort??
After all the recent distractions with elections, let us get back to our true jobs: laboring in the fields of The Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus.
Believers must never allow the affairs of earth to distract us from our purpose here, which is attending to the interests and affairs of God as they pertain to this world.