Unless we become like children-humble, teachable and trusting-we will never grow into the spiritual people God intends for us to be. The intellegencia in Athens were too proud to receive the Gospel.
Scripture: Acts 17:16-32
Vets tell us that our canines have the emotional and intellectual capacity of two-year-olds. I beg to disagree. Toddlers are much dumber than dogs, and I have hard evidence to prove it. (Just kidding!) But we can learn from both of them. And should. The average toddler spews strained spinach all over his Mom’s white blouse and smashes half-eaten graham crackers on the...
Author: Julie Barrier
Is the Word of God that should drive our discussions about modesty. What has God revealed about it? First and foremost, a biblical definition of modesty must focus on the heart . Modesty is primarily about our motivations. In addition, modest dress is also about discernment, having an awareness of others and our environment. Modern Modesty Controversies In a recent...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
Drs. Roger Barrier and Chet Weld discuss life themes that impact our self-image, our self-talk and our decisions. These powerful "life scripts" can be positive or negative. Only through an intimate relationship with Christ can these scripts be re-written.
Topic: Loving Others
Pastor Roger Barrier and daughter Brianna Barrier Engeler describe unique stressors on pastor's children. Pastor's kids can be helped by their parents when they demonstrate realistic expectations, empathy and right priorities.
Invest time and energy in your children. Build them up according to their needs. The goal is to be adult friends when they leave home.
Scripture: Ephesians 6
Disciplining our children is a hotly debated issue in our culture and the Christian community. Typically, the flashpoints in these debates ignite around issues like spanking, public reprimands, and what consequences (if any) non-parents should be allowed to enforce. But these debates tend to occur without a foundational Biblical understanding on this issue. So, with Scripture...
Author: Kent Shaffer
Dear Roger, What happens to America in the end times? Sincerely, Peter Dear Peter, The quick and simple answer is that no one knows. However, there are some Biblical and political possibilities. Let me begin by listing for you the major predictive passages in the Bible. The Book of Revelation promises a blessing to those who read and understand these prophetic...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Church and Culture, Bible Prophecy
This past year, Barna Group has spent a considerable amount of time studying the unchurched—those who have not attended church within the past six months. Much of that research is collected in the new Barna project Churchless , edited by David Kinnaman and George Barna. One of the most remarkable findings is that unchurched people are not always unbelievers—in fact,...
Author: David Kinnaman
Topic: Church and Culture
We, the church, are the bridge God created to impart grace to the world. We must appropriate the grace God has given us. We don't go to church, we are the church. How do we know that we are doing church right? We grow in knowledge, love and service. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-16, Psalm 119:10, 1 Corinthians 12:14-26, Micah 6:8