Is Christianity Dying? Christianity is dying. At least, that’s what major newspapers are telling us today , culling research from a new Pew Center study on what almost all sociologists are observing these days—the number of Americans who identify as Christians has reached an all-time low, and is falling. I think this is perhaps bad news for America, but it is good news...
Author: Russell Moore
Topic: Church and Culture
Learning to be grateful will transform your thoughts, your relationships and your walk with God. This practical guide filled with Scripture and prayers will change your life!
Type: Bible Study
The story of the complaining Israelites in the wilderness teach us many lessons. God gives us salvation and freedom, but often, God’s people are impatient and complain. God disciplines us in order to bless us. When we repent and look to Jesus, He saves us.There will always be something to complain about. It’s ok to complain to God, but not against God. There is a great...
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Numbers 21:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:9-10, Philippians 2:14-16, Matthew 11:28-30, John 3:1-21
Celebration is about spiritually savoring all of who God is, all that He has done. It is all about the joy available to us and the connections we have with others. Celebration is God's promise that pulls us forward and assures us that we have a secure future in Him. We must savor Him and all His gifts with a grateful heart.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 118:24, Nehemiah 8:9-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Deuteronomy 16, Nehemiah 8:9-11
Gratitude is the overwhelming response to God's love and compassion. Our undeniable guilt plus God's undeserved grace equals unbridled gratitude.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Colossians 1:12-14, Psalm 95:2-7, Matthew 7:1-11, Psalm 118:1-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Topic: The Birth of Christ
God longs for an intimate relationship with each of us. When Christ healed the ten lepers, only one returned to give Him thanks. The other nine followed Christ’s instructions, but missed the opportunity to have a love relationship with Jesus. Similarly, we can obey the rules, attend church, give money, read the Bible yet neglect intimacy with our Lord. He awaits.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19, Romans 6:23, 2 Kings 5, 2 Chronicles 26, Romans 3:23
Topic: The Life of Christ
I’m wondering how much of the creation/evolution debate is caught up in the labels of “Evolution,” “Creation,” and “Intelligent Design.” I say this because of the popularly understood notions of what these labels mean. While you personally may not regard evolution as beginning with the idea that God does not (or must not) exist the published works indicate that the...
Author: Tom Terry
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
It seems that Thanksgiving; at least the meaning of it all is being lost somewhere. In many respects we’ve traded it wholesale for football, turkey, an insane variety of foodstuffs and an excuse for a four day weekend. In a lot of ways it’s become more the starting gun to Christmas; a brief celebration with a built-in justification to gorge ourselves the day before we run...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
"Spirituality" is now an acceptable and even a stylish presence in our cultural life, including the university or college. It can come in the form of religion, in some traditionally recognized sense. Religion can be, though it need not be, practiced as a form of spirituality, but much of spirituality’s contemporary acceptance is due to its breaking free from religion in the...
Author: Dallas Willard
Statistics indicate that at least one in every ten babies is lost through miscarriage. Many mothers hide the sorrow inside themselves and never talk about it because they have found that most people do not understand their feelings. "I don't know when the really intense feelings of loss and grief began to subside. It was a slow process of ups and downs. Some days I would have...
Author: Karen Holford