My home was a nightmare. I felt dead inside, fearful of each new day. I was having one of those days when nothing seemed to be going as planned. I wanted to crawl back in bed so I could rise again to some other, new beginning. Just as I was having one of those mornings, for no apparent reason, a friend brought me a beautiful bouquet of roses, stargazers, and carnations. I...
Author: Gloria Irving
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
Raising children in a corrupt society has its challenges. Hold on tight: commit to the tough process, provide clear direction, encourage more than discourage and release them when it's time to grow up.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Genesis 3 - 4, Deuteronomy 6:1-20, Joshua 24:14-15, 1 Samuel 3:13, 1 Samuel 18:1-5
If we will move in true discernment, our view of life must be purged of human thoughts and reactions. We must perceive life through the eyes of Christ. To Discern, You Cannot Judge We will never possess true discernment until we crucify our instincts to judge. Realistically, this can take months or even years of uprooting old thought-systems that have not been planted...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Topic: Tongues and Spiritual Gifts
Got any aches, pains and complaints? Anyone who served in World War II would say, “Sure. It cured everything!” The acronym APC was widely used in the middle of the twentieth century to identify a pain medicine. It was a combination of aspirin, phenacetin and caffeine. Sort of like Excedrin or Aleve today, APC was such a favorite analgesic and antipyretic (fever treatment) that...
Author: Leonard Sweet
Topic: Church and Culture
Keys from the "love chapter" can set a new tone in your home. Defy relational gravity. Overcome evil with good. Defy logic. Believe the best. Find the most generous explanation for each other's behavior and believe it. Keep on loving. Defy entropy. Pray.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Romans 12:21, Proverbs 29:22, Psalm 103:13-14
Sexuality is designed by God as a way to know Him more fully. Knowing God is designed by God as a way of guarding and guiding our sexuality. By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org . Used by permission.
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30, Ezekial 16:13-59, Ephesians 5:23-27, Revelation 19:9, Genesis 4:1
n Psalm 127, Solomon encourages parents to establish a stable home environment, to set appropriate boundaries, to practice the art of being "with" and to meet the children's primary intimacy needs. Parents need to aim their children for a future with the Master
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Psalm 127, Deuteronomy 6:1-4, Deuteronomy 10:12-13, Mark 3:14
Godly parents can effectively imprint their children by clearly communicating the right view of the real God, by processing their own hurts so they are free to see their children's needs, and by implementing biblical principles consistently in their homes.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Genesis 127, Galatians 5:1, Luke 2:40, Proverbs