Posts Tagged: God

Loving Hard-to-Love People

Loving Hard-to-Love People

Loving hard-to-love people requires God’s help. But we can do it! “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” ~Jimmy Dugan For 50+ years, Josh McDowell Ministry has been leading seekers into a deeper knowledge of God’s truth and power. We offer you… Read more »

Can We Trust God?

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our third post in our new year-long blog series we're calling "Journey Together." In this post we'll dive a bit further into how our trusting God affects our everyday life. So here's the thing: many of us don't trust God. I'll go a step further: NOT one of... Read more »

Elizabeth on God’s Ultimate Book

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth The Bible. One of the greatest books ever to be written. Some say it’s just one of those great books that you read once and put it on the shelf to collect dust. Just another book. That’s a lie. [The Bible is] not… Read more »

Sammie on the Special Book

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth The Bible may be a book but it is not an ordinary book. Yes, all books have chapters, page numbers, and words and yes the Bible consists of these things but still it doesn’t make it an ordinary book. Books are all different,… Read more »

Abigail: Bible Written With God’s Help

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth People say the Bible is a great book that was written by just another author. Some think that it is a book of guessing of what is to come. But the Bible is a book of overwhelming miracles and prophecies that have… Read more »

Biblical Scripture: Truth or Tale?

Scripture: truth or tale?

Can we Believe What We Read in Scripture? The idea that “what’s true for you isn’t necessarily true for me” can lead a person to the conclusion that the moral truths from the Bible are all just a matter of opinion. But this conclusion simply reveals our confusion over the concepts of truth and belief. We are all… Read more »

Religious Freedom: Still an American Hallmark?

religious freedom

Religious Freedom + Cultural Tolerance = ? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. When the First Amendment… Read more »

The Bible: Just a Rule Book of “Thou Shalt Nots”?

A lot of people get hung up on what they see as the Bible’s negativity. The Bible gets a bum rap for being “negative,” for being a bunch of rules one has to follow, if God is to be good to us. God’s Word definitely contains “Thou shalt nots,” but God’s intention is not to limit our human experience. … Read more »

“Oh, my God!” Meaningless Expression or Power Words?

Speak God’s name with reverence. One thing missing in society today is a deep, soul-level reverence for God. We hear people utter God’s name, all day long, but they’re not actually talking to Him — or even about Him. “Oh, my God!” and “Jesus!” and “Oh, Lord!” become just meaningless expressions, convenient ways to respond to a funny joke or dumb thing we see… Read more »

The Need for Conviction in a Wishy-Washy World

How deep are your beliefs about God? Some kids are nearly undone by peer pressure. Especially if asked to publicly acknowledge their gratitude to Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins. The word “sin,” in case you haven’t noticed, has become a word to avoid, thanks to the growing influence of cultural tolerance.  So how do we help our young people to honor God in a… Read more »