Going to church has gotten a bad wrap the last few years. Why? Because Satan has been vigorously assaulting God’s work in an effort to destroy it from the inside and out. But don’t give up on church. The church was left behind by the risen Jesus to represent Him in the world. So let’s get back to attending, improving and supporting our churches, and do what He said. When empowered by the Holy Spirit, the church can change our world, including the lives of those closest to us. Here are 101 reasons to be there next Sunday.
The earlier kids see your hands at work toward giving to others, the greater chance you have to equip them for a lifetime of compassion, service and generosity.
The united states of america is built on the constitutional right to pursue a life of freedom. It is the land of the free, the home of opportunity, and unlimited choice. With these promises, one would think America would be home to the most free people in the world. but, are we really free? research, misunderstanding and heavily burdened people suggest otherwise.
Long summer afternoons offer time to work on crafts, talk over Bible stories and memorize Scripture.
The life of Jesus Christ and His return to life stand as irrefutable testimony to the truth of the Bible prophecies in the Old and New Testaments. From His birth in an Israeli backwater town to His brutal crucifixion to His ultimate victory over death in the Resurrection, every prediction was fulfilled. With all of the prophecies about His first coming divinely realized, our hope in the prophecies about Christ’s second coming stands firm.
A lilac bouquet starts with a cutting planted in good soil that must be tended, watered and pruned. When the shrub is mature, it blooms and offers a bounty of flowers—fragrant, graceful stems that symbolize love. The process God uses for shaping your life is similar. The practical tools and methods here will help you blossom as a Christian.
Many of you have unhealthy habits that you wish you could break, change or toss out the window. When you feel stressed, worn-down or worried, you often revert to a habit, whether it’s reaching for a candy bar or ignoring the Bible on the bookshelf. The truth is that changing a habit is difficult to do alone. Everyone needs help. As a believer, you have the Holy Spirit on your side, transforming you into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). The Lord will help you make the choices that enable you to replace your old habits with new, healthy ones. Here are some good places to start.
Learn why you should rejoice in the power of the Cross and why Jesus’ shed blood is the salvation for all humanity, if they so choose. The Resurrection is real. It was foretold, hidden in prophetic words, hundreds of years earlier. Before starting, pray for understanding, then study the Bible references included and meditate on the words. The Cross has the power to ensure your place in eternity and your relationship with God.
Toys can throw an orderly room into disarray in minutes. Set kids up for success by implementing a few rules:
Deep inside, we all desire to be fulfilled, to have purpose and meaning in our lives. For thousands of years, people have found answers in the Bible. Consider the timeless truths in its pages.
Many people are puzzled when they first hear someone say they are giving up something for Lent. It raises questions. Why? Should I? Lent can be like fresh compost to your faith, regardless of your faith roots or lack of spiritual legacy. Lent can help you grow in faith as you learn what you have gained and who you truly are. Dig into this old tradition for new ideas for growth.
From familiar nutty brown rice to less well-known, smoky-flavor freekeh, whole grains are simple to cook and high in nutritional value. Grains are the cornerstone to many delicious, healthful meals.
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