Category: Christianity & The Church

Articles regarding Christianity and the role of the Church in our world

God, In The Broken Place- When My Understanding Comes Unraveled

  "Let me feel you in this broken place. Let me feel Your breath upon my face. 'Cuz everything I've trusted in, has been such a waste, if I don't see you in this broken place." I recalled today, when I ministered this song in a conference, once, and as the words came out of my mouth, I could feel the ...

The Words of His Mouth; My Treasure

[Note: For the sake of distinguishing the Father, God from the Son, Jesus, in this article, the Father, God pronoun will be capitalized and the Son, Jesus, pronoun will be lower case, but in no way meant to diminish His deity.] Like Paul, I count all things, rubbish, compared to knowing Jesus. I am stirred ...

A Hunger for Jesus

Don't mistake my title for some post that's going to talk about pursuing God and if you're not hungry for God, "shame on you" or "you're not a true follower". This post is not about what you're doing wrong, it's about finding true satisfaction in life. My hunger for Jesus has been insatiable for the ...

True Religion Before God, the Father, is This………

  Okay, as Christians we need to have some conversations! Like real conversations. Like conversations that are going to change things. Conversations like missionary, Jack Harris  http://www.globalmessenger.org had with our church many months ago. He talked about enemies that hinder the spreading of the Gospel. The #1 enemy is apathy. We just don't care. I was so convicted, personally, by ...

The Church is Alive & Well!

My hope was renewed today as I looked out over a congregation of believers from the choir loft! "What Love is This", by Kari Jobe had just been ministered by our Performing Arts department and I'd venture to say there wasn't a dry eye in the house, including mine. I pondered the morning's events in my ...

Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing

The day was marked in time. The moment planned from the foundation of the world. "Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world!" John's words rang from eternity and into the hearing of all those surrounding his revelation of Jesus Christ at the Jordan. [John 1: 29-32] Soon after, John's ministry ...

The Power of Music!

It's been said, music is the universal language. I don't know who coined the phrase, but it appears to carry a lot of truth! Artists can travel around the world singing to those who don't speak their language and still be just as powerful as they are in their native land. Why? Because song has power! Why does it ...

VOICES

"My God's not dead, He's surely alive. He's living on the inside roaring like a lion." This was a song written by Daniel Bashta made popular by David Crowder Band and Newsboys. A song of revival and spiritual revolution. When I think about all the revolutions in the earth and our country, they started with a ...

“Thy Kingdom Come!”

God is returning community to ministry. The way it began in the book of Acts in the Bible. Actually, in Genesis. If you look at it, God always began with an individual or a family; Abraham, Noah. A community of people or person who loved and served Him. With these, He would change the world! ...

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What’s Important to God?

I have always been astounded at what is important to God. That's why I hate religion! And I believe that's why Jesus hated religion too. It was because of how unlike God religion was in Jesus' day. Always has been and still is today! For instance, when God is evaluating his people at the end of ...

FINDING OUR WORTH IN JESUS CHRIST

Many of us flail through life wondering who we are while trying to obtain our worth from things, people and accomplishments. We do this because we have no sense of worth within ourselves so we look incessantly outside ourselves or in other things. If you've lived long enough, you know what a futile trek this is. ...

The Posture of Worship

Today, I was looking for pictures in a "Google" search of the word WORSHIP. This is what I was inundated with: We see the lights, the stages and yes, the hands lifted. And, although I understand the concept and agree it is about the children of God coming together to worship God, if this is the image ...