The Gift Of You – Encouragement Café – October 29

The Gift Of You By Beth Mabe GianopulosThen Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, Go back, each of you, to your mothers home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me.  May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of... Read more

Total Victory – Beloved Women – October 29, 2020

Total Victory Beloved Women October 29, 2020READ: Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: The other morning, I was working on my back yard and I was doing fine until I came across a roadblock. I knew it was a rock because they are all in my yard. I was not expecting to... Read more

Individual Racism vs. Systemic Racism – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Phillip Holmes: Partiality, if you look at the definition and what it’s doing, it does what the Bible always does. It speaks to our specific sins or struggles, but at the same time,... Read more

Dear Younger Pastors in 2020 America

Dear brothers, I dont often write to you like this. But Im thinking of the challenges facing you right now in pastoral ministry, and I want to share a thought with you. As shepherds of Christs flock, one of our responsibilities is to warn the sheep when a wolf is on the horizon. Were in... Read more

Why Evangelicals Are (Still) Divided over Trump

Four years ago we witnessed the beginning of a new political divide, an intramural division within American social conservatism, which was felt most prominently within the evangelical wing of this movement. Evangelicalism has never been a monolithic entity, and there were always differences and disagreements on politics. Still, within the social conservative faction (which accounts... Read more

How to Avoid Apathy in a World Overrun by Causes | RELEVANT

Youre tired. Absolutely and utterly exhausted. Slavery. Genocide. Racism. Climate change. Refugees. Poverty. Equality. Water. Life and human dignity. The list of social justice issues you need to know, take a stand about and thoughtfully engage is seemingly endless. Many of us have been actively fighting injustice issues for years. Socially conscious millennials have spent... Read more

Why Jesus Plan for Your Child Is so Much Better

Living our life purpose, or Gods plan for our life, is not a trivial pursuit. Its living the life our heart beats for. Its living the life destined for us by our Creator. Discerning and surrendering to it will unlock some of the richest fulfillment we can find on Earth; thats the power of living... Read more

Whose Fault Is it that Im Angry? The Answer Might Surprise You

The Other Person Has Responsibilityfor Their Actions, and for Acknowledging Your Feelings Before I learned about emotions, I often blamed my husband for itand then wed argue about whether my anger was justified. But arguing about my anger distracted us from a much more important question.Its this: how could my husband and I work together... Read more

Who Was the Witch of Endor?

As Halloween approaches, we may hear a lot about how the Bible talks against the use of witchcraft or consulting people who practice such arts (such as divination, tarot cards, etc.). But many people may not know that the Bible contains instances of sorcerers or witches.The one well meet today appears in the Old Testament... Read more

Paula White-Cain Explains Why Evangelicals Should Re-elect Trump

Paula White-Cain Explains Why Evangelicals Should Re-elect Trump Paula-White Cain, the spiritual advisor to President Trump and the president of Paula White Ministries, is making the case for why she believes Christians should give President Trump a second term.White-Cains case for Trump is part of a new series by Ed Stetzer for Christianity Today that... Read more

How to Live the Bible What Is Holiness? – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-eighth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. The idea that we need... Read more

The Trump Campaign Deceptively Edited a Video of Joe Biden Quoting Pope Francis | RELEVANT

On Tuesday in Warm Springs, Georgia, Joe Biden stopped on the campaign trail and spoke at some length about Pope Francis’ recent encyclical. The encyclical is timely for Biden, a devout Catholic, since the pope suggested some questions all politicians should ask themselves about why they’re seeking higher office. But President Donald Trump’s campaign seized... Read more

Ohio County Backs Down, Wont Force Minister to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

Ohio County Backs Down, Wont Force Minister to Perform Same-Sex Weddings A Christian business owner and ordained minister won a major religious liberty victory Friday when an Ohio county agreed not to force her to perform same-sex weddings under a controversial non-discrimination law.The law in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation... Read more

Group Releases Bible with Words Ordered Alphabetically to Provide ‘New Interpretations’ of Scripture

Group Releases Bible with Words Ordered Alphabetically to Provide 'New Interpretations' of Scripture A new rewritten Bible with each word listed alphabetically for each book of the Bible was just released by a group of creatives called Sideline Collective, The Christian Post reports.The project is called "Bible The.According to the project's website, "Each book is completely... Read more

Real Men: Sinner vs. Saint (Romans 3:21-31) | Real Faith

28 Oct Real Men: Sinner vs. Saint (Romans 3:21-31) Posted at 09:42h in Blog by Real Faith Staff Sinner vs Saint Who Do You Think You Are? Secular self-image, self-esteem Christian – identity 1. who God is, 2. who you are, 3. who others are One thing that changes everything When you know who you... Read more

Hillsong Church to Launch New Campus with First-Ever Black Lead Pastors

Hillsong Church to Launch New Campus with First-Ever Black Lead Pastors Hillsong Church is launching an Atlanta, Georgia campus that will be led by husband and wife Sam and Toni Collier.According to The Christian Post, the Colliers will be the first Black lead pastors of a Hillsong church. They also have a daughter, Dylan.We want... Read more

‘A New Start:’ Seventeen Inmates Baptized in Mississippi Jail

'A New Start:' Seventeen Inmates Baptized in Mississippi Jail Covington County Sheriffs Office in Collins, Mississippi celebrated the baptism of seventeen inmates last week, according to NBC 12.We hope this is a new start and will change the lives of these and many more, a Facebook post from the office said.Attached to the post were... Read more

6 Beautiful Psalms to Encourage You in Your Daily Life

Many of us have learned how to cope with lifes big momentsthe mountains and the valleys, the times of wild bliss, and those dark periods of anguish and turmoil. But what about regular daily life, the day-to-day grind that can feel at times monotonous or even meaningless? On occasion, we all experience seasons when daily... Read more

Pray for Persecuted Christians – Bible Gateway Blog

[See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Join with Christians around the world in praying for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for believing Jesus Christ is their savior. Christians will observe the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 1, 8, & 15,... Read more

Christian Flogged in Iran, Pastor and Wife Forced to Flee

Christian Flogged in Iran, Pastor and Wife Forced to Flee October 27, 2020 (Morning Star News) The flogging an underground Christian in Iran received and the harsh prison sentence upheld for the pastor of a legally recognized church reflect the growing dangers of Christian faith in the country.Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi on Oct. 14 received... Read more

One-Third of Pastors Have Endorsed Candidates This Year Outside the Church Role, Poll Shows

One-Third of Pastors Have Endorsed Candidates This Year Outside the Church Role, Poll Shows Protestant pastors are nearly unanimous in their decision not to endorse a political candidate from the pulpit this year, although roughly one-third say they have endorsed a political candidate outside of the church setting, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.The... Read more

10 Things You Should Know about Covenant Theology

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. 1. Covenant theology is about the gospel. Romans 5:1221 is a great example of covenant theology on display in the Bible. Paul explains the gospel by discussing how sin entered into the world through the transgression of one man and through him, all... Read more

Pope Francis Elects First Black American Cardinal

Pope Francis Elects First Black American Cardinal On Sunday, Pope Francis announced that Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. will be Americas first Black Cardinal.Gregory, who was alive during the Civil Rights Era, thanked Pope Francis in a statement obtained by The Christian Post. "With a very grateful and humble heart, I thank Pope Francis... Read more