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Help for the Faithful Finish – Encouragement for Today – September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020Help for the Faithful FinishSHALA W. GRAHAMLee en espaolI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 2 Timothy 4:7 (NLT)Every night, I seem to dream nonstop.Some dreams are in the first person, and in others, Im observing. Some dreams repeat, and some dreams pick up... Read more

How to Be Faithful When Your Grandchildren Face Trauma You Can’t Control

What if your grandchild is a girl? Can you still find encouragement from the Bible? Esthers story has long been one of my favorites.She won a beauty contest she didnt even want to enter. Her family, all except one uncle, Mordecai, died when Esther was still very young. As a teen, she was snatched in... Read more

Dream Smaller: The Faithful Obedience of Father Beocca – Christ and Pop Culture

Although I believe The Last Kingdom is one of the best shows on Netflix, I only selectively recommend it to people. Its not a show for the kids, as we might say, nor is it particularly happy. Favorite characters are liable to suffer disappointments and even death more often than thriving and worldly successes, and... Read more

Three Ways to Stay Faithful in a Sifting Season – Encouragement for Today – August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020Three Ways to Stay Faithful in a Sifting SeasonMEREDITH HOUSTON CARRLee en espaolSimon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers. Luke 22:31-32 (ESV)Have you ever... Read more

Want to Be Faithful? Think Like a Farmer

I tried to grow a garden once. It didnt go well. I had great aspirations when I planted it. I pictured a well-watered and neatly weeded patch of earth that would yield a steady supply of summer vegetables. I planted, watered, and weeded really wellat first. But then came the heat. The bugs. The weeds.... Read more

Better Faithful Than Free – Tim Challies

Human beings have the ability to speak because we have been made in the image of the speaking God. The great majority of us live in societies in which we enjoy the privilege of free speech, but this privilege is not universal, and neither is it guaranteed by God. This quote from Luke Davis’s True... Read more

5 Lessons on Faithful Endurance from a Longtime Pastor

When I became a pastor 12 years ago, I quickly realized the dropout rate among pastors is high. Statistics vary, but Ive personally known several pastors who left ministry for one reason or another. Sometimes we forget, though, the pastors whove persevered in faithful ministry for decades. My friend Dave Lewis is an example. Dave... Read more

Faithful Reason and Reasonable Faith

Surely you’ve heard this exchange (or been a part of it yourself): Skeptic: The Christian faith doesnt make sense. Its just not reasonable. Christian: But thats the thing. Its not supposed to be reasonable. You have to take it all on faith! Both the skeptic and the Christian are mistaken. Faith is more than mere... Read more

Greater than Devoted | Devotional by Bethany Hayes

[ad_1] I watched the sundown tonight. You recognize what thought by no means crossed my thoughts? That it wouldnt rise once more within the morning. Im not going to get up tomorrow, and discover the sky as black as it's now. The solar will rise once more. It at all times does. The Psalmist as... Read more

Trustworthy to the Finish: Paul and the Gospel – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] By John F. MacArthur All of the apostles had necessary roles to play within the founding and unfold of the early church. John was the one one who lived to previous age. The remainder turned martyrs, beginning with James, whom Herod killed . . . with the sword (Acts 12:2). A few of them... Read more

Devoted Cause and Affordable Religion

[ad_1] Certainly you’ve heard this trade (or been part of it your self): Skeptic: The Christian religion doesnt make sense. Its simply not affordable. Christian: However thats the factor. Its not purported to be affordable. It's a must to take all of it on religion! Each the skeptic and the Christian are mistaken. Religion is... Read more

5 Classes on Trustworthy Endurance from a Longtime Pastor

[ad_1] After I turned a pastor 12 years in the past, I rapidly realized the dropout charge amongst pastors is excessive. Statistics range, however Ive personally recognized a number of pastors who left ministry for one purpose or one other. Generally we neglect, although, the pastors whove persevered in trustworthy ministry for many years. My... Read more

Why Being Devoted is Necessary: An Interview with Cynthia Heald – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] What does the Bible imply when it speaks of being devoted and steadfast? How ought to we finest guard our hearts and be on the alert towards temptation? What are the each day routines we should always set up to comply with Christ properly and end sturdy? Bible Gateway interviewed Cynthia Heald about her... Read more

The way to Say God Is Devoted When Struggling Wont Cease

[ad_1] Its been a tricky 12 months for me. Whereas 2018 was crammed with artistic, monetary, and relational blessing, 2019 has been rather more tough. My spouse, Quina, and I've dealt along with her ministry burnout and discouraging well being points, alongside along with her grandmothers demise, relational strains with individuals we love, deferred hopes... Read more

Four Sensible Ideas for Trustworthy Office Witness

[ad_1] The office could be an awesome expertise for the Christian. We wish to do our jobs properly, however we additionally wish to attend to the private and non secular wants of our friends. We wish to respect the work had been doing, however not enable it to turn out to be an idol. How... Read more