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5 Ways God Wants to Disrupt Your Life

1. Consider the Cost Jesus calls us to new life.  That new life requires us to leave our old ways of selfishness and sin and follow the teachings of Jesus. His truth is not for the uncommitted, but for those who desire radical transformation. Take a moment to think how your life is drastically different... Read more

10 Things Black Brothers and Sisters Most Need to Hear from the Church

As a Christian, I have always felt that regardless of the color of my skin, the church would be a safe place. I imagined there would be no discrimination, no hierarchy based on race, no infiltration of laws that diminished Black people. Perhaps this was all in my imagination, because though I know this is... Read more

3 Ways Satan Will Use Scripture against You

Satan Uses Scripture to Cause Confusion Did God really say, You cant eat from any tree in the garden? Those were the serpents famous words to Eve in Genesis 3:1.We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden, she replied, But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden,... Read more

11 Verses on Racism and Prejudice to Teach Us True Love

The evils of racism have been woven into our world throughout history, and tragically, still affect many lives today. Its real. Divisive. Oppressive. Hate-filled. And it grieves the heart of God who made us and loves us all. To stand strong against racism and to pray for unity and love among us is not only... Read more

What Would the Apostle Paul Say about Wearing Face Masks?

4. Paul Encourages Right Love over Right Knowledge Paul concludes his discussion by picking up on a statement made in 1 Cor. 8:1: ...knowledge puffs up while loves builds up. Right knowledge can only get you so far. It puffs up the individual because it is only concerned with the individual.Puffed-up knowledge creates the dynamic... Read more

The Beauty behind the Command to “Give Thanks to the Lord”

How Do We Know That God Is Deserving of Thanks? Sometimes when life gets difficult, it is difficult to see Gods goodness. The Bible is full of reminders of everything He does, for which believers should thank Him. He created each person, imbuing that individual with a soul, reason, and a will, as explained in... Read more

Does the Bible Trump COVID-19 Public Health Orders? Legal Scholars Say No

Does the Bible Trump COVID-19 Public Health Orders? Legal Scholars Say No (RNS) For the past two Sundays, Grace Community Church pastor John MacArthur has defied Californias COVID-19 regulations by opening the doors of his church, allowing un-masked congregants to sing in close proximity to each other.Lawyers for the church say that Grace... Read more

Professors issue correction to paper on mental health benefits of ‘gender-affirming’ surgeries

PixabayTwo professors who published a paper last year on the mental health benefits of 'gender-affirming' surgeries have revised their original findings.  The population study, published last October in the American Journal of Psychiatry, was conducted by John Pachankis, associate professor at Yale School of Public Health, and Richard Brnstrm, associate professor at Sweden's Karolinska Institute. They analysed... Read more

10 Powerful Hymns to Silence Satan’s Lies

Our spiritual enemy, Satan, is real, vicious, and relentless—but he is also defeated. In Christ, we have all we need to stand victorious against every attack. The lyrics in these ten hymns remind us of this faith-bolstering truth. These words sink us deeper into God Almighty’s embrace and therefore empower us to triumph.1. “A Wonderful... Read more

6 Signs That Its Time to Define the Relationship

When it comes to dating relationships, one of the toughest conversations occurs when we must define the relationship. Learning where the other person stands within the relationship is essential. Lack of communication here can cause confusion and undue stress on both parties. Being clear on whether the relationship is a just a friendship, dating casually, or... Read more

A Prayer for Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)Prayer is the most powerful tool for us to use in communicating with our Heavenly Father. Whats more is He has told us, Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will... Read more

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine the Mark of the Beast?

Editor's Note: This Ask Roger article features insights from Roger's daughter, Brie Barrier Wetherbee, a sought-after Bible teacher and conference speaker, author, analyst, and Christian theologian.Dear Roger,What in the world is all this about a COVID-19 vaccine being the work of the devil or the satanic mark of the beast from Revelation 13? Can you explain why... Read more

8 Ways Shame Undermines a Marriage

Becky Beresford Author. Speaker. Dreamer. Its no secret marriage is a beautiful but hard adventure. When I first got married, I assumed there would be a magic switch that would transform us into people who loved, listened and learned well. But this wasnt the case. In fact, it was the complete opposite.I didnt take into... Read more

The Power of Seeing 2020 through a New Lens

What Navigating a Pandemic Has Taught Us I wish this pandemic came with a preparation manual ahead of time. I wish we had 20/20 vision to know what was ahead. Many of us heard whispers of this virus, yet I doubt we knew it would be the fight we still had to endure.  1. How to... Read more

A Prayer to Soften Our Hearts for the Vulnerable

Last week, my children and I went to deliver food to families in need. The temperature was in the high nineties. Between the heat and the masks protecting each of the families from Covid-19, the tasks solicited a few complaints from my daughter. Why do we have to do this, Mom? she questioned as we... Read more

5 Reasons I Pray for My Husband Every Day

Do you pray for your husband? Even if you arent married yet, you can and should cover his life in prayer. If you havent yet begun to pray, take these 5 prayer points and begin to lift your husband or future husband to the Lord. You will see answers, whether now or in the future,... Read more

A Special Message for Those Who Haven’t Done Great Things for God

You were specially chosen for your role. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. (Romans 12:4-5)The person preaching before thousands and the stay-at-home mom are both... Read more

40 Most Powerful Quotes from J.I. Packer That Inspire Faith

J.I. Packer will long be remembered as one of the most respected and influential theologians of all time. He spent many of his 93 years devoted to serving Christ and leading others to a closer relationship and knowledge of Him. Born on July 22, 1926 as James Innell Packer, he grew up in England, the son... Read more

29 Inspiring Quotes and Verses to Strengthen Your Relationship

Looking for the best marriage quotes? You are in the right place.Marriage is one of the greatest blessings in life. Everyday is an adventure between mundane moments of sipping coffee in the kitchen or sweaty nights between the sheets. Marriage is executing a united front as parental units with secret high fives behind closed doors... Read more

10 Warnings against Making Religion Your God

Throughout history, there have always been ways to display your religion to the world. This might have been through a hairstyle, a particular wardrobe, a piece of jewelry, or a way you communicate. If you find yourself carefully crafting your image or message in public and yet hiding particular elements about your life, there might... Read more

A Guide to What the Bible Really Says about Divorce

Divorce is the death of a marriage, and it produces both loss and grief. The Bible uses strong language when discussing divorce; Malachi 2:16 says:The man who hates and divorces his wife, says the LORD, the God of Israel, does violence to the one he should protect, says the LORD Almighty. So be on your... Read more

40 Beautiful Bible Verses about Joy to Remember God’s Blessings

12 New Testament Scriptures about Joy John 15:11,I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.Romans 15:13,May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of... Read more

What to Do When a Loved One “Comes Out”

This is where it gets practical and personal. Your loved one (like all of us) needs community, a family . . . and hope. Where better to experience these things than around your dinner table, in your church, and in the everyday stuff of life? This is especially important if theyve already experienced rejection from... Read more

7 Breathtaking Privileges of Being a Child of God

Feeling weary today? Distant from God? Anxious? Uncertain? In this article Tim Keller warms our hearts with seven breathtaking privileges of being a child of God set out by Paul in Romans 8:14-17: "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so... Read more

5 Biblical Reasons to Not Be Afraid If Were in the End Times

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit... Read more

3 Opportunities for a Transformed Faith during This Pandemic

We seem to be in-between seasons, dont we? This strange time we are in makes us evaluate the true significance of our lives. Before the coronavirus called our world to a screeching halt, we lived and worked for what mattered to usor we thought we did. Now our former priorities are called into question.Now more... Read more

5 Sure Signs You are Ready For a Relationship

I trust you! I heard these exact words as I laid in bed one day while struggling with my singleness. I felt elated because I knew God was about to do something special in my life. I just didnt know exactly what. I called my accountability partner and told him what I believed the Lord... Read more

Yes, the World’s Gone Crazy; Here’s Why That’s Good for the Church

Jennifer Slattery JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com Sometimes it feels as if our world’s imploding—with ongoing threats of nuclear war, hate groups, school shootings, and economic experts predicting financial doom. But what if all this chaos has the capacity for good? What if, contrary to what our fretful brains tell us, God is still in control and is, even... Read more

Bible Prophecy Explained – Jesus Christ and End Times

Recently, I read a verse in Daniel that I'd never noticed before that got me quite excited. So many prophecies seem to be fitting together in ways that people have not seen for 2000 years. Dear Roger,I've read the book of Daniel several times. Recently, I read a verse that I'd never noticed before that... Read more

Should Same-Sex Unions Be Recognized in the Church?

You might think that with killer germs, racial tensions, church and school closuresand political wars captivating public attentionother hot topic issues that truly demand a biblical response from the church might have been placed on the back burner. But youd be wrong.Even with many churches shutting their doors and scrambling to find their equilibrium in... Read more