Why Worth Matters – Encouragement Café – November 18

Why Worth Matters By Jill BeranStop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.  John 7:24Why? A question I often hear from my kids. They want to know and this short word helps them understand. Recently, in the midst of a long lesson about worth, it was as if God answered the question, Why does worth matter? before... Read more

The difference between oral and audio Scripture delivery — and why it matters

International (MNN) — Two-thirds of the global population either cant read, dont read, or wont read. For believers who learn orally, its a challenge to spend time in Gods Word when it means picking up a print Bible. And for oral learners outside the Church whove never touched a print Bible, they probably never will.... Read more

Why the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church matters – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — China seeks to rid itself of religion, closing churches and putting pastors in prison. Fulani herdsmen hunt for Christians in Nigeria, killing 600 in 2020 alone. As secret believers meet online, Irans government creates a digital chokehold. Persecution appears in the headlines more often than wed like. But the silver lining, or... Read more

Laughing Matters – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 1

Laughing MattersVerse: Genesis 21:1-7Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 126:2; Proverbs 31:25Sarah learned to laugh at the unexpected turns of her days. At first she laughed rather inappropriately at God when she heard she would bear a child in her nineties. She laughed with the pain of unbelief and doubt. Later she laughed with God out of pure... Read more

It Matters *How* You Tell the Truth | RELEVANT

The phrase your truth or my truth is popular right now. However, the essence of those phrases seems quite timeless. When I was in college in the 70s, I had hair that resembled the shape of a motorcycle helmet and too many outfits that included fringe. That era was about finding truth and being real,... Read more

The Heart is What Matters | Devotional by Debbie West

…The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 I grew up in a time when we dressed up to go to church on Sunday. Everyone at my church looked pretty much the same. The men wore... Read more

Your Influence Matters – Girlfriends in God – August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020Your Influence MattersGwen SmithTodays TruthPrepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. (Matthew 3:3b, NIV)Friend to FriendJohn the Baptist told Gods people to prepare the way for the Lord to purify their hearts and get ready for Jesus to come, redeem, restore, heal, love, challenge, and change the world. (Matthew 3:3)I... Read more

‘I Pointed Him to Jesus’: Phil Robertson Says He and Trump Always Discuss ‘Spiritual Matters’

'I Pointed Him to Jesus': Phil Robertson Says He and Trump Always Discuss 'Spiritual Matters' The patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family says spiritual issues always are at the center of his discussions with President Trump.Phil Robertson, who starred in the popular reality show series Duck Dynasty (2012-2017) and endorsed Trump during the... Read more

‘Jesus Matters’: Black Activists Paint over Black Lives Matter Murals across New York

'Jesus Matters': Black Activists Paint over Black Lives Matter Murals across New York Two black Christian women are standing up against the Black Lives Matter organization by covering up its murals that have been painted in several New York City locations.The Christian Post reports that on Saturday, activists Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes... Read more

5 Reasons the Trinity Matters So Much

Were told its difficult to describe, impossible to understand, and not even found in the Bible. So why should we care about the Trinity, aside from the fact that its true? Much has already been written and said about why the doctrine of the Trinity is so central. But the essential importance of understanding God... Read more

Why It Matters: An Interview with Sara Groves About Noticing and Naming

RLC editor Britney Winn Lee virtually sat down with singer/songwriter Sara Groves to talk about beauty, prophecy, and the role of the artist in these days. Britney: Sara, you’re working on a new album that’s coming out next year (which I’d like to hear more about in a bit), but I want to talk about... Read more

Dominic Cummings: why it matters and what it means for all of us

Dominic Cummings is facing calls to resign over his lockdown travel(Photo: Reuters)I've enjoyed the whole Dominic Cummings media circus over the last few days. There I've said it.I need to be honest, I don't appreciate his brand of populist politics and seeing him in the spotlight has been quite something to behold.Now I've got to... Read more

Christian, Your Response to Suffering Matters – TGC Africa

Greetings to you Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord. My name is Rodgers Atwebembeire, the pastor of New City Community Church, a church that meets at the compound of the African Bible University opposite Quality shopping mall in Lubowa. Welcome & Prayer I would like to speak to you for a moment about... Read more

Why Christs Ascension to Heaven Really Matters – TGC Africa

Does Christs ascension to heaven make any difference to us on earth? Its a good question to ask, not least on Ascension Day. But if we are going to examine the why, we need first to look at the what. What exactly happened at Christ’s ascension? The Ascension Described Before Jesus rose from the dead,... Read more

What Actually Issues to Me on the Finish of My Life? – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] By Caitlin Crosby Don't love the world or something on the earth. If anybody loves the world, love for the Father isn't in them. For every thing within the worldthe lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the delight of lifecomes not from the Father however from the world. The world... Read more

The right way to Stay the Bible Character Issues – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] That is the one-hundred-second lesson in creator and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ The right way to Stay the Bible sequence. If you realize somebody or a bunch who want to comply with alongside on this journey by Scripture, they will get extra data and signal as much as obtain these essays by way of electronic... Read more

Tips on how to Reside the Bible Christ Crucified and Resurrected: Why It Issues – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] That is the one-hundredth lesson in creator and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ Tips on how to Reside the Bible collection. If you understand somebody or a bunch who wish to observe alongside on this journey by way of Scripture, they will get extra information and signal as much as obtain these essays by way of... Read more

The Means Christians Endure This Pandemic Will Reveal What Actually Issues to Them | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] We live in extraordinary occasions. As I write this, there are almost 1.5 million confirmed instances of the novel Coronavirus throughout the globe. By the point you learn this, properly in all probability have surpassed 85,000 COVID-19-related deaths. I dont must let you know that life as we all know it has... Read more

Matt Chandler: This is Why Lent Nonetheless Issues | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Editor’s be aware: This piece initially ran in 2017. Within the six weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, Christians around the globe observe the season of Lent. Nevertheless, in lots of trendy Christian circles, working towards Lentthrough fasting or giving up sure gadgets or actions in day-to-day lifehas fallen out of... Read more

Church closures proceed in Algeria; heres why it issues – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Algeria (MNN) — Not too long ago, Algerias authorities shut down one more church. On January 20, officers ordered the closure of a church in Ain Turk.Extra particulars right here. In line with Center East Concern, 19 church buildings have been closed up to now two years; at the very least 13 of the... Read more

David Raped Bathsheba, and Why That Issues

[ad_1] Through RNS David raped. Its necessary we get that proper. This important little bit of biblical interpretation got here in a tweet in early October from Rachael Denhollander, the primary younger athlete to accuse Gymnastics USA doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault and now a speaker and writer on surviving abuse. She was responding... Read more

Why It Issues that We Name the Last Ebook of the Bible Revelation, not Revelations – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Its most likely one of the crucial widespread and commonly-missed errors Christians make when talking concerning the Biblethey name the ultimate ebook of the Bible Revelations as a substitute of Revelation. The distinction is subtlea single s. But that little letter, in its personal method, modifications the very nature of the ebook. It issues.... Read more

Influencing the influencers: why campus ministry issues – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) What's the goal of a campus ministry? College students? Professors? Workers? No; its the campus itself. What's Campus Ministry Individuals conceptualize campus ministry as doing evangelism, discipleship, Bible research (Photograph courtesy of InterVarsity) missions, to a campus inhabitants, as if college students had been targets. And that isn't in any respect how... Read more

Why the disaster in Yemen issues – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Yemen (MNN) Renewed preventing in Yemen is drawing consideration to one of many extra underreported humanitarian crises on the planet. Headlines shuttle over the most recent facet to manage the seaports of Aden and Hodeidah. Daniel Hoffman of Center East Concern explains, in easy phrases, the battle that’s tearing this small nation aside. Making... Read more

Why Bible Translation Day issues for todays U.S. Church – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — Right this moment is Worldwide Translation Day, an event marked annually by the United Nations. Its rooted in a remembrance celebration of Saint Jerome, a highly-influential early Church chief. “Saint Jerome in his Study” by Domenico Ghirlandaio.(Picture courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Saint Jerome translated many of the Bible from Greek and... Read more