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3 Reasons Sunday Is Not the Christian Sabbath

For centuries, the church has been divided over the continuing practice of the Sabbath and whether Sunday, the Lords Day, ought to be viewed as the Christian Sabbath. This is a complex debate largely because it requires thinking about the relationship between all of the biblical covenants across the entire canon. All Christians agree that... Read more

3 Reasons Why “For the Lack of Guidance a Nation Falls”

For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.  Proverbs 11:14By all appearances politics has taken over mainstream life. Hearing the news has become for many as essential as breathing air. Others find hearing the news unavoidable. Sports games, video games, food, everything has become politicized.A fear permeates the air that... Read more

6 Reasons to Trust the Clay of Your Troubles in the Potters Hands

Sooner or later, well have trouble in life.We may find ourselves out of work and financially strapped. We may become depressed about a rough patch in our marriage or an end to one. We may lose someone we love and our hearts are crushed.But God doesnt leave us during difficult times. He doesnt forsake us... Read more

3 Good Reasons to Be Baptized

Why should you get baptized? Let me give you three reasons. My hope in laying out these reasons is that you will find them not only persuasive but also inviting and compelling. As well see, Christ not only commands believers to get baptized, baptism is also a gift he graciously gives for our benefit and... Read more

5 Reasons for Youth’s Skepticism of Faith

Getting a four-year-old to believe in Jesus is no harder than getting him to believe in Santa, the tooth fairy or any other made up character. We can tell our kids just about anything, and they take our words as facts.At a certain point, though, they mature and question the validity of our beliefs. How... Read more

Five reasons why Christians should pray for the media

(Photo: Unsplash/Roman Kraft)Christians and churches of all denominations are being urged to pray for the media on Sunday 1 November. The appeal comes from Christians in Media, a network working across all forms of media online, print, local, national and global. And it follows the Queen's praise for the role of the news media after she... Read more

10 Reasons You Truly Have Nothing to Worry About

Susan Aken iBelieve Contributing Writer Worry imagines the worst.Toilet paper flew off the shelves when we heard pandemic. Basic items became scarce, causing many to selfishly hoard. When were afraid, self-preservation kicks in and anxiety rules. Feeling powerless, many of us experience sleepless nights. Ive worried about my family, the pandemic, division, hatred, increasing violence,... Read more

3 Reasons Youre Feeling Stuck and How to Break Free

2. Youre Stuck in the Idea of How Things Are Supposed to Be  We tend to view our lives according to our goals, our desires, and our will. We marry someone with the expectation that they will fulfill certain needs or desires in our lives. We have kids in the hopes of expecting things to... Read more

3 Reasons Evangelicals Shouldnt Become Roman Catholic

The much-publicized “reversion” of formerChristianity Today editor Mark Galli (he’d been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church as a child) quite naturally leads thoughtful sons and daughters of the Reformation to evaluate the biblical and theological support beams of their faith. After all, if someone who’d ascended to the summit of an evangelical magazine founded... Read more

10 Reasons to Be Sure That God Will Never Leave You

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)This is the first verse of the Bible. Before there were people, animals, water, and light, there was God. Knowing this gives me peace when I feel like the world is spinning out of control. He is the glue that holds everything together. We... Read more

10 Reasons God Refers to You as the Apple of His Eye

7. He Knows You God is aware of everything about you. That can be frightening at first, God knowing your every thought and action. He does, yet He continues to keep us in His gaze. David understood that there was no escaping God's vision. David wrote about God's attention to His children in Psalm 139,... Read more

2 Reasons Bully Pastors Rise Up in the Church

The Church's Leadership Crisis There are two things that are at the heart of the leadership crisis in the church. The first is that we've backed away from a biblical definition of a leaderhumble, gentle, kind, faithful, loving, servant. The kind of character qualities that are in the Timothy passage when it talks about qualifications... Read more

10 Reasons Why This Is a Wonderful Time to Be Alive

God has placed us in this generation purposefully, to live life to the full. This is a wonderful time to be alive, despite the challenges surrounding our modern world on a daily basis. From ancient history to today, chaos and conflict have challenged humanity. We were never promised life would be easy (Matthew 7:13-14), but... Read more

10 Reasons You Might be Uncomfortable Talking about Race

It is the elephant in the room. You know it is there, but you silently hope the topic would disappear. Race is here and it is not going away. Education, advocacy, and open, honest dialogue is needed for growth and sustained change to occur. In recent months, there have been global protests, cries for justice... Read more

7 reasons why Christian leaders fall

(Photo: Unsplash/Freestocks)Why do they fall? They fall for the same reason that all Christians fall. Each of us are drawn away by our own evil desires and enticed. When these desires are acted upon, they lead to sin (cf. James 1:14-15). Sin has a life cycleit either grows or withers depending on whether we feed... Read more

4 Reasons for Hope in Suffering

God Has a Purpose for Suffering Even though the Bible doesnt answer your specific why questionsthe kind of questions every sufferer asksit does unveil why God allows hardship into the lives of his children. There is tremendous comfort in the purpose of God revealed in Scripture. God lovingly clues us into his purpose so that... Read more

A Bunch of Good Reasons To Saturate Your Worship Services in the Bible – Tim Challies

A short time ago I compared certain evangelical churches to a meatless, cheeseless, crustless pizza. Just like removing too many elements of a pizza will call into doubt whether something still qualifies as pizza at all, removing too many elements of worship should call into doubt whether something still qualifies as a worship service. A... Read more

4 Reasons Kamala Harris’ Selection for VP Concerns Christian Leaders

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Joe Biden called Kamala Harris a fearless fighter for the little guy and one of the countrys finest public servants when he announced her as his pick for vice president Tuesday.Many Christian leaders and social conservatives, though, say Harris record on social conservative issues... 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

4 Reasons We Need a Biblical View of Humanity

Human Nature and the Gospel When we consider the view of personhood presented in Scripture, the question of whether we are mere brain machines or something more becomes a gospel question. In other words, the integrity of the gospel proclamation is undermined if we reject a biblical view of humanity, because, in large part, it... 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

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

4 Reasons Why God Doesn’t Always Answer Prayers for Healing

4. His Ways Are Not Our Ways For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)Is it difficult to trust that God knows best? How many... Read more

10 Reasons Why No One Listens to Each Other Anymore

Most Christians and a lot of non-Christians can quote James 1:19: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Yet, this scripture is one of the most challenging commands to heed. We are more likely to speak quickly, become angry in a heartbeat, and listen as a last resort.... Read more

Three Reasons to Live Fearless – Encouragement for Today – July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020Three Reasons to Live FearlessMARISSA HENLEY Lee en espaolWhen I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have... Read more

5 Reasons to Pray Your Church Would Grow Slowly

If youre a pastor, what youre about to read may seem strange. As you think about your ministry, Id encourage you to pray for slow growth. Our temptation is to want fast and furious growth. Sometimes this happens. Gods hand of revival has fallen more than once. In 18th-and 19th-century America, revival hit many cities,... Read more

Compelling Reasons to Trust a 2,000-Year-Old Bible

Growing up in a conservative church in Oklahoma, I never doubted the Bibles trustworthiness until someone told me I should. It wasnt until that day when my confidence in the Scriptures was tested that I realized the significance of having assurance that the book on the dash of my car is Gods Word. Everything I... Read more

4 Reasons to Wear a Mask, Even if You Hate It

I dont like wearing face masks. They fog up my sunglasses and make my beard itch. Its hard to talk intelligibly through them and nearly impossible to pick up nonverbal facial expressions that add vital texture to conversation. I have a growing collection of masks, but none of them fits great, I dont know where... Read more