Depending on whom you listen to, your bible teaches either one of two things: Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. Or it says: The desires of your heart are given to you by God and you should follow them. So which does the bible actually teach? You may or not be surprised that the first theological position is a
In this 200 page Christian living title from waterbrook press, Joni Lamb, Vice President of Christian television’s Daystar Network, takes a half a cup of scripture, a tablespoon of a classic hymn, and three cups of anecdotes, bakes it at 350 degrees, and produces Surrender All: Your Answer to Living with Peace, Power, and Purpose Seriously, quick, concise and thought provoking, Surrender All conveys a central point of the Christian faith that is often missed by Christians engulfed in a self-worshiping culture that demands we be independent and in control at all times rather than God-dependent followers of Christ who take up the cross and
The jacket description for Forsaken, a suspense novel by James David Jordan, tells us: When Simon Mason, the worldâ€™s best-known televangelist, receives threats from Muslim terrorists, he hires Taylor Pasbury, a former Secret Service agent, to take charge of his security. When the terrorists strike, making a demand of the pastor that would shake the most steadfast saint, Taylor draws on all of her training to save Simonâ€™s daughter. Along the way, she discovers that she is not the only one who has done things she would like to forgetâ€”and she is not the only one who understands that some things are more important than
Where we’ve shown ourselves weak in the past, Satan will hit us again–and again. The devil loves to grab us by the ears, turn us around, and rub our noses in the dung of our past sins and failures. Read on for tips on how to keep this sense of shame from interfering with serving the Lord today.
n olden times, the servants who cared for aristocrat’s children wouldn’t dare spank their charges, but couldn’t let it go, so a servant child would be whipped instead. No doubt many an aristocratic child grew up spoiled, knowing they would never be punished. If they had deigned to be friends with such a common child, the young aristocrat might have thought twice and mourned that their friend would take their punishment.Yet the King looked upon this and grieved. For He had come down from His throne and lowered Himself to take the punishment His subjects deserved, setting an example for us all in granting