Article Library of Christian Thoughts · September 22, 2017
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For over 60 years in a row, global life expectancy has increased by 9 hours a day. This means that for each day we live, global life expectancy increases an additional 9 hours for those who do not die that day. That is truly astounding if you give it time to sink in. The more difficult part is...
I was recently in one of our churches where I ran into a retired missionary. He had retired after spending 42 years in Haiti working with orphanages there. Having spent his life surrounded by poverty he focused on the needs around him and little on his own financial well-being. He said he came back to Canada at retirement with nothing. He had no money and not even a place to retire to. We talked for a few minutes and I could tell...
For many, the above two words don’t go together, rather they are seen as incompatible — an oxymoron. But I would like to present a case that might dispute this if I may. We live in a culture who says that any form of self-denial is a hardship and sacrifice whose purpose is esoteric and cryptic in nature. It may not be expressed directly but it is assumed to be understood, with the opposite also true; having more than you need is also to be envied. We all know ...
I hear it time and time again. Our grandparents were tenacious…yet loving. They had great work ethic…yet they always had time for us. They were frugal….yet they always made sure we had enough. And best of all they fully gave of themselves to the Lord. They wore their faith and love for God on their sleeves. They lived their faith. Yet, it seems today, more and more seniors are being...
Whatever happened to dancing with the guy who brought you to the party? When did we become such adulterous, unfaithful, fickle people? Columnist V. Knowles has got answers to the questions.
What do Usain Bolt and Jesus have in common? One word. Sacrifice. Take your uber-religious lens off for a moment and wrap your head around this analogy. Columnist V. Knowles helps readers draw a comparison between good and evil.
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In laying down some foundational truths about preachers, the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:14 asked this question: how can they hear without a preacher? On the heels of such a question, I further ask: and how can a preacher preach without a voice? If you’ve been ministering for some time, or you’re just joining the ranks, then you know this statement is true: no voice, no preaching. And there’s nothing more embarrassing for a preacher than to hear his or her voice going out in the middle of a sermon. So, know this my sister, your voice box is a very vital part of your body. It is this instrument that allows you to articulate God’s Word so that His people can hear it and be edified in the faith. Therefore, at all costs, it is important that you be careful to guard and protect it; for it is one of those things whereby we say, “if you take care of it, it will take care of you.” Find out how to protect this precious asset inside...
Ever felt disillusioned because a raise or other promised perk somehow never materialized? And the explanation of why included the reasonable-sounding explanation of an economic downturn or company restructuring?