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  • Seek God's Kingdom first
    Are you endeavoring in those things that are profitable?
    A Daily Word from the Word for Tuesday, September 30, 2014“All things are lawful, but all are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all do not edify.” 1 Corinthians 10:23 The other night, I had a dream that I was eating at a...
  • Rolling Stone - A Devotion
    Rolling Stone - A Devotion
    Mark 16:3-4 (NLT)On the way they were asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Tuesday, September 30
    A Christian life is not a solo performance
    Today’s bible study is Galatians 6:9: Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.The wonderfully reassuring passage speaks of bearing one another’s burden. Chapter 6 of Paul’s...
  • Jesus Christ the Lord of all Creation
    Sermon on the Mount Part V: PIOUS WORKS AND THEIR PRACTICE
    How we act and what we do according to our intentions is all very apparent to our Lord, who is in heaven. Our Lord and Heavenly Father knows each of our hearts. He knows when we are sincere and when we are not. Jesus knows when we intend to do...
  • Bible Customs: Book of Job
    Bible Customs: Book of Job
    There are customs and traditions throughout the Bible. Some of the same customs in the Bible are found in our culture today. Look through the customs below that are found in the Book of Job and see how many customs you recognize. They are listed...
  • Rev. Bruce Barkhauer to teach online stewardship course
    Online stewardship class offers relief for busy schedules
    For most religious institutions, with fall comes hectic preparations for next year's budget as well as planning for stewardship campaigns. To help take the stress out of this year's activities, Transformingthechurch.orgin partnership with...
  • Bible Customs: Book of Numbers
    Bible Customs: Book of Numbers
    There are customs and traditions throughout the Bible. Some of the customs have made themselves into our own culture after all these years. Some books have more customs than others. There is only one known custom in the Book of Numbers. Therefore,...
  • Cross light
    In the First Amendment religion means Christian sects
    Wow, that is a bold and arrogant assertion! It is no surprise that a narrow minded, bigoted, Christian would make that claim even though Christian, Christianity, or Jesus Christ is never mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. This is why no one...
  • Perfecting the pace of our race
    Perfecting the pace of our race
    I'd climb the mountain with my Bible and water bottled strapped on, eager to get to an ideal meeting place with God. To go up on a mountain and pray as Jesus did somehow always made me feel closer to him. These hikes up Camelback mountain in...
  • The Spirit Behind the Water/Ice Bucket Challenge
    The truth behind the water/ice bucket challenge
    The first traces of the Water/Ice Bucket Challenge began in April of 2014, but this caught on like wildfire around June of 2014. YouTube and Facebook exploded with young and old participants, including celebrities, immersing themselves in water...
  • Quilts of Love Authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll to Host Facebook Chat
    Quilts of Love Authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll to Host Facebook Chat
    With cooler weather coming just around the corner, it will soon be time for readers to pull out the quilts and settle in with a new book. Abingdon Press authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll invite readers, with quilts in tow, to join them for...
  • Burned out church
    The falling American church
    I'll always remember a quote by my old first sergeant, “People don't change, just the times do.”Because a nation is a collection of individuals, the rise and fall of any nation can be determined by observing a sampling of its...
  • Lecrae performs in Los Angeles in June of 2014
    Lecrae on Christianity, collaboration and "colorless" entertainment
    These are heady times for rapper and Atlanta resident Lecrae. Last week, his album “Anomaly” became the first Gospel album to top Billboard’s charts. He also made his screen acting debut in “Believe Me,” a film about...
  • Preachers of Detroit:All about business
    Preachers of Detroit:All about business
    Well if you are a fan of Preachers of LA, you will soon be able to enjoy the Preachers of Detroit. What a better way to start off our 2015 year than watching another religious reality show. Most of us have had our share of seeing Preachers of LA...
  • A different kind of uniting church and home: interview with Eric Wallace
    A different kind of uniting church and home: interview with Eric Wallace
    "Shawn, I read your three-part article on FIC [family integrated church, ed.] and I would like to set a time to speak with you. Please understand that I have no pugnacious intentions. I agree wholeheartedly with your concern about FIC. Thank...