Showing posts from December, 2022

Parents Prepare for Battle

  Parents Prepare for Battle ***Satan wants you to outsource raising your children*** ***Shape their children’s understanding of God’s truth*** ***God leads: the Holy Spirit empowers us so pray over the war for our children’s eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord*** Biblical Spoken Truth: -Logos is Greek meaning word, reason, or plan. In Christian theology, the divine reason in the cosmos, ordering it, and giving it form and meaning. -John refers to Jesus as the Word in the New Testament (Jesus is the spoken truth) “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). -In Genesis God speaks all things into existence. God said let there be light…… Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and birds in the sky, over the livestock and all with wild animals, and over all the

Winds of Culture

  Winds of Culture -Christians are dealing with a changing world -God doesn’t change-He’s the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow -God’s character is eternally fixed from generation to generation “For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore, you are not consumed, o sons of Jacob” (Malachi 36: 6). “Like a cloak you will change them, and they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end” (Psalm 102:26-27). “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).   Culture has changed radically in a very short time -Hostility toward Christians has been magnified in all areas of life: healthcare, family, education, politics, public square, and society 1. Sanctity of life=Reproductive Health Care -Should be named the Anti-Reproductive Health Care Act it only reflects the end of a pregnancy, so reproduction has already occurred and in some way needs to be removed -by definition, reproductive encompasses the reproductive orga

Last 2022 Facebook Post

 “Unto us a child is born” is often the beginning of the birth of Jesus most are familiar with, but as much as I love the story and that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” I ran across this one scripture that caught my attention so I thought I would share. (On a side note, if you do read then look at Matthew from the perspective of Joseph and Luke focuses on the experiences of Mary. Interesting to read through different vantage points) I digress, the scripture is found in the Old Testament in the Book of Isaiah. He was one of the greatest prophets who can be found historically at the collapse of the Northern Kingdom around 721/722 B.C. King of Judah, Uzziah had just died in 742 B.C. It is here that Isaiah is called into prophetic service in the Temple of Jerusalem. Isaiah’s vision of God’s majesty was so overwhelming that military and political power faded into insignificance. He constantly called his people back to reliance on God’s promises and away from vain attempts to find secur

Leaders have a Voice: Franklin Graham & Alveda King

  Leaders have a Voice: Franklin Graham & Alveda King Franklin Graham The Antidote to Fear “Believers in our Risen Lord and Savior to stand firm in their faith and bear strong and godly witness to a panicked world” (Graham). -Inflation: cost of groceries, gas, and heating bills -Violence: brazen daylight brutal attacks, shootings, looters, and stealing. Evil acts have made people feel unsafe and helpless -Government: turning our country into a socialist welfare state “God recognizes that fear does rise in the believer’s heart on occasion. The Lord knows our tendency to worry and fret, and He also tells us what to do about our worries” (Graham). Psalm 56: 3-4 “when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh (or any circumstance in life) do to me?” We can look confidently to all-knowing, all-powerful, Almighty God in simple trust and faith when the turbulent waves of anxiety that sweep through our so easily frightened c