Ever wonder how pastors are able to connect several scriptures together from all over the Bible about a specific topic? Have you ever thought to yourself, “how’d they come up with that?” after listening to a sermon? Sure, part of the pastor’s job description is to study the Bible. They also went to school to basically study the Bible too. While there are popular verses that most ministers know, most don’t claim to have the Bible memorized. The secret is a good reference Bible.
They say that church attendance is 65% women and even a larger percentage are the volunteers. Is that what the Bible meant when God called Eve a “helpmeet?” I’ve never heard a message from the pulpit that described what a helpmeet was supposed to be. I decided to take my 21st century mindset and look at a word that frankly, I suspected as being mistranslated.
What you say matters, but what you say to yourself may matter most. In leadership, the toughest person to lead is yourself. If you don’t settle your identity in Christ it can make that task infinitely more tough. A self-spoken pep talk is beneficial but Tony Robbins didn’t create affirmations, I dare say God did. Long before we had the word, we had the Word and God literally breathed us into existence with His Word.
We all go through seasons in our walk with Christ. Some of those seasons can be compared to the wilderness when God is silent. However, is He ever really silent or did His presence just move? Is He really just prompting you to follow Him? Find out one way (of many) that you could potentially break out of this silence and listen to what He has to say to you today.
The secular world is trying to define manhood. The world shows us conflicting images of what it wants a man to be. It’s no wonder that we’re dealing with problems as a society when it comes to identity. What does the Bible say about what it means to be a man?
Elections can sometimes bring the worst out in people. As Christians we’re called to love and not hate, but how can we do this effectively in this divisive climate? This issue is beyond whether you agree with a candidates politics. If you’re this upset about the election that it’s causing you to lash out against your “friends” then maybe it’s time to check your heart. Let’s dive in.
Is Jesus all we need or does the world actually need more than Jesus? The answer is yes. In order to answer the question, we’ll look at how Jesus fulfills our needs through the classic psychology theory of American psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and compare that to scripture.