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.
The marriage covenant is often misunderstood or overlooked. However, it could be the most powerful concept in the Bible if properly understood. Once grasped, the language of marriage is easy to see throughout the Bible and is most prevalent in the words of Jesus.
What do you do as a Christian leader when the problem is so big that you don’t do anything at all to stop it? God’s not called us to stop it, He’s called us to move so that He can do the work. It’s the practical nature of that move that I want to talk about today.
The word covenant means more than you think it does. Although there are similarities between a contract and a covenant they are nothing alike. One says, “I will,” vs, “If you.” One says, “I Promise,” vs, “You agree.” One is forever and the other limited by time and easily terminated.
Whether we’ve been affected by the virus, hornets, storms or earthquakes or not, the constant barrage of information and propaganda is draining our mental batteries. However, these experiences aren’t new, and the Bible gives us some clear instructions on how to fight and overcome negative thoughts.
Welcome to the wilderness. A time when circumstances seem to be opposed to our “life plan.” A time when God feels distant or silent. God uses this wilderness period to refine us like precious metal and to prepare us for our calling, a calling to be Kings and Queens.
Going from starting a business to becoming a missional business isn’t easy. It’s not dissimilar to the same process many describe for the journey of life. For many, this is just the story of their life, one that strives for success. However, a few individuals go from success to significance. How does a business do this?
We face challenges or puzzles in each season of our life. Often the solution to move forward in this season isn’t going to be the solution that worked last time. However, it might be something that you earned from the last season that helps you solve this problem. Each puzzle builds experience for the next one. The constant challenge and pressure of the game keep us focused on the solution.