What It Means to Be the Church: Churches Filling Needs as Lock-Down Continues

https://churchleaders.com/news/372794-be-the-church-filling-needs-lock-down.html

This is what the body of Christ should be doing…

Not closing our doors for public safety, but engaging the sick, hurting, and afraid with the love of Christ and meeting needs, just as our Lord and his disciples have always done!

You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology

Excellent and balanced article. Knowing God better and loving him more. So often, knowledge gets stuck in our heads but never travels to our hearts.

I have known people that could quote chapter and verse, talk about relationship, prayer, and grace; and yet miss the heart of God… Then, others who couldn’t even quote John 3:16, yet had a more profound faith and understanding of mercy, grace, forgiveness and love, than one with a PhD in Theology.

God promised to write his Word on our hearts, not just on the pages we can read.

https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/247944-cannot-serve-god-theology.html

Pastor Agrees with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest: Planned Parenthood Wants to Exterminate Black People

A discerning person on any side of the abortion argument should truly look at this evil person’s true intentions. Hitler had very similar ideas regarding eugenics as the founder of Planned Parenthood. The idea to exterminate anyone they considered inferior!

The most likely individuals, historically, to have abortions, those inconvenient or unplanned pregnancies, were typically obtained by those type individuals these two hated the most, including African Americans, intellectually inferior, and the impoverished.

Now, it is an epidemic of global proportions to murder the unborn out of convenience, lack of self-control, lust, and self-will. The overall number done for the ‘reason’ of rape, incest, birth defects, or to prevent mother and fetus fatalities is a minuscule percentage of the vast majority. It is now nothing more than an attempt to avoid the consequences of lustful sexually immoral behavior.

There is, of course, salvation and forgiveness available to those who repent of both performing and obtaining abortions…

However, the Church, discerning leaders, and the general public need to wake up and take action against this horrific, evil practice and shut down organizations like Planned Parenthood and all other organizations that continue to support them.

https://churchleaders.com/news/371198-pastor-dan-forest-planned-parenthood.html

Faith Over Feelings: What Are You Led By?

This is a huge issue, especially in our current culture, where how we feel rules everything!

I have a teenage daughter who particularly struggles in this area… I continue to impress on her and myself as well that our feelings lie to us, and we need to trust Hod and Scripture before how we feel.

Some feelings are indeed valid, however it takes discernment and sometimes wise counsel to find the truth.

https://churchleaders.com/outreach-missions/outreach-missions-articles/329522-faith-over-feelings-lara-dentremont.html

Quick Update

First, an apology, I have not been posting much for the last couple months nor writing much, for those who are following God’s Word Is Life, I’m sorry. Just really busy with work and family.
Second, I promise to get back on the ball sharing encouragement, perspective, and biblical truth regarding life and recovery.
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Let’s get the message of renewal, hope, joy, and contentment to the world through the mercy and grace offered to us ALL through a relationship with our Creator Father through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus the Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Thank you all for your support!

How Can We Nicely Kick Kids Out of Church?

Very good and interesting article.

Some months ago, I was preaching at a small congregation and a newer couple had their children with them.

During worship, mom was in the choir and dad had to take the son to the restroom, leaving the young daughter alone in the pew.

She got up, came on the platform and sat down with me… I was so grateful and humbled, she felt safe to sit with me. When dad came back into the sanctuary and saw her, he looked mortified, as did her mom in the choir. I signaled both of them it was okay…

After a song or two, she pointed to mom in the choir and I nodded. She went to mom. It was a wonderful and touching moment.

I addressed the congregation saying, how blessed are the children…? Never be concerned, they are always welcome. They are the future of the church!

https://churchleaders.com/children/childrens-ministry-articles/358422-how-can-we-nicely-kick-kids-out-of-church.html