25 Ideas For Growing In Your Relationship With God

1. Carve out a time for prayer in your busy schedule. My friend in college said no matter what was happening, there was a specific time reserved for God alone and his appointment was more important than anyone else. I find that admirable and noteworthy of imitating. This world has so many distractions. Smartphones, social... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Let The Peace of God Guard Your Hearts and Minds

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7 God promises us in Philippians 4:7 that he will impart to us a peace that will help guard our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ in this ruthless world. Jesus said, "Blessed are the... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: The Art Of Contentment

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." -Philippians 4:12 What a simply profound statement. The apostle Paul is writing... Continue Reading →

10 Daily Habits That Will Cultivate A Healthy Relationship with God

Are you excited to cultivate daily habits that will strengthen your relationship with God? I know I am eager to share with you 10 ways that I believe will help you build a healthy connection with God and others. Enjoy! 1. Read the Bible daily King David poetically declares in Psalm 119:103, "How sweet are... Continue Reading →

Is Faith Alone in Christ Alone Biblical?

Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a friend on Facebook. Both of us noticed many churches use the identifiable slogan, "faith alone in Christ alone." But what exactly does that mean?  And is it biblical? My friend argued that simply because some groups summarize their position with a recognizable slogan does not mean... Continue Reading →

Did the Jerusalem Council Change God’s Law?

Who are the groups involved in Acts 15? We have the Jerusalem Council (v. 4), the Circumcision Party (v.1), the sect of believing Pharisees (v.5), and the new Gentile converts (V. 17-20). What is the debate about? There are two positions: The Judaizers say: The Law of Moses should be kept as part of salvation,... Continue Reading →

Did the Sabbath Change from Saturday to Sunday for Christians?

Did the Sabbath change for Christians? A typical response from an evangelical might be: "Yes, the old covenant Sabbath on Saturday was an ordinance of the old creation. Sunday, which is the Lord's Day, is the Sabbath of the new creation because Jesus rose from the dead." Is this biblical? Are there any passages from... Continue Reading →

What Does the Bible Say About Leadership Roles Between Males And Females?

Christianity elevated the status of women more than any other religious or political system during the first century. Jesus’ disciples included several women (Luke 8:1-3), a practice very rare among the rabbis of his day. Not only that, but Christ’s first recorded disclosure of his own identity as the true Messiah was made to a woman (John 4:25-26).... Continue Reading →

Limited or Unlimited Confidentiality in Biblical Counseling?

The purpose of this essay is to talk about the kind of commitment to confidentiality a biblical counselor should make with a counselee, when it’s appropriate to limit privacy rights and report a confession to civil authorities, and how a counselor should cooperate with the authorities about these issues.  The ultimate goal is to restore... Continue Reading →

What is a Worldview and Why is it Important?

A worldview is defined as, "a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world. It's the way one perceives the reality they live in." A worldview gives an individual a perspective of their reality, which leads to developing values, priorities, decisions, and how one applies it into their lives. Here are some questions a... Continue Reading →

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