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Perverting God’s Grace: The Relationship Between Faith and Works

There seems to often be a lot of confusion when it comes to God’s grace. Does God’s grace mean that since I am saved I can kind of coast the rest of my life and not really do anything? But then why does the Bible also talk so much about good works and commands? Apparently, this confusion hasn’t changed much since the first century, because Paul addressed the issue several times in scripture. If we aren’t careful, we too can easily fall into the same trap of perverting God’s grace. Continue reading

9 Tips On How to Read the Bible

The Bible is the most popular book in the world, and naturally churches often encourage their congregation to read it regularly. But usually that is as far as the instruction goes. People are often told why they should read the Word of God, but rarely are they told how to read the Word of God. The first thing we, as the church, do for a new believer is give them a Bible. But then for some naive and ignorant reason, we just assume they will automatically know how to read and interpret it correctly. It’s like telling someone (that doesn’t know anything about money) that they should really get their finances in order, without giving them any practical steps or guidance on how one might go about doing that. People don’t just need to be told to read their Bible, they need to be told how to read their Bible. While it would be impossible to list every important aspect, here are 9 tips to get you started in the right direction.

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You Need to Do Something About This

Today as you read this, thousands of babies will be aborted and their body parts probably still sold; millions of children (majorly girls) are still being forced and trapped in labor or sex trafficking, and by the time you finish this article, at least one person in the United States will have been sexually assaulted

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I Didn’t Wait for My Future Spouse, and You Shouldn’t Either

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It’s true, I didn’t wait for my future wife. Even as a Christian and someone who wants to do ministry, I’m still not waiting for her. Even though I grew up in the church where, at a young age, I was taught that I needed to wait for my wife who was somewhere out there. I was taught how blessed my future marriage and sex life would be if I waited and didn’t ruin it ahead of time. I was promised that it was worth the wait, and that she was worth the wait. Continue reading

5 Things for Dating Christians to Do

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Lets face it, it seems like every time you go on Facebook somebody new has either gotten engaged, gotten married or had a baby. Hundreds of people show their support by giving it a ‘like’ or leaving a comment. In the same way, I see a lot of articles that are for married couples, single people or maybe those who are engaged. But what about the rest of who don’t blow up your newsfeed because we are only, dare I say it, dating.

Maybe when we get engaged people will start to show their support or give us some godly direction about relationships. But until then, it seems as though we are on our own to figure out this whole relationship thing. I’ve never been married or engaged, so it wouldn’t make sense to give advice about how marriage should work. But with God leading, and us intentionally seeking out older couples for advice, my girlfriend and I have learned a few things about pre-marriage, pre-engagement, dating. Continue reading

Why Complaining is More Destructive Than You Think

complain Think of a time that something bad or unfair happened to you that you didn’t deserve. How did you handle it? Did you keep a positive attitude and respond with hope and joy? Or did you throw your arms up, say a few choice words and play the victim? I can relate to Dwight Howard above. Throughout high school and college basketball, I would throw my arms up and run my mouth anytime the refs called something that I didn’t agree with. Sometimes I knew that I didn’t even touch the shooter, but the refs still called a foul.

If I couldn’t handle myself well over one bad call in a high school basketball game in northern Minnesota that nobody cared about, how could I possibly handle the unjust suffering that Peter describes in the New Testament? At the time, I didn’t realize how destructive complaining could be.

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A Scripture that Every Christian Memorizes, but Very Few Practice

St. Marys Falls ©Daniel Wilde Photography The Great Commission is one of the most quoted and memorized passages in the bible. In fact, the denomination that I grew up in was pretty much built around it.

Matthew 18:18-20 – Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” 

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