Thank God It’s Monday: Restoration

Arturo Perez Blog, Life Issues, Thank God It's Monday

J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings, wrote a fictional story entitled “Leaf: by Niggle” that inspired the conversation of productivity in the workplace and allows us to see how the gospel ensures our work will have an impact in this age and in the age to come. Tolkien, a perfectionist dissatisfied …

Thank God It’s Monday: Creation

JP Davey Blog, Life Issues, Thank God It's Monday

In the beginning, God worked. And in that work, He created mankind and promptly told them to work. God created everything, including work, by working. When God created the universe, He showed us many traits that characterize who He is. We see His mighty power, where He created something out of nothing. We see His purpose, where He created everything for a …

Thank God It’s Monday: Overview

Bryan Lordeus Blog, Life Issues, Thank God It's Monday

“For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” (1 Timothy 4:10 ESV) Fulfillment and frustration are both found in our vocations. If we’ve worked long enough, we have discovered that we typically experience the latter more often than …

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Teachers You’ve Got the Power!

Jonathan Connolly Pastoral Blog, Life Issues

God has Given You Three Weapons to Transform Lives Another semester has begun and as educators, we are quickly assessing the challenges before us. Are you discouraged yet? The temptation to be overwhelmed is certainly understandable in light of the magnitude of the task. But we have power. In fact, God has given us three powerful weapons we can use …

Holiness: God and Us

Adam Greenfield Blog, Pastoral Blog

Holiness: God and Us “Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word. ” – J.C. Ryle Holiness is probably …

Seeing Christ in All of Scripture

Brian Brookins Life Issues, Resources

Seeing Christ in All of Scripture: Three Resources to increase intimacy with God through Bible Reading and Prayer I’ve always known that as a Christian, it is important to spend quality time with God through bible reading and prayer. I have not always understood the best way to go about it. At times, especially early on, it has been a …

A Life’s Journey

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A Life’s Journey: The Testimony of Bonnie and Dennis Deering In October of 1975 I met Jesus Christ while listening to a Billy Graham Crusade on TV.  I do not remember his message, I just remember hearing the words to that old familiar hymn “Just as I am” and thinking, “You have got to be kidding. You love me just …