Tag: change

  • What is the Purpose of the Church? (Why Does Jesus’ Church Exist?)

    In this post, I’m continuing down the train of thought I began with the post entitled “What Does GOD Want from Me?”  We’ve considered GOD’s purpose for us individually and looked at some things the Scriptures teach us to be incorporating in our life. Today, we attempt to answer the question, “What is GOD’s purpose…

  • GOD Promises to Transform Us into Jesus’ Image (That’s Weighty!)

    The word “image” is found 20 times in the 2011 NIV translation of the New Testament. Several of these Scriptures have to do with the image of GOD (or Jesus). Consider three of these Scriptures with me: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,…

  • How Parenting Can Change Your Speech (and Make You a Better Person)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing),” I mentioned how becoming a parent has impacted my speech. In this post, I want to elaborate on that thought and share some related thoughts regarding parenting. Newsflash: Parenting is hard. It’s hard on everybody. It’s hard on the parents, the kids, the siblings,…

  • October 17 – Changes Between the Testaments

    Reading Daily Bible section entitled “Influences on a Dispersed People” Daily Bible section entitled “Hellenism and the Jews” Daily Bible section entitled “Judaism Under Roman Rule” Devotional After the Babylonian captivity ended, most Jews did not return to their homeland, instead choosing to remain in the land where they had built a life. Some were…

  • Why Did You Start a House Church?

    I grew up in a small country town in central Alabama. My family and I were part of a small congregation of about 30 people. While imperfect, that family of Christians loved the LORD and I knew they loved me. As a child, my Bible class teachers put a lot of effort into teaching us,…