Category: Articles

Scripture

Tithing is a Bible truth

by Ken Hemphill A morning news program once devoted a segment to the question of whether the Bible teaches tithing. The reporter featured a book by Russell Kelly entitled “Should the Church Teach Tithing?” As a whole, the program had a decidedly negative overtone when it came to the biblical practice of stewardship we call “tithing.” Most of the arguments… Read more →

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Surrounded by Worry

by Ed Rowell Do you ever worry? No, I mean really worry — to the point of losing sleep or developing an ulcer, a headache, or high blood pressure? The word worry comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “to choke” or “to strangle.” That’s an apt description of what worry does to us. And it not only has physical… Read more →

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The Word and the word

by Erich Bridges Children of the digital age are growing up with a different kind of literacy, we are told. They learn to understand the world not through complete sentences, paragraphs and books, but through ever-changing sounds, images and micro-bursts of text delivered via their digital devices and social media of choice. “Zits,” a comic strip that should be required… Read more →

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Spiritually mismatched marriages: 30 things women’s leaders must know

by Karla Downing As a women’s ministry leader, you minister to a variety of women, including the woman who is married to a man at a different place spiritually than she is. Whether he is unsaved or less spiritually committed, this woman faces a unique set of circumstances and has a unique set of needs. Her husband’s spiritual state could… Read more →

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Twelve Ways to Instill Self-Worth in Your Teen

by Candy Arrington on Monday, January 09, 2012 Whether we realize it or not, we have a huge impact on our teen’s sense of self-worth. In fact, parents with poor self-esteem usually translate their insecurities to their children, while parents with strong self-esteem usually raise children who view themselves positively. That means you need to be your teen’s greatest champion.… Read more →

Ten Ways Not to Pray

by Jeff Buscher This article is from ec magazine. Want to get on Satan’s nerves? Learn how not to pray. You’ll discover it will make a world of difference in your life and in your relationship with your heavenly Father. Here are ten things not to do: 1. Pray Loudly This is very important. God is very busy these days.… Read more →

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I Am Crucified with Christ: A Worship Theme for Lent

by A. Merril Smoak, Jr. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 This article originally appeared in Let’s Worship Magazine. With a lack of understanding, some people have poked fun at Lent by saying, “I am giving up chocolate for Lent.” Robert Webber clarifies the purpose of Lent and worship during the season of Lent. Lenten worship is a season for personal and corporate spiritual… Read more →