When my kids (and others around me) are using an app on their phone, it doesn’t take much observation to see that many times they are also checking the text that just pinged, taking a quick glance at Instagram, and so forth.
When someone hurts us in some way, they owe us because of that hurt. Forgiveness occurs when I realize that the one who hurt me can likely never pay the debt they owe.
Is it possible to say “thank you” too much? Perhaps, if my doing so becomes annoying in some way. However, for most of us, that is likely never an issue.
Victory is a wonderful word. It is an even better experience.
Accountability doesn’t solve everything, but it provides a way to address issues while they are minuscule and easily corrected. Having genuine conversations with trusted friends is not only a blessing, it is a wonderful help in this vital area.
The battle for purity is a massive battle in our culture, isn’t it? My phone dings frequently with cries for help from men of all ages. My email box is often the same way. No one is exempt from the battle! As Adrian Rogers says, “Don’t think you are above sexual temptations — you would…
Earlier this month, I wrote an article about “how to listen to preaching.” You can read that HERE if you would like. This week I am writing about how to worship in your church. This is tricky, of course, for at least two reasons. First, every church is different. Some are quiet and formal. Others…
I do not believe it is wrong to use an app, but I am very aware that our phones are often more distracting than they are useful
It is easy to focus on my training, background, or preferences and forget to focus on God’s Word and His church.
The church didn’t “rock-out” nor did it ‘die-out.” There was life, joy, unity, and worship. Isn’t that what we want?
Straining at gnats on one hand, while practicing, ignoring, or covering up blatant immoral acts on the other hand, is wicked no matter who is doing it, how big their church is, or how close their friendship happens to be.