Life can feel like a never-ending series of decisions at times. One after another, decision after decision. It can be exhausting.
After years of saying, “When I grow up, I’m gonna be…” there comes a point in which your children start going through the steps of actually making it happen.
Two crucial questions every believer must ask.
Take advantage of your cancelled summer plans to do something entirely new!
Whether you share the Gospel, share what God has done in your life, or share the link to a livestream, God can and will use it all for His glory.
Find out how rising 11th grader, Emily Baker, sparked one of Bellevue Loves Memphis’ most ambitious projects through a Zoom call.
First impressions can be comically wrong. Maybe the first time you met your best friend you thought he/she was totally obnoxious. Or maybe the first time you listened to your favorite band you thought their music sounded weird.
Every believing dad hopes his child will embrace the faith and grow deep spiritual roots. Studies tell us that over half of those growing up in Christian homes will walk away from Christianity by the time they leave the teen years—never to return.
Anyone who’s ever spent time talking with kids has likely noticed a central theme in those conversations. No matter if you’re telling them to eat their vegetables or to not pull on the dog’s tail, there’s one question it always seems to come back to: the question of why. And most times, it’ll be a series of why? after why? until you run out of answers and defer to, “That’s just the way it is.”
The world looks grim right now. This year alone, we’ve faced the political tension of an impeachment trial, a global pandemic, economic turmoil, and civil unrest. And that’s not even accounting for the personal tragedies or challenges we’ve each faced.
Congratulations on this wonderful milestone. Few seasons in life are filled with as much joy and anticipation as the time spent preparing to get married.
So, don’t distance yourself from Revelation, or any book of the Bible for that matter, simply because its uncomfortable, bittersweet, or hard to read at times. Take in Scripture. Trust that God gave us these books for a reason. Absorb the truths. Let them change you.
The imagery and consequences of Revelation 9 make it one of the most jarring chapters in all of Scripture as the fifth and sixth trumpets of the apocalypse are blown. To get a glimpse of the terror this chapter contains, we’ll take a look at two passages of it.
It’s frustrating when something feels wasted. Especially in the highly productive, competitive culture of today, whenever your time, energy, or dreams appear to serve no purpose or produce no value, discouragement can quickly set in.
We get a sneak peek into the future and into Heaven, and it’s more glorious and wonderful than anything we could ever dream of. Revelation 7 gives us something to anticipate that should shape the church’s structure, priorities, and daily functions.
At this point, Jesus has come forth as the Lamb of God who is worthy of praise and is able to break the seals of the seven scrolls. Now, as He opens each scroll, a different type of judgement is unleashed.
If I’m honest, there’s a part of me that wants to skip Good Friday. Not in a theological sense but in an experiential sense. Commemorating Good Friday is painful. I hate picturing Jesus being whipped, mocked, and crucified. And when I go a step further and recognize that my sin is the reason He was nailed to a cross, it’s almost too much to bear.
Some of you may have a unique problem on your hands—for the first time in years, you have more free time at home than you know what to do with.
But we’re not used to waiting like this. Right now, we’re waiting to see when churches will meet again, what quarantine decisions our politicians will make next, and much, much more. And in some ways, we’re not even sure what we’re waiting for. We’re just waiting for the next surprise—whatever that may be.
What do the words “uncertain” and “unprecedented” have in common? Well, aside from being two of the most frequently used words these days, they both begin with the prefix “un” which means “not.” And right now, the world is longing for anything that doesn’t need that prefix in front of those two words.
Jesus hadn’t given up on the lukewarm church of Laodicea. He strongly rebuked them, but He also continued to knock at their door. He still wanted to enter.
All of us know that our parents, spouse and other family members will eventually grow old and face inevitable health challenges.
We live in anxious times. Granted, we’re not the first society to face hardships as the turmoil of history is undeniable. But there’s also no denying the worry that consumes our culture. It feels like we’re always moving from one crisis to another.
One of the greatest privileges you have as a parent is to help your child come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Living together Prior to the 1970s it was rare for an unmarried man and woman to live together. Today it is much more common, accepted as an important “next step” for couples before committing to marriage.
It’s uncomfortable to realize that some of the stars we see at night may already be dead. While this isn’t the happiest thought in the world, it is possible. Light travels at a speed of 186,282 miles per second—which is just faster than some people drive here in Memphis.
Growing in intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is a source of great joy. It can be a source of conflict when your spouse doesn’t share your commitment to Christ…
Only those with first-hand experience truly understand the blessing and challenges of raising a child with special needs.
What do you do when your son or daughter rejects your faith and embraces beliefs or behaviors that you know could be harmful?
The faithful church “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of…