What NOT to do When you Fail or Sin: D. Scott Hildreth
One of the most well-known stories in the Bible is the Good Samaritan. It is a tale about a man who was attacked and left for dead. Two religious men see him in trouble, but refuse to help. Then a Samaritan walked by. Now, if you didn’t grow up in church, you might not realize that Jew’s hated Samaritans; this was the enemy approaching a wounded man. Tension mounts. What would happen?
Rather than ignoring or taking advantage, helped the injured man, the Samaritan helped. He covered the wounds and provided a place of safety. …Read More.
Find a Bible Reading Plan That’s Right for You: Trevin Wax
Bible reading plans can help you grow as a follower of Christ. They guide you through reading the Bible, so that you can see God’s plan for this world and why it matters.
An intentional Bible reading plan also helps you stay committed. The regular cadence of reading, studying and applying God’s Word will help you develop Bible reading as a habit — something you work into your everyday routine.
Going through a reading plan makes sure that you don’t just camp out on your favorite Bible passages. Some of the stories in the Bible will surprise you. Some passages may puzzle you. Some verses you’ve never seen before will jump off the page. The element of surprise as you read through the entire Bible is one of the great reasons you should consider a reading plan.
But most importantly, it’s life change that we’re after. You’re not following a reading plan just to check off your Bible reading for the day. You’re meeting with God, who inspired the words of this Book. A reading plan that keeps God’s Word in front of you in a systematic and consistent way is a tool that God can use powerfully in your life.
But there are so many plans available. How do you decide? Let’s discover the right Bible reading plan for you by looking at what they offer. …Read More.
I’m deeply grateful for pastors, and I think every month ought to be Pastor Appreciation Month. For this annual month of appreciation, though, here are some ideas to say “Thanks” and “We love you.” Maybe you, your family, your small group, or your congregation can provide these gifts. …Read More.
A recent study revealed that Millennials believe 61 years of age to be the best time to retire. Sounds great. But there is a problem—most Millenials (66%) have nothing saved for retirement.
Millennials range from 18 to 37 years of age. So what if you are on the older side of the Millennial generation and still have nothing saved for retirement? You need to get started. Now. And here are a few suggestions on what to do. …Read More.