Last Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the horrific church shooting in Brookfield, Wisconsin. On that fateful day, Terry Ratzmann entered the rented, hotel meeting room and opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol. A minute later, 22 rounds had been. . .
Part One explained that God's general pattern is to allow people time to repent rather than instantly executing the death penalty. ...
It has become traditional as we flip our Gregorian calendars from December to January each year to assess the old year and resolve to amend our faults and shortcomings in the new. . . .
Carelessness, indicative of not thinking, when reinforced or carried on into life, can be lethal or irreparable. Undervaluing our way leads to a careless lifestyle.
Mark Schindler, reflecting upon the establishment of the Citadel in South Carolina, suggests that it has tried to train ethical and moral leaders. President Ronald Reagan praised one of its graduates, a passenger who had rescued many passengers from the ic. . .
God is absolutely faithful to finish what He started, knowing the end from the beginning. Our strength is dependent upon the relationship we have with God.
Richard Ritenbaugh, asking why Christians should ruminate about sorrow and grief instead of focusing on happy thoughts, reminds us that death and suffering are staple features of the human condition and that we need to learn how to handle grief and loss, t. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, creating a hypothetical scenario in which God sends the Russians- to devastate America and reduce it to a vassal state, suggests that such a catastrophe would resemble the conditions described by the Book of Lamentations. The Scriptures. . .
Ryan McClure, reflecting on the laborious task of writing evaluations in preparation for the year-review process, suggests that one way of easing the grief is to keep a daily journal, reflecting on the accomplishments and disappointments of the previous da. . .
We seriously err if we rely on the secular media to give us spiritual understanding. God sends strong delusion to those who do not love the truth.
Richard Ritenbaugh, commenting on the dry and hard clay in South Carolina, a real challenge to cultivate, identifies some grounds of comparison Christ cites between ourselves and clay (soil). In the Parable of the Sower, Christ describes 1.0) hard, impenet. . .
Joseph Baity observes that God's thought patterns demonstrate perfection, while man's thought patterns are seriously flawed and corrupted by sin. One of the most egregious of man's twisted thought patterns has two parts: (1) We seek to elevate ourselves ab. . .
The path of righteousness is not an easy one, but if we diligently remain on it, we will be successful beyond measure. Trusting God will produce what we truly need
When we repent, we turn off the path that leads to destruction and onto the narrow path—through the strait gate—that leads to life in the Kingdom of God.
The history of Israel shows that successful spiritual revivals typically begin with tearing down the idols, which allows the people to turn back to God.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the increasing delay of adult responsibilities and behavior in our society, suggests that while puberty seems to have become triggered earlier, in far too many cases, self-centered dependency has been protracted into the e. . .
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