When I was younger I used to hear people say, “Get real!” They’d say it to someone whom they though was living in an artificial world and needed to get in touch with reality. I believe it’s a phrase some Christians need to hear today.
All people need to be pointed to Christ and His Holy Spirit to transform into Christlikeness and not be viewed as projects to be fixed. Gender Identity Disorder is not beyond the reach of God's grace, compassionate church-based care, and professional help.
When you give, people are transformed. They hear the truth of God’s Son, accept Christ’s sacrifice for their sin, live with Him on the throne of their hearts, and experience freedom from the oppression of sin.
You don’t have to look far, perhaps no further than your own family, to see Christian parents with prodigal children. I’m referring to children who turn away from their Christian upbringing, embracing beliefs and behaviours contrary to their parents’. The primary struggle for Christian parents in this situation is coming to terms with what happened and how to relate to their child moving forward.
How do you discuss difficult topics in such a way you hear and are heard, maintain your influence in their lives, and avoid alienation? Here are some basic guidelines for having those tough discussions on sensitive topics when your faith and thoughts are fundamentally different.
I’m writing to you because I believe you know Jesus Christ is the Son of God who saves us from our sin and the Bible is God’s Word. You believe teaching this is important.
Post-Christmas blues are not uncommon. Even Bible greats like Moses, Jonah, Paul, and Elijah faced times of discouragement and despair. We believe the Bible shows us how to rediscover God’s unquenchable hope that withstands even the worst onslaughts of despair.
Let this sink in: our obedience in this life matters now and counts forever. Life in heaven will echo with the consequences of the lives we lived on earth.
The God we love doesn’t change and so our joy and delight in Him shouldn’t either. The people we serve still need to hear God’s Word and apply it to their lives every day of 2017. And the Truth we send out is timeless, always relevant, and powerful.
We want to bring the truth and peace of God’s Word to life. But we cannot do it alone. We need the financial support of people like you who feel this same urgent passion to spread the life-changing joy of God’s Word across our land.