Watch & Read (Page 4)

Walking in Darkness

Living in darkness is living without Jesus. One who lives in darkness is one who lives in fear. All people have sinful desires, and those who actively choose to live with and act on those desires are living in fear.   Their fear could stem from having to abandon their lifestyle for a godly one, or having to confess their sins to…

Convictions

This month we have been talking about being “in the dark” or living in secret sin.   Something that God has given us in order to fight against an “in the dark” lifestyle is a conviction.   A conviction is a fixed or firm belief. Many convictions are universal in Christianity, such as those against murdering, lying, and blaspheming God.   Some…

Is Faith Enough?

What can you do to defend your light when surrounded by darkness?   There are moments when you feel like you have to answer the tough questions.   Questions like: How can you believe in a god? If god was real, then why do babies die? How can God allow suffering?  How do you know that Christianity is the right faith?  …

Pray, Love, Believe

John Maxwell has said, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” This is a great message…basically, you have to show that you love and care before anyone will listen to you.   Most of us who have a family member or a close friend who is not a Christian. What can you do when you…

Live like that

  If a stranger passed you on a street and followed you for a day—would they know you were a Christ follower?   This is a tough question, but a question that needs asking. The band Sidewalk Prophets wrote a song that touches on this idea. In the song “Live Like That” they pose some big questions:   Sometimes I think, what…

Be the friend you want to have.

What makes a good friend? Is it kindness? A listening ear? Being there for you when you need it?   We all have moments where we know that our friends care for us and love us. How do you show the love of Christ to your friends?   Be the friend you want to have.   So often we get caught up…

Priorities

The word has this weird effect to it. Whenever most people hear it, they sigh. Why? Probably because it reminds them of all the things they need to get done. The dictionary defines a priority as “the right to precede others in order, rank, privilege, etc.”   What are your priorities? Many of you would say that it look something like this:…

Desires

The toughest part of getting rid of your sins that you hide in the dark is that the desire seems to always be there.   How do you get rid of your desire to do the things that you know are sinful?   Can you imagine what it would be like if we no longer had the desire to sin?   Who…

The Struggle is Real

On yesterday’s blog post (see below) we discussed how important it is to go to God and confess your sins to him. We know that God wants us to go to him with our issues and struggles. But honestly, this can be hard sometimes.   Prayer can be tough for a few reasons: It feels like God works way too slow It…

What Are YOU Hiding?

We all think we have secrets. Things that we do, or have done that we hope that no one ever finds out about. God knows that’s how we operate as human beings. He knows that we like to keep things to ourselves because we couldn’t imagine what it would be like if anyone found out.   What we do as humans is…