How Can We Experience Resurrection Power?

By , Contributing Writer| April 16th, 2019|

What Is Resurrection Power? In many religions, prophets and leaders have died for what they thought and believed. What made Jesus unique is not His death but His resurrection. No one has ever seen a dead man overcome death through His own power. They even “sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it” (Matthew [...]

Three Reasons Why Healthy Community Is Important

By , Contributing Writer| February 13th, 2019|

From the beginning of our creation, we see healthy community at work. When God created us, He said “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26). God lives in community as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And when He created us, He realized, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I [...]

How to Let Go of Emotional Baggage

By , Contributing Writer| February 5th, 2019|

Emotional baggage is usually the term we use for unresolved negative issues of an emotional nature. We all have emotional baggage. But some are heavier than others. Most of the time, we are not even aware of how much we are carrying. “We all lug loads we were never intended to carry: fear, worry, discontent, [...]

Understanding the Power of Prayer

By , Contributing Writer| November 30th, 2018|

According to The Gospel Coalition, there are about 650 prayers with 450 answers to prayers recorded in the Bible. Jesus was recorded praying 25 times throughout His ministry. Paul talks about prayer 41 times. Right after creation, God Himself initiates the conversations with Adam and Eve in the garden and with Cain after he murdered [...]

What Is Advent?

By , Contributing Writer| November 27th, 2018|

What Is Advent? Most of us who grew up in today’s churches may not be familiar with Advent. Advent is from the Latin word coming. It is the period observed in Christian churches leading up to Christmas. It includes the four preceding Sundays to Christmas. This year it will begin on Sunday, December 2, and [...]

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

By , Contributing Writer| November 1st, 2018|

What Is Gratitude? “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.” —Psalm 136:1 At first glance, we may think we have to give thanks because God needs our appreciation. In reality, God is complete without our worship. He existed long before He created us. Then, why are there so many commands to give thanks [...]