How to Prepare for a Season of Waiting

By , Communications Resident| December 12th, 2019|

Waiting is easily my least favorite thing to do. I want everything when I want it, and I want to know about things immediately. This has everything to do with the fact that I grew up in an instant-gratification society. Rarely do we have to wait for much anymore. You can have everything shipped to [...]

What Is Hope?

By , Communications Resident| December 5th, 2019|

We live in an inauthentic society. Social media has paved the way for people to show only their best selves online while saving their imperfections for themselves. What once was a platform for sharing and connecting with others has quickly become a place that fuels comparison and the need to be perfect. What I’ve noticed, [...]

10 Interesting Facts About Jesus That Might Surprise You

By , Communications Resident| October 3rd, 2019|

Jesus Christ is one of the most controversial figures in history. And one of the complicated things to understand about Jesus is His humanity. Isn’t it hard to imagine Jesus as a human, just like us? We think surely He did not experience what it was really like to grow up, beginning from a baby [...]

How Does God Speak to Us?

By , Contributing Writer| July 16th, 2019|

Whether we have been Christ-followers most of our lives or we are new to the church, most of us wonder, “How does God speak to us? How can I hear His voice?” In John 10:27 (NLT), Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice…” The implications are manifold, but the point is it shouldn’t be [...]

Seven Common Questions About Baptism

By , Copy Editor| July 13th, 2019|

If you grew up in the church, you have probably heard or experienced some type of baptism—whether it was watching a Christ-follower be immersed in water or attending a baby’s christening. But if you are new to Christianity or you just recently came back to church, you might have a lot of questions about baptism, [...]

How We Can Be Ready to Share Our Faith

By , Contributing Writer| May 23rd, 2019|

Helping those in our sphere of influence to know Jesus takes time and persistence, but with the Lord’s help and guidance, it can become a lifestyle. But before it can become a lifestyle, it is important to take simple steps to help us be ready to share our faith with anyone God places in our [...]

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 [...]

Five Ways to Deepen Your Relationship with God

By , Contributing Writer| February 21st, 2019|

If you Google “ways to deepen your relationship with God,” you will discover that there are 15,100,000 results. That is a large number. This number shows that there are a lot of people who think they know the answer and a lot of people who are searching for it. Of course, all of these are [...]

How to Share Your Faith Story

By , Contributing Writer| January 9th, 2019|

Some people find the prospect of telling their story to others scary. In fact, several of us will go out of our way not to share our stories. However, if you don’t take the time to share your faith story, how will people come to know Christ? Maybe they will get lucky and someone else [...]

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 1, and [...]