There are many reasons we can justifiably put our confidence in the Bibles we hold and read today as the Word of God. One of them would be that Jesus and His disciples trusted the Hebrew Scriptures wholeheartedly and used them often. The Old Testament Scriptures were affirmed by Jesus—who often quoted from them—as authoritative… Continue reading Can we trust the Bible?
Month: April 2010
Bible Classes Approved for Public Schools
Following the lead of Texas and other states, Kentucky’s Senate Education Committee has unanimously approved legislation that would effectively return the Bible to the state’s classrooms. The proposed Bible courses would be offered as electives. [OneNewsNow.com]
Church Attendance Up… For Some
New statistics just released show that the Catholic Church has made substantial gains (up 1.49%) since the last census. The Mormons are also up by 1.71%, as are the Assemblies of God (up 1.27%). Others in the top ten church bodies in America have no change (Church of God in Christ, both bodies of National… Continue reading Church Attendance Up… For Some
Quoted: Max Depree on Goals vs. Potential
“It is not a matter primarily of whether or not we reach our particular goals. As individuals and as a group we need to reach our potential. Nothing else is good enough. We must reach toward our potential.”
Quoted: John Wesley on Doing Good
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
The Knots Prayer
Dear God, Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the ‘have nots’, the ‘can nots’ and the ‘do nots’ that I have in my mind. Erase the ‘will nots’, ‘may nots’, and ‘might nots’ that find a home in my heart. Release me from the ‘could nots’,… Continue reading The Knots Prayer
Quoted: Roger Oakland on Success According to Emergents
Emergent leaders often say the message remains the same, but our methods must change if we are going to be relevant to our generation. The measure of success for many pastors today is how many are coming, rather than how many are listening and obeying what God has said in His Word. Roger Oakland, author… Continue reading Quoted: Roger Oakland on Success According to Emergents
Ten Ways to Commemorate A Special Church Occasion
Church Anniversary? Pastoral Installation? Pastoral Anniversary? Other major church celebration? Following are 10 ideas to help commemorate such a special time. 1. Start with spiritual renewal. A matchless way to set the tone for a special church occasion. 2. Glance back. Strengthen the faith and resolve of your people by helping them remember where they’ve… Continue reading Ten Ways to Commemorate A Special Church Occasion
Quoted: Mark Batterson on Glorifying God
Most of us are far more concerned about our comfort than God’s glory.
Collatz conjecture is an unsolved conjecture in mathematics. It is named after Lothar Collatz, who first proposed it in 1937. The conjecture is also known as the 3n + 1 conjecture. In the Collatz conjecture, you take any natural number n. If n is even, halve it (n / 2), otherwise multiply it by 3… Continue reading Collatz Conjecture