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“Jacqueline, dear, do not speak unless you can improve the silence.”  (Movie Quote)   I love this line. Even though it was spoken adversely in the movie, there is so much wisdom in these words and such great advice for us as Christ Followers.  Yes, we are called to take a stand for the hope we have in Christ, but sometimes, the best way to do that is to be silent and let God work in the hearts and minds of people in conflict with us.  Jesus modeled this on several occasions when confronted to reveal Himself, defend Who He is, or speak on a cultural issue. He quoted Scripture, gave a parable, or He stayed silent. No matter which method, He always pointing to His Father.  The world needs Jesus. The world needs to see and hear Jesus in us.  When the Lord moves you to speak, speak with boldness the message He has laid on...

Faith is a foundation word for our Christian heritage. It's the catalysis grace needs for salvation (Ephesians 2:8), and without out it, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Great Faith can bring healing, like the woman with the bleeding issue (Mark 5:34), and small amounts can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Visible Faith beacons people to follow Christ. Our Faith, great or small, is honored by God and multiplied by His faithfulness to us. If you need a faith booster, read Hebrews 11 and see all the evidence listed on behalf of Biblical legends who were people just like you and me. Their Faith was in the very same God we serve today. He has not diminished in power nor changed in His tolerance of sin. He is faithful.   __________________________________________ Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and...

Faith is foundational. It's the catalysis grace needs for Salvation (Eph. 2:8) and without out it, it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6). Active faith brings healing like the woman with the bleeding issue (Mark 5:34) and even a minuscule amount can do big impossible things like move mountains (Matt. 17:20). Faith is complex. We cannot see it, but it's literally the substance and evidence of our life through Christ and our future home with Him. (Heb. 11:1). Bold faith beacons people to follow Christ, and faith of every size is honored by God and multiplied by His faithfulness. Lots of days, my faith reflects failure more than hope. My big and bold looks more like reluctant and unwilling.   But thankfully, God's faithfulness doesn't rely on mine. His work gets done in-spite of me.  But, because our God IS God, people like me can do big things. Look at Hebrews 11 -- The Hall of Faith. Biblical...

It used to be that we could feel pretty safe about the influences in our children’s lives until they hit college age and were exposed to more diverse beliefs and cultures.  It seems, however, that radical views are coming into play as early as 3rd grade. And, by middle school, many church-going children have decided they do not believe in God.  Some religions are more evident in how they contradict Scripture; but, many religions have an element of truth, making them seem feasible and dangerous. These differences may even make more sense from a human standpoint. So, how can you help them tell what is true and what is counterfeit? Here are four ways we can encourage our children in to help them stay true to their faith:   Study the Word Cultural norms, fads, and new aged religious philosophies change every day. The Word of God is never-changing and is an anchor for our faith....

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