It Is Not Supposed to Be This Way

Deering DyerChristianity0 Comments

Matthew 27:57-66; Psalm 3:1-8 eath is an enemy, the ultimate antagonist that seems as if it will eventually claim victory over each of us. However, the truth remains, it isn’t supposed to be this way. Yes, death is a part of life marked by the fall, however, we should never believe the lie that this is how it was meant to be. I am certain that you have felt the sting of death in your life. Some of us are acutely aware of the pain of loss. I have experienced the evaporation of dreams and watched future plans crumble before me when my first wife of 17 years suddenly died leaving me not only a widower, but a single dad … Read More

The Daily Discovery (May 23, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Should You Use Illustrations from Movies? – “A good friend of mine asked me what I think of pastors using illustrations from movies in their sermons. My friend uses them because he thinks they are helpful in relating to a culture that increasingly has their worldview formed through entertainment. But I don’t buy it. In my experience, illustrations sparked by the golden screen (or Netflix, or what have you) generally fail, and are almost always unhelpful. Here are some reasons why…” A Call for Plodding Bloggers – “I believe that blogs have been a blessing to the church in the twenty-first century. Maybe I have to believe this since … Read More

Responding to Unbelievers In Times of Crisis

Landon ChapmanChristianity7 Comments

Joel 2:1 [ESV] “Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near…” ne of the great benefits of being a member of a faithful local church is the opportunity, often through a “Sunday school” type setting, to be taught by faithful men of God other than your Pastor.  While the Pastor is of incalculable importance, I cannot put into words the enormous blessing it is to learn from lay-leaders and elders at the church each week.  These faithful men speak from the authority of Scripture but bring perspective of one not vocationally in ministry.  It was one of these men this past … Read More