Monthly Archives: September 2017

Disciples

Sat-September 23, 2017     By Stephen Tying, from: Christian Titles: A Series of Practical Meditations   “Ye shall be my disciples.” John 15:8 This is another blessed title which connects me with my Savior. The reciprocal title to disciple, is teacher. As a disciple, the Lord Jesus is my Teacher. There is none who…

5 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Prayer Life

CH-September 21, 2017 By Matt Erickson Many of us have a hard time maintaining a vibrant prayer life. Even when we manage to set aside time to pray, we can still feel like we’re not doing it right: • Our minds drift, distracted by worries and a never-ending To-Do list. • Our time with God…

The Self Existence of Jesus Christ

MTLB-September 20-September 25, 2017     By William Romaine (1714-1795)   I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. -John 8:24 This is a very awakening scripture, and ought to rouse up your particular attention. The…

Three Daughters and a Dad

CH-September 20, 2017     By Elsa Kok Colopy and Thom Griffiths   My daughter sat behind a closed bedroom door, fuming at my insensitivity. I replayed our conversation in my mind. The greeting: normal. The talk of school: inconsequential. The boy thing: What was it I said about the new crush in her world?…

You shall not covet

CH-September 19, 2017     ByJason Helopoulos   Many individuals are like the rich young man when Jesus said to him, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 19:18–19)….

What is Prayer

CH-September 19, 2017     By William Huntington (from a letter to a friend)   Prayer is the blessed means which God has appointed to bring every grace from Christ to the believer. The believer is to let his requests be made known unto God, and for his encouragement God says that the prayer of…

You’re Driving Me Crazy

CH-September 19, 2017     By Sue Heimer   I am not alone when it comes to frequently losing it with my children. My research shows that screaming is a common problem in motherhood. While there are specific circumstances in which yelling is imperative, such as with safety issues or an emergency, I confess that…

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Oh, the Places God Will Take You!

September 18, 2017 You know, sometimes I think God isn’t listening when I tell him the plans I have for my life. I tell God what I think should happen, I write it down on a five-year life plan spreadsheet, but things rarely end up going the way I’ve planned. It’s almost as if He…

Facing the Stresses and Expectations of Parenting

September 18, 2017 Parenting is hard. I may not have kids (yet), but I do have eyes. The thought of raising children to be kind, well-rounded, God-fearing, productive members of society seems daunting. After all, raising children is the greatest stewardship a parent can have. “Train up a child in the way he should go:…

An infallible test!

CH-September 18, 2017     By Samuel Davies, (from “The Nature of Love to God and Christ, Opened and Enforced”)   “If anyone does not love the Lord — a curse be on him!” 1 Corinthians 16:22 If you truly love the Lord Jesus Christ — then you earnestly study and endeavor to please Him…