Animal Wisdom from the Bible

By on Jul 13, 2017

Throughout the Bible, God uses animals to illustrate character traits or lifestyle habits for us to emulate. Animals not only make our lives more colorful; they also convey important life values. Here are six animals I found in the Bible that could teach us a thing or two:   1. The Ant “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8 The ant illustrates perfect diligence. She is consistent, each day putting in the sweat needed to accomplish...

Do Not Be Deceived

By on Jul 12, 2017

    If you have grown up going to church with your family, I am writing this to you. There are a number of questions you need to be clear on, for your own good. What is your greatest problem? Our problems regularly occupy our thoughts. Sanity would dictate that our thoughts be given to problems proportionally to their seriousness. If you were to assess the various objects of your preoccupations, what receives the greatest number of your thoughts? Is it an external problem, something that is external to you? Do you often think about your sin? It is your sin, a problem internal to...

Why Katy Perry’s Rejection of Her Childhood Faith Should Concern Every Bible-Believing Christian

By on Jul 6, 2017

By Jenna Shackelford, RC Journalism Intern and RC College Prep alumnus. Full article published at Faithwire.com. Here is a first glance: Katy Perry’s intimate conversation about her religious upbringing shows the desperate need for apologetics in the church. Perry, while promoting her newest album, “Witness” — as well as her tour — decided to stage a therapy session and air it on Viceland and Youtube. In the session, she pushed aside “Katy Perry,” which she called a facade, went by the name “Katheryn Hudson,” which she was born with, and addressed several unresolved issues from her past,...

Evangelism 101: Always Uncomfortable

By on Jun 28, 2017

  Christian, you need to hear this. Evangelism guarantees the discomfort of the unbeliever with whom you’re speaking. There is absolutely no way around it. Why? Because fools despise wisdom and instruction. Because that unbeliever knows God is God, that He made him to love Him, serve Him, honor Him, worship Him, and give Him thanks, that he has not done that at all, and that therefore he deserves to die and face the torments of hell forever (Romans 1:18-3:20). He knows all this, but chooses to suppress the truth in unrighteousness and ungodliness. Because he is walking according to the...

For His Great Name

By on Jun 14, 2017

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. ” ~ Psalm 29:2 Many people have traced the story-line of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, showing God’s great plan to redeem His people. But, what if that’s not God’s ultimate mission? What if He has a bigger plan in mind than saving us? What if, His plan is to glorify Himself? “Wait a minute!” you say. “What do you mean? Do you mean to say that God’s sole purpose is to glorify Himself?” Here are a few verses in which God says this: “For my name’s sake I defer my anger; for the sake of...

Bathsheba

By on May 12, 2017

The first three articles in this series addressing Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth can be found here, here, and here respectively. We will be continuing the Women in Matthew 1 series with the story of Bathsheba. Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah. (Matthew 1:5-6) Bathsheba took a bath, and the story goes… You know, prior to specifically looking through the women in the lineage of Christ, I overlooked the role of...

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