When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
Abram heard that Lot had been taken captive, and he led a group of trained men to defeat those who were holding Lot. Abram heard, and he acted. When we hear about Christians being held captive and tortured, what do we do? How do we react? Do we take up arms against their captors?
Often I hear my friends and others sigh, “All I can do is pray.”
When I hear this, most of the time, these words are said in a way that makes it seem like praying isn’t good enough. Even my instinct sometimes is, “What can we do?” We can’t take arms against them and go fight. I rack my brain trying to figure out how to help these brothers and sisters who are being held captive...Read More
"The Lord had said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.'"
Genesis 12:1 (NIV)
When God told Abram, later called Abraham, to go, He didn't give Abram many details about where he was going, but what he was leaving. He knew he was leaving his country, his community, and his father's home. He only knew that he was going to where God would show him.Read More
Is faith meant to be lived out alone?
Why is community a vital part in living by faith?
"Once saved always saved, right? So, I can sin all I want now that I'm a Christian. I mean, God will forgive me because I'm His."
WHAT? Have you ever heard this , or even thought it yourself? As a Christian, my old nature is gone, and I have a new nature, one that wants to follow Christ.Read More