Seeing Children Differently

Children’s ministry is one of the biggest challenges a church can face. There’s so much to think about—facility, curriculum, check-in, security, and recruiting and training a quality team! It’s hard to know where to begin. I’ve talked with pastors who have a clear vision for preaching and worship, but children’s ministry befuddles them. One practiceContinue reading “Seeing Children Differently”

Is it wrong to be angry with God?

No. The problem comes when legitimate feelings of anger are not handled correctly and lead to inappropriate bitterness and rebellion which sometimes accompany anger. The Bible realistically portrays the frustration and anger of God’s people when things go wrong or when they cannot understand why certain things happen. This was the reason for Job’s anger.Continue reading “Is it wrong to be angry with God?”

We cannot be presumptuous, ignore sin in our attitude and heart, and expect God to respond.

God hears our prayers, answers us, and blesses us. It is not because we are deserving and merit His favor but only because of His moral nature of holiness and righteousness. His attitude toward the unrighteous in verses 4-6 reveals the fact that sin is totally contrary to His nature. He does not take pleasureContinue reading “We cannot be presumptuous, ignore sin in our attitude and heart, and expect God to respond.”