jesus fish

March 13, 2009

living road

Filed under: Old Testament — Tags: , , — Karen @ 3:58 am

“And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel” Psalm 84:5 (The Message) (more…)

January 9, 2009

Cheating Sweatshirts

Filed under: Old Testament, Popular Culture — Tags: , , , , , — Karen @ 4:04 am

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you. Psalms 25:21 (NIV) (more…)

January 5, 2009

Theology for Three Year Olds

Filed under: New Testament — Tags: , — Karen @ 3:55 am

During Sunday morning services at my church, pre-schoolers leave the sanctuary for their own worship and play time. Adults take turns leading Children’s Church. My name appears on the list a couple of times a year.

It is a challenge coming up a lesson that is simple enough for them to understand and short enough to hold their attention for even a few minutes. Since it is January, we talked about snowflakes (a rare sight in Mississippi) and the Creator God who makes both snow and wiggly, three year olds. (more…)

January 1, 2009

The J-word

I tell you, all those who stand before others and say they believe in me, I, the Son of Man, will say before the angels of God that they belong to me. Luke 12:8 (more…)

December 30, 2008

Poster Child for Post-Modernism

Filed under: Popular Culture — Tags: , — Karen @ 3:24 am

“Gene Veith, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, tells of a young man who claimed to be a Christian and professed belief in Christ and love for the Bible, but also believed in reincarnation. His pastor confronted this belief in reincarnation by directing the young man to Hebrews 9:27. The text was read: “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” The young man looked back at his pastor and replied, “Well, that’s your interpretation.” ” (more…)

December 22, 2008

fragile as wildflowers

Filed under: Old Testament — Tags: , — Karen @ 2:15 am

“These people are nothing but grass,
   their love fragile as wildflowers.
The grass withers, the wildflowers fade,
   if God so much as puffs on them.
   Aren’t these people just so much grass?
True, the grass withers and the wildflowers fade,
   but our God’s Word stands firm and forever.”
Isaiah 40:7-8 (The Message) (more…)

October 29, 2008

The Generation Gap – Part 3

Filed under: Ten Commandments — Tags: , , , — Karen @ 1:07 am

“Respect your father and mother, and you will live a long and successful life in the land I am giving you.” Deut 5:16 (Contemporary English Version)

If you are faced with a fifth commandment issue and decide that, in your very unique situation, you are justified in disobeying mom and dad then be prepared for the consequences. Even if you are 100% correct. Even if angels in heaven are turning cartwheels because you made such a brave decision. There will be consequences. Probably negative. (more…)

October 28, 2008

The Generation Gap – Part 2

Filed under: Ten Commandments — Tags: , , , — Karen @ 2:14 pm

“Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” Deut 5:16 (NKJV)

Since there is a hierarchy to the Ten Commandments, Christians are obligated to obey God’s Law above all else. When it comes to Deut 5:16, Christian teens and young adults sometimes look for a spiritual reason to disregard their parents’ authority. (more…)

The Generation Gap – Part 1

Filed under: Ten Commandments — Tags: , , , — Karen @ 1:57 am

“Respect your father and mother—God, your God, commands it! You’ll have a long life; the land that God is giving you will treat you well.” Deut 5:16 (The Message)

This is a tough one for a lot of young people. We’re not just talking about the selfish me-ism of teen culture. I have a curfew, how unfair. Dad won’t let me borrow the car, what a jerk! Blah, blah, blah. For Christians who are living under the authority of agnostic/atheistic parents, Deut 5:16 can seem impossible. Even in Christian homes, people make poor decisions. Mom and dad are just as selfish and sinful as the rest of humanity. (more…)

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