Tag: 1 John

FI-PrayingForYou

I have some mixed emotions after realizing last night there was all this news discussion based on a newspaper in NY that quoted Republicans about their thoughts and prayers. I won’t even quote the headline because of its intent. I’m not going to focus on the content of the story because we are not going to have a political debate here. This has sparked a debate in my head for which you have the pleasure, or regret, of reading. ha…

YouthLeaving

Six Reasons Young People Leave the Church 5 Possible Reasons Young Americans Are Leaving Church and Christianity Behind Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church Top 10 Reasons the Church Is Losing Our Youth Why Our Youth Are Leaving the Church And the list goes on… All you have to do is google anything in regards to why young people leave the church and you will find a plethora of articles and books written about the subject. In almost of…

compunction

[com-punc-tion] noun: Anxiety arising from awareness of guilt. When I first started to learn about God at age 24, I wondered how I lived so long without reading His Word. I was taught to listen to the priests and I listened in the service. I was always intrigued by the stories I would hear. Growing up, reading a book was hard for me. My mind would always wonder and two-three pages later I would stop and think “Who is this…

fear-illustration

I remembered that a few years ago at Serendipity I asked the youth to write down their #1 fear, whether it was of heights, roaches, spiritual or social things. Out of 14 youth, the #1 answer is: The fear of not making it to heaven. I know that this is on a lot of people’s minds still. However, there is no fear when you are living in Him. 1 John 4:17-19 “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we…

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Eternal Life (Live)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

busy

“I can’t do it.” “I just don’t have enough time.” “I’m too busy right now.” Does that sound familiar to you? I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve uttered those phrases in the past. We often busy ourselves so much that we don’t have time for important things. Health clubs, social activities, work, shopping, hobbies, friends, etc. seem to take up most of our precious time. This busy syndrome seems to have no boundaries. When asked if…