This command resonates with the desire we all have for a fulfilling life, a meaningful life, a joyful life….
Justin Bieber is proud of his Christian faith, and wants to live a life similar to that of Jesus Christ. He, in love, came to lift us up to a better place.
If Justin Bieber really wanted to live like Christ, Dr. Michael Brown has a few suggestions. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.
I have a confession: I abuse my church. It’s certainly part of his style not to harp on the negative points, and not to be confrontational, but we should be listening with the ears of our hearts, to discern how he is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere he goes. You just need to show up.
If sitting cross-legged and chanting gives you peace, why not? You, as a first time attendee, will also get a whole lot of coffee cups and candy. But there’s another part of this trip where it seems to me that Francis might well have chided our church leaders.
Again, we confuse function with intent.
Pope Francis has enchanted us with his humility, his idiosyncrasies, and above all his marked gentleness.
Sproul then issues this dire warning to Christians who skip church: “You may, in fact, be deluding yourself about the state of your soul”. For any Christian, Matthew 25 should haunt us.
“Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society?” asked Francis.
These criticisms are made in response to uncomfortable, accurate revelations about the actions of others – even though the revelations have a positive, loved-based goal, as a father would have for his children or a brother for his siblings or a man or woman for their nation. (2 Timothy 1:7) Jesus and his disciples were crossing the lake when all of a sudden a storm began to rage. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
What is your church doing about poverty? We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners.
The Rev. Joe LaGuardia is the senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers.
What is the church’s role when it comes to fighting poverty?
For many people today, cooperatives belong to a forgotten tradition. It’s always been word and deed. I hope these practices have changed or that these churches were exceptions to the norm. Communities don’t just come out of nothing. It looks the same, maybe even feels the same as real money until you hold it up to the light (the truth) or try to use it to pay for something (eternal life). People walking in with needs, many times not connected to the congregation.
He talked about his father, an accountant struggling to get by.
These questions are not for you to answer by pointing to another person. But the kind of economics he reserves his highest praise for has less to do with ledgers and figures than with the challenges of people sharing and governing their enterprises together.
First, we must realize we were chosen before the foundation of the world.
“So that’s why God needed me to wake up this morning”, Dr. Dan told my parents.
Deception can be avoided or else Jesus would not have said, “Take heed that no man deceive you”.
It could be. And I believe it’s genuine.
Jesus would be very concerned about poverty. In the public mind of our time, the activities of members of the Body of Christ and their leaders may act (justifiably or unjustifiably) either to damage or to make more credible the Name of Jesus Christ. Blessed are those who are hungry now for you will be filled.
Not enough, I’m sure. Can we let Him into our hearts and lives? We provide food to St. Paul’s [Program for Real Change], the shelter. His hope was anchored in Jesus, and his destiny was heaven.
But much more so for the long term, I am grateful for the abundance of graces from the Lord which will flood our country in the days ahead as a result of this visit. “I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants”.
That’s a huge question. Walking into America and taking the side of the poor is a bold move.
We do a number of things.
“He is our heavenly father, who created us in His image and loves us unconditionally”, she said. “It has helped shape me into who I am today”. We also donate to the federation food closet, which are for kosher food items only. Rocks, we’ve been told, severely inhibit WiFi reception. “If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn’t make you a taco”. Those are three things we do. As he walked home, he hugged to toy boat to his chest and said, “I made you and I bought you back!” He has been outspoken about caring for our environment and the dangers of climate change. Anyone is allowed to disagree and to fairly communicate their belief.
It breaks my heart that food stamps has become a political issue. I never have understood that passage. She’s a Christian? If Christianity produced people who all looked exactly alike, it would be boring and a bit ineffective. Really what “tzedakah” is is taxes.