I heard a top 10 list on the radio this morning. It was a top 10 list of what Americans are watching on TV. I got me to thinking about the spiritual state of the United States. Every person loves what they spend time with. Their heart, left unchecked, will follow after what they desire. This screenshot shows the most popular TV shows as compiled by TV Guide.
Most Christians have heard of George Muller and his adventures of faith. But faith has a co-worker, and that is prayer.
Paul tells the church at Thessalonica that they were ensamples. Now this is a word that is not used much today, but it means: An example; a pattern or model for imitation. So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. — 1 Thessalonians 1:7 (KJV)
Things are hard for people in my country right now, as it is for many throughout the world. Many are out of work and have lost their homes. Yet, God tells us to be careful for nothing.
A Small Price to Pay, written by Harvey Yoder, is the biography of Mikhail Khorev. This book is based on interviews that Mr. Yoder had with Mikhail Khorev. It is the story of a young boy who was taught by his father and mother to love God. He grew up to serve God in communist Soviet Union and was imprisoned for his faith.
I was remembering a church service from several years ago when something happened that proved to me the importance of having the pure word of God. It was near the beginning of worship when a man stood up and read the following verse from his Bible.
I have just completed reading Goforth of China by Roaslind Goforth. This is the second edition published March, 1938 and it was given to me by one of my children. I have read other books about Jonathan Goforth, but this book has made a deep impression on me.
When you are alone with your thoughts, what inner voice do you hear? What are the private thoughts of your quiet moments? Even in this age of constant media bombardment, people have times when the only thing they hear are their own thoughts. You can tell a lot about your relationship with God through what goes through your mind.
I am reading Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Marie Gentert King, Editor. It is an out of print paperback edition. What I have found, with this book, is that it has different accounts than other books that have been published. The quote I make today is from this edition.
Do Christians run the risk of blindly following the popular teachings of the day? With this question I am not pointing to the teachings of the world but rather, the teachings of the church. Has it become popular to follow, en-mass, the “christian” bestsellers and celebrities of the day?