Articles Tagged 'Judgment'

Someone for Us

Someone for Us

We all need a 'Someone-For-Us' Friend!

Phil Ware reminds us of Jesus' idea of greatness and challenges us to follow the example of the often forgotten Onesiphorus, a "One-Who-Is-For-Us" friend.

It's All About People!

It's All About People!

Through the years and all the changes, one thing remains true about the heart of God.

Phillip Morrison reminds us in the shadow of Independence Day about the many inconsistencies when principles are first applied, yet he also urges us to be patient and gracious and open to the needs of all people.

Golden Rule, Golden Door!

Golden Rule, Golden Door!

Some connections God makes inescapable no matter how costly obedience may be!

Phillip Morrison reminds us of the need to be open-hearted to the refugee crisis both as Americans and as Christians and to see this as a moral imperative.

'I Don't Judge People'

'I Don't Judge People'

Are you so sure you don't judge people?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we have to make correct judgments about many things and many people, the secret is not being judgmental.

Tattletales, the Devil, and You

Tattletales, the Devil, and You

Satan wants to make sure you get what's coming to you. Not God.

Satan wants to tattle on us to God so we get what we deserve. God will not let him. Instead, he forgives our sin.

The Importance of Being Judgmental

The Importance of Being Judgmental

So is there really something good about being judgmental

Rubel Shelly takes on the risky topic of being judgmental and risks saying that there are times when we must be discerning and use proper judgment.

Consecrated?

Consecrated?

Black Friday a part of Thanksgiving, really?

Patrick Odum takes a risk and invites us to not be so pig-headed about how bad Black Friday or even shopping on Thanksgiving might be, but decide for ourselves and let others do the same as long as we do it giving thanks to God!

What a terrible Day?

What a terrible Day?

What really makes our days bad, hard, and difficult to swallow?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us that many of our most difficult days come from our negative and judgmental assumptions about why things happen.

Love and Fear

Love and Fear

Do we run toward God or run from him?

We don't have to live in fear of God, waiting for him to zap us when we make a mistake. Yes, our God is a just God who will punish sin. But for those of us who seek him, who enter into a relationship with him, he is merciful and good. His love frees us fr

Reality Check

Reality Check

Could the story be true?

The crucifixion and resurrection are at the heart of the good news of Jesus. He came to this world, was rejected and killed, then overcame death and the grave. One day he will come again, and God will judge the world through him. Those who have put their

The Fuss over Hell

The Fuss over Hell

What's all the discussion about hell these days?

Rubel Shelly weighs in on hell and reminds us that there is something like it and it is separation from all that God is and blesses us with.

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

So how is your bracket holding up?

Tom Norvell talks about his NCAA March madness tournament bracket and compares it to some predictions he is sure of in Scripture.

Take a Closer Look

Take a Closer Look

What are you seeing as you go to church this morning?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we must take a closer look and not judge on mere appearances as Jesus said.

How Do You Know?

How Do You Know?

How can we know the answer to life's questions?

How do you know God is real? How do you know there is a heaven or hell? And maybe the most important question of all, how do you know you're going to heaven?

The Measure of Success

The Measure of Success

How do we define what is so easily distorted?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the measure of success in Jesus' eyes is whether or not we helped those in need who are around us.

Worthless Religion?

Worthless Religion?

What can empty our faith of its value?

Tammy Marcelain shares insight on who we welcome and how we welcome them into our midst, and also reflects on what we do to push them away and hurt them with our words and actions.

Last Hour

Last Hour

Are you ready?

Patrick Odum challenges all of us to live as if it is our last hour on earth.

Don't Let the Wrapper Fool You!

Don't Let the Wrapper Fool You!

Do you think most things are what they appear to be on the surface?

So many things appear nice and are harmful while many look awful and prove to be beneficial; we mustn't make snap judgments because God is at work in all of it.

Make a Right Judgment

Make a Right Judgment

Why do you want to make so many snap judgments about things?

What we decide, especially about Jesus, is crucial and we don't need to be making snap or rash judgments.

Warning Tickets

Warning Tickets

What would be your excuse if God pulled you over?q

We often want God to be a traffic cop who only gives warning tickets.

Katrina: God's Wrath?

Katrina: God's Wrath?

Was Katrina God's judgment on us for our sin as some have said?

Some people have wrongly ascertained that Katrina was proof of God's wrath on Amerca's fallen condition.

Just in Case

Just in Case

Do you have any words that you want to make sure get heard?

We need to always be prepared for the final eventuality of life!