How should Christians talk to children about terrorism after Manchester?

How should Christians talk to children about terrorism after Manchester?

My heart breaks for all the families who lost children and adults in the Manchester attack. Everyone connected to The Mariposa Trust knows about loss, and we would love to stop anyone else from knowing the pain of grief. I send all my love to anyone touched by this horrific act of evil. So many of us are now left with questions. A big one for me is, what we can say to our children who fear to live on a planet where terrorism is now a daily occurrence and how do we raise them to not live in fear? Pixabay I simply don’t think there is a correct answer. We just have to keep talking, answer any questions our children may have and wrap them in love. As an avid news watcher I have become almost accustomed to hearing of atrocities around the world, and perhaps this has made me a tad resilient. The Manchester attack feels very different. I feel shaken. I feel scared. Pixabay...Read more
Donald Trump Muslim ban could head to Supreme Court

Donald Trump Muslim ban could head to Supreme Court

The fate of President Donald Trump’s order to ban travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations, blocked by federal courts, may soon be in the hands of the conservative-majority Supreme Court, where his appointee Neil Gorsuch could help settle the matter. After the Richmond-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Thursday to lift a Maryland federal judge’s injunction halting the temporary ban ordered by Trump on March 6, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the administration would appeal to the Supreme Court. A picture of the travel advisory page of Qatar Airways advising passengers bound for the United States from seven newly banned majority Muslim countries that they need to have either a US green card or diplomatic visa,Reuters A second regional federal appeals court heard arguments on May 15 in Seattle in the administration’s appeal of a decision by a...Read more
3 times we can be ashamed of the Gospel when we really shouldn’t be

3 times we can be ashamed of the Gospel when we really shouldn’t be

Stocksnap.io All Christians are given the mandate to preach the Gospel to all nations, even to every creature (see Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15). It’s our divine duty and privilege to tell people who Christ Jesus is and what He has done for all of us. And not only is the Gospel of Christ a message of hope – it’s the only message that will bring life to those who receive it the right way. There are many instances, however, that we Christians actually become ashamed of the very message that caused us to believe in Christ and be saved by Him. If it weren’t for the love of God that gave boldness to those who shared the Gospel to us, we wouldn’t even be Christian today. As recipients of God’s love and salvation through the atoning work of Christ, this should be our declaration: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of...Read more
What we can learn from honoring our mothers and fathers from Jesus Christ

What we can learn from honoring our mothers and fathers from Jesus Christ

Pixabay “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12 (MEV) God wants all of us to honor our fathers and mothers. We are always someone’s child no matter how old we may be and even if our earthly parents have passed we still have our Father in Heaven, so this commandment never stops applying to us. All who are in Christ should know that even if we are already separated from our parents, we still are God’s children and we should honor Him. I know it’s difficult for many of us to honor our parents, especially those who came from broken and/or abusive families. Those who were orphaned without finding a forever home perhaps have it more difficult than others: many of them don’t know how it feels to have a loving parent like many others do. My heart goes to all of...Read more
Why all believers need to be careful about what they listen to

Why all believers need to be careful about what they listen to

Bonnie Kittle/Unsplash Words are very powerful. They can influence people to pursue good things, give hope to the hopeless, and spark inspiration to a generation that has lost the power to dream big things. On the down side, however, they can also cause many to pursue what is wrong, break people’s hopes, and cause people to lose their motivation to reach great heights. If we aren’t very careful, we could end up being swayed and influenced by the words of the people around us. Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (NKJV) Listening to the wrong things will be very dangerous to us. Don’t believe me? Here are some reasons why we should be careful to choose what we listen to. 1) It affects what we meditate on Advertisement Have you ever heard of what they call the “last song...Read more
Pastor has this word of advice for Christians struggling with depression

Pastor has this word of advice for Christians struggling with depression

Pexels God does not want His followers to be depressed, but depression cannot be treated with a simple advice of “snap out of it.” Pastor John Piper of Desiring God said depression is not a “simple black and white thing,” so those who are afflicted with this would do well to seek medical consultation. “There’s so many ways that we can be depleted, and it feels spiritual when it has physical roots as well,” he said on his blog. However, Piper said there are God-given truths that can help people suffering from depression. First, he comforted depressed believers with the fact that God will never let His children “be tested beyond” what their abilities are. God will always make sure Christians can endure whatever test He gives them. Piper also explained that when the testing comes, that does not mean God doesn’t love them....Read more
‘We will continue to minister the healing Gospel of Jesus’: Benny Hinn responds to tax raid

‘We will continue to minister the healing Gospel of Jesus’: Benny Hinn responds to tax raid

BennyHinn.org Pastor Benny Hinn has responded to the raid on his offices in the US by the Inland Revenue and Postal services by invoking the healing and saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. A statement on his Facebook page reads: ‘As has been widely reported, Benny Hinn Ministries is cooperating fully with the governmental entities that are reviewing certain operations of the Church. ‘The ministry has undergone intense scrutiny over the years, and we remain confident that there will again be a positive and speedy outcome in the days ahead. ‘Pastor Benny appreciates the love, prayers, and support of our beloved partners as we continue to minister the saving and healing Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.’ Hinn, known for his faith healing ‘miracle crusades’, had his Grapevine offices in Texas raided just days before he went to pastor a...Read more
Honoring Christ’s sacrifice: These three words will change your life forever

Honoring Christ’s sacrifice: These three words will change your life forever

x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Aaron Burden/Unsplash John 19:30 (KJV) “It is finished.” Matthew 28:6 (KJV) “He has risen.” I want to take a moment and use this Christ’s Corner to truly honor the sacrifice Jesus Christ did for us. This time of season is when believers celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Saviour. I chose these two verses because to me, these three little words speak volumes. Have you ever stopped to think about what all Jesus went through? I know that growing up we are taught that Jesus died, was buried, and arose again on the third day but then that is simply followed with a dismissal prayer and off families go to rush home and have their dinners, egg hunts, and other various traditions that were brought in over time. For some, its hugging...Read more
‘He Lived To Save Others’: The Legacy Of Dawson Trotman And The Navigators

‘He Lived To Save Others’: The Legacy Of Dawson Trotman And The Navigators

x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Sign outside of The Navigators Glen Eyrie castle and conference centre in Colorado Springs.David Shankbone/ Wikimedia Commons Today marks the anniversary of the founding of The Navigators, now a discipleship charity known for its student ministry – but originally begun as a mission to sailors by a man named Dawson Trotman. Who was he, and why does he matter? Dawson Trotman, known to friends as ‘Daws’ became a Christian at 18, and was soon inspired to share the good news he had learned with others. On March 3, 1933 Trotman began The Navigators, through which he and his friends reached out to sailors in the US military. Trotman was inspired by the principle of sharing life 1-1 with another, and through this relational model, sharing the gospel with many. He...Read more
Perry Noble: I’m Not Going Back To NewSpring But I’m Sober And Healthy

Perry Noble: I’m Not Going Back To NewSpring But I’m Sober And Healthy

x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Perry Noble was fired by the church he founded, NewSpring. Former megachurch pastor Perry Noble has confirmed he will not be returning to the church he founded after he was dismissed following concerns about alcohol abuse and marital difficulties. Noble spent time in rehab following his departure and has set up a church consultancy business . In a Facebook post yesterday he wrote of what he had learned from the collapse of his ministry at NewSpring Church in South Carolina. He said he understood there were consequences for sin. Apparently referring to his drinking he said: ” At first I thought I could control it; however, it wound up controlling me.” He also wrote of the importance of accepting Christ’s forgiveness and of asking for help, saying: “I...Read more

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