The Bible encourages us to understand the times we live in. In the Old Testament the tribe of Issachar understood the signs of the times. "…the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…" (1 Chronicles 12:32).
Have you ever thought about how Satan entices human beings into sin?
"Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10).
As I have worked with my dad and seen a lot of the media response to Christianity, it has me really confused. The negative examples of Christianity on the news do not accurately reflect the God I know, nor the Christians I know personally. But, I do know that I used to perceive Christians the same way.
Many times, the way God calls us into His purpose for our work life is through a hardship of some kind. In other words, He "breaks" our staff, or our vocation. The purpose of the breaking is not to destroy us, but to bring us to a place of willingness to lay down our vocations so that God can use them. The breaking prepares our heart for the new calling. In Exodus 4, God required Moses to lay down his staff in order for him to see it as something that had power.
What is a biblical worldview? Barna research shows that less than 20% of Christians have a biblical worldview. Os Hillman explains what a biblical worldview is and why it is important.
Can a city or community be impacted for Christ? Can it be transformed?
The answer to those questions lies with the level of maturity of Christians in a community that is measured in love, unity and prayer.
God is raising up a new breed of man and woman in the workplace today. But, we have largely been a people who have operated at a "principle-based level" in regard to our relationship with God.
Every time a major crisis happens in the world, this question eventually comes up, especially among non-believers who struggle to understand the nature of God. What we need to understand is that God's heart breaks when something like this happens.
In the aftermath of the election, many of us in the evangelical church will have to reassess our strategies regarding what God is calling us to focus upon as we live out the mandate to disciple our nation (see Matt. 28:19). In my opinion, we have to start studying the book of Daniel to extrapolate strategies because, like the Babylon that Daniel served, Election Day showed that our nation continues on the road toward postmodernism and humanism while attempting governance without God's moral law as its guide.