Modern Day Lessons

How Christians should deal with anger (and no, anger is not a sin)

Anger as a normal, healthy human emotion Anger is a normal human emotion and, in most cases, anger itself is not a sin. In fact, many times anger erupts from righteousness. For instance, many of us “blow our tops” when we witness someone being harmed or treated badly. Anger is…
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Matthew

Under pressure from the Pharisees and accused of partnering with Beelzebub, Jesus delivers a stern warning against blasphemy (Matthew 12:22 – 12:37)

A demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus. Jesus healed the man returning his speech and eyesight. All of the people were astonished and said, “Could this really be the Son of David, the Messiah?” The Pharisees heard this and said, “It is only by Beelzebub…
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Modern Day Lessons

Fallen religious leaders – when your faith is shaken by others, remind yourself who’s really in charge.

  “Satan has asked to have you, that he might sift you like wheat.” Luke 22:31 When a religious leader or anyone else you hold in high esteem falters, it is only natural to be disappointed, saddened, and hurt. But only the weak allow their faith to be shaken by…
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Matthew

Jesus heals a paralyzed man – then scribes accuse Jesus of blasphemy (Matthew 9:1 – 9:8)

After residents begged Jesus to leave their region, Jesus boarded a boat and re-crossed the sea back to his home town. Some men brought a paralyzed man, lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son, your sins are forgiven.” At this,…
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Christian News

Is the Pope correct – should Christians apologize to members of the homosexual (LGBT) community?

June 26, 2016 will likely be considered a ground-breaking moment for the LGBT community after Pope Francis said Christians should apologize to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the Church. The Pope’s comments came in response to a question asked by a journalist about a cardinal who…
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Matthew

The narrow and wide gates – what the Bible tells us about bad behavior and the higher standard applied to Christians (Matthew 7:13 – 7:14)

Nearing the close of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told his followers: “Enter through the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction with many entering through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to…
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