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The Yellow Light – Are We As Christians Too Much Like This World?

June 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm by Scott Roberts

yellow-light-are-we-as-christians-too-much-like-the-world road rage“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2

Although the practice of email forwarding is waning because of the proliferation of sharing on social media instead, I still get a decent number various messages, jokes, sayings and pics fulling up my inbox. Oh, I do have to quickly mention that the overall volume of these emails that I receive has gone down by approximately 37%…

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Darth Vader in Church?

June 07, 2017 at 10:12 am by Scott Roberts

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Some churches are adding movie and TV quotes, references and even showing video snippets from these assorted media in order to draw in the “seekers.”

Not too long ago, there was something that made me raise my eyebrows. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came upon a sponsored post advertising a grand opening for a new church here in Missouri. Instead of a typical marketing thrust featuring concepts and ideas surrounding Christ, the cross, God’s love, or being family-friendly, this church had placed, of all things, a cartoon picture of a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet with the church’s logo! I kid you not. They were presenting this to be many people’s first impression of their church. Accompanying this Facebook post was a video from the church’s pastor promoting a “win this helmet” contest, and a chance to meet and have your picture taken with people dressed up in Stormtrooper and Darth Vader outfits if you attended the church that coming weekend!

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One of the Best Things You’ll Read All Week: Wrestling with God

May 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm by Scott Roberts

Jacob Wrestling with GodI typically wouldn’t put up a direct “repost” of other blog articles, but here is something that I found today that is extremely powerful.

Dena Johnson penned a great piece for iBelieve.com titled, “How Wrestling with God Will Change You Forever.” People, this Biblical message will open your eyes and transform you like few things have!

It’s based on the wrestling match that Jacob had in Genesis 32. Instead of…

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Want to Be a True Rebel? Be a Christian

May 19, 2017 at 9:30 am by Scott Roberts

You want to REALLY be rebellious and non-conformist? Don’t look to getting thirty tattoos, piercings and dying your hair five colors. Everybody is doing that nowadays.

Become a follower of Jesus Christ instead. I’m not knocking tattoos or anything else, but being a Christian is totally “against the grain” of what is currently accepted and conventional in Western society. The Father of “Shock Rock,” Alice Cooper (whose real name is Vincent Furnier), once said, “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll is easy…

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Where’s the Joy?

May 08, 2017 at 7:30 pm by Scott Roberts

Christians should be the most joyful people on Earth

Christians should be the most joyful people on Earth.

Millions of Christians all across the nation and around the world have claimed to washed by the blood of Jesus Christ and born again by the Spirit, yet they are robotically plodding along living humdrum middle-class lives and just “don’t have it.” There’s no infectious enthusiasm and no heart overflowing. There’s a lack of something there that non-believers can see in us. These believers, instead, are just like the world.

When we put our complete trust in Jesus Christ, we are to have that otherworldly joy. Consider what the Apostle Peter said…

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Book Review – Driven By Eternity by John Bevere

May 02, 2017 at 7:00 pm by Scott Roberts

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John Bevere’s Driven by Eternity: Making Your Life Count Today & Forever  is not for the spiritually squeamish. Yet it contains a message that has eternal consequences for everyone.

Too many people think it’s okay to recite the “Sinner’s Prayer,” ask Jesus to come into their hearts, and then go back to living their old lives without even thinking about developing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Yes, it is faith that saves us, but as James chapter 2 says, “faith without works is dead.” Driven By Eternity urges you to start LIVING for Christ, and not just being complacent and living a lukewarm (or even cold) life here on earth…

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You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

April 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm by Scott Roberts

you-must-unlearn-what-you-have-learnedDon’t drag your pre-existing philosophies and politics into Christianity.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a conservative, politically speaking. Okay, technically, that’s true. There was a large portion of my childhood where I was clearly apolitical. It wasn’t really until my early teens that I knew I was a mild-to-moderate fan of President Ronald Reagan.

The period from the rest of my teenage years through all of my twenties is when I really…

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When Things Are Quiet with God

April 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm by Scott Roberts

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If you’ve been a faithful believer in Jesus Christ, then you have probably had periods where you know that God has worked miraculously in your heart. You’ve been wowed by His presence, and He’s made things grow and metamorphize in your life in ways that you can’t even describe. You know that God is on the move!

There are other times that, well, God seems silent. You’ve prayed for things to happen, to little (or no) avail. You’ve plateaued; and while it seems like nothing is really “wrong” per se, you an unsettling mixture of feeling of stagnancy and quiet. What gives? Has God abandoned you? Is He done with you?

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How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part Two

April 05, 2017 at 11:45 am by Scott Roberts

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Here is the follow-up article to an earlier post, How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part One. Before proceeding, I urge you to read that post in full to get a more well-rounded understanding before continuing on with these. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Are you back? Excellent! This time out I’ll introduce several more concepts, many of which tackle how you write and how you speak. Let’s get to it immediately…

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How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part One

April 01, 2017 at 8:04 pm by Scott Roberts

How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part One

“But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” 1 Peter 3:15

Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is our mandate as Christ followers (Matthew 28:19). In doing so, we inevitably will encounter people countering our beliefs in many different forms – other religions and belief systems, false versions of Christianity and atheism, to name just a few. The Bible even instructs us to counter arguments against Biblical Christianity (2 Corinthians 10:5; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Titus 1:9).

Many of you know that every day…

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