Wednesday, 10 October 2012 21:47

Advice for In-Law Relationships

 

Have you ever had a conflict with your mate because of the way that one of you was relating to your parents or in-laws?

Have either of you ever thought that your mate was more devoted to and concerned about his or her parents than about you?*

You are not alone.

 

Published in Counselors Corner

 

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an uncertain and scary place for any new parent. Brie and Jason Smith know this all too well, along with thousands of other families in the River Region. Brie and Jason’s son, Colby, was born at only 23 weeks old on July 28th, 2012. For the past two months, the Smith family says they have experienced fear and uncertainty, but also love.  That love has come not only in the form of the support of family and friends, but through a ministry that reaches out to families like the Smiths, who are walking through having a baby in the NICU.

 

Published in Articles
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:42

The Superiority of the Gospel

 

The apostle Paul wrote in the first chapter of Romans that he was not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.  So often, I think we look at the gospel as simply the message that Christ came to save sinners, and that by accepting Him, we become saved and we get to go to heaven.   

 

Published in Bob Crittendon
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:39

Why Christians SHOULD Be Involved in Politics

 

Over the years, I have advocated a position that I call Prophetic vs. Political when it comes to a Christian’s relationship with the political realm. What I have meant by that is that Christians should not be beholden to a political party or be involved in grasping after power on this earth, even if they think that they can use it for good purposes. Having worldly power in the temporal sphere almost always happens through worldly means, and eventually, corruption is the result. The Christian siding with one political party or another is eventually led down the road of compromise as his allegiance is used for whatever the Party wants to do. So, I have advocated a Prophetic stance. What I mean by that is that Christians should affirm righteousness wherever it is found and should denounce evil and injustice wherever it is found - no matter which party is doing either right or wrong. We see this when John the Baptist denounced Herod’s immorality and when the prophets of Israel called the Hebrew Kings to account for the evil that they tolerated and promoted in turning against God and oppressing the poor and powerless. The Church is to be Salt and Light (Matthew 5:13-16) and we do that best when we are independent of political party allegiances, but we are engaging our Prophetic role.

 

Published in Articles
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:34

Fun to Date But Not To Marry

 

Question:  I’m dating a man who is really exciting and fun, but he has well over $100,000 in debt. He has nice cars, a boat and he travels a lot, and he does it all on credit. He wants us to get married, but his view of money worries me. What should I do?

 

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:32

Whose Church Is It Anyway?

 

The church is not a building or an event.  It is identified as the “called out ones, a gathering of believers.”  We are the church.  It is His Church.  The Church was not created for our benefit.  The church was created by God for His great pleasure and His glory! 

 

Published in Pastor's Perspective
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