In Mark 11:25, Jesus says, “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.” Not only are we commanded by Jesus Himself to forgive others, it is to our benefit to do so. The opposite is un-forgiveness which is at the root of all bitterness.
When teaching children how-to pray, it is best to show them an active prayer life in your own life and encourage them to pray for other people as well as themselves. In this infographic, Hondo Carpenter Ministries looks at some different ways to teach children about prayer.
People wear their “religion” in different ways. Some may be deeply devout daily while others only pray in times of great desperation. Some seek to eliminate humanity’s wrongs while others seek to prove humanity itself wrong. Look at these 19 types of Christians and see if you fit or break the mold.
I came across the following image on Facebook. I’m not sure who originally created it but I just love it. The image entitled “Do You Seriously Think God Can’t Use You?” is a simple reminder that God can use anybody… including you and me. Never let the enemy tell you otherwise!
Recently I had one of those strange moments. I had seen something that made me think that it was not something that I would do. What it was isn’t important. What is important is that the reason I felt that I wouldn’t do the same was because it wasn’t a very “Christian” thing to do.
I thought this would be a good time to go back into the recesses of history and bring up a topic that was taught in my church quite a number of years ago, now. That is, as the title of this post suggests, guilt and shame.