Articles (Page 14)

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Why Does God Allow Evil?

Have you ever wondered why God allows evil? That is one of the most popular questions today from many people, particularly students.  Recently on Wednesday nights in the Storehouse, we answered questions regarding God, Bible, Sin, and Evil. Here is a great little video from Sean McDowell that may help.

The Truth About Satan’s Favorite Lies

Satan is a master of disguise. He knows how to disguise his wolves to attract and ultimately destroy you and your friends. Ironically, Satan’s trap is always the same. He attempts to make the dangerous seem harmless. He makes the ugly seem beautiful. He makes the bad seem good. He makes your wrong choice seem OK. Ironically, Satan’s trap is always the same. He attempts to make the dangerous seem harmless. If you learn to recognize the traps and dangers…

Managing Media

With the increasing amount of media connection, how is a parent supposed to protect their children? How should adults stay accountable?  You can trust the person but not trust the situation. Educate yourself Rearrange the home Install filters

Three Things Parents Should Never Compromise

In your marriage, there may be great reasons to compromise. You may need to compromise and not go to a third store at the mall (even though you really need to check out a huge sale) because your husband really wants to be on time for the movie. Instead, your husband offers to stop back by the mall after the movie so you can check out the sale. This compromise becomes a win-win for both of you. On the other…

Praying While Reading the Bible

In Romans we are told to “be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” This renewal comes from reading the Bible, but we need help to understand the truths of Scripture.  Therefore, we must pray as we read in order to comprehend these great truths. David Mathis shares how in “Four Prayers for Bible Reading.”

Gracious Discipline

Don’t punish your child when you have pushed their limits. 1.    Prov. 22:6 2.    Don’t punish your child when you have pushed their limits. 3.    Discipline based upon the child’s crime and not based on your reputation. 4.    Don’t neglect to teach about grace in discipline.

Understanding Temptation

Scripture—Read the following passages this week Observe—What is God saying?  What do you learn from the passages? What do I learn about God?  What do I learn about man? Application—How can I know God more through what I have read? Is there anything I need to obey from what I read? How will I practice what I read? Prayer—Write out a prayer to God about what you have learned. Scripture Readings James 1:13-18 Genesis 3:1-7 Mark 7:20-23 Matthew 4:1-11 1…

25 Benefits for Engaging the Bible

The Bible is the main way that God communicates with us.  He reveals who He is through His Word and desires us to know Him through His Word. Steve Demme reported, “A key discovery from the CBE (Center for Biblical Engagement) research is that the life of someone who engages Scripture 4 or more times a week looks radically different from the life of someone who does not.” How often are you engaging the Scriptures? Here are 25 Benefits for…

Leading Family Devotions

Who needs some ideas how to approach worship as a family at home? Here are some neat ideas and great conversation about leading family worship together as a family. Check it out and get some ideas.

Break Off the Engagement

Yellow flags in dating become red flags in marriage. Main Points Years later when she was questioned as to whether she had ever been in love, Moon responded: “Yes, but God had first claim on my life, and since the two conflicted, there could be no question about the result.” 1 Cor. 7:35 – I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the…