What is Baptism by Fire?

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Matthew 3:11 Fire is used to describe some integral elements of Christianity in the Bible: Baptism, God, communion,Continue reading “What is Baptism by Fire?”

The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible

They did not remember the abundance of God’s steadfast love… Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power. – Psalms 106:7-8 Do you feel like it’s hard to remember important things? Do you keep getting distracted from positive goals that you have? Can you recall the last sermon youContinue reading “The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible”

Dealing with Election Results in the Bible

Are you worried about the election? Were you worried about the last one? Does thinking about the future of your country make you uneasy? Does it make you depressed? Argumentative? Sad? Or does it make you happy, at ease, glad, or even vindictive? If so, this message is for you. Two Sides to the ElectionContinue reading “Dealing with Election Results in the Bible”

The Purpose of Marriage

Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. – Malachi 2:15 What’s the purpose of marriage? To find happiness? To stay in love?Continue reading “The Purpose of Marriage”

Dealing With Unfair Confrontations

Why do people yell each other? Why are people violently confronting each other so much? Have you witnessed someone yell at a person over wearing/not wearing a mask? Maybe you’ve seen instances of this on social media, maybe you’ve seen the violence that can ensue over these confrontations. Should we try to stop it? IsContinue reading “Dealing With Unfair Confrontations”

Does God Eat?

The most important question you could ever ask is…what are you going to eat today? Some people don’t know if they’ll eat today. Some have lots of options, can eat out, or can only eat what they have at home. And in times of trouble, it can be hard to find healthy options or foodContinue reading “Does God Eat?”

Good Friday in the Old Testament

Easter was about a week ago, and it’s great to recognize the resurrection of Christ. But what about why it took three days for this to happen? Why did Jesus have to die to later come back to life? People usually answer these questions with the broad strokes: he had to die for our sins,Continue reading “Good Friday in the Old Testament”

Working Remote in the Bible

Found yourself working remote lately, or alone, or isolated? These aren’t new experiences in humanity. The good news is that this means we have positive examples to look to in scripture, and God has a purpose for our remote work, loneliness, or isolation. When You’re Really Alone Working remote for many people means that they’llContinue reading “Working Remote in the Bible”

Dealing with In-Law Advice

Are your spouse’s parents annoying? Meddlesome? Quick to point out your flaws? Or are they really great, but non-Christians? The mentioning of in-laws can bring a swath of emotions to someone. And when they’re strong emotions, they’re usually negative. Some people have good relationships with their in-laws, some don’t. Either way, when you find yourselfContinue reading “Dealing with In-Law Advice”

PTSD in the Bible

Post-traumatic stress disorder, something we often associate with war, can happen with anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. But PTSD is terminology that didn’t exist forever, but it’s real and has been experienced by people for thousands of years. How do we know this? Because people in the Bible have gone through the sameContinue reading “PTSD in the Bible”