Archive | February, 2017

Thinking Christ-Saturated Thoughts About ‘Forgiving Ourselves’ by Pastor Tedd Mathis

Published February 24, 2017

  The past few months I’ve heard several people speak about the need to forgive themselves. On the internet, I found the subject’s very popular. Even WebMD, and Psychology Today weigh in. Sometimes Christians pick up a phrase or concept and assume its validity without going to God’s word first. I found a stunning absence on the experts’ part to acknowledge God has something to say about forgiveness and understanding the ‘self.’ Below are three truths that shape the Christian’s understanding. First, per God’s word, forgiveness is the decision on the part of one who has been wronged to not […]

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My Understanding of I Timothy 2:12 by Pastor Tedd Mathis

Published February 8, 2017

My Understanding of, “I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man” – I Timothy 2:12 By Pastor Tedd Mathis Pueblo West Baptist Church February 2017   Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain […]

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Three Tips for Better Bible Reading by Andy Naselli

Published February 1, 2017

You probably don’t need to hear reasons that it’s important to read the Bible. You know it is. But you might need some motivation. One way to get excited about reading the Bible is to rethink your Bible-reading strategy. Here are three tips for better Bible reading: Tip #1. Listen to audio-Bibles. When you listen to an audio-Bible, you’ll be surprised how quickly the time goes by and how much of the Bible you “read.” Sometimes I listen while doing other tasks such as driving or cleaning or running, but I’ve found it to be incredibly profitable to listen while […]

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