All Blog Posts (563)

Lessons About the Usefulness of Christianity

Recently my wife and I were privileged to attend the Dedication Ceremony for the donation ceremony of Dr. Virgil Trout’s 16,000 volume library. Dr. Trout has lectured in over one-third of our nations major universities on Christianity, ethics, and Science. (See http://devotionalsforeverydayliving.blogspot.com/2012/10/dr.html for a short bio). His topic at the dedication was: The Usefulness of the Impossible. The…

Continue

Added by Lynn S. Nored on August 15, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

How Do We Reach People for Christ? - 5 Lessons From Colossians 4:2-6

How Do We Reach People for Christ? - The Apostle Paul was one of the major writers of the New Testament and one of the greatest evangelists who ever lived. In the close to his letter to the church in Colossi, Paul wrote:

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3…

Continue

Added by James Nored on August 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Who do People Say Jesus Is?

In the events leading up the “Great Confession,” Jesus had done amazing things. He had cast out demons, healed diseases, fed five thousand, and literally walked on the water.

To us today, it would seem clear that Jesus was doing things that only God could do. But for many, there was a confusion or…

Continue

Added by James Nored on August 14, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

EXPOSING AND DESTROYING WITCHCRAFT!

Hello everyone,



I have information about spiritual warfare on my website:



http://www.valentinabestmusic.net/spiritual-warfare-daily.html



including very informative and educational material about destroying witchcraft and dangers of the occult.



Please read gospel tracts entitled: "Exposing And Destroying Witchcraft!" "Dangers Of The Occult: Exposed!" and "You Can Be Set Free!"… Continue

Added by Valentina Moza on July 28, 2014 at 8:23pm — 1 Comment

7 Ways to Make VBS More Evangelistic and Reach People for Christ!

Vacation Bible School was once billed as an outreach event. And indeed it was at one time. Unfortunately, today it is often merely an event for our own children. So, how do we make VBS more evangelistic.

  1. Pray for this event,…
Continue

Added by James Nored on July 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Have you read any of these design magazines or gone to their websites?

I am reading a great book right now entitled "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future." It is really about how certain global and cultural changes are moving us from a heavy left brain emphasis to a much more balanced left-right brain world. 



I will share later some of the…

Continue

Added by James Nored on July 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Hobby Lobby Case - Can We Count on the Supreme Court to Preserve Our Religious Freedom??

This past week there was a landmark Supreme Court decision regarding Hobby Lobby--a privately held, family owned religious craft and bookstore company based in Oklahoma--and religious freedom. In a narrowly framed 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that companies of this nature could not be compelled to offer health care plans to their employees that covered contraceptives that cause abortion…

Continue

Added by James Nored on July 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons You May Be Ineffective in Sharing the Gospel

I love sharing the gospel with people. And I love seeing people start following Jesus and be baptized into his name.

This past Sunday, Vololona (2nd from the left in picture above) and her nephew, Earnest (2nd from the right in picture above), were baptized into Christ! They…

Continue

Added by James Nored on July 1, 2014 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

how are you looking forward to seeing you will be there in three months and we will go down to the river side and talk. i love and miss you ,

how are you looking forward to seeing you will be there in three months and we will go down to the river side and talk. i love and miss you ,

Continue

Added by REV.MISAKI TURNER on July 1, 2014 at 9:21pm — No Comments

please keep in touch may god always be with you and let his face shine up on you and be graciouse amen.

please keep in touch may god always be with you and let his face shine up on you and be graciouse amen.

Continue

Added by REV.MISAKI TURNER on July 1, 2014 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Defusing a Near Gas Station Rumble - Blessed to Be a Blessing!

Some of you know that I encourage our seeker groups as they are going through the Story of Redemption (www.StoryofRedemption.com - an evangelistic Bible study for postmodern culture) to start living out the life of Jesus.…

Continue

Added by James Nored on June 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Two More Decide to Be Baptized in Seeker Bible Study, Group Takes Up "BELLS"!

Last night was an awesome night with our seeker Bible study (part 8 in the www.StoryofRedemption). Two more made the decision to be baptized in a few weeks! And what is more, our group came back this week sharing their…

Continue

Added by James Nored on June 12, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Have We Had the Great Commission All Wrong??

The Great Commission, as it is called, in Matthew’s gospel is “Therefore, go, and make disciples . . . “ (Mt. 28:19). Literally, the text reads, “Make disciples as you are going.” Yet despite the clear outward focus from…

Continue

Added by James Nored on June 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Ancient Lessons from Celtic Christianity for Today: Part 1 - How Patrick Converted Ireland

Recently I was blessed to be able to take a trip to Scotland to visit one of our missionaries there. Following this, I went Lindisfarne Island to take a seminar in "Exploring the Celtic Heritage," a class offered through Fuller Theological Seminary, taught by John and Olive Drane.

This was a…

Continue

Added by James Nored on May 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — 19 Comments

How We Shared a Meal with Our Neighbors from India!

Last Sunday night, my wife Becki and I went over the home of one of our neighbors, Venky and Sudha. They are from India (Andra Pradesh). We had a great time eating authentic Indian food and enjoying their home and company.

Venky was a doctor in India, but in order to be able to leave India and come to the US, he had to change his profession to that of an occupational therapist (it is hard for doctors to be allowed to leave India). And to get into the US, they…

Continue

Added by James Nored on May 26, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Reflections on Cooperation and Religious Divisions

Attendance at a recent Missions Resource Network benefit dinner, sparked thoughts of the religious divisions and lack of coorperation that long characterised congregtions of the churches of Christ.  I was born and raised in the 40's, 50's, and 60's--more than 50 years distance from our present culture.  During those times,  many good practices were prevalent, chief among them a…
Continue

Added by Lynn S. Nored on April 18, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Christians Should View the Noah Movie as a Great Opportunity (and are Foolish to Go on the Attack)





Today the movie "Noah" is coming out to the big screen. And I want to share why Christians and churches should view this as a great opportunity to talk about their faith--and why it is foolish to waste time and energy attacking the film.

  1. In our secular world, getting people thinking about God is a good thing. The problem with much of our culture today--and…
Continue

Added by James Nored on March 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Should we let "Telling the Truth in Love" Be an Excuse for Being a Jerk?

Anytime I hear someone talk about "telling the truth in love," I know that that there will be a lot of no bars held blasting of someone with little actual love or kindness. It is much like the phrase "love the sinner, hate the sin" (which only seems to be applied to homosexuality, for some reasons)--the…

Continue

Added by James Nored on March 25, 2014 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

5 Ways to Inspire People to Follow/Embrace a Vision and Bring About Change

In John Maxwell's book, Amplified Leadership, Maxwell gives five primary ways that leaders use to inspire people to follow or embrace a vision and bring about positive change, including:

  • Relationship - Relational leaders build strong relationships with people. They…
Continue

Added by James Nored on March 24, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

© 2014   Created by James Nored.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video