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A lot of folks have asked my opinion of the movie Avatar from a Biblical perspective. Since my answer is primarily commentary and not teaching, I put it over on my blog. But… I thought you would be interested in reading it, so here’s the link: http://www.brentriggsblog.com/2010/02/avatar-a-titanic-deception/ PS: WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS FOR ME? Ask here. Want to book me for preaching, speaking or business consulting? Go here. If you are blessed by what I write, would you be so kind to share this post with others by clicking the SHARE+ button below? You never know who might need these exact words in their life today. To give a gift of support, click here.
Psalm 63:5 My soul will feast and be satisfied, and I will sing glad songs of praise to you. (GNB) Many people have ask if I have certain guidelines I use for prayer and study. Today l will share with you a practical method I use that will help you enrich your prayer time with God. We’ll look at Bible study tomorrow. Having plan is important, but first, let’s make sure we have the right focus. There’s a common tease that kids engage in when they are told by their parents to “quit touching your sister”. This usually occurs while in the car on a trip somewhere and the children pester each other until they get angry. After being told to quit, one child will […]
(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) 2 Peter 1:3 …as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue… (NKJV) Life is hard sometimes. No doubt as Christians we are faced with the reality of discouragement, depression, despair and worry. What, or who, we choose in response defines us as being different from the world. The world quickly turns to many means of remedy. Christians have a much greater solution available.Elijah was a heroic prophet in the Old Testament. Who can forget his dramatic encounter with the evil prophets of Baal. He prayed that God would send fire from heaven to consume […]
(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. Six short words sum up the whole duty of man. Simple, but hardly simplistic.FEAR GOD AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTSThe idea of fearing God has been relegated to the heap of old-fashioned Christian platitudes that are good for adding some nostalgia to a sermon but hardly useful in everyday life. In fact, the idea of fearing God has been discarded with even greater fervor because it is now considered […]
I'm knocking on 50 years old. I remember when, generally speaking, successful businessmen were held up as role models and admired for their achievements. Look what the political game of class envy has done to us. Successful celebrities are worshipped. Successful athletes are applauded. Successful politicians are rewarded or at least left alone in the class envy war (unless they are genuinely conservative). Success is Great for Some and an Indictment for Others Businessmen are all painted as heartless, greedy and dishonest fatcats. We just KNOW they stepped on a bunch of little people to get their personal hoardes of treasure. Straight from the highest office in the land, we now know that businessmen aren't even responsible for their own success: GOVERNMENT gave them that […]
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. (NKJV)(Previous devotionals can be found at www.seriousfaith.com)Beware of cheaters. Well that’s pretty good advice; but what is the Apostle Paul talking about here? Cheat you out of what? What is “philosophy and empty deceit”? Traditions of men, principles of the world…. what does all that mean? Let’s find out by looking at the verse piece by piece:BewareThe rest of the verse really doesn’t mean much if you don’t grasp the true meaning of “beware”. It means to be on guard, alert, watchful of your surroundings. It means PAY ATTENTION, be on the look out. […]
Psalm 6:3 My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O Lord—how long? (NKJV)(Previous devotionals can be found at www.seriousfaith.com)How long? This was a common phrase in Bible times that expressed great weariness and lament. It would be like us today saying:Will this never end? How long do I have to keep going through this? I can’t take this anymore! Ever felt that way? If you’ve been alive very long, I bet you have. If you haven’t felt this way, don’t worry… you will.It seems to be a particularly intense feeling when the suffering is forced on us externally rather than being a consequence of our own action. In other words, it seems to be a little easier to handle getting fired from a job […]
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