To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. Whenever I come across someone who claims that homosexuals are “born this way” and therefore should be afforded all the same marital rights as heterosexuals, I start by simply asking this one question: How? If there is a homosexual gene, how is it passed on? Homosexuals don’t reproduce. It’s impossible. So, how does this happen? And, if there is some sort of recessive gene in there somewhere, you would think thi … [Read more...]
(The following was originally published at www.CareyGreen.com.)Everyone has a set of Mindset beliefs. They may be positive, negative, optimistic, pessimistic, self-condemning, self-affirming, realistic, etc. You get the picture – we all have them.Do you know where your mindset beliefs come from?How did you get them? Are they inherent to the way God made you? Can they be changed?Part of your mindset is derived from how you, individually, are wired by God. These are g … [Read more...]
If you’ve been in Christian circles for any length of time, you’ve heard a sermon or talk about the fruit of the Spirit. You’ve seen it on plaques in people’s homes, you’ve heard children’s songs about this list of virtues.Galatians 5:22 says – “the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control.” Our human tendency is to take list of character qualities like that and make them into a checkl … [Read more...]
Carty’s Contemporary Classics 35: Sometimes It’s Sin, Sometimes It’s Not or Will I Burn If I Get the Hots?
[display_podcast] Let’s start out with some stats:On a per capita basis, the group that’s leading in increased incidents of sexually transmitted disease is the 10 to 14-year-old age group. In 1970, less than 5% of all 15-year-old girls had had sex. By 1988 that number rose to 25%. Current estimates say that 20% of our high schoolers graduate with their virginity. Of those who have had sex, 30% of them have it once and then don’t do it again. Another 30% have had four partners or more … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] Have you ever been gripped with that paralyzing fear that embraces your mind to the point that you’re too terrified to even move? Our unguarded minds manufacture the most insidious scenes within seconds if we let our guard down. Don’t you find that to be true? How can we see through the smoke screen of the enemy’s lies?I learned to pray Psalm 91 over my kids every day. Oh, what sweet release to picture them surrounded by angels. I have plenty of testimonies to tell … [Read more...]