WWUTT: Earnestly Desire the Higher Gifts?

Earnestly Desire the Higher Gifts? The miraculous spiritual gifts, as we read of them in the New Testament, were given to the Apostles and their close associates as signs to authenticate that the Gospel they preached was the Word of God. If the miraculous gifts were a regular thing, they wouldn’t be miraculous. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works. (2 Corinthians 12:12) God also bore witness by signs and wonders and … [Read more...]

Transform: The Secret Weapon of Christians In Business

(The following was originally published at www.CareyGreen.com.) Did you know that Christians who operate or work in a business have a "secret weapon" that people who are not followers of Christ do not have? It's true. The scriptures clearly state it to be true. And it's not only useful in the business realm, it's also a powerful "secret weapon" for all of life. You can access this "secret weapon" any time you want, and can be confident that it is yours to use with God's approval. What is this … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 75: Why Does the Church Exist?

[display_podcast] Ever since I was a little boy, my parents have set an example of the importance of church involvement. No matter what size of church we attended, from tiny little fellowships to mega churches, my parents have been active members. But all this involvement doesn’t answer the key question to it all:Why does the Church exist? Well, according to my dad, all Christ-followers within the world’s churches have God-given gifts. Some people are gifted with the ability to see clear … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 73: In Your Story, Which Scene Are You Responsible For?

[display_podcast] My dad and I LOVE sports and movies. One flick that combines these two (to a degree) is Frequency with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. In the movie, Quaid plays Caviezel’s firefighter dad in 1969 Queens, New York. An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. One aspect that the movie establishes in its first act is a family that starts out looking picture perfect: great … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 55: New Info

[display_podcast]In the summer of 1998, all of America was stricken with baseball fever.  America’s favorite pastime was being ushered back into the forefront of the nation’s consciousness by two gargantuan sluggers – Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.  As they neared closer and closer to Roger Maris’ 1961 single season home run record, we gathered around our TV sets as nearly every channel on the lineup would break from their regularly scheduled programming to see if Big Mac or Slammin’ Sammy woul … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 39: Obedience vs. Passion

[display_podcast] To begin today’s podcast, we’re going to introduce and check out the View From The Back Pew. You see,  I’m a bit of a Backrow Baptist. Most of know a BRB, he’s the shy guy in the back of the church, who sings off-key, can’t seem to clap in rhythm and is REALLY uncomfortable with all the dancing and hand-raising. But he’s a good Christian guy who sees a lot of things that you hyperactive folks in the front rows miss going on behind you. And actually, today’s topic concerns wha … [Read more...]