BING!

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

“Every time a bad thought pops into my head, I take it captive to Jesus and then it’s gone — BING!”

Those are the words of a wonderful elderly gentleman who attended a Sunday School class I used to teach. He was mostly quiet but each week you could count on him BING!-ing in at least once with the above words of wisdom. They’ve been BING!-ing around in my head ever since.

Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

Here’s today’s prayer suggestion. Pray through it with all your heart, soul and mind.

Christians Are …

What exactly is a “Christian” anyway?

That term gets tossed around rather loosely in the world today (and sometimes not all that nicely). I thought it might be useful to see how God defines it.

Here’s just a partial list straight outta the Bible. Pray through each precious word.

U-turn

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” (Matthew 3:2, 4:17)

John the Baptist started his ministry with those words. So did Jesus. In my book, that means we should probably pay attention.

What exactly does “repent” mean? Basically, it’s turning away from our sins and back toward God.

Here’s how it works in my life …

God gives me pretty clear directions on where He’d like me to go. But sometimes when His way gets a bit narrow or rough I toss His directions aside and take a detour.

Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

Here’s today’s prayer suggestion — one the world certainly needs right now. Pray through it with all your heart, soul and mind.

Tongue Trouble

Q: Pound for pound, what’s the most powerful muscle in the human body?

A: The tongue.

I once lost a Trivial Pursuit game because of that question. I even did a little Google research afterward to make sure I hadn’t been cheated out of a win. (I found it on Wikipedia so it must be true.)

But I was surprised by something else my search revealed. Up popped a slew of Bible-y warnings about the power of that seemingly innocuous pink flap of flesh.

Top 10 Countdown: #1

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Drum roll, please. Here’s the absolute #1 most popular Bible verse in the history of the universe.

You learned it in Sunday School. You’ve seen it on banners at sporting events. Maybe you’ve even got it tattooed on your biceps.