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I Had a Black Dog. His Name Was Depression.

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Some people say Winston Churchill was the first person to call his depression a black dog that followed him everywhere. Others say the expression preceded Churchill. Whichever the case, the black dog of depression has been around for generations now. And this old dog is up to the same old tricks. The black dog will train you, if you let it. But it’s better if you train the black dog.     This video is really well-done, so I can’t help but mention that the artist and author also has a book:Living with a Black Dog: His Name Is Depression by Matthew Johnstone.     Of course, faith in God helps us work through depression. God is always ready to help us. Feeling depressed? Make this your prayer: Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me...

Weekend Worship: One True Religion

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This one might be a little different for a worship song, but we express our worship by living to serve others. I don’t mean living in a legalistic way trying to earn the favor of God, but living with God’s love overflowing onto others. Saying “I love you” is a nice sentiment, but it’s empty words if we don’t back it up with our actions. That’s why James says true religion means helping widows and orphans (James 1:27). We don’t really love someone if we aren’t willing to put that love in action by doing something to help that person. When we become the hands and feet of Christ to serve others, we demonstrate true worship.   One True Religion   Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27 Sharable Image...

Weekend Worship: LOVE

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As I continue to consider the names of God in my personal study, I thought I’d feature another song exalting God’s name: God is love (1 John 4:16). This simple message needs to be lived out in and through our lives to reach others. It seems like so many people, even professing Christians, see God as an angry judge, a distant father, or some other negative perception. What we need is a revival of seeing who God is: God is LOVE! And, if you haven’t already noticed, Tembalami is my favorite YouTube channel so I’m going to let Tembalami lead us in worship again.   LOVE   We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16   Sharable Image (Share the Love!)  ...

K.P. Yohannan Shares His Testimony: What Are You Doing with Your Life?

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K.P. Yohannan has been on my radar for more than a decade. He generously gives away books to help Christians enlarge their worldview, their faith in God’s power, and their need to get involved with God’s plan. Among his many books, he loves to give away copies of Revolution in World Missions, his testimony of becoming a missionary, and No Longer a Slumdog, the stories of those whose lives have been changed by Christ in the slums of India. In addition, he offers free ebook editions of many of his books. His ministry, Gospel for Asia, ministers to the lost and hopeless people of South Asia by bringing them physical, practical, and spiritual aid. Although he was born in India, K.P. Yohannan came to the United States for theological training, during which time he discovered the power of materialism. Listen as he describes how he struggled with a desire to look good and have...

Leonard Sweet (@LenSweet) on Churches Being Afraid of Right-Brained People

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Are you a right-brained Christian who enjoys change for the sake of change and likes to experiment with new things? Or are you a left-brained Christian who wants things to stay the same forever because something new feels threatening? If you’re a right-brained Christian, are you stuck in a church that feels like itchy clothes that don’t fit? Or have you left the church in frustration because the church minimizes your talents, tells you to “conform” to the body of Christ, and makes you feel guilty for wanting something more? I can say from personal experience how challenging—almost impossible—it is for right-brained Christians to feel comfortable and accepted in churches today. I have begun writing about left and right brained approaches to the Bible and my heart is moving in this direction to help educate the church. That’s why I was excited to discover Leonard Sweet has recognized the...