Countless of times I have heard over and over again, you aren’t beautiful unless you’re a size zero, long hair, tan, tall, and numerous other things. Growing up, it was drilled into my mind that I found my identity in makeup and dressing up, the normal girly stuff. But, growing up, I had no desire to wear makeup, skirts, curl my hair and having to look completely perfect all the time. You see through society, you aren’t considered “beautiful” unless you are all of these things. It’s by the grace of God that I don’t find my identity in little things such as this anymore, but your true identity is found in Christ and what was done on the cross.
I read this and thought it was a great verse, “but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with an imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” -1 Peter 3:4. I am so thankful that God’s definition of beauty doesn’t align with the worlds. You see God completely redefines beautiful, regardless of the color of our hair, sex, language we speak, skin color, age, wrinkles on our skin, height, or weight, he sees us beautiful despite all our frailties. What we have to understand is that when God looks at us, He sees a masterpiece, a masterpiece of His creation. It still amazes me more and more everyday that the God who created the universe is in pursuit of my worthless heart, a heart that He treasures as sacred. Continue reading →
This is our second and final sermon in our SEX TALK series for this February. This message is all about how super important gender roles are to God and in His Word. God created us in specific gender with specific roles to each gender. God did this because He was reflecting Himself (different roles within the Trinity), and He’s reflecting His Gospel. Through this message, we want to turn-out biblical BEASTS (dudes) and BEAUTIES (ladies) who want to glorify Jesus through their gender. Godly guys need to be MENNN, and godly girls need to be LAIDIESSS. So feel free to check out anything on here, and use it for your ministry or life.
It’s the greatest love story of all time! Every time I hear a Christian say that about this movie, it makes me want to vomit…or smack some sense into them (in the name of Jesus of course). The Notebook is NOT a great love story whatsoever. The girl falls in love with a boy, gets moved away by her parents, meets another guy and gets engaged to him, meets back up with first boy, gets into a sexual relationship with him, later breaks up with fiancé, and ends up dying with husband (who is first boy) in nursing home. That is not a great love story, that’s a story of unfaithful cheating to a marriage commitment.
Relationships, dating, and marriage is always on most every teenager’s mind. They are in search for a great love story to inspire them. They need a clear, real, and biblical example of a romantic relationship before marriage. That’s the book of Ruth!
I see 7 helpful hints (truths) regarding a pre-marriage relationship in Ruth 1 – 2. Continue reading →