Buying merchandise is not a sin, and selling merchandise isn’t either. But beware of economic exploitation. What is this and how is it a problem? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider what Revelation 18 has to say about this worldwide, timeless problem that affects us all.
The New Testament clearly presents the doctrine of the resurrection. But do you know any clear references to the doctrine of resurrection in the Old Testament? Take a quick glance with Pastor Thomas Overmiller at some intriguing references, Feel free to contribute others as a comment!
A shout out to Pastor Frank Jones for adding Psalm 2:7 as a comment here, yet another profound reference to the resurrection of Jesus in the Old Testament. He blogs here. Also, another shout out to Levi Schooley, a friend, Shepherd Thoughts podcast listener and International Children's Ministries Assistant for International Partnership Ministries.
If you had a special ability to know in advance how people will respond to your kindness, would this stop you from doing kind things for the people who will respond unfavorably? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider a special moment from the life of Jesus that teaches us how to show kindness, even when they do not respond well.
This time every year, we all feel the need to be thankful. (In Twitter speak, we feel #grateful and #blessed.) Thankful for freedom. Thankful for family. Thankful for employment. Thankful for home. Thankful for special opportunities. Thankful for so many things. But thankful to whom? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider the answer to this very important question.
If you are a born again Christian, you should have a ravenous appetite for the Word of God. But sometimes the things God says are not easy to digest. So, how you respond to the Word of God? All of it? Even the difficult parts that are hard to digest? Together with Pastor Thomas Overmiller, take a quick look at Jeremiah 15:16 to learn what the Bible says about eating the Word of God.
What is the history behind Thanksgiving Day? Why is this a special day for born again Christians in the United States, who conscientiously live according to the Bible? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller for a quick response to these questions.
Are you neglecting this important part of parenting? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to discover an important aspect of raising children who are capable and confident in fulfilling their responsibilities in life. It's never too late to begin!
Contrary to popular opinion, the sky is not falling. And even if it was, that would still be no cause for worry or alarm. If you find yourself caught up in the relentless cycle (or cyclone) of news headlines and social opinion, you may easily forget that God is in control. Yes, God continues to work out all things together for the ultimate good, even in a wicked world that appears to be spinning out of control sometimes. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some very important and encouraging thoughts from the Old Testament book of Habakkuk for facing confusing and chaotic times.