Atheist Epiphany (ATP)

Atheist Epiphany (ATP) “Pastor Renee, at what point when you were an atheist did the Holy Spirit come upon you and “make” you start turning toward God?” I was raised in an atheist home. My parents were wonderful, hardworking, and loving people but they didn’t believe in God and never took us to church. We never had a Bible, a prayer, or…

What Is Truth Anyway? (ATP)

What Is Truth Anyway? (ATP) I found Proverbs 18:9 in the Amplified version while reading a book and was startled to discover that not taking good care of yourself is referred to as the “brother of suicide” in this verse, but when I read it in the NKJV this line of Scripture is not there. Is this verse really referring to how…

Secret, Secret, I’ve Got A Secret (ATP)

Secret, Secret, I’ve Got A Secret (ATP) “In the Bible when Jesus performed miracles he often told people not to tell anyone. What can we learn about this and how can we apply it to our lives as Christians and what we do?” This is one of those real curiosity questions, often called the “Messianic secret” that doesn’t have many great answers,…

Nerves In The Way (ATP)

Nerves In The Way (ATP) “Sometimes when I go up to have hands laid on me I get nervous and feel like it gets in the way of me fully receiving. Can this happen?” There are many reasons this could be, so let’s do a short diagnostic to see if we can get to the bottom of this. The Word tells us…

Answers In Motherhood (ATP)

“What does the Bible say about mothers and their roles? It appears that our culture seems to look down upon mothers a lot.  They’re judged very harshly even by one another and are often seen as less than their husbands, especially if they don’t work and stay home to take care of the kids.” Before I answer this question, I think it’s…

Onward Christian Soldiers! (ATP)

Onward Christian Soldiers! (ATP) As Christians can we bibicaly ask for a “religious exemption” from getting the vaccine? This is an interesting question, one that might cause some debate.  As asked however, I am going to attempt to answer it from the Bible. The debate over the vaccine is raging in our country, no less so in the church amongst Christians. Should…

I Saw Jesus In My Cheerios (ATP)

I Saw Jesus In My Cheerios (ATP) We recently talked about how visions from God are very very very very very very very rare. What is a vision from God? Are visions different than images and things we see when we pray in the spirit? We also hear a lot about visions and visitations in our circle.  2 Peter 1:19 (NASB) So we…

Loving Jesus (ATP)

Loving Jesus (ATP) How do you know you love Jesus? Many pastors liken it to wanting to serve Him and follow Him like we do when we first fall in love with our spouse. When we fall in love with our spouse for the first time, we’re all about them, but isn’t that a different kind of love then what God has…

Family Ties (ATP)

Family Ties (ATP) Is it a bad thing to want to be around your church family more so than your own family? (parents, siblings, etc. not spouse and kids) Being a Christian, and I don’t just mean becoming one, but being one, changes a lot of things for the believer. One of the things it can do is alienate you from family…

We All Need Jesus (ATP)

 We All Need Jesus (ATP) How can a special needs child or adult get saved when they may not fully understand the spiritual side of life, when they already have trouble understanding parts of the “real” world? Proverbs 21:2 (NASB) Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts. This is actually a great question. If…