Stable Ground (ATP)

 Stable Ground (ATP) 1 Corinthians 10:13 in the Amplified Bible talks about temptation. It says God will not let you be tempted more than your ability to resist and he will give you a way out. When I read this I thought it meant God is letting me be tempted by the world, by people, by whatever is tempting. So does this…

Take Up Your Cross In Marriage (ATP)

Take Up Your Cross In Marriage (ATP) How do I restore a broken marriage? Marriage is such a precious thing in the sight of God. It is representative of His covenant with us. In fact, there is no greater earthly example we could glean from. How we view the marriage covenant is how we view our covenant with God. How we view…

The Thief Comes To Steal (ATP)

The Thief Comes To Steal (ATP) Luke 8:12, Mark 4:15, and Matthew 13:19 explain seed fallen by the wayside. All three say the word was sown in their heart, and that the devil came to take it, snatch it away immediately. Matt 13:19 reads, “When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom and does not understand it,” the Amplified reads, “understand and…

Don’t Open Until… (ATP)

Faith Fix: Don’t Open Until… (ATP) How do I know what my spiritual gifts are? Romans 12:6 (NKJV) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them… It’s not long when immersed in churches like ours before one starts having the question, how will God use me? In fact, I believe that this should…

Stinking Thinking (ATP)

Stinking Thinking (ATP) I grew up around a lot of negativity. In what I know about how the brain works, the more negativity you have around you, and the more negative thoughts you have you physically build neurons and pathways of negative thoughts. It physically changes your brain. I find that when something comes against me that I need to use my…

Guilty By Association? (ATP)

Guilty By Association? (ATP) Can your sins bring direct hurt to others? For example if someone in a family won’t do right or listen to God or that prick in their Spirit can that bring harm not just to that person but those close to them? Maybe God removes protection in an area of life because that persons not doing right by…

You Can Handle The Truth!

You Can Handle The Truth! Do you know what the awesome thing about truth is? It’s true! It holds up to scrutiny. When it’s challenged, it always resurfaces. Many people believe that the reason we believe the way we do is because we have been programmed to, whether it be externally or internally. The truth is, this may be true for many…

Biblical Perspective Of Slavery (ATP)

Biblical Perspective Of Slavery (ATP) What does the Bible actually say about slavery? This can be a very broad question so I’ll answer it based on what people generally claim the Bible says about slavery, that God is somehow ok with it. First of all, we must understand that people, especially those who try and discount our faith, tend to cherry pick…

Judgement Call, Ball or Strike? (ATP)

Judgement Call, Ball or Strike? (ATP) 1 Corinthians chapter 6 talks about taking each other to court and being judged by Christians. I have never heard this before, about that we would all be judged by Christians. Can you explain? 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 (NKJV) Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before…

The Blessings of Christian Marriage ATP)

The Blessings of Christian Marriage ATP) What blessing does the Bible speak of in marriage and what parts of your life can truly be hindered from God moving in them without marriage? In our society today, marriage isn’t always looked at as favorable or necessary. I speak with young people all the time who have made plans to live with their boyfriend…