When your grown child does bad

QUESTION: In Mathew 18:6 It says that if you cause a little one to sin it would be better if you drowned yourself. What exactly does that mean? I feel like I am to blame for son’s troubles. I can’t turn my back on my son and I love him. I feel responsible, but I don’t want to enable him. I don’t want to give up hope, but I keep getting disappointed. Will I be punished for screwing up my son’s life? How can I reconcile all these mixed emotions? What can I do for him? I know that at […]

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How does one become a Christian?

(You might first read the answer to “Who were the first Christians?” Before Christ left earth, He said to His eleven apostles (Matthew 28:18), “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” On the basis of that authority, He gave them one command (verse 19): “Go therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations”. Then, He told them how (verse 19-20): “BAPTIZING THEM in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE all that I commanded you”.

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Is Baptism the Moment of Salvation

QUESTION: I have always believed that the moment of salvation occurs when a person repents and trusts Jesus with their life (Acts 20:21; 26:20; Hebrews 6:1). Also that the Holy Spirit comes at that moment (Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 3:14. Am I wrong in this assumption? ANSWER: Over the years I have begun to wonder if the question: “At what point does salvation take place?” is itself flawed, if maybe God is more concerned about “velocity” (speed + direction) than about “location”. If so, then the static Christian who is still spiritually sitting on the edge of the baptistery six weeks […]

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Getting A Handle on Spending

QUESTION: Um, I feel weird about this, but we really need groceries. … I am having a time trying to figure out how to get things back to manageable. Overall, we don’t have that many bills, but we got about a month and a half behind and trying to play catch up is hard. … I know that we can get ahead if I could just come up with a plan that is do-able. The worst part is trying to get the rent caught up. … I think that I am feeling overwhelmed and just don’t know how to start. […]

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I sanctify Christ as Lord because …

(D.Be., a grandfather, a son, a brother and small business owner and manager) … He bought me with His blood when He died on the cross. He made me aware of Himself with my mother’s witness, teaching and love, enabled me to be baptised when I was seven & sheltered me for 68 years never letting me wander too far. (E.Be., a wife, a grandmother, and try to be His light at my work) … He paid the ultimate price for my salvation by dying on the cross. (P.Bu., a husband) … He is! (D.Da., a husband, a father and […]

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I am a member of Capitol City Christian Church because …

(D.Be., a husband, a grandfather, a son, a brother, a small business owner & manager) … The Lord directed me to come and assist, no audible voice, just the awareness of the opportunity to serve and the need for older men to be present. (E.Be., a wife, a grandmother, and try to be His light at my work) … I feel the Lord called me to serve His church at this downtown location. (P.Bu., a husband) … I am loved there. (D.Da., a husband, a father and an encourager) … I stay in fellowship with a group of Christ followers […]

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