ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE - The Key to True HappinessBy Joyce Meyer l The Church Guide
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CHRISTIAN OPINIONHow Should the Church Respond in Perilous Times?
By Mat Staver l Charisma News
The times in which we live are unprecedented in the history of America. Every generation thinks the cultural decline is worse than in prior times. These times are clearly unprecedented—at least in American history. But the threats we face today are not unprecedented in Judeo-Christian history, a point I will address later.Let me give just two examples. For the first time in world history, the citizens of a country are being forced to participate in genocide.....
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A Flourishing Workplace Culture Leads to Ministry Effectiveness and Kingdom Impact
By Lisa V. Cone / Special to The Church Guide
The Gideons International Executive Director, Craig Warner, shares his testimony of taking a once-toxic culture and moving it toward a flourishing work environment.What does a healthy workplace culture look like? Made up of attitudes, values, and beliefs of both leadership and employees within an organization, culture shapes team unity, inspires people, and motivates employees to be their best. A welcoming and purposeful culture can attract talent and create an engaging work environment. Business owners rarely make time to focus on and nurture their company’s culture, but The Gideons International Executive Director, Craig Warner, stepped up to the task and has seen true transformation in his organization.A 116 year-old evangelical Christian nonprofit ministry, best known for distributing Bibles in hotels, schools, prisons, and hospitals, The Gideons International was built with the purpose of growing God’s Kingdom. However, as they toiled to fulfill their mission, they were suffering from a neglected and deteriorating organizational culture.
“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wonderous works.” Psalm 26:7
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One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is that you can’t be both selfish and happy. I know this is true through my own personal experience, but more importantly, the Bible has some things to say about the attitude we should have about “self.” For example, love is not selfish. In the Amplified Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:5 says, “…Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking....” In 1 Corinthians 15:31, the apostle Paul said, “…I die daily [I face death every day and die to self]” (AMPC), which basically means he was not self- seeking but instead focused on doing what God called him to do with his life.There are also scriptures that teach us the importance of having self-control. Galatians 5:23 lists self- control as a fruit of the Spirit, and 2 Timothy 1:7 says that in Christ, we have a spirit “of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self- control.”
Historian and archivist Ignazio Perrucci, was hired by the Vatican authorities in 2012, to sort, analyze and classify some 6,000 ancient documents that had been uncovered in the gigantic archive vaults. He was already very excited when he noticed that the author of the text was the famous Roman historian Velleius ...