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Christian Living / by Jody Ponce - about 19 days

"I Can't Get No Satisfaction:" Consumerism for the Believer

In the West we live in a consumer culture. By nature we are consumers. Let me list just a few of the items we consume daily: coffee, phones, fashion, handbags, shoes, house decor items, jewelry, watches, cars...the list goes on ad infinitum. Did I mention some of your items of consumption on this list?  Consumerism drives our western capitalist culture.  Businesses need consumers to purchase their ...

Christian Living / by Jody Ponce - 3 months

WHY SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE LORD ANY LONGER?

“Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?” This is a question King Jehoram of Israel asks during a long lasting and grueling siege of his city. Have you ever asked this question? Are you asking it right now? Sometimes our situation seems so desperate that we start to ask ourselves, "Where is the Lord?" "Where is His deliverance?" "Where is His power?" To answer this question, I want to look at th...

Christian Living / by Jody Ponce - 7 months

Where Love is Infinite & Need is Fulfilled

The story of the woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5:21-34 has always been one that has stuck out to me in the Bible. It is a stunning encounter with the compassionate heart of Jesus, where we see Him heal a woman who would have been despised and rejected by those around her. It is particularly impactful because so many aspects of the story beautifully display the love and grace of the Gospel. God has ...