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Posts with the category “christian-living”

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
December 25th, 2023
Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearThat phrase that I’ve noted as the title of this Youth Corner, has been and will be, uttered countless times this time of year in some form or fashion. As Dan has m...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Always Be Ready
June 13th, 2023
It is important to be ready when others ask questions, challenge your faith, or mock your beliefs. However, to “Always Be Ready” doesn’t always mean we defend...sometimes it means we counter by challe...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
What did Jesus look like?
June 6th, 2023
By: Connor McDanielDo you ever think about what Jesus looked like? It’s kind of funny how if you look at a lot of artwork of Jesus from over the years, we’ve developed an image of Him. Long, straight,...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
The Amplemann
May 30th, 2023
My Hero the AmpelmannBy Connor McDanielRecently when I was traveling in Europe, I had the chance to go to the city of Berlin, Germany. The city itself has a very interesting history, but my favorite p...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
What's in a Name?
May 23rd, 2023
What’s in a Name?By Connor McDanielHave you ever tried to figure out what your name means? Or have you ever asked your parents why they chose your particular name? You may have even wondered where you...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
May 16th, 2023
By Connor McDanielWhat do you think of coincidences? Have you ever sat back and thought about the chances of any given thing happening? According to the internet, the wonderful source of knowledge and...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Faith is like WiFi
May 2nd, 2023
By Connor McDanielBeing born in the year 2000, I have the distinct privilege of remembering when a lot of the first wave of Pixar movies came out. In particular, I remember going to see the timeless m...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
April 25th, 2023
By Connor McDanielCharging is important. Especially in the past 25 or so years, with the rise of smartphones and handheld technology, we are always looking for places to charge batteries. As the energ...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
My Friend Jesus
April 18th, 2023
By Connor McDanielWhen you think of a best friend, what comes to your mind? There are lots of iconic friendships and partnerships from history- Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, Phineas and Ferb, Han Solo and Ch...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Identity in Christ
April 11th, 2023
Identity in ChristBy Connor McDanielAlmost every person in America carries a small plastic square in their pocket. This driver’s license may vary by state when it comes to looks, but there are a few t...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Lessons from the Last Supper
April 11th, 2023
by Connor McDanielThere are many things that we can learn and that can be brought to our attention through art. For example,, I’d like to point out a few things from a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, T...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
God's Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
April 4th, 2023
By Connor McDaniel Anyone who has ever spent any time with me knows how much I love Disney World. When I was growing up, this was my family’s favorite vacation spot. We would ride all the rides, meet ...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Words we Need to Read
March 28th, 2023
Words we all need to read everyday…“ Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment, and the seco...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
There is always Room...for One More
March 21st, 2023
The theme for Evangelism University this year was “Plus One”. The question discussed, pondered, and provoked all weekend was, who will be your plus one pertaining to the Kingdom of God. We were challe...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Proverbs 22:6 Re-Examined
March 14th, 2023
PROVERBS 22:6 RE-EXAMINED: with Wes McAdams“Train Up”Proverbs 22:6 begins with the Hebrew word, “hanak.” This word appears in three other verses in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 20:5; 1 Kings 8:63; 2...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Obey God
March 7th, 2023
Obedience is simple…but we complicate it Jesus said you can’t serve two masters (Matt 6:24), but it doesn’t stop many from trying. In the book of Joshua we see an example of just that, and hopefully i...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
World Bible School
February 28th, 2023
By Keith W. O’Neal, Brentwood, Tennessee Youth MinisterConcord Road church of ChristThe following was written for “Action” the World Bible School Newsletter, and I thought I’d share  it in the Youth C...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Be an Encourager
February 21st, 2023
I want to give you a way to be an encourager. Some of you know the Todachine’s from Navajo Bible Camp, but I’d like for all of you to send a card of encouragement to Evan, Crystal, and the girls (Fait...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #9
February 14th, 2023
“Why should I think that heaven really exists-and that God sends people to hell?”C.S. Lewis once famously wrote “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infin...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #8
February 7th, 2023
“How can I trust in Christianity when so many Christians are hypocrites?” “And why are Christians so judgemental toward everyone who doesn’t agree with them?”When people express anger at hypocrisy, th...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #7
January 31st, 2023
“Why do you condemn homosexuality when it’s clear that God made gays and that he loves all people the same?”Have you discussed as a family how to answer this type of question? One of the reasons we st...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #6
January 24th, 2023
“Why is abortion such a line in the sand for Christians - why can’t I be left alone to make my own choices for my own body?”Of the questions we are addressing perhaps none is as politicized, debated, ...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #5
January 19th, 2023
How could a good God allow so much evil, pain, and suffering – or does he simply not care?Possibly the most often asked question of all these questions, and the most easily answered…however it doesn’t...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #4
October 11th, 2022
Everyone knows that Jesus was a good man and a wise teacher, why try to make him into the Son of God, too?For the purposes of this Youth Corner, I am following the questions out of the book “The Quest...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #3
October 4th, 2022
Why trust the Bible, a book based on myths and full of contradictions and mistakes?Right off the bat here, don’t get backed into a corner, answer the question with a question. What contradictions? Wha...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #2
September 27th, 2022
Didn’t evolution put God out of a job? Why rely on religion in an age of science and knowledge?Remember a couple weeks ago at the beginning of this when I said not to feel pinned into a corner. Scienc...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask #1
September 22nd, 2022
Why do you believe God exists?Well, why do you? Hopefully you have thought through this one, but in many cases Christians simply haven’t…especially those raised in the church. Right off the bat we hav...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
The Whole Duty of Man
September 5th, 2022
NO SCHOOL today, whoo hoo, but do you know why?Labor Day (First Monday in September) celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers. It officially became a federal holiday in 1894 a...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
10 Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask
August 30th, 2022
As mentioned last week we realize there are some questions that are hard to answer without offending or upsetting people. Questions that when answered may end friendships, divide families, and in toda...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Questions Christians Hope no one will Ask
August 25th, 2022
Answers do not come from searching for loopholes or watering down God’s word to appease the world. God instructs us through Paul in Romans 12:2 that just the opposite is required of us..”And do not be...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
'Cause You Had a Bad Day?
June 7th, 2022
‘Cause You Had a Bad Day? Ever give a cross look, a mean word, a snooty comment, or a disrespectful silence because you “had a bad day”...really? You think you’ve had a bad day?“Five times I received ...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Why do we Worship?
May 31st, 2022
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in holy array.” ~ Psalms 29:2If you google “why do we worship” you’ll get a smorgasbord of responses and be able to find exactly what y...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Why are we told to Obey Parents?
May 24th, 2022
Growing up did your parents ever ask you to do something and you didn’t quite understand why? Does it matter? Of course not, as a child you are expected to obey your parents, why, because they know mo...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Whatcha\' Thinking?
May 17th, 2022
No one knows but you and God, so what are you thinking about? What is your idle time spent doing or thinking about?Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whateve...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
May 10th, 2022
Moses had Aaron...The Apostles had one another...Paul had Barnabas, John Mark, Silas, & Timothy...Timothy had Paul, Eunice, & Lois......who do you have?Life is tough, increasing knowledge results in i...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
To Live is Christ
May 3rd, 2022
“To live is Christ, to die is gain” - Philippians 1:21 If to Live is Christ, then……we don’t tear down, we build up…we don’t poke fun, we encourage…we don’t exclude, we seek out & include…we don’t isol...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Thou shall not...
April 26th, 2022
Thou shall not...How we approach the word of God matters. Just like your parents, God doesn’t tell us all the things we can’t do or all the things He doesn’t want. Actually, NOBODY communicates that w...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
April 19th, 2022
The purpose of a light bulb is to shine light, brightening up an area, getting rid of the darkness that surrounds it. Sure sometimes the light bulb hangs out in the darkness, but when it does, it’s no...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Life Under the Sun
April 12th, 2022
Some folks have to touch a stove to learn it’s hot...some can learn by listening & understanding the wisdom of others. Solomon was the wisest man to ever live and Ecclesiastes describes his attempt to...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal
Set your Hope on Him
April 12th, 2022
“On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us” ~ II Corinthians 1:10What does it mean to be risky? It means taking a chance when others don’t believe but you have the faith, the wil...  Read More
by Keith O'Neal