Encourage! | Mitch Teemley

“Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they might become.” ~Brennan Manning

“Perhaps, if you weren’t so busy regarding my shortcomings, you’d find that I do possess redeeming qualities, discreet as they may be. I quietly carry the burdens of others as though they were my own. And I say ‘I’m sorry’ when you don’t. I am not without fault, but I am not without goodness either.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich

“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean.” ~Dave Barry

“To love a man enough to help him, you have to forfeit the warm, self-righteous glow that comes from judging.” ~Ron Hall

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The Resurrection Was the Message of the Apostles – Truth in Palmyra

At any time, one can turn on much of “Christian” television and see many messages being taught. We can learn how to save our marriages, how to save our teenagers, how to be successful in our jobs and can even learn how to become healthy and wealthy. Friends, there is nothing wrong with reading God’s Word and applying it to every aspect of our lives; there is no doubt that God inspired the writing of His Word so that we might use it to live positive and joyous lives. All of the above things are great, but they are NOT the central theme or the core of the Gospel message. That core remains the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!

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Sure, I’ll Help! Unless You Don’t Deserve It, of Course – Truth in Palmyra

Charity Word Cloud on a white background.

“Here is the deal folks. We are COMMANDED to help those in need, particularly the brethren. We aren’t commanded to evaluate their worthiness and have a conference to decide.”

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Don’t feel like there is ever enough time to read the Bible all the way through? Try listening to it instead.

If you hang out with Chickens…

“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


   Male and female icon vector symbols        I want to be clear, we should be as loving as possible to people experiencing gender dysphoria. This is not about hating anyone, as Christians, we are forbidden to hate even our enemies. Love isn’t just about 100 percent acceptance. For example, if someone with anorexia comes to you and says that they want you to drive them to get a tummy tuck, you would take one look at a 90-pound 5ft 6 in woman, you would know that this person does not need a tummy tuck, they need help from a doctor that can help them deal with the false image that they have of themselves.   The loving thing would be to take them to a doctor that can help them with thier real issues. Accepting the person’s belief that they are fat, when they are actually overly skinny could actually kill them, well-intentioned or not. When a person’s mind says something that the actual body rejects, it isn’t the body that needs to be corrected, it is the false idea in their mind that needs correction.

Don’t take my word for it, please watch this video featuring Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, MD, FCP is the President of the American College of Pediatricians. She is a board certified general pediatrician with a special interest in adolescent mental and sexual health.

I say again we must love these people, but that doesn’t mean that we should encourage them to get healthy body parts removed, and it does not include giving a man in a dress the right to frighten everyone in the locker rooms, and bathrooms across the world.

What theory of truth should a Bible-believing Christian accept?


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I was just thinking to myself this week about why I keep running into people who identify as Christians who are open and unrepentant about habitual sin. Now, I’m not perfect, but you don’t see me out there in public saying that the Bible is wrong. I would not claim that some behavior that was condemned by all previous generations of Christians is suddenly ok.

So, I thought and thought and thought about it, and here is what I came up with. Somehow, people have come to a view of Christianity that tells them that Christianity is not something that is true about the universe out there. Instead, Christianity is “true” in the sense that it “works for them”.

So they aren’t saying that God actually exists or that Jesus actually rose from the dead, because they don’t know if those things are objectively true. They’re just…

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