The Most Important Verse in the Bible? A Study of John 14:6

Today I launched a Bible study called, "The Most Important Verse in the Bible? A study of John 14:6."

What is the most important verse in the Bible? Is it even possible to pick one? After all, the entirety of the Bible is God's word. It seems a little presumptuous to think that any human can decide what that might be. Yet there are certain foundational truths in our Christian faith and perhaps the most important is that Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. He is our cornerstone. As such, and with a simple yet deep study of John 14:6, I make my case in this first Navy Christian Bullet.

You can get this study for $.99 from Kindle (Amazon) or free from iBooks (search for the title). Nook and Kobo are coming soon!                         

Suicide...the Ache Behind the Smile

Even in laughter, the heart may ache (Proverbs 14:13). 

These words from the great philosopher king Solomon of the Bible ring true today as I think about the recent death of Robin Williams, several athletes in recent years (such as Junior Seau), and suicides of people I know personally. 

Anyone who has suffered through a loved one's suicide already knows the pain I'm talking about, but some may not. They judge those who suffer from depression and think suicide is a cop-out for the weaklings of society. 

Depression is an ugly monster and should be combatted as such while the sufferer should be treated gently and with much concern. We Christians should know better than to judge someone struggling with depression. Our spiritual forefather told us about this level of pain centuries ago.

We must all learn the people around us so well that we know when they ache at the heart level, even when they laugh. Robin Williams could make anyone laugh, and yet he was clearly hurting in recent times. Who knew him? Who didn't ask the right questions? Who are you invested in so deeply that you'd know if they were hurting? Just some thoughts to ponder. 

Thank you, King Solomon. Thank you, God, for his words. 

5th Annual Military Prayer Week Starts in 90 Days!

Five years ago a handful of people agreed on Facebook to start praying for the military on the week of November 11th. Truthfully speaking, many of us were already military, so it seemed somewhat self-serving. Still many others were either veterans, retirees, or concerned civilians, and I have been very grateful for their efforts to uplift military service members in prayer.

90 days from today starts another round of intense, fervent prayer on behalf of those who serve our country. With the possibility of wars and rumors of wars (another topic I'm passionate about), I'd love for you to plan to join us this year starting November 9th. As in previous years, I will post a prayer in the morning and a prayer in the evening. So for 7 days, we will be praying twice a day (please pray more than that!) to jump start your personal prayer life for the military.

I would like to ask you for a few favors.

1.  Please set your calendar on your smartphone or tablet for November 9th for Military Prayer Week. Add my blog to the notes so you'll know where to go for the prayer times.

2.  Follow me on Twitter for updates: @Navychristian

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4.  Tell your friends!

I'm very much looking forward to partnering with you in praying for those who serve!