We all face temptations. We want to be clear that being tempted to sin is not a sin in and of itself. The Bible is filled with stories of people being tempted—even Jesus was tempted by Satan (Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 4:15).
The Bible actually has a lot to say about drinking alcohol.* To be clear though, back in those days, grape juice was indeed fermented (causing it to contain alcohol), but it may not have been fermented to the alcohol levels
Now, some people might say, “But I’ll go into the darkness and be a light for Christ! I’ll share God’s love with unbelievers and show them the hope within us!” Riiiight.
God does not condemn music. Music has many purposes. In the Bible, we discover people singing and playing instruments to praise and worship God (Psalm 4:1; 6:1, 54, 55; 61:1; 67:1; 76:1).
There are verses in the Old Testament that include laws for the Israelites to follow in order to show that they were separate from the rest of the world. Verses like Leviticus 19:28, “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves.
Peer pressure. We’ve all been there. It’s hard to deal with because if we give in, we feel awful for not standing our ground. If we don’tgive in, we end up getting teased or have to deal with continued pressure and pleading to join in. It’s always an awkward position to be in.
When you give to the local church, you sow into the only institution established by Jesus to equip you and your family for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16).
The ChosenGenerationMinistries Fund serves a dual purpose:
(1) to provide financial support to ChosenGenerationMinistries members in need, and
(2) to issue grants to non-profit organizations serving the poor.