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The Forgotten Story of Noah

Have you ever stumbled across someone else's sin, only to turn around and tell your friends about it? Honestly, it could have been a complete accident that you found out. But how did you react once you gained that new information about that someone?

This question is so important, because it's not about mere gossip. It's about building up and tearing down the body of Christ.

Amazingly, there's a story in the Old Testament that touches on this subject. So let's dive right in and read Genesis 9:18-27: Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan. These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated. Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard. He drank the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their …

The Single Life: Quit Looking and Start Living!

Love. It's a four-letter word consisting of two consonants and two vowels. It can be a noun or a verb. Merriam-Webster has at least thirteen definitions for the word. And yet we still struggle to understand its full meaning.  

Hollywood wants us to believe love is all about one-night stands, hook-ups, and roaring intimacy. This Valentine's Day alone, three romantic movies will release in theaters. Each film displays these ideals that love is hardly more than an action displayed in the bedroom. 

Then there's the struggle as a Christian single. Our world, even the Bible Belt world, is surrounded by people entering and exiting relationships. You start out in middle school searching for the right person to make you happy. If something doesn't work out, you ditch the "special someone" you were just bragging about and begin searching all over again. Or, maybe you don't date much, if at all. If you're anything like me, you don't care for the casual dating …