Spiritual Warfare
by Jody Burkeen on April 6th, 2023
As a Christian, we believe that there are spiritual forces at work in the world that we cannot see, and that these forces can sometimes be malevolent and seek to harm us. These spiritual attacks can come in many forms, including physical illness, mental health struggles, financial hardship, and relationship problems. In this blog, we'll explore what spiritual attacks are, how to recognize them, an...  Read More
Good Friday
by Jody Burkeen on April 5th, 2023
Good Friday is a significant day for Christians worldwide, as it marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. This day is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is also known as Holy Friday, Black Friday, or Great Friday. It is a day of solemn reflection and mourning for Christians, as they remember the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus.The origins of Good Friday c...  Read More
Christian Persecution
by Jody Burkeen on March 30th, 2023
Christian persecution is a topic that has been discussed and debated for centuries. It is a complex and multifaceted issue that has affected millions of Christians around the world. From ancient times to the modern era, Christians have faced persecution, discrimination, and violence because of their faith.Persecution of Christians has taken many forms throughout history. In ancient Rome, Christian...  Read More
Easter- What is it?
by Jody Burkeen on March 24th, 2023
Easter is one of the most important holidays in the Christian faith, celebrated annually in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time of great significance for believers around the world, as it marks the ultimate triumph of hope, faith, and love over death, sin, and despair. But what is the meaning of Easter, and why is it so important to Christians?The story of Easter dates ba...  Read More
How to Start a Prayer Journal
by Jody Burkeen on March 17th, 2023
Starting a prayer journal is a great way to deepen your relationship with God and grow in your faith. I've been doing one for 15 years, it helps build my faith by seeing the answered prayers of the past. A prayer journal allows you to write down your thoughts, feelings, and prayers, helping you to reflect on your spiritual journey and connect with God on a more personal level. Here are some tips o...  Read More
True Biblical Discipleship
by Jody Burkeen on March 13th, 2023
Discipleship is a term used to describe the process of becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. It  refers to the principles and practices that are rooted in the teachings of the Bible and becoming more like Christ. The Bible offers a clear picture of what true discipleship looks like, and it involves more than just attending church services or reading the Bible regularly. Let's explore what true bibl...  Read More
Grace! How to Live in it!
by Jody Burkeen on March 7th, 2023
How do I live by Grace? Grace is a Christian doctrine that is a powerful tool for living a more fulfilling life. Living by grace means living with a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the abundance and blessings in your life and approaching challenges and difficulties with a sense of compassion and forgiveness. Webster defines Grace as “unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their re...  Read More
Community Prayer- Important?
by Jody Burkeen on February 27th, 2023
Prayer is an essential part of many people's lives, and it can be even more powerful when done in a community setting. Community prayer refers to the practice of praying together with others, whether it be in a church or small group. Our community, is the body of believers at Ignite Church, unified in crying out to God together.  Let's will explore the importance of community prayer and how it can...  Read More
Revival- Are You Prepared?
by Jody Burkeen on February 24th, 2023
The church has a vital role in sharing the message of Jesus Christ with the world, but often we can become stagnant and lose the passion we once had for sharing the good news. The concept of revival is not just an event but a process of renewing our hearts and minds to the things of God. With all the talk of revival, are you ready? Will you miss it if it comes? Here are some practical steps to to ...  Read More
Forgiveness- Why
by Jody Burkeen on February 22nd, 2023
Forgiveness can be a difficult and often painful process, particularly when we have been deeply hurt by someone else's actions. Someone once said, unforgiveness is like drinking acid and hoping the other person dies. It only kills you. There are many reasons why forgiveness is important and why we should strive to cultivate a forgiving attitude in our lives. Here are just a few.Forgiveness is good...  Read More
Forgiveness- How to...
by Jody Burkeen on February 22nd, 2023
12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Colossians 3:13Forgiveness is an important aspect of relationships, whether they be romantic, familial, or profession...  Read More
Repentance- Breaking Bad Habits
by Jody Burkeen on February 22nd, 2023
Repentance is the act of feeling genuine remorse for past actions or behaviors and making a sincere effort to turn away from those actions and behaviors. It is a powerful tool for personal growth, healing, and spiritual transformation. In this blog post, we will explore the meaning of repentance, its importance, and how to practice it.What is repentance?Repentance is a deep, heartfelt realization ...  Read More