What Would Jesus Do?
by Jody Burkeen on April 22nd, 2023
Christians will never be perfect and by nature, we are sinners. The only perfect being is Jesus.Although we can never walk a sinless life like Him, we can strive to live a more Christ like life.Putting in effort to be the best version of ourselves for God is extremely important.Christians are exposed to worldly people and to the desires of the flesh. The enemy will try totempt believers into sin. ...  Read More
242 Groups
by Jody Burkeen on April 21st, 2023
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42Small groups have been a vital part of Ignite church for a few years, and their importance cannot be overstated. In fact, 242 groups are the lifeblood of our church, providing members with a sense of belonging, connection, and spiritual growth. If you're not apart...  Read More
Gossip: A Harmful Sin
by Jody Burkeen on April 18th, 2023
Gossip, defined as the spreading of rumors or private information about someone, is often considered to be a harmless activity. It can feel like a way to bond with friends or to feel connected to others by sharing information. However, gossip is a destructive force that harms relationships, damages reputations and causes pain and suffering for those involved. In Christianity, gossip is considered ...  Read More
by Jody Burkeen on April 13th, 2023
I've been pondering this question, "how well does our church know how to defend their faith?" Today, I want to talk about the importance of defending our Christian faith in a world that is increasingly hostile to our beliefs.As followers of Christ, we are called to be salt and light in the world, to boldly proclaim the truth of the Gospel and to live out our faith in every aspect of our lives. How...  Read More
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