Posts by Noah Icenhour

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ABRAHAM’S JUSTIFICATION: OBEDIENCE OF FAITH

by Noah Icenhour

    “Why has no one told me this?” This was the question that a 16-year-old named Braden Hammer asked me as we studied what the Bible says about baptism. Braden had been raised in the Baptist church and a few years earlier he had “accepted Jesus in his heart” through a prayer and was told that […]

    JESUS: THE SON OF GOD

    by Noah Icenhour

      [This article first appeared in the December issue of the Gospel Advocate] There are few things that are more desired in an office or in a home than windows. There is just something about natural light that brings life into a room. When Jesus came to this world He came as a window. There is no […]

      THE SIN OF COMPARING

      by Noah Icenhour

        I know you. You are a perfectionist. You try to do anything and everything perfect. Not only that, but you want people to know you are doing it perfect. The devastating part of it is this: you are not perfect—no matter how hard you try to be. So naturally, you fail sometimes. You fall short. You make mistakes, you let people down […]

        WHY AREN’T WE GROWING?

        by Noah Icenhour

          [This article originally appeared on the website of www.312ministries.com on 6-18-16] Numbers have been down. Discouragement has been up. Your congregation started years ago and had initial growth, but now everything seems stagnant. It is like the congregation just comes together as a ritual to complete a checklist each week. Everyone seems happy to be […]

          ARE YOU IN A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP?

          by Noah Icenhour

            “Why is he taking so long?” Kristen thought. Jake and Kristen had been “talking” for several weeks now, and Jake had not even mentioned anything about becoming official. “Is he afraid to commit? Is he really not interested in the relationship?” she asked herself. There comes a time in every relationship when it is time […]

            THE CHURCH NEEDS TO CHANGE

            by Noah Icenhour

              “The Church is so old fashion!” “The Church needs to add things to make worship more entertaining!” “The Church needs to change its view on women in worship to connect with this culture!” “The Church needs to change!” It is very likely that you have heard some of these statements before. Maybe there was someone […]

              YOU KNOW WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT

              by Noah Icenhour

                You know who I am talking about. That family member, parent, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, best friend, youth minister, preacher, elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher that walked away from the church. They were your role models, your friends, your family, your source of encouragement, the reason you came to know Jesus. One day […]

                WHY AM I NOT GROWING SPIRITUALLY?

                by Noah Icenhour

                  When I first began college, I was very ambitious. I had made up my mind that I was going to try to read seven chapters from the New Testament, seven chapters from the Old Testament, memorize at least one or two verses everyday, and read a Bible related book as often as possible! This didn’t […]

                  DOES HE REALLY CARE?

                  by Noah Icenhour

                    Picture this. You are on ship traveling. You recently left your family and everything you knew behind you. You have many questions flying through your head. You are nervous about what lies ahead. Nothing is for certain, other than the fact you bought into the ideas of a man named Jesus and you decided to […]

                    WHAT ARE YOU GETTING OUT OF WORSHIP?

                    by Noah Icenhour

                      We live in a society where the question is often asked, “What’s in it for me?” This has often been true of worship as well. In the overabundance of variety in the religious scene of America, many pick their place of worship based on what they are able to get out of it. According to […]