A few days ago somebody asked the question “does Christ promote sin?” My first thought was what kind of question is that? However, I was reminded that everybody talking about Christ is not about Christ. Additionally, because this question was posed in a Christian academic class it was necessary to determine whether it was intended to stimulate debate, entertainment or answer a legitimate question. Unfortunately, either one of these reasons resonating from a professed believer should cause concern. believer’s…"DOES CHRIST PROMOTE SIN?"
My previous experience and common method of studying the bible involves reading bible scriptures coupled with other bible reference material when a further explanation was desired. Recently I started reading one of my late mom’s bible’s, (The Daily Bible, NIV by Harvest House Publishers), the New International Version), along with my traditional King James bible. I like the “The Daily Bible” but because it is not designed to be read in traditional chronological order sometimes…"IS THERE A RIGHT AND A WRONG WAY TO STUDY THE BIBLE?"
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 (NIV) WOW! Are you doing your best to present yourself to God as one approved? When I observe Romans 10:17; “to have faith in God one must not only know the word of Christ but believe the word of Christ, which can only happen when the word is internalized” internalizing God’s word effectively comes to mind.…"ARE YOU DOING YOUR BEST TO PRESENT YOURSELF TO GOD AS ONE APPROVED?"
You are alive tonight because He lives. The Lord God will see to it that whatever you need today, this morning, afternoon, evening or night you shall have. Just don’t confuse needs with wants. God’s priorities do not take our wants into consideration unless they fit into His will. For many, this concept of shepherding may seem confusing but they need only read Philippians 4:19, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to…"TONIGHT YOU ARE ALIVE BECAUSE HE LIVES"
“Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!” Colossians 2:21 (NIV) The epistle to the Colossians was written by Paul the Apostle during his first imprisonment in Rome about 61 – 62 A.D. and is included with his prison Epistles. The fact that this letter was written while Paul was in prison is of great significance because it means that he continued his walk with Jesus, spreading the Gospel even in bondage. Christians were…"DO NOT HANDLE: DO NOT TASTE: DO NOT TOUCH"
The mere possibility that a person can extract more than one application from brief passages of scripture speaks volumes about the Bible’s infinite remarkable, brilliant and timeless scope of wisdom. Confirmed as the oldest book in the world, the Bible is also the most controversial piece of penned literature as well. It’s been disputed, argued, researched, examined, observed and revered since the beginning of time. In short, the Bible may very well endure as much…"ARE ACTS OF THE FLESH OBVIOUS?"
The Fall: Eve Believed God Had Not Supplied All Her Needs The Fall You may not see it today but one day you will, hopefully. We are the children of Abraham, and Abraham is the child of Adam and Eve. Like Adam and Eve, we too are disobedient, ungrateful and believe that God is holding on to something we deserve or are entitled too? 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the…"The Fall: Has God Not Supplied All Your Needs?"
“5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not…"Temptation: Do Not Put the Lord your God to the Test"
“If God is your King you are a Queen”"Good News: Troubles Trials and Tribulations are Temporary"
“Then the king asked her, ‘What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!’” Esther 5:3 We can learn valuable lessons from godly women mentioned in the bible. Queen Esther is one of those women. She was so much more than a wise, beautiful powerful woman. She was favored by the Lord; set aside to carry out His divine will of…"THE ESSENCE OF QUEEN ESTHER: MORE THAN A PAIR OF BREAST"