Have You Learned to Be Anxious for Nothing but Grateful for Everything?

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 Have you learned to be anxious for nothing but thankful for everything? Taking time to show God gratitude is important because He deserves to be praised, is a jealous God and does not go where He is not welcome. As Christians, we are to celebrate Jesus Christ and not tolerate Him. Be grateful…

"Have You Learned to Be Anxious for Nothing but Grateful for Everything?"

PT. 1: DOES YOUR SISTER KNOW SHE IS LOVED?

Does your sister know she’s loved? If not, why not? I ask these questions because today could be the only chance you will have to make sure that the answer to this question is an astounding Yes! Do not take the importance of knowing for sure that somebody you love dearly knows that you love them. Going forward, “never, put off apologizing to somebody you have wronged, offended or treated badly out of anger or…

"PT. 1: DOES YOUR SISTER KNOW SHE IS LOVED?"

When You Say Its About God But Your Actions Say Its About You

Recently I wrote a paper in one of my classes for a discussion board titled:  IT’S NOT ABOUT ME A sub-topic of the discussion included an explanation on “how creation focuses on the God we serve.” God is orderly, and, unlike many of His children; seemingly more concerned about spiritual fitness than physical fitness? Physically fit in the world but spiritually unfit to enter the Kingdom of heaven? Let’s talk! In the process of doing a…

"When You Say Its About God But Your Actions Say Its About You"

How to Effectively Interpret the Bible

What does it mean to effectively interpret the Bible? In simple terms interpretation of the Bible means to explain, comprehend and bring underlying meanings to light in a way that the reader and others can thoroughly understand. What will advice for interpreting Scripture be the easiest to implement? Interpreting the Bible correctly is more important than memorizing scripture for the purpose of impressing others. To effectively lead souls to Christ one must not only be able…

"How to Effectively Interpret the Bible"

DOES CHRIST PROMOTE SIN?

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 setting it was necessary to determine whether it was intended to stimulate debate, entertainment or answer a legitimate question. In answer to that question, not only does Christ not promote sin, He gives us…

"DOES CHRIST PROMOTE SIN?"

IS THERE A RIGHT AND A WRONG WAY TO STUDY THE BIBLE?

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?"

ARE YOU DOING YOUR BEST TO PRESENT YOURSELF TO GOD AS ONE APPROVED?

“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?"

TONIGHT YOU ARE ALIVE BECAUSE HE LIVES

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

“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"

ARE ACTS OF THE FLESH OBVIOUS?

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?"