Religious Studies

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I Pray Thee, Take Heed to Thyself Until the Morning, and Abide in a Secret Place, and Hide Thyself:

Now more than ever believers in Christ need to shield themselves, spend time in His presence, and wait for him to move in their lives.

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Denying the Savior- John 18:15-27

Peter's denial of the Lord before His crucifixion shows us at least two things. First, it displays that all of us are capable of failing or denying our Lord in weak moments. Secondly, it reveals the grace of God that overcomes the worst of problems in our lives, even if we cause them ourselves.

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The One True God, Jesus, and Eternal Life — A Devotional on John 17:3

In this devotional on John 17:3, Baptist Pastor Marcelo Carcach interprets the verse in light of its immediate context, the context of the gospel of John, and the context of the Old Testament.

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Thankfulness Project: Hugs

A project on thankfulness. This one is about types of hugs.

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Knowing our Creator

God has revealed Himself to us as the Creator of heavens and the earth and everything in it. Psalm 19 beautifully presents God’s general revelation with the the heavens declaring the glory of God and special revelation with His perfect Word enlightening the eyes. Let us bring glory to His name.

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What Is the Meaning of 'Pray Without Ceasing'?

Don't make the mistake of thinking every prayer should be audible.

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Living Food for the Soul

We live in a very troubled and unpredictable times and that has given birth to unwanted fears in our hearts. Very often we lean on people who are just as vulnerable as we are and we are left hopeless. Let us look into the Holy Bible where we find our true hope.

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A Hymn: What Is Very Scarce to Do

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.” (Rom 5:7)

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Lapis Lazuli the Power Stone of the Bible

A biblical gem continues to be admired to this day and some believe it has the power to heal.

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The Lord Is Not With Everyone Who Says They Belong to Him

Be careful who you choose as a prayer partner, or to Intercede for you because many are called and only a few are chosen,

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A Hymn: Power Belongeth Unto God

“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.” (Psa 62:11)

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A Hymn: Thou Crownest The Year with Thy Goodness

“Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.” (Psa 65:11)

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A Hymn: Unto Thee, O Lord, Belongeth Mercy

“Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.” (Psa 62:12)

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Confusion about the Great Commission

In a previous article, I defined what the Great Commission is. In this article, we will look at two categories that are passed off as missions, which are not missions.

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Parallels in the Books of Daniel and Esther, and the Themes of the Messiah Within Them

This article will examine the parallels in the books of Daniel and Esther and consider what these parallels are pointing to. Also, weaved within each narrative is a Messianic theme which ties them together.

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How to Read and Understand the Holy Scriptures in Six Ways

Understanding the Bible may not be easy for a number of people, and some others have put in much effort to learn the holy scriptures. This article talked about how to understand the scriptures using five ways that are easy and simple to follow

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Exploring Romantic Themes in Song of Songs Chapter 8

The final chapter of Song of Songs brings everything altogether to show what it takes to fall in love, stay in love, and get married -- at least to the standards of ancient Israel.

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Five Studies on Satan and Demons (Part 1)

These five studies serve as an introduction to demonology, the biblical doctrine of demons.

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Five Studies on Angels

These five studies serve as an introduction to biblical angelology (the doctrine of angels).

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Psalm 119 Reveals the Life of a True Intercessor

Sometimes with scripture, it's not what is taught nd broken down word for word but what is caught in your spirit.

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Who Restrains The Man of Sin? Analysis of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7

Pastor explains that the one who restrains the Man of Sin in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 is not the Holy Spirit, as pre-tribulation rapture teachers propose.

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Discovering the Holy Spirit in Hymn Ancient and Modern 239

The article centers on the Holy Spirit and how He works when invited to prayers and devotions. His disposition is wonderful and I took time to discuss His qualities.

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Exploring Romantic Themes in Song of Songs Chapter 7

Learning more about ancient wedding traditions in Israel. In this chapter, a couple has an intimate conversation. Their feelings for each other are reciprocated and they draw closer together.

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Six Bible Studies on The Holy Spirit

Six Bible studies to introduce Christians to basic Biblical teachings about the Holy Spirit before they begin to study the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the church.

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Break the Cycle of Only Acknowledging Christ on Special Occasions

Don't put Him in the attic until the next holiday or use Him like a spare tire. You can be set free from the traditions of man that have you bound to worship on a specific date. Don't kick Him to the curb like your used Christmas tree.

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Change Your Thought

Pro. 23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee”.

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Season's Greetings! I Welcome You With All My Love. Thursday's Homily for the Devout 17

celebrating the life of Christ and His inner message of goodness, compassion and Love

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Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu .... - A Beautiful All-Faith Prayer Explained and Elaborated in English

Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu ... is a beautiful All-Faith Prayer, which was a part of Mahatma Gandhi's prayer sessions. It is sung regularly in many schools/institutions all over India, spreading message and vibrations of harmony and peace. Here, the essence of its verses is elaborated in English.

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Bible Study: Lost in the Darkness Part 4 of 4

This is the final chapter of a four-part Bible study on Light. This chapter covers three essential areas regarding how to grow in and share the light of Jesus. It poses important soul-searching questions that will bring you closer to your creator.

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Exploring Romantic Themes in Song of Songs Chapter 6

Song of Songs chapter 6 brings us back to hope. The spring symbols return. The anguish that was felt in song 5 has disappeared. There is something alluring and lovely in song 6.

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A Hymn: The Greatest Love

“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (Joh 1:29)

A Hymn: God’s Highest Gift

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Mat 1:21)

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Bible Study: Lost In The Darkness Part 3 of 4

This is part 3 of a 4 part Bible study. The purpose of today's reading is to help you become closer to God. Part 3 covers finding God's presence and staying in it. Let's find the light!

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Sermon About the Grinch on Christmas Day Met with Criticisms

Some churches have services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Believe it or not, some preachers do not focus on the birth of Jesus. Of course, they don't have to do so, but they miss a golden opportunity to preach to people who might not return until Easter Sunday.

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Exploring Romantic Themes in Song of Songs Chapter 4

In the 4th chapter of Song of Songs, a man describes the beauty of a woman in detail. He uses imagery as a form of flattery. The beloved responds to him by accepting his invitation for romance.

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Joseph's Four Dreams Before Jesus Was Born

After Joseph found out Mary was expecting a child, he was visited in dreams with information about what to do about the situation.

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Exploring Romantic Themes in Song of Songs Chapter 3

Night and day differences. Song of Songs in Chapter 3 shows two different scenes. A woman searches for her partner at night and in a dream. A king at day heads to his own wedding.

Bible Study: Lost in The Darkness Part 2 of 4

This is part two of,”Lost in The Darkness”, a bible study that aids gods children in their quest for finding the light and sticking to it. Part two covers questions such as what is light and what is darkness according to Scripture.

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Exploring Romantic Themes in Song of Songs Chapter 2

Analyzing and digging deeper into some of the most famous love poetry ever written and why it still resonates thousands of years later. Chapter 2 of Song of Songs is full of spring time imagery.

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Can Jesus Teach You How to Be a Better Leader?

Leadership, spiritual formation, and your calling

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Why Your Squad Matters According to the Bible

Who you hang out with is a reflection of yourself.

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Exploring Romantic Themes in Song of Songs Chapter 1

Song of Songs is the go to place in the Bible for lessons on love. Some see it as highly risque while others argue it is one of the holiest texts. The text focuses on two lovers who want to be together.

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A Hymn: Sleeping for Sorrow

“And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow” (Luk 22:45)

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Questions People Have About the Birth of Jesus

It is amazing that some people still have questions about the birth of Jesus even though they celebrate Christmas every year. Here are some common questions and answers surrounding Jesus' birth.

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Why Jesus Washed The Feet of Others

Jesus was humble servant, and he showed how one can be a servant and a leader, seamlessly.