Have you every wondered what prayer is, how we can see God, be truly satisfied, what the difference is between the old covenant law and the new or whether being religious really pleases God? Read on and discover the answers and find the master key to open all doors in the kingdom of Heaven.
PSALM 91 is one of trust and confidence in God. Some people say Psalm 91 is the Christian’s Emergency Psalm for the Christians who trust God exclusively.
Scriptures to help you have a good day every day, even when it seems like nothing is going your way!
Missing church services can be distressing but there are other ways to walk out your Christian faith.
Consumers have a credit report that shows their financial status. People also have an unwritten spiritual credit report that shows how a person is doing spiritually.
The Bible neither forbids not condones cremation. That is one of those subjects that the Bible is silent about.
Philippians is written by Paul around A.D. 61, during his imprisonment in Rome. It is said to be the happiest part of the Bible, yet it is made in prison. What does Philippians tells us? What can we learn from it especially in times of crisis? What is the message that we can study from it?
RIP or R.I.P. is the acronym for the Latin expression "Requiescat in Pace " that means "Rest in Peace." Some people have made up other meanings for RIP.
Like Sharach, Meshach and Abednego of old, we are called as Christians to an uncompromising faith in a world that is no friend of God.
In this article, the authority of Abinadi is discussed. The life of Abinadi is virtually unknown until his public ministry. He appears on the public scene, preaches his message, and suffers his fate with the same determination as would his coming Messiah Jesus Christ.
Don't be afraid to embark on the road to change. Pray for obedience to embrace change however, whenever God arranges it. Consider that the path to godly success may lead us back to our starting point.
You should know better than putting your worth in the clothes you wear, the grades you get, number of friends and followers you have, riches you possess or the person you date. You weren't called to compare. Your purpose isn't earthly.
This article is a reflection on a Bible passage found in 1 Samuel 26. The Principle of Delayed Gratification is explained briefly. The article relates how challenges can complement success in life and how choices reveal a person's character and perspective about success.
Do we long for our heavenly home? Why then do we frighten each other with so many WhatsApp texts highlighting distress and disasters? Why not send messages confirming our joy and inviting others to get ready?
The betrayal of Judas, a trusted disciple, led to the capture, crucifixion, and death of Jesus. Many have wondered if Judas had a choice in the matter, or if predestination caused him to commit the betrayal that would forever change humanity.
Ecclesiastes is a book from the Old Testament. King Solomon is named as the author according to Jewish tradition. Here are some notable Bible verses from the Ecclesiastes and the lessons that we can learn from it. These are reflections on the teachings of the Teacher as he shared his wisdom.
Romans is as relevant today as it was in Paul's time. We face the same problems and so need the same answers.
If you don't know how you should respond to God, read Hebrews 10. That one chapter gives you specific instructions on how you should respond to God based on what Jesus did on the cross.
This a Christian article about controlling the tongue and using our speech to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Have you ever wondered why some verses in different Bible versions read so differently? Which versions are the most accurate? Does it matter which version I read? Here are the anwers to these questions.
We do not know her name. All we know is that she was a captured Israelite, serving as a maid. Yet, even as we wonder about her identity, we see her great influence over those with outstanding identity.
Daniels life is a tapestry of great lessons. God used him as a light to those around him. Through him, they witnessed something of the glory of God, kings even converted by the experience.
God's discipline demonstrates His love, His concern and His mercy. It's His way of telling us that He can reach us wherever we are to teach us what we need to learn. It's His offer of a second chance.
Many interesting things are overlooked in the short Book of Ruth. When those things are brought to your attention, you might also want to have "the spirit of Ruth."
There are a few times a year when church attendance with family or relatives prompts thoughts of joining or returning to regular worship. Ten practical reasons for joining a church are suggested.
Before we assume that we would rather not deal with enemies, be assured that there is a place for enemies in our lives. See why praying for them can enhance our character.
Many people are familiar with the scripture that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." While it might be confusing to some, there is a simple explanation of what Paul meant.
There are many metaphors for the "word of God." Here are five of them to explain how powerful the word of God is.
Millions of people drink alcoholic beverages in the form of beer, wine, or liquor. What does the Bible say about drinking?
The testimony is personal.It doesn’t begin with “Some people” or "We have to.” It is a simple declaration of faith (evidence) which encourages both the speaker and the listener to thrive.What's yours?
No situation takes Him by surprise. No territory is unfamiliar to Him. No hostile attack can overpower Him. Can you think of anyone, instead of the Omnipotent God, whom you prefer to hold your hand?
When a Christian stands before the judgment seat, he is given his rewards according to his faithfulness of work and service to God he has done while here on earth in this life.
Study of Salvation based on The Forgotten Books of Eden. Why God devised a divine plan of salvation. Many do not know that God taught Adam about what would happen in a future redemption plan.
Rainbows hang from the sky like a drop-down from God’s universal menu to remind us of His love, His control and His protection. When the rainbow is behind us, it will be worth the turning around.
Many people only know that Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. However, there is so much more that should be gleaned from the book including some real-life applications.
God instituted friendship, find out how these verses can help you to overcome the many pitfalls of friendship.
My father died before I was old enough to remember him, but in that moment, my heart embraced him with all the strength it had. I had benefited from his legacy of kindness. He was real and unforgettable!
Most people become restless sometimes. What you do with your restlessness depends on you. Learn about four biblical people who did something about their restlessness. You can do something about your restlessness also.
Here are fifteen quotes from Paul’s letters to the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians and Philemon which can bring encouragement to those who are still imprisoned literally or otherwise.
It is not a good choice if it is motivated by fear, pet peeves, hidden agendas or the intention to hurt someone. So what makes it a good choice? Does God make any offer to help us with our choices?
This is the disposition of our hearts as we offer a "genuine" expression of our worship to God. The Father seeks true worshippers, those who will worship Him from the deep recess of their being, not limited by time, nor place; circumstances nor situations.
Those who accept Christ’s miraculous birth, exemplary life and sacrificial death experience humanly impossible changes made possible by His grace.Nothing is impossible.This is comprehensive assurance.
In this world in which we live, evil seems to triumph as much or more than good. We sometimes ask, where is God in all of this? The prophet Habakkuk encountered the same thing in his time. Evil men surrounded and overwhelmed the good. He asked God to explain this and God gave him some answers.
One quick search will not yield all we need or all we can get to improve our lives. It takes time. Is the intensity of our desire to find reflected in the intensity of our search?
The Tower of Babel account, recorded in Genesis 11:1-9 is a warning to modern man that pride still leads to destruction and that God will never be thwarted in His plans. It is best when we follow His design for our lives and not our own.
What is the "Love Is" poem? In this article you can read the selection, find out where it's from, get the context, and discover some complementary readings.
I want to feel free to fantasise that if we knew who we were we would have never invented religion. The Gods and the idea of God were an obvious yet natural outcome of our ancestral fears. It is easy to forget how many thousands of Gods man believed in at one time or another.
The responsibility for change belongs both to the helpless who can figure out their real needs and voice them; and to helpers, who with their God-given insight, can distinguish real needs from wants.
In the previous articles, we discussed the Deity of the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of the Trinity and the roles of the Trinity in Salvation. In this article, we will look at the Trinty and Prayer.
This article examines the question, 'How can I grow in my faith?' It's a question all Christians ask themselves. After all, the scriptures tell us we are saved through faith, are to live by faith. But how do we grow in it?
The words "bless," "blessed," and "blessing" have been overused to the point that they have become trivialized.
The Bible counsels us to pay back wrongdoers in several ways other than retaliation. Then they become attracted to the good which God empowers us to exhibit toward them. Often,that good conquers them.
The Bible teaches us to love our enemies. So, what happens when we love our enemies and what happens when we don't love our enemies?
In Psalm 27, David begs his soul to wait patiently on the Lord, and to be brave about it. What does bravery have to do with waiting?
Some husbands and wives go to different churches. Those who do not go to the same church give answers to support their decision. So, what is the right answer?
You may be in a church where giving honor to the pastor is being talked about more than glorifying the Lord. There are ways you can know for sure.
People boast about affiliations, crimes, good deeds, possibilities, self-indulgences, wisdom, power and wealth. These are the areas in which the following six Bible verses counsel us not to boast.
Praise and Worship, are the Hallelujah that is a natural result and product of genuine soul bi-product.
In the garden of Gethsemane Jesus suffered unimaginable agony, sorrow, and anxiety. He wrestled with yielding to God's will. His first drops of blood were shed there. And the disciples slept through their own battle.
The cross, for me, was a symbol of my faith – an outward representation of who I am...but my husband thinks my cross represents mockery, blasphemy and disrespect. What does the Bible and society say about the cross?
There is a multitude of places to go, things to do, and people to see. However, there are only twenty-four hours in a day. Here is an assessment of what things should be put first on our priority schedules.
Here are some suggestions for showing honor to the older church members, while helping them to endure and enjoy the worship service. The seniors will appreciate any efforts put forth in their interest.
All four gospels record the resurrection of Jesus. There are many lessons to be learned from that most sacred act.
The Bible is considered to be a serious book but if you dig deep you will see God has a sense of humor. In this article are 20 Bible verses that show God’s humorous side.
True peace has God's love at its source. We pursue peace when we recognize and acknowledge this love in all people.
Worry tries to affect all of us, but if we can just pause and turn to God, we can breathe our way through whatever we're experiencing.
Many people are familiar with the childhood church song about the wee little man. What else is known about this Zacchaeus? References to the Bible and Church traditions are given here.
When circumstances throw us down and we can't keep up, God can help us catch up. With just a minimal ray of hope, we can cry out for help. He is able to restore our souls and remedy our situations.
If you’re a prideful person you probably don’t even know it. But the Bible says your pride can destroy you.
Influencing others does not mean controlling them. It does not mean forcing them to do something they don't want to do. What, then, is the right way to influence others?
The Bible is such an interesting book because everything we need to know is embedded within its pages. Long before Google existed, the Bible provided answers to everything we need to know about history, science, geography, and math. This article demonstrates how much math is in the Holy Bible.
While we may struggle to forget the betrayal, disappointment, and humiliation caused by offenses, we want to remember the positive effects of forgiveness which can empower us to move forward.
Albert Einstein said, "Nothing happens until something moves." Others have said the same things in different ways. The Bible is full of examples that explain the quote really means.
The Bible says that Jesus is both God and Man. The Book of John tells us that Jesus became flesh. In this article, we will examine why this was necessary.
Older Christians need to understand that church attendance is not a requirement. The coronavirus is revealing this fact.
When our children ask for more help than we can afford, we may forget that our needs are met from God's supply which is available to us. The poem and promises remind us that God has more than enough.
Adam and Eve Received marriage as a gift from God. Adam and Eve were created perfectly for one another. Marriage was not created into existence due to a culture, or for convenience. Marriage was instituted by God. Marriage has three aspects that will be discussed in this article.
The Bible is full of examples of fathers and also gives instructions on how to raise their children. Here we will look at fathers that failed.
In times of distress, it is not uncommon for Christians and non Christians to turn to God in prayer. Praying to God through Mary is an ancient Catholic practice. This prayer is imploring the Blessed Mother of Jesus and co-redemptrix with Christ, to intercede for us in this unprecedented times.
1 John 4:8 - "Beloved, let us love one another . . . he who does not love does not know God, for God is love."
God’s instructions are not just for our heads to increase our knowledge, to boost our posture of enlightenment, to give us more theories to discuss. God’s light is a practical guide for our walk.
When you study the bible scriptures, you might find similarities between King David's life and your own that you didn't know existed. There are several things we can learn from this famous king.
There are opportunities all around us if we would only recognize them as such. Look around you and see what opportunies abound.
Some people get angry with God often. Then they feel guilty about it. So, what does the Bible say about being angry with God?
This article looks at business from a Christian perspective.Is business based on Christian principles or not?
Paul, in the final verses of I Thessalonians, is giving some last-minute instructions to this persecuted church for how to continue in the path of holiness or sanctification that they are now on. In doing this he shows us several ways that we can continue on this path ourselves.
There are things that can improve and extend your life when you attend religious services regularly.
The Bible says a lot about perseverance. Do you know what it says? READ to find out what you should know about perseverance.
The Creation Story in Genesis 1 is one of the most recognizable passages in the Bible. It is told in Sunday school and illustrated in picture books. But is the story of Creation important for understanding the rest of the Bible? (Part One)
Would it be within God's might to do ungodly things? Also, if parts of the Holy Story don't make sense, does it reflect on the true nature of Gods possible limitations?
The point of mature faith is not the reward; it is the joy and satisfaction of being faithful. God is with us in the tough times, and no matter how far down the disaster pushes us, we trust Him to hold us up.
The Book of Esther is one of two books in the Bible that bears a woman's name. The other one is Ruth.
The Bible records at least ten or more tests. They might be overlooked unless someone points them out. This article identifies and explains the ten tests even though they might not be called "tests." READ MORE!
"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts." (John Calvin) This can be your personal experience.
An article addressing the challenge presented by Jesus' words “unless you forgive each other from your heart.”
A lot of people struggle all their lives to become rich and accumulate wealth. The more they have, the more they want to have. Learn what the Bible says about wealth.
Believers in Christ should praise Him every day and not just during times of trouble or special occasions.
In the genealogy of Jesus, five women are listed, suggesting their significance in a system which considered them insignificant; four of them add serious disgrace to the theme of God’s marvelous grace. One's different.
The Bible has four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. However, only Matthew and Luke record stories surrounding the birth of Jesus.
Years ago Oprah Winfrey came up with a column in her magazine about things she knows for sure. You don't have to be a television mogul to know some things for sure. READ what I know for sure and wish you knew them as well!
Sometimes you can feel alone and a adrift in a desert place. But always remember God knows and He cares for you even when it does not look like it.
The Tribe of Dan, Simon Magnus, and St. Longinus' interaction with Jesus Christ are discussed in this article.
This article will help beginners in Bible study understand chapters 26-27 of The Book of Exodus from the Bible.
A retelling of the story of Esther. A tale in which the name of God does not appear once, but in which the hand of God is seen everywhere.
It is very true that a prophet is not accepted in his own hometown. Jesus was a good example of that. Like Jesus, some messengers of God are not accepted by their own families today.
God is never far away. However, you might feel that He is. So, what do you do when it seems that God is far away?
Use this downtime, to slow down and go with the flow until it passes. You may be surprised at what He reveals.
Music has been integral to Christian worship since Biblical times. Its importance stems from its role as a medium of praise and worship, its sacrificial properties, and its ability to significantly alter emotions.
It is not uncommon for disciples of Christ to use scriptures out of context. This article addresses a scripture that is used wrong more often then it is used correctly.
Many people think there is a “this too shall pass” Bible Verse, but this quote does not come from the Bible. List of commonly mistaken “Bible” quotes. God Helps Those Who Help Themselves "Bible Verse". Cleanliness is Next to Godliness "Bible Verse". Money is the Root of All Evil "Bible Verse".
It is challenging to live spiritually in a not so spiritual world, but it can be done if you follow a few steps. READ MORE!
This article will discuss the reason why Joseph's brother Judah's story interrupts the Joseph narrative following the sale of Joseph to slave traders. It will be shown how God preserves a lineage for the promised Messiah to come through despite opposition and disobedience.
The book of Ecclesiastes mentions six habits which are similar to chasing the wind. As we read them, let's take inventory of our attitudes and habits and try to avoid those which are meaningless.
Almost everyone has had regrets, but not many people know what the Bible says about regrets. Be informed and learn what regrets are and how to deal with them in the biblical way.
Christ speaks through the Apostle John concerning seven churches during the early church days. Each had different strengths and varied shortcomings. Which category do you fall into?
With such great potential, Samson fell short because of sin and disobedience. Mighty in physical strength, he was weak in resisting temptation, his life a clear warning against the dangers of self-indulgence and lack of discipline.
Best-selling author Richard J. Foster covers 21 types of prayers in his book, "Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home." It is an easy read and is an excellent resource for those who are interesting in learning the names of the prayers and how to pray them.
The Bible addresses many topics. However, there are some things the Bible is silent about, and there are some topics the Bible says very little about. So, what does the Bible say about gambling, betting, and the lottery?
People pray and by faith they believe their prayers will be answered. When our prayers are not answered, we often wonder if it is our fault that God is silent. There are some conditions for answered prayers.
During my lifetime, I have had many interviews with experts and professionals. I have decided for the rest of my life, I will allow only one to interview me.
An honest evaluation of self may reveal that you are more in tune with religious activities than you are in hearing His voice.
Many have asked whether dinosaurs are found anywhere in the Bible. Various theories have been advanced. Are dinosaurs never mentioned? Were dinosaur bones put here by Satan? This article will definitively answer these questions and more.
Based on the Scriptures there are baby Christians and grown Christians. The term baby Christian is usually used as an allowance for sin, but does the Bible mean that it is or was the term used to demonstrate the importance of guidance and mentoring in the lives of young Christians?
When tragedy happens, there has been a growing trend in Christianity. The expression "It is a God problem" implies that communities who do not follow Christian Law will suffer. Is America suffering because of this? Or is our obsessive culture of always needing to be right distorting our thinking?
COVID-19 reminds us of the wind in Peter's story. Trying to escape the threat of death on the sea of Galilee, he encountered heavy waves which made him panic, but the real danger was in the wind.
God allows some bad things to spare us the worse. We lose possessions that are potential firewood; we fail at relationships built on deception; we encounter closed doors that prevent our disgrace. Thank Him.
Every disciple of Christ has a bank account in heaven. It is unlike bank accounts here on earth, but you can deposit into it and make withdrawals while on earth.
Just because Jezebel was evil, she is not included in many sermons or talked about very often. The Bible uses examples of what not to do as well as what to do. Therefore, there are some lessons to learn from the life of Jezebel.
The quotes are subdivided as Paul might have focused:(1) graduation celebration (2) counsel on entering the workforce (3) counsel for those called to church ministry (4) exhortation to pursue purpose.
Why shouldn't Christians fear ghosts or demons? In this article, I provide verses about these topics along with the true story of a witch, saint Comba.
Most people think having a thorn in the flesh is a bad thing, but it isn't bad at all. There are many benefits of having a thorn in the flesh. I'm keeping my thorn. Consider keeping yours.
What if we accept our children as our most precious gifts from God? Would we chase away the bad one saying that he is more than we can handle? Would we credit our genes for the success of the smart one?
The Five Finger Prayer is a good way to teach children to pray. Some adults could use that method as well.
Here are quotes from the Bible relating to speaking negatively about others. This is shared primarily to remind the author rather than to be preachy.
Any good word is one that comes from the heart, spoken with compassion and understanding. A good word is one that has the intention behind it to increase these things in the world.
Stewardship involves giving time, talent, and treasure at church. Members may find it difficult to balance life obligations and church commitments. Prayer and sacrifice are needed to strike a balance.
One of the most remarkable things about this story is not the battle between the shepherd and giant, but the purity of David’s confidence in God’s help.
Here are six great Bible verses which will help us improve your judging skills. They are necessary especially for those whose opinion is often sought by relatives and friends who trust their judgment.
The English language is full of idioms, euphemisms, and various sayings that come from the Bible and we don't even know it. Check it out!
We usually plan our thanksgiving for the end of the journey. Meanwhile, we neglect to say thanks for the little steps leading up to the outcome. Why not say thanks for every little piece of progress?
Few prayers are better known than the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis The harmonious prayer serves as a reminder for humility and gratefulness during times of joy and rest and solace during times of sadness.
Many people pray long and hard for a blessing because that's what they have always done. However, the Bible teaches us to do something else instead.
You probably know that God gave hard assignments to His prophets and other faithful people in the Bible. Read about them so you will know what to do when God gives you a hard assignment.
The Bible gives valuable information about Christian living. This article focuses on what the Bible says about patience.
Heaven is on my mind every single day because heaven is my true home. I look forward to spending eternity there for several reasons.
May these Bible verses inspire you to live your best life ever. May they bring you closer to God, help to keep you on the right track and transform you into who God has purposed you to be.
There are five good reasons to stop telling ourselves and other victims of suffering that God will never give us more than we can bear. Our well-intentioned message could be faulty and damaging.
Believers in Christ should always understand the context of scripture and Hebrews 10;25 is not about what many Christians have been taught.
Trust signifies a firm belief in the ability, truth, strength, or reliability of someone or something. Here is an examination of trust.
One of the greatest accomplishments in life is to fulfill God's will in our ministry. We do this by prayerfully desiring to make plans, allowing for God's changes, helping the physical needs of those to whom we minister and by bathing our ministry in the prayers of the saints.
The Land of Promise Our inheritance has been promised to us from God and just as He promised Moses to deliver his people from Egypt and take them into a land that was flowing with milk and honey, the same is true for us today. Children of God this...
Many people find it strange that on the cross when Jesus was dying, He entrusted His mother to His disciple John instead of to His family. The answer is not as farfetched as one would think.
There are biblical principles why you should get rid of stuff you are saving to remind you of your past. Read what those principles are.
Paul continues his practical instructions for a person who has been saved by grace through faith by instructing us on how we need to view and act toward the government that He has ordained. We must obey because it has been placed there for our good. And we must obey because God wants us to do so.
Where religion gets it wrong is the idea that God created the world for the purpose of Judgment. God judges the world, but that doesn’t mean the reason for creation was to see which humans can pass a test.
Satan is a being who is encompassed in mystery. However, the Bible offers us enough information to better understand him, his works, his origin and his mission. As Christians, we should not be led astray by men' teachings that twist truth for a lie and depict Satan different from what the Bible says
There are many religions in the world. No matter which religion a person chooses, all religions have some of the same things in common. What are some of those things?
It can be tough holding on to God when life gets overwhelming, but it’s possible. With God’s strength, not only will you hold on to God in difficult times, but you will endure and overcome through faith every hardship that comes your way. To inspire you, here are 8 Bible verses about strength.
The Christian faith requires us to answer the same question God asked Adam in the beginning. In relation to God and, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, 'where are we'?
Blessings which passed by us unnoticed will increase our appreciation for God’s goodness, when we recognize them in retrospect. Let us look back and count them and realize what a blessed year we had.
While the term black sheep is typically used in families, you might be interested to know that it is also used in companies, churches, and other organizations where there is one member whose behavior is different from the majority especially if that behavior seems to jeopardize the group's image.
These Bible fathers present parenting habits that are worthy of imitation. Other fathers will be inspired to adopt them in their efforts to become the proactive parents their children need.
Despair is no stranger to Christians. We sometimes lack the awareness to see God in the gloom. We may choose to give up, but we can also choose to get up from "under" to "above" the circumstances.