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.
Alex reviews and analyzes in great depth the exciting one chapter book in the histories of the Native American peoples as has been described in some detail within the collection of works which is called 'The Book of Mormon'.
What is grace? Grace is the completing part of our inadequacies, imperfection & weaknesses that God bestows on us due to our relationship with Him that is humanly or naturally impossible to attain. This will then make us perfect (holy), adequate, strong and complete.
The Old Testament has some important lessons for life. Ecclesiastes is an important book to read and think about.
God has a plan for you, and if you want to live in accordance with His will this is the first thing you must do.
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 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.
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.
Most people become restless sometimes. What you do with your restlessness depends on you. Less about four biblical people who did something with their restlessness.
It has been well established that it is by living for God and serving Him faithfully we can be strengthened to finish strong. Many things do fail any man who depends on the arms of flesh, but the Lord gives supernatural strength to those who desire Him like Moses, Elijah and Jesus Christ.
God cannot be known as an austere God, from the inception has he been given men chances to prove themselves before arriving at conclusion on men's plight, after "two or three witnesses every word may be established" (Matt. 18:16) He says.
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.
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.
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.
It is very easy to move from the natural realm to the spiritual realm to have a better relationship with God. Here are four things you can do to enter into the spiritual realm.
Abraham never went to Egypt, for he was ordered not to (Gen.26:1-3). If we read Gen.12 and Gen.20 there are two parallel stories that mesh. The only difference is the usage of the Egyptian ruler versus the Palestinian ruler. In truth they are one in the same. A sequential reading commences.
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)
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?
This adapted translation of Sahih Al-Bukhari hadiths, and combined translation of Genesis from Hebrew, complement each other, telling the story of Hargar, and an infant Ishmael, finding a new life in a dry wilderness as Abraham returns to Sarah and celebrates the miracle of Isaac's birth.
Other than the preached word, there are some unusual activities that go in some churches during a worship service.
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?
When you worship God in Spirit and in truth, you will surely see mighty things that can turn the tide representing any disturbing challenge of life.
A testimony where an illness drained me of my spiritual energy and left me empty. In a wondrous way God came and filled me with new hope. What I did not know was, I needed to get sick in order for me to find this new way of living.
Heaven is on my mind every single day because heaven is my true home. I look forward to spending eternity there for several reasons.
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.
The sin of Adam is recorded in the book of Genesis. There has been much debate throughout the history of the Church, as to what effect, if any, Adam's sin had on humanity. In this article, we will discuss the idea that the Fall had no effect upon humanity.
1 John 4:8 - "Beloved, let us love one another . . . he who does not love does not know God, for God is love."
This is a short study of Mark 1:40-42. I have come to see a new perspective of story and am sharing it with you.
God wants us to give up something in order to get something of greater value. For instance, we give up our sinful ways for a righteous life. The Bible is full of examples of people who gave up something to please God.
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.
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 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.
There are lifestyles that imprison life but the chief among them that has wrecked great havoc on many lives knowingly or unknowingly shall be discussed. Everything that causes unending bondage lies in unforgiving spirit, but a life can only be set free through the forgiving spirit of Jesus.
When we pursue righteousness and love, we find much more than that, and joy is contained in all that we find.
One man's unworthiness is redeemed while a prophecy predicts a coming single day when sin will be dealt a death blow.
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.
All four gospels record the resurrection of Jesus. There are many lessons to be learned from that most sacred act.
As they say, everything takes time. So we have to be patient. And while waiting, let us improve our character, our relationship, and ourselves; so that God's blessings can freely flow in us and we can also pour it out to others.
This tells of the power of patience. Truly, those who have patience do wholly rest on God and get the best in life. Also, those who live everything in the Hand of God shall surely see His Hand in everything that concerns them because He is too faithful to fail.
God's promise to take his people to a land of milk and honey is real. The journey takes us through deserts and wilderness places but finally we reach the promised land. Home In God.
Proverbs 3:5-6 give us specific instructions on how to find the right path for our lives. We learn both what to do and what not to do.
God chose a man to be the king of a great nation. But he strayed from where God desired him to be. This is a study about where he went wrong and what we can do right to avoid it.
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.
God doesn't deal with odds. However, that doesn't mean some people don't sometimes think the odds are against them.
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.
This reveals the practicable ways to experience more of God and His goodness. It has been established that to seek more of God is to see more of Him and His goodness. Also, by this we understand that the more we proclaim the goodness of God, the more He remembers us for good.
There are many metaphors for the "word of God." Here are five of them to explain how powerful the word of God is.
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.
Paul has spent 11 chapters telling us about the Gospel, the good news of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. Now he gets practical in telling us that, in the light of God's mercy, we should be living sacrifices to Him and transform our minds to do His will.
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.
These are divinely inspired words to the wise who are indeed of great worth in this life and in the life to come. Truly, we do not have eternity to fulfil destiny, it only requires a heart of God's Wisdom.
In the last article, we saw that the New Covenant includes a new heart. In this article, we will examine more closely the New Covenant and the New Testament Church.
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?
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."
Jesus was always surrounded by people. It is amazing how many people were associated with His birth. There were even more people surrounding Him when He died.
The Gracefulness of God is all encompassing; it is love-filled, mercy-filled and blessing-filled that is made available to everyone according to Titus 2:13 "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men." The gracefulness of God is ever true as established in His Word.
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".
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.
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.
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.
The words "bless," "blessed," and "blessing" have been overused to the point that they have become trivialized.
There are three major things you can do privately that bring about public results. READ to find out what they are.
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?
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!
The Five Finger Prayer is a good way to teach children to pray. Some adults could use that method as well.
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.
There are many different ways to experience the presence of God. God wants people to come into His presence. This can happen through the practice of spiritual disciplines.
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!
The ritual of the incense altar, mentioned in Exodus chapter 30, is not easily understood. What is its purpose, and what can we learn from it?
This reveals that our relationship with God matters most in life because without Him we can do nothing. It has been established that those who worship God in Spirit and truth can never lack anything good. In other words, those who relate well with their maker will enjoy His endless goodness.
This article features nine Bible verses about compassion and love. I've included what some other religions say about compassion along with examples of compassionate deeds.
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.
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.
We are drowning in worries, stresses, anxieties & pressures of society. We struggle to stay afloat, we try all types of remedies to help us overcome. Peace comes from Jesus, He is the answer, the remedy to aliments.