Have you ever heard the expression, "Be a Berean"? The Bereans were a group of early Christians that Paul visited in his travels. In the Book of Acts, they are commended for examining the Scriptures for themselves. They eagerly listened to the gospel message that Paul and Silas presented to them, but they also matched … Continue reading Be a Berean!
When you regularly read the Bible, you will be given all of the tools you need to live the Christian life. PRECEPT PROMISE PROVERB PROPHECY PRINCIPLE (Open this post to view the related Infographic.)
So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us. I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead … Continue reading Sneaky little deceptions
As I read through the Bible, I often discover specific things I can pray for. It's a powerful thing to pray Scripture! One of the passages that I discovered for prayer is the first chapter of Colossians. Paul lets the people of the church at Colosse know that he and his companions are praying consistently … Continue reading Spiritual wisdom and understanding
Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. Ephesians 4:19 Nothing is a big deal anymore. Desensitization is a concept I've shared with my children many times over the years. When they would try to convince me … Continue reading Desensitized
One thing I often pray for myself and my loved ones is that God will give us discernment and understanding. (Philippians 1:9). With all the advances in technology that have appeared even in my life time, information is at our fingertips...literally. And every viewpoint, every idea, every cause is vying for our attention. It is … Continue reading Spiritual discernment
There are many that teach the Word of God. Your pastor; radio and television personalities; founders and leaders of entire "movements". In many cases, they teach similar things. Yet in other cases their messages are very different. I would imagine that most of them have good intentions. That they love The Lord, and desire to … Continue reading Students of the Word