Have you ever thought your life was not making a difference? Compared to what? Compared to what you thought your life was going to be or what you see in others? False comparisons and failure to understand God’ providence lead us to believe our lives don’t matter. Paul, the apostle, tells us that when we … More God, Your Life, And The New Year
The epistle of James says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, … More James 5 Prayer – Is anyone among you sick?
Means and Mode of Tithing Worshiping with your tithe can be one of the most rewarding aspects of honoring God. Those who have this revelation often find great joy in their giving. When increase comes they set aside the first ten percent as belonging to God. We tithe on the increase. If there is no … More Abiding Validity of the Tithes – Part 3
The Purpose of the Tithe There is something powerful about worshiping God systematically with our substance. It is a constant act of worship revealing our faith, God’s ownership, and our submission. It takes faith to give ten percent of your increase off the top. It constantly reminds us that God has ownership over our lives. … More The Abiding Validity of the Tithe – Part 2
Prayer is communicating with God. Pray brings one into relationship with God and comes out of that relationship; therefore, certain elements in the life of a Christian that can hinder prayers. For our prayers to be productive, we should consider these five areas. … More Can prayers be hindered?
Jesus gave this outline or guide in which to pray. By using this simple model, we can see the areas that prayer should cover. Since prayer is communicating with God, it is important that listening be a part of each portion. For example, while you are worshiping and giving honor and adoration to the Father, it would be to your advantage to pause and listen in your spirit to see if the Holy Spirit gives you a strong impression or spiritual thought. It is also helpful to be prepared to write down what you receive in prayer. … More Jesus’ Model of Prayer
No doubt, you are very much aware of how important God’s Word is to your daily victories. You may have already been able to see yourself growing as a result of applying the Word of God to your life. Whether it is overcoming the world, flesh, sin, or the Devil, the Word of God, along with God’s Spirit, is the key to victory. The Bible is significant in the life of a Christian. … More Victory Through the Word
Spiritual disciplines are taught by Jesus and the apostles of the New Testament. Jesus expected his followers to pray, give, and fast. Even though Scripture may not mention each discipline by name they can all be seen demonstrated and practiced in the Bible. “Spiritual disciplines are activities of mind and body purposefully undertaken to bring … More What Are Spiritual Disciplines?
Along with studying and meditating upon God’s Word, prayer is one of the essential disciplines in the life of a disciple. It can be considered most central because prayer is communion with God. All other disciplines cannot be practiced without it. Fasting is only a hunger strike without it; meditation and all other spiritual disciplines … More Discipline of Prayer
Over the years, I have participated in what Christians call fasting. When I was younger, I understood very little about fasting but did it because I heard other Christians talk about it. In truth, my fast most often only reach a few hours. I remember, when I was a young teenager in a youth camp, … More Fasting, A Lost Discipline