Tag: Word of God

Church

In chapter ten of the Book of Acts, the apostle Peter discovered that God wanted all people to hear the Gospel and receive salvation through Jesus Christ – not just the Jews as Peter believed.  At this point, the church began to expand in…

Search the Word of God

I’m not pointing fingers at anyone.  It often seems to me if any finger pointed started, it would just go in a circle until it came right back to the first finger pointer.  I’ll simply make a general statement that I think is hard…

Victory in Jesus

Beginning in chapter 14 of the Book of John, after Judas, who is about to betray Jesus, has left the room, Jesus spends a good deal of time giving His disciples their final teaching.  This is really a restatement of many of the things…

Living Life

It doesn’t take much to impress God.  You don’t need a big house, fancy car, or an enormous bank account.  In fact, you’re far more likely to impress God without those things.  Those who get by with very little have a special place in…

Take Control

A moment of anger can destroy your life.  Acting impulsively on your emotions is a recipe for disaster.  How often have you heard of one wrong decision leading to total destruction?  Drunk driving, unprotected sex, cheating on your taxes, taking on a huge debt,…

You are a Disciple of Christ

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Mark…

Discipleship Discipline Three

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Pray Without Ceasing The goal of Discipleship Discipline Three is to develop a regular practice of prayer individually, one-on-on, and in groups. Prayer is vitally important to your path to discipleship. …

Discipleship Discipline Two

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Know God’s Word The goal of Discipleship Discipline Two is to know where the Bible came from, whom it was written for, why we trust it, and to develop an ongoing…

Discipleship Discipline One

(I recommend you start this study by first reading Path to Discipleship.) Following Jesus “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” …

Path to Discipleship

“Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Mark 8:34 (NIV) It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a Christian for five minutes…

Balance

We have to find a balance in our lives regarding how we choose to spend our time.  For most of us, a large portion of our day is dedicated to our place of employment.  Another large block of time is dedicated to our family. …

Bible Study about Prayer, Hope and the Church

When you have reached the more advanced stages of your Bible study, you will want to consider a more intimate relationship with God.  The more you know God, the more you will want to be close to Him.  One area of concern for many…