Tag: Word of God

7 Ways to be closer to God

Children have a purity about them that is hard to find in adults.  A young heart is more open and ready to love and a young mind is more inclined to change.  One of the best ways to be closer to God is to…

Growing in the Lord

If you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, your roots are firmly planted in the Lord.  The question then becomes are you growing in the Lord?  Are your roots sinking deep into the soil and are your branches reaching up toward the sun?  Are you…

How to Become a Christian

Great for those seeking to know Jesus. Great for those who want to move closer to Jesus. Great for those who want to share the gospel. Those who want to know more about what it means to follow Jesus are often confused by denominational…

Lessons from the Bible

The Bible is a collection of 66 different books composed by 40 different writers over 1,500 years with a total of over 700,000 words.  It takes an average reader about 70 hours to read the Bible from cover-to-cover.  Much of the Bible is easy…

Weeds

Even the best garden needs to have the weeds pulled to remain healthy.  Even the best grass seed may contain a few weeds.  Jesus taught that the Word of God is a seed that will grow the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  He went…

Germination

The Word of God is the seed that grows the kingdom of God (Luke 8:11).  Evangelists, preachers, and mature Christians use this seed that God has provided to grow new believers that will make up the kingdom of God.  In the book of Mark,…

Bible Study

Jesus often taught using parables.  This simply means he would use examples to paint a picture of the topic at hand.  When the disciples asked Jesus why he taught using parables, He told them it was because He only wanted His true followers to…

Temptation

Before Jesus began His ministry here in this world, He spent time in the desert fasting and praying.  During this time, Satan came to tempt Jesus with three weaknesses of mankind. “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the…

God is in Control

If we stay in the Word of God, pray, remain committed to our faith, and listen carefully to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, whatever comes our way is very likely God’s desire for our life.  Sometimes it’s not until we arrive at our…

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…