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  • What does the Bible say about competition?

    What does the Bible say about competition?Competition is a prevalent activity around the world today. When people think of competition, it is usually in the context of a sporting event; however, competition takes many other forms as well. Competition takes place in both the physical and spiritual re...
  • What is the story of the New Testament?

    "What is the story of the New Testament?"Four hundred years after God spoke to the prophet Malachi, God spoke again. The message was that the prophecy of Malachi 3:1 was soon to be fulfilled, that a prophet was to prepare the way for the Lord. The Messiah was on His way.That prophet was named John...
  • What is the story of the Old Testament?

    "What is the story of the Old Testament?" In the very beginning, God was already there. For His own good pleasure, God created time and the universe by the power of His word, turning nothing into something. On the sixth day of creation, God made something unique: mankind, a man and a woman, creat...
  • Daily Battles

    Daily Battles I have spiritual battles on a daily basis, sometimes I win, sometimes I loose or learn my lesson the first time. Growing up it was hard for me to belong, I had to learn that family wasn't always about who is first or last and that some people called you a friend just to be politicall...
  • Covenant

    Covenant  Having, as we trust, been brought by Divine Grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to Him, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of G...
  • A Brief Statement of Faith

    A Brief Statement of Faith In life and death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, The love of God, And the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. We believe in Jesus Christ. Jesus proclaimed th...
  • TWELVE TEACHINGS THAT HARM THE CHURCH

    TWELVE TEACHINGS THAT HARM THE CHURCH TWELVE TEACHINGS THAT HARM THE CHURCH I have heard it said “balance is the key to life”. I agree with that statement, as I have found that any truth taken to the extreme (that ignores others aspects related to it...
  • Wasting Resources

    Our world is filled with greedy people who waste resources that the poor people can make use of. Water supplies around the world are starting to run low everywhere you look. Electricity and oil supplies are making our planet a global oven devastating the nature that God provided for us to use. As th...
  • There are three aspects seen in the faithful soldier of Christ

    Introduction: There are three aspects seen in the faithful soldier of Christ. 1. As a Steward: Pastor is entrusted with a Ministry.2. As a Servant: God will enable him to do the work he is called to.3. As a Soldier: God has equipped him for battle. I. Appointed to Service: 1 Tim. 1:12-14&n...
  • Mark 12:41-44

    An Extraordinary GiftMark 12:41-44 41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. ...
  • Words to ponder

    The following are some words to ponder. There is nothing more beautiful and rewarding for someone who has awakened to consciousness in love than bringing hope to those who have none. Bringing love to those today who believe that no one loves them, and sharing forgiveness to those who believe that t...
  • Prayer Isn’t Magic

    Prayer Isn’t Magic Mar 01, 2017 | Jared C. Wilson The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity. I don’t want to name any names, but I recall when I was a teenager being taught about “spiritual warfare”...
  • Study the Word for More Than Words

    Study the Word for More Than Words You won’t appreciate the fact that you took a deep breath an hour ago unless you’re still breathing. A great meal you ate a month ago won’t do you much good if you haven’t eaten since. Likewise, delighting in God through taking in his word ...
  • Living in a digital world

    If you are reading this article online, you are in the digital era! People use different gadgets daily (computers, smartphones, and tablets). Around 86% of the US population have access to the Internet from home, and this number grows daily. People might agree that living in the digital era is a gre...
  • What is the spiritual gift of teaching?

    "What is the spiritual gift of teaching?" The spiritual gift of teaching is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:6–8; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:1–12). It is a gift given by the Holy Spirit, enabling one to effectively communicate the truths of the Bible to others. It is...
  • What is true worship?

    "What is true worship?" The apostle Paul described true worship perfectly in Romans 12:1-2: “I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this w...
  • Evangelization of children?

    "What does the Bible say about the evangelization of children?" Jesus’ desire is that “repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations” (Luke 24:47). The mission field is “all nations.” There are no geographical restrictions to the go...
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  • Christian confirmation?

    "What does the Bible say about Christian confirmation?" Confirmation is defined as a sacrament, a ritual or a service performed by man. In some traditions, generally Catholic and Anglican, the sacrament of confirmation is the ritual by which a young person becomes an official member of the Church. ...
  • Tithing

      "What does the Bible say about Christian tithing? Should a Christian tithe?" Many Christians struggle with the issue of tithing. In some churches giving is over-emphasized. At the same time, many Christians refuse to submit to the biblical exhortations about making offerings to the Lord. Ti...
  • Who am I in Christ?

    Who am I in Christ I am a child of God. “To all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12, NLT). I am a joint heir with Christ. “Since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God&rsquo...
  • Worldliness

    Worldliness The dictionary definition of “worldly” is “relating to, or devoted to, the temporal world.” Worldliness, then, is the condition of being concerned with worldly affairs, especially to the neglect of spiritual things. The Bible has a great deal to say about world...
  • The Big Picture

    The Big Picture God’s Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 43:22-44:5, 44:21-22) Ask yourself: What is something you regret in your life? Or something you wish you would have done differently? As Christians, we study the Bible because we believe that it is God’s word to us. We believe that humans...
  • Prayer

    Lord, my life to this point has been up and down. I may have not always had my trust in You and even doubted You at times. I now know that You came to earth by the power of God. That You lived as a man. That You suffered by the hand of man and You were hung on a cross to die. Your suffering and Yo...
  • Hutterites & Their Beliefs

      The Hutterites, or Hutterian Brethren, are a communal, pacifist Christian sect who live mainly in Southern Canada and the Northern United States. There are approximately 49,000 Hutterites (as of 2011), living in 483 colonies (as of 2004). Since coming to the New World from the Ukraine in the...
  • Mennonites & Their Beliefs

    The Mennonites are a group of Anabaptist (opposed to infant baptism) denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons (1496-1561). Mennonites are committed to nonviolence, nonresistance, and pacifism. Mennonite congregations worldwide embody the full scope of M...
  • Amish & Their Beliefs

    The Amish are a group of people who follow the teachings of Jacob Ammann, a 17th-century citizen of Switzerland. It is a Protestant denomination, closely related to the Mennonites. The Amish, most of whom live in the United States, follow simple customs and refuse to take oaths, vote, or perform mil...
  • Wordliness

    The dictionary definition of “worldly” is “relating to, or devoted to, the temporal world.” Worldliness, then, is the condition of being concerned with worldly affairs, especially to the neglect of spiritual things. The Bible has a great deal to say about worldliness, none of...
  • Why does God test us?

    When we ask why God tests us or allows us to be tested, we are admitting that testing does indeed come from Him. When God tests His children, He does a valuable thing. David sought God’s testing, asking Him to examine his heart and mind and see that they were true to Him (Psalm 26:2; 139:23). ...