As Christians share the ministry of reconciliation to the world, they need to remember the ministry of restoration for each other. This is the amazing message that God has already done the work through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to restore the relationship between you and God. If any of your sins have separated you from Continue reading Ministry of restoration (restoring a right relationship with God)
The Bible gives God’s judgement on laziness and slothfulness. It’s not a coincidence that the first chapter of the Bible begins with the creative work of God. Then after 6 days, he rested because the work was complete. That is not laziness, it is well-deserved rest. It’s not a coincidence that the last chapter of the Bible promises a reward Continue reading God abhors laziness (he wants us to be working)
Christlike people follow Jesus’s example. Here are 7 things Jesus did for us that we need to do for others: love, live, die, intercede, forgive, restore, and encourage. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ and let him transform you into a Christlike person. God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given Continue reading 7 Christlike behaviors we need to follow Jesus’s example
Intercession is different than supplications, prayers, thanksgivings, advocating, and mediating. It is the opposite of sin missing the mark of God’s will (The controversy of sin). Intercession paints the word picture of guiding the believer to hit the bullseye of God’s will. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all Continue reading What is intercession, interceding, and intercessory prayer?
Throughout history God has called people to love him more than themselves. On this one will I look: humble, repentant, and trembles at my word. Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My Continue reading But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. (Isaiah 66:2)
The Bible gives many examples, exhortations, and instructions for godly fasting. It also gives examples and warnings against ungodly fasting. What is the difference? Should Christians fast? How? Why? When? What are the reasons, purposes, and benefits of Christian fasting? Biblical examples of godly fasting Here are some of the many examples of godly fasting in the Bible. These reasons, Continue reading What is Godly Christian Fasting?
Romans 12:1-2 contains the fourth “therefore” in this letter (cf. Romans 3:20; 5:1; 8:1; 12:1). It is one of the many conditional promises in the Bible. If you obey this conditional promise, you will be transformed by the gospel. The Apostle Paul uses the word metamorphosis to describe this change. Almost every part of the Christian life depends on this Continue reading Romans 12:1-2 From conformed to transformed by presenting yourself to God
This is the most consistent doctrine preached from Genesis to Revelation. Sadly, it is missed by many so-called Christian sects and denominations. What does the LORD require of you? We don’t have to guess. God told Adam what he requires, Moses told the children, the prophets told the nation, Jesus told the world, and the Apostles told us. Abraham learned Continue reading What does the LORD require of you? (Micah 6:6-8)
Since, the Greek preposition eis (an important key to unlocking difficult Bible truths), here is every verse in the New Testament that has the Greek preposition eis and eternal life. Remember, this Greek word eis is particularly profoundly important because it indicates “the point reached or entered, of place, time, purpose, or result.” Therefore, these verses are critically vitally important Continue reading How to enter (g1519 eis – motion into which – indicating result) eternal life
The Mosaic Ten Commandment Law taught the Israelites to be good, honest, loving neighbors. But, Jesus Christ showed the ultimate meaning of the law when he taught we are to love our enemies. “‘He who strikes any man mortally shall surely be put to death. He who strikes an animal mortally shall make it good, life for life. If anyone Continue reading Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5)