Jesus replied to a simple question, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law … Continue reading One another
Question: "What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives today?" This is a repost from http://www.gotquestions.org Answer: Of all the gifts given to mankind by God, there is none greater than the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit has many functions, roles, and activities. First, He does a work in the … Continue reading The Gift of the Holy Spirit
Read Colossians 1:1-23 Keep in mind that 1 Peter 3:15 tell us to “…Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” In verse 9 Paul says he is praying “so that” and then he … Continue reading Celebrating the hope of Jesus
Read Job 1 Interact with who you believe God is and who He is not. Engage with what you believe God does and does not do. Imagine this in your own life. In verse 1 we learn that Job “was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.” In your own words, rewrite … Continue reading Prayer and Worship in the face of adversity
Is it really possible for us to talk with God? I get that we can talk out loud to an unseen being, but can I really hear Him talk back? How is that possible? Read 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 What is Paul’s main message in verses 1-5? What is the secret wisdom Paul refers to in … Continue reading Can we Really Hear?
Daniel’s Vision of a Man 10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war. The understanding of the message came to him in a vision. 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. 3 I … Continue reading Does Prayer Work?
Read and consider these verses that express the heart of Paul: “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.” -Romans 1:8 “I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Corinthians 1:4 “I have … Continue reading Expressions of Thankfulness
Motives in Prayer- Consider the following scriptures. How do you respond? “Jesus, Son of David, Have Mercy on Me!” So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” -Mark 10:46-53 It is hard to believe that the Lord would ask us what He could do for us. However, … Continue reading Motives in Prayer
Offer a child-like prayer to the Father, in response to these two favored Psalms of David, Psalms 103 and 139. Use small words, kid words, simple words, honest words. If you need a starting point, re-read Psalm 103:1-2, 20-22 and Psalm 139:6, 17. If it is hard, know it is worth it, work at it. … Continue reading Praying with a confident heart
How do the following passages of scripture enhance your understanding of the relationship God desires with you? Psalm 63:1-5 Psalm 139:13-14 and Jeremiah 1:5 Luke 15:11-31 Matthew 11:28-29 1 John 4:19 Offer God a brief prayer reflecting on of your view of the relationship. Thank Him. Apologize. Cry out to Him. Ask for help. Praise … Continue reading An invitation to relationship