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Tell Yourself The Truth “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit” (Romans 8:5 NLT). If you were raised in a Christian home, you were surely taught the importance of
The Right Prayer Is… “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s
Who Knows The Truth? “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV). One of my favorite Bible studies focused on the questions of God in
All We Can Do Now Is Pray? “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16 KJV). I was recently talking with a friend of mine whose wife is in hospice care. He has been keeping in close contact with his pastor and passing along daily medical
The True Meaning Of Salvation “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12 NIV). I had heard the term salvation for years, but was not entirely clear
Grace Upon Grace: An Exploration Of God’s Love And How To Receive It “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace” (Romans 6:14 ESV). We are created with a deep need to be loved. There are two radically different kinds of
The Great Question: Where Is God? “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV, emphasis added). The Bible teaches us that self-control is essential to living a Christian life. We must exercise our self-control or we become controlled
Significance of ‘Sheep and Goats’ Passage “He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left” (Matthew 25:33 NIV). I have talked to many Christians who believe they are destined for heaven because they have been a good person, attended church, contributed money and even helped
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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NIV).