What is the first mention of prayer in the Bible?
The first mention of prayer is found in Genesis 4.
I have started to notice some interesting things over the past several weeks. Recently, at a Sunday morning worship service, Marc Guy was set to read the scripture for the week. As he came up to the pulpit he asked everyone to hold up their Bibles. As people did this I noticed to at least 5 people held up their cell phone with their Bible applications open. Interesting.
What is the first thing that you think of when someone says the term “missionary?” If you are like me and so many others you think of people like Suellen Black going off to foreign lands and dedicating their lives to serving that local population through spreading the Gospel, teaching, and selfless hard labors?
Many Christians struggle with the issue of tithing. The issue is over-emphasized in some churches while, at the same time, some Christians refuse to follow the biblical teachings about making offerings t
People often complain, “Churches today only care about money.” They often wonder if their money will be used wisely. Perhaps because people see so much abuse and misuse of tax dollars by the government, they think the leaders of the church do no better.
The Holy Spirit dwells in us. He does not “come and go.” He permanently resides within our spirits. (1 Cor 3:16, 6:19) The Holy Spirit also operates within us on a daily basis to help us in all matters of our Christian life. The Holy Spirit works in the following ways:
A couple of summers ago I was asked to explain a Baptist’s definition of God’s grace to someone who was brought up in a religion that taught grace through
Have you ever thought about what God’s position is concerning our work? It’s what most of us do about 50 - 70% of our waking hours? Even for Christians, that is not an easy question to answer. The Bible is pretty clear about it, but not everyone knows what it says, and even if we do, it’s often difficult to apply.
As King David approached the end of his life and reign over Israel, the next promised heir to the throne was Solomon. After a brief power struggle with his older brother Adonijah, David settled the controversy by naming Solomon the new king.
The new year has begun. It is probably not coincidence that a new season of The Biggest Loser started as the calendar turned over – after the indulgence of the holidays many of us are ready to make some changes and are hopeful about seeing some benefit to reward our conviction.