Your eyes are the gateway to your heart...so to “guard your heart above all else,” you must shield your eyes. If you want peace, contentment, and spiritual strength, you must shut off the sewer of sinful images. How?
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In Scripture we are told to remember the Lord's death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11:17-34). Participating in the act of remembering this actual historical event helps make and keep it real to us. The bread and wine are real—we can see, taste, touch, and smell them. That's important because we are prone to forget things. That is why the Lord wants us to do it regularly—in remembrance of Him. May we never forget what it is all about either.
"I'm totally confused. How in the world do I find the will of God for my life?" I cannot number how many times through the years I have heard that question.
Are you in the process of looking for a church? That can be a challenge, can't it? Many of us tend to lean on four factors in making our choice: denomination, music style, size, and location. But these alone can't tell you the most important thing: is the church healthy?
How do you find a healthy church? This article will give you some ideas. But first—and most importantly—pray. Ask the Lord to lead you in your search. Then, as you follow His direction, stay sensitive to the following six essential qualities of a healthy church.
The Bible is not a typical book; rather it is a collection of 66 books written during various times and by different authors. With an ordinary book, you begin on page one and read to the end. But because the Bible is a collection of books, you may approach it differently. Here are a few approaches to reading the Bible.
Question: I've been told that Jesus died for my sins. What does that mean exactly? How could the death of Jesus help me get to heaven? What does the death of Christ save me from?
1. Tap into Transparency. Modelling Christian truth for your kids doesn't just mean going to church, reading your Bible, and letting them see all your spiritual bright spots. Allow them to see the dimmer points in your past and present. Without disturbing them with unnecessary detail, be honest about the struggles you've endured. Relate to your kids as a fellow frail human being, asking questions, not just giving answers.
The world is filled with competing theories about God, religion, and salvation. Alternate views of Jesus vie for our attention at every turn. Different paths to different gods market themselves in the ever-changing desert of ideas. Yet in the midst of this world of contradictory claims, Jesus Christ made a bold assertion: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (Jn.14:6).