Does Saving Faith Come From Us Or From God?
Over the last century there has been a great change in the way many Christians view saving faith. It is becoming increasingly more common to believe that the salvation of any given person is left up to themselves and their own choice to believe in Jesus Christ. This is not historical, however, and neither is it taught in the pages of scripture. Instead the Bible teaches very clearly that mankind is dead in sin, and saving faith is a gift given by God to those whom he chooses.The Religion Practitioner As The Real Problem Of Religion
We will dwell into a little bit of historical facts for the purpose of this write up. It is a known fact that Ishmael and Isaac are of the same offspring. It is also a statement of fact that Sarah gave her maid Haggai to Abraham as wife when she was unable to conceive. Forget the inspiration to interpret what the bible says, we know Abraham never called Haggai his wife. Abraham cast out Haggai and her son Ishmael on Sarah’s instruction backed up by God when Haggai started misbehaving…Are Your Students Spectators or Participants?
You can simply tell your Bible lessons and trust the message will get across or you can involve the children in it. When they get involved, they’re more apt to pay attention and their minds are focused on the lesson. This article gives some tips on how you can involve the children in your lesson.Just Livin’ The Life!
There’s a phrase that conjures up a life that’s care-free, at peace, and enjoyable. Sometimes people say they’re “just livin’ the life.” The idea is that I’m just living this unbelievably sought-after life. Of course, that’s a fantasy…How to Really Change Your Life
Is it even possible to really change? Millions of people must be asking that question, especially as we face another new year. You may already have a list of areas of your life you’re going to change. Whether they are “resolutions” or not, you’re hoping you can make it this year.Countdown to the End of the World – How to Avoid Being Confused About the Second Coming of Christ
The countdown to the end of the world as chronicled in the scriptures is very crucial especially for us who are living on the threshold of end-time events. Despite the simplicity and straightforwardness of Bible teachings about the Second Advent, there are many different views on the subject. This goes to show how a simple Bible teaching can be turned into a conundrum and made to appear to be a moot issue.Cultivating the Love of God
Have you ever wondered why some people are repelled by Christians? Many believers may want to say that being a Christian convicts non-believers of their sin. However, in many cases, it is because they find them proud, arrogant, judgmental, or self-righteous.Belief in Witchcraft and Its Effect on Society
Belief in witchcraft is a common phenomenon in some developing nations, particularly, Sub-Saharan Africa. This belief has a very pronounced effect on the day to day lives of the believers. Again, it burdens the economies of the societies where the belief is endemic.Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
We have as our Gospel reading this morning what is certainly one of the best known and best loved portions of the Bible. Along with ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ and ‘For God so love the world…’, these verses from the beginning of Matthew Chapter 5 must be amongst the most frequently quoted words in the entire Bible.One Great Problem
The disturbing forces at present make one great problem. All humanity today realizes that something very important is missing. They have no real and unalloyed joy of life. A great awakening and understanding is coming and all are looking out for Faith. Hence the present day individual and national rivalries and enmities.Jesus Is the True Love That Binds
Above all put on love which is the perfect bond is what the Bible says. So what does this mean? When me and my wife first got married, I remember an elderly man which we respect and consider a mentor held me and my wife’s hands and pull them together.Online Prayer Requests: A Growing Trend
Online prayer requests have exploded in recent times. With the explosive growth of the internet, more and more people are actually complementing their traditional “offline prayers” with online-based petitions for help.