Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. - James 1:21 Isn't it true! When we find ourselves caught in the clutches of the moral filth of our culture, we find the Word of God boring and irrelevant. … Continue reading Getting rid of Moral Filth . . .
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. – 2 Corinthians 4:4
It is evident that people without Faith can read the bible and the result is that they will not really understand it.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, they can have very erudite knowledge of the bible itself, they might even quote bible verses from memory. But they do not really understand it. They do not understand its heart and its secret.
St. Thomas Aquinas, possibly the greatest theologian that ever lived, distinguished between the cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance) and the theological virtues (Faith, Hope, and Charity). The difference is the first can be cultivated by man alone through his own efforts, and the latter are gifts…
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And as for you, the anointing you received from HIM remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as HIS true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit ... just as it taught you, remain in HIM. - 📖 1 … Continue reading Just speak to me!
Majestic God, whose voice holds together our universe, give those who can barely walk the strength to continue as they face the stress and assault of the evil one. I specifically want to pray for those I know personally who are facing trying times. Please, dear LORD, give them strength and meet their most pressings … Continue reading A Prayer for those in need of strength & upliftment
Article by Jon Bloom In John 16:23–24, Jesus makes a stunning, sweeping, glorious promise to us: “In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and … Continue reading The Unexpected Answers of God
Some of the very best questions we get in the inbox are really short and pointed questions, like this one from Elizabeth from Tempe, Arizona. “Pastor John, what does it mean to ‘give your life to God’? I hear it all the time. What are some biblical categories that you would use to explain this … Continue reading How Do I “Give My Life to God”?
"We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God." - Dwight L. Moody
Are we sure that the modern translation of the Greek of the word "perfect", in Matthew 5:48 - as "complete" is fully correct or even correct at all? In context, it would seem that God is telling us to be perfect as that word in English would imply. Now, we know no one can be perfect all … Continue reading Biblical Perfection
"Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting." - Daniel 5:27 It is well frequently to weigh ourselves in the scale of God's Word. You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, "Can I say this? Have I … Continue reading We must frequently weigh ourselves in the scale of God’s Word
'The only place without hail was the region of Goshen, where the people of Israel lived.' - Exodus 9:26 - The storms may blow all around you, but the Lord wants to be your protection. - The safest place for us to live in, is within His promise and presence. - When we live in this way, the storms … Continue reading Living within within His promise and presence