by Sheri Langton I have committed many scripture verses to memory. Philippians 2:14 isn’t one of them. “Do everything without complaining or arguing” conveniently slipped from sight whenever I read Philippians. Yet recently an evangelist parked on it during a church revival meeting. I squirmed. Oh, come on. Can’t Christians express their opinions? The evangelist … Continue reading The Danger of Complaining
Scripture Passage: 2 Samuel 6:1-23; 1 Chronicles 15:1-29 INTRODUCTION: David’s first major order of business as king of Israel is to bring the ark to its rightful home. His intentions are noble, but his methods are unscriptural. A time of great joy quickly turns to a time of displeasure. Yet, the Lord is longsuffering and … Continue reading David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
The heart refers to the mind, the source of thinking, feeling, and action.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Conformed means “to form” or “mold.”
World is the normal word for “age” or “era”.
Instead of being molded by the values of this world, we, as believers, should be transformed, that is, changed by the renewing of our mind.
Spiritual transformation starts in the mind and heart. A mind dedicated to the world and its concerns will…
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There she stood in the garden. She was beautiful, intelligent and confident. There was no need for a crusade for her rights. There was no need for a protest. She had no use for greed, she was the richest women to ever walk the earth. Everything in the garden has been entrusted to her and Adam. The enemy knew that faith and unhindered fellowship with God can’t be defeated. The Serpent is described as crafty and witty. The truth is he has to be. He dwells in darkness. Deceitful spirits especially The Father of Lies have no place in the light. It would be too easy to see clearly and expose him for what he is, a fraud.
The Serpent decides, “I must use what God said some how or call into question His Word. The man and the woman were given everything in the garden.” The fact is they can eat from any…
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Are fallen angels the same as demons? Are the fallen angels bound up in chains? Let me try and give a brief answer to your question. You will notice that I use the King James "devils" instead of the transliteration "demon." I am not criticizing, just staying with the biblical terminology. Also, I admit that … Continue reading Fallen Angels
Proverbs 6:16-19 says, There are six things that LORD hates, even that are detestable to Him. A lying tongue hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick… Source: Arrogant, stubborness, fault-finding = A Haughtiness Spirit. – The Devotion Cafe'
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser 1 Corinthians 10:14 – “My dear friends, flee from idolatry.” 1 John 5:21 – “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” V. What Is The Positive Alternative to The Deadly Sin of Idolatry? God is so unique, so special, so powerful and so awesome that to think of Him like anything … Continue reading The Anatomy of Contemporary Idolatry 
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser 1 John 5:21 – “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 – “My dear friends, flee from idolatry.” III. What Form Does Idolatry Take in The Visible Church? The visible church (those who profess to be Christians) is opposed to the invisible church (those who are true believers) … Continue reading The Anatomy of Contemporary Idolatry 
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser If God, the God of the Bible, is an all knowing God and could have prevented an evil world; why didn’t He? Is there a good purpose for evil? 1 John 5:21 – “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 – “My dear friends, flee from idolatry.” I … Continue reading The Anatomy of Contemporary Idolatry 
By: Dr. Steven C. Riser Introduction In an age of education, empirical research and intelligent investigation, why would we need to consider the subject of contemporary idolatry? Some might be tempted to ask, “Haven’t we evolved beyond that?” In this “age of enlightenment” it wouldn’t be an overstatement to assert that: Idolatry is the greatest … Continue reading The Anatomy of Contemporary Idolatry