Jesus often pulled aside by Himself to pray. (Matthew 14:23, Matthew 26:36, Mark 1:35) The disciples observed Him and saw the power He exhibited when He healed the sick and set the demonized free. They saw the connection between prayer and power. So, in Luke 11:1 we hear their plea. Now it came to pass, as He was … Continue reading Teach Us How to Pray
An example of a Tzedakah Box “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in … Continue reading What is Our Motivation in Giving?
Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the … Continue reading The Matter of Oaths and Swearing – What Does Jesus Say?
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Meekness is often looked upon as weakness, wimpy. But true meekness is something altogether different. Webster defines Meek as quiet, gentle, patient, long-suffering, peaceful, easily imposed on, submissive. The translators of the Greek New Testament have similar definitions. But their definitions appear more … Continue reading Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Meek
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn? Surely, this isn't true. But the Amplified Bible sounds even more absurd. Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Mourn.
In the world we are living in today, here in America, we need to know the Constitution. If we don't follow the guidelines and boundaries put in place by our founding fathers, we can get into trouble. We also need to know the rights and authority we have as citizens. Jesus came to earth for … Continue reading Introduction to the Constitution of the Kingdom of God
David wrote, "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;For they are ever with me." Psalm 119:97-98 Many Christians believe that the law written in the Old Testament is something to be discarded. They say the law is no longer valid … Continue reading “Oh, how I love Your law!” Is God’s law something to love?
I was brought up in a church where every Wednesday evening there was a Prayer and Testimony service. People would stand and tell how God had blessed them that week. And when my husband worked for the Sheriff's department, one of his assignments was to be a bailiff at the courthouse. He daily stood in … Continue reading The Word Testimonies is More Than You Think
The word commandment is often spoken in a derogatory way by the world and among believers. Many believe that the time of following God's commandments is over and now we live in the age of grace alone. It's not popular to go against this flood of fake truth, but that is where we are headed … Continue reading This is My Commandment
This past Sunday, our pastor preached a message out of Exodus 17, entitled, 'God Can Be Trusted?' One of the verses he highlighted was verse 15, where Moses built an altar to celebrate the Israelite's victory over the Amalekites. Moses called the altar, 'The LORD is My Banner,' or Yehovah Nissi. Our pastor asked the … Continue reading The LORD is our Banner