1. In our previous study we defined the spiritual disciplines as...
a. Spiritual exercises that one engages in habitually which bring one
closer to God and thus become more godly in character and behavior
b. Spiritual activities such as prayer, meditation, fasting, singing,
2. Now we shall consider such disciplines more carefully, beginning with
a. An activity in which Jesus Himself frequently… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on June 15, 2009 at 1:00pm —
In our last lesson we learned that we should honor Jesus as the Lord of our lives. He is the Son of God who died to save us from our sins, and He will one day return to judge us. We should obey His will, imitate the principles He lived by, and serve Him as our highest priority.
However, Jesus is no longer on earth to personally teach us. Where can we go to learn His will today? This is the theme of this lesson.
I. Jesus’ Teachings Are Recorded in the… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on June 11, 2009 at 11:16pm —
Have you ever seen a DJ preach through music? Let me introduce you to a passionate, focused and seasoned DJ that has an impeccable talent that reaches the STREETS and CHURCHES alike.
DJ Sean Blu has been making noise since he was “knee high” – from plowing through his father’s record collection to drumming beats - he’s had a fever for music!
Mixing the flavor of DJ Chuck Chill Out, Marley Mal and the Control Show, Kiss FM, and DJ… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on June 10, 2009 at 12:00am —
This Bible reference guide lists verses, passages and references for Scripture topics. Listed alphabetically below are lists of verses by topic from the Christian Scriptures to help guide you to the Bible answers for your Bible questions. As with a concordance or topical Bible, simply look up a word or topic to find relevant passages and Scripture references.
Scriptures to answer questions from the Holy Bible are listed alphabetically by… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on June 5, 2009 at 2:36am —
The Bible rates health right near the top of the list in importance (3 John 1:2). Man’s mind, spiritual nature, and body are all interrelated and interdependent. God gave health rules because He knows what is best for the body (Deuteronomy 6:24, Exodus 23:25). A bondservant of Christ should eat and drink all to the glory of God – using only “that which is good” (Isaiah 55:2, 1Corinthians 10:31). If God says a thing is not fit to eat, He must have a good reason. He is not a harsh dictator, but a… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on June 4, 2009 at 1:22am —
Introduction To Spiritual Discipline
1. In 1Ti 4:7, we find Paul exhorting Timothy to…
a. “exercise yourself toward godliness” (NKJV)
b. What does this mean?
2. Compare other translations…
a. “train yourself for godliness” (ESV, NET)
b. “train yourself to be godly” (NIV, NLT)
c. “discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness” (NASB)
3. Consider what some commentators have… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on June 1, 2009 at 6:20pm —
When Jesus was physically on earth He had asked people to believe in Him and follow. Jesus said to His disciples that He was going to leave and go back to where He came from, Heaven (John 3:13; 6:38.) But He would not leave us without a Helper; he called Him the comforter, (another like himself). In Jn.14:16 Jesus says to the disciples, soon to be apostles of the church “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.” John 16:13-14 “… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 25, 2009 at 12:31am —
Tip 1: Give Yourself a Dry Brush Exfoliation
A dry brush exfoliation can be done in the morning before you shower. It eliminates dead skin cells and allows the skin to detox (skin is the largest organ of elimination). Dry brush exfoliation also improves lymph and blood circulation and decreases puffiness. An added benefit is that the gentle pressure is calming to the nervous system. To give yourself a dry brush exfoliation, you'll need a soft, natural bristle… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 22, 2009 at 12:46am —
Everyone is searching for ways to lose weight and become healthier. Fortunately there is one proven way, and it is to eat healthy. Below see 10 helpful hints.
1. Eat grains such as high fiber
cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc. It is important to have a high fiber diet to keep the body cleansing regularly. Also these carbohydrates start up your calorie burning machine. This is why fiber cereals are recommended for breakfast in most healthy eating plans.
2. Eat dark… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 21, 2009 at 2:00am —
D-M.A.U.B., first of all what's the meaning of the name?
Dedicated, Making All Underestimaters Believers! I feel that's what I am here to do. Help people come to believe in Christ Jesus.
How did you come up with the name? What was the process like?
When I was yet saved, I owned a 1978 Cougar. A big, long car! I used to drive real fast, weaving in and out of traffic so my friends used to say "Man...you be 'mobbin' this big car"! So, the… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 18, 2009 at 4:56am —
Three years after government-backed Arab militias known as "Janjaweed" began burning villages and conducting large-scale massacres in the Darfur region, the Sudanese authorities and rebel forces are moving at a painfully slow rate toward peace. In the meantime, a situation the U.S. State Department has called "genocide" has left some 2 million people displaced and hundreds of thousands dead. A well-meaning but ill-conceived peacekeeping mission… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 18, 2009 at 2:42am —
Then Jesus said, "Let's get away from the crowds for a while and rest." There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn't even have time to eat. Mark 6:31 (NLT)
Jesus experienced enormous stress and pressure, yet it didn't seem to disturb his peace of mind. In spite of opposition, constant demands, and little privacy, his life reflected a calm sense of balance.
If you want to be stressed do the opposite of what Jesus did.
1. Let others press… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 15, 2009 at 11:55am —
The original sin of Adam affected mankind in three ways — spiritually, morally, and physically. Christ came as Savior of the world to save humanity from these threefold effects of sin. Therefore, when we by faith receive Christ as our Savior, we are to surrender to His transforming grace in all these three areas.
While we will not experience total salvation from the effects of sin until the second coming of Christ, in this study we will… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 13, 2009 at 2:30am —
Written by Dwayne Lacy For Rapzilla
John Wells aka The Tonic is back after long hiatus. “The Dash” was pushed back because of various complications including problems with The Tonic’s health. Many did not know if it would ever come out, but he persevered and “The Dash” finally hit with some signature Tonic word play, vintage East Coast beats along with some surprise guest spots. The Tonic also includes some songs with rock music and even the auto… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 12, 2009 at 2:51am —
One of the most frightening group of verses in the Bible are found in Rev 3:14-19, when Christ is talking to the Church of Laodicea.
He is addressing the people of a city known for its wealth. But despite its financial prosperity, it was spiritually impoverished. He says to the people “You are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of My mouth. For you say ‘I am rich, I have… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 12, 2009 at 1:57am —
A Cup of Hot Tea = A Cup of Good Health
Tea Consumption Linked to Numerous Body Benefits
A hot cup of tea may do more than relax you. Research shows tea consumption may help prevent a wide range of ailments.
thumb_tea2The latest medical research is finding potential healing powers in this ancient beverage. Recent research, for instance, suggests drinking tea may help prevent everything from cavities to Parkinson’s disease. And some… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 11, 2009 at 1:02am —
1. Treat others as you would have them treat you: Treat other people in the manner that you want them to treat you. This is a hallmark of Christianity. Be kind to people, even when they are unkind to you. That way, you set an example for them, you become a representative of the Christian faith.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you” - Jesus, as quoted in Matthew 7:12 (NIV)
2. Help people:
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 6, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Here are some of the milestones:
*BET’s 106 & Park did a week long segment on Holy Hip Hop
* Free & AJ left because they couldn’t continue to support the show because they couldn’t let their little cousins watch a show that didn’t represent them
* Shade45 did a segment with AppleJaxx of Nureau Ink that got a favorable response
* CCM covers a story on Lil Ras and did a whole magazine dedicated to Holy Hip Hop and the future… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 6, 2009 at 12:35pm —
The Unique, Uncommon, Unequaled Church
Does Jesus Want One Church Today or Many?
Does Jesus want one true church today, or should we approve the existence of many divided denominations? How many churches are acceptable?
Modern denominations differ in many ways, all claiming to be Christian and to honor Jesus. Yet the gospel shows that Christ planned and built just one church. Should Christianity be characterized by religious unity… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 6, 2009 at 3:00am —
No one greater than Jesus of Nazareth ever lived on earth.
* Millions of people have claimed Him as their Master.
* All history is measured from the time of His birth.
* He revealed the highest moral standard ever known.
* The Bible, which records His words, has been the best known and most influential book in civilized countries for nearly 2000 years.
Surely Jesus deserves our careful attention.… Continue
Added by Prince Malachi The First on May 1, 2009 at 4:08am —