bible studies (588)

If God is first in your life, everything can come into order. If God is not first in your life, nothing can come into order. And when I say everything comes into order, I don't mean that we won't have problems or tribulations. Jesus said,

"You will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

I don't mean that you won't ever have any problems, because we live in a fallen world. But what I do mean is that everything in your life can come into order, and you can walk through

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by linzy bruno  

God’s Word is clear that He will never leave us. He has made this promise, however, like with all of the Lord’s Covenants, He has a part and we have a part; ours is to keep His Commandments:

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”(Hebrews 13:5)

God doesn’t leave us; we leave HIM!

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gif

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Chicago, IL; Sandusky, OH - “For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it.” [Proverbs 2:21]


Above the Clouds is one of Christian rap’s hidden gems. The duo of iNTELLECT and Tae Lamar represent an element of hip-hop that has become a rare commodity, the pairing of the beat-maker and the emcee. Classic groups once set the trends for the genre and Above the Clouds is helping the culture remember what is truly special about individuals working together with a

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by Tonja Taylor  



And though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.--Job 8:7, AMPC

Who [with reason] despises the day of small things? For these seven shall rejoice when they see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel. [These seven] are the eyes of the Lord which run to and fro throughout the whole earth.--Zechariah 4:10, AMPC

Everything--including you and me!--starts with a seed.

Jesus Himself was (the ultimate!) Seed, sown by the Father to die on the cross for

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by Dudley Anderson  


John 15:13
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

“Ding!” The bell rang. Joe slumped onto the stool his trainer thrust into his corner as he came to the end of a bloody round 10. He could feel his nose was broken; he had a gaping tear above his left eye. Every bone and muscle in his body ached with intensity. Joe was losing on points, he knew it. “Joe, mate, you can do this!” said his trainer, Mike patching his wounds. “Just get in there and use yo

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by Dudley Anderson  


1 Peter 1:25
“But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

This motivational thought is based on God’s words to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the return of the Jews to Jerusalem after 70 years of Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah said, “This is what the Lord says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Within its his

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 by PamFord Davis  


What’s your idea of the good life?

Maybe you have a page long bucket list; there are things you’d like to do and places you want to do.

Many think of the good life as living in luxury and rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

They'd have household servants at their beckoned call.

We don’t have to be wealthy to experience the good life.

The good life is a blessed life.

“Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners

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by PamFord Davis  



Elijah prayed, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word (1 Kings 18:36b ESV).”

Elijah’s faith and obedience inspires me.

At times I’m afraid or discouraged. 

God’s remedy might be rest and nourishment.

“Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, sa

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by PamFord Davis  

 (Something triggers a memory) and I’m taken back through time to the basement of our Mycenae home. We called it the cellar and it was the original Man cave.

I’m a young girl alone in a far corner of our damp and musty cellar. Cinder blocks go from floor to ceiling to make cellar walls. I’ve learned the hard way that getting too close to the jagged blocks can cut my fingers.

Standing on the concrete floor, I look up at my father’s workbench. It intrigues me. I wonder what all th

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Earma Brown

The Lord gives the word (of power); the women who bear and publish (the news) are a great host. Psalm 68:11, TAB

In a study conducted with ten thousand people they were asked, "Who has had the most positive influence on your religious faith?" "My mother," was the most frequent answer from every age group. "My wife," was the second most frequent response from men. This poll confirms woman's gift of influence.

The gift commonly taken for granted is the woman's ability to influence.

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Nothing is impossible in the eyes of your heavenly father, he alone created the world. He alone brought all life into existence. If he can do this, he can turn your situation around, because nothing is too difficult for him. Do not let your earthly pain and advice from others stop you from running to God in your hard and difficult moments, because what God cannot do doesn't exist. Ignore that doctor telling you that your sickness has no cure; that boss that tells you that you're not qualified fo

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God will never take something away from you without the intention of replacing it with something much better. Trust that God will put the right people in your life at the right time and for the right seasons. God's plan is always the best. Sometimes the process is painful and hard, but don't forget that when God is silent, he's doing something for you.

Romans, chapter 8:28, says,

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to

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So if failure is normal, and the fear of failure is a huge roadblock to success, why are we still afraid of failing?


Fear of failure is one of the most common fears in humans. Unfortunately though, if you have this fear, you’re unlikely to experience a lot of success. It might be challenging to conquer this fear, but necessary if you want to reach the highest levels of success.


Let’s look closer at this fear.

Fear of failure has several components:


1. Fear of looking incompetent. If you fa

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Trust is a necessity in both human and spiritual relationships. We lean towards people who have our best interests at heart. Trust is simply the ability to rely on something or someone. God is our maker and our heavenly father in the same way that a child would put all their trust in their parents to guide them. That's why we, as Christians, should put our trust in God to guide us. There can be no relationship without trust. Trust Works hand and hand with faith, because we can't have faith in so

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Here's today's devotion, today's scripture 1 Peter 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejo

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Sin has caused an eternal war between man and his maker, Yahweh. Sin is the complete opposite of everything our God stands for. The first man and woman created by God, sinned against him in the Garden of Eden by eating the tree of knowledge, which God had instructed them against sin, is complete disobedience to laws and rules. It can be caused by several reasons, traced to selfishness, lust greed, anger, pride and laziness. A sin is an immoral act, considered a transgression of Divine Law.


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As music industry veterans, DJ Focus and Dice Gamble share free game, what they have learned over the years to help independent artists who are just starting out. How do you navigate the music business? What are the keys to becoming a successful Independent Artist? Understanding the music industry is not always easy. 







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Have you made several, unsuccessful efforts to achieve spiritual wellness? You can probably relate to how difficult it can be to achieve. Spiritual wellness takes effort and introspection.


There’s indeed a road you can take that leads to spiritual wellness. The journey may be long, rough, and trying, but it's achievable.


Review this helpful guide for building a foundation of spiritual wellness. While you may want to adopt one element at a time, you'll be better off attempting a full transf

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Life is full of the unknown. We cannot know what will happen tomorrow or next week. One of the biggest shockers that most people got in this generation is probably the coronavirus and the lockdown that had to happen. No one saw it coming. This is how unpredictable life can be. Only God is referred to as the Alpha and the Omega. This means that only he knows what will happen at the beginning and the end life will always be filled with unpredictable events. No one expected the war in Ukraine and R

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God is always working behind the scenes. God can be described as a movie director. You can never see in a real movie, but his presence is always felt. It is the movie director that brings a movie to life. Imagine watching a movie where you see the director keep shouting cut, repeat action. You will immediately get tired of the film. This is why they work behind the scenes, and this is how God works. Unlike a movie director, God doesn't come before us and Lord his desires over us. He can suggest

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