bible studies (353)

by  Patrick Roberts

 

Wars captivate and mobilize whole nations, especially if a nation's fate depended on winning a particular war. Though the ultimate fruits of war are horrifying, yet nothing of this world so dramatically spurs on people's creativity and diligent productivity.

In much the same way, Christ calls His people to wage war daily in the spiritual places by any and all means. Those who are blessed with spiritual discernment, who actively participate in the spiritual conflict at hand,

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When we walk away from God, when we walk away from his Word, when we walk away from fellowship with him, we enter into a spiritual zone of problems. The spiritual always precedes the physical when things go awry in our lives, because we've walked away from God. They show up in our circumstances. When we move from him, then we see a devolution of life. We devolve into pain and aches and regrets and stresses that god never desired for us to have.

 

But what we've done is we've created spiritual di

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Hey men, I'm here to talk to you today and just challenge you a little bit from the Word of God. The Bible tells us in Micah chapter 6 verse 8 

 

For he has shown you O man. What is good and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

 

Now I want to look at this first part where it says to do justly. What does that mean and as a man, what does that mean to for us. To me to do justly means to do what is right to do what's right in the eyes

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Romans 8:26–27 Do you ever struggle with knowing what to pray for? Sometimes we can think our prayers are too self-centered, too vague, or not important enough to present to our big God. And then there are times when we just don’t know what to say at all. This is not a reason to be frustrated, embarrassed, or worried. Instead it’s a reminder of a profound truth about prayer—you never do it alone. Watch today’s video for encouragement about your prayer life!
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The Need for Wisdom

by Mark Nickles  

 

 

            The American Heritage Dictionary defines “wisdom” as, “Understanding of what is true, right or lasting. Common sense; good judgment,” something that is very much needed in our time. Thankfully, the Bible contains what is known as “wisdom literature”, the most familiar being the book of Proverbs. Following are just a few passages which, if applied, will not only save people a lot of pain and heartache, but could also lead to a better life in general.

           

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Exodus 15:20–21 Music plays a huge role in our everyday lives. Songs highlight important moments such as a first wedding dance, a nighttime lullaby, or a final goodbye at a funeral service. There is one song that should never end, a song to the Lord. Such songs are highlighted through Scripture and carried into our churches. But why is music so important to our spiritual lives? Watch today’s video for insight.
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Philippians 2:5–8 What’s the theme of your life? For many of us, it can change based on our circumstances. For new moms, the theme might be “overwhelmed.” For a student, it may be “under pressure.” And for a person growing in their career, it could be “the hustle and bustle.” Over time, themes can become taglines that express our life’s mission. If Jesus had a theme for His life, what do you think it would be? Watch today’s video to find out.
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Daily Devotion: The Book of Sadness

Do you have a movie that makes you #uglycry? The irony is that even through the hurt and pain of these stories, a beautiful truth speaks to our souls. Lamentations is that book of the Bible. The author expresses pain, but within those verses are the fingerprints of God’s faithfulness that are comforting to us in any situation.
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Today we are going to be talking about what to do when life feels totally out of control. Have you ever felt that way before you are doing all the things that you know how to do? You're having a quiet time, you're praying you're. Reading your Bible, you're, going to church you're hanging out with friends that support you and encourage you, but life seems to be falling apart all around you. It may seem like everything you touch just crumbles and you're, asking the Lord, “ Lord How long? When are

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Tell me if this verse from 2 corinthians 5:17 sounds familiar. 

 

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

 

I'm sure you've heard that one many times but let me ask you something. Do you really believe what it says? The Apostle Paul is basically saying if we know jesus, we are new creations. Not a new creation yesterday, or last week or last year.

 

He is saying we are new creations now. so in a sense, every second, minute, day, week

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Never has uncertainty been any greater than it is today in uncertain times, because as uncertain as things are of this, I am certain that God almighty is still on his throne. I am certain that the Word of God is true from page to page and cover to cover I am certain that every promise, locked int hese pages is good for a thousand generations. I am certain that, even though men on this earth may plan and they may plot - and they may have devised Schemes and try to control the things of this earth

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Scripture speaks repeatedly of the importance of prayer. We should make it a priority every day to seek God first in prayer. We should never underestimate the power of prayer. Spending time in prayer every morning gives you strength and motivation for the day ahead!
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