Focus of Prayer

Focus of Prayer By Paul George Matthew 6:9 Most people focus on prayer only in response or reference to how it works; prayer for us has become a means to an end and that end is usually a selfish one. Prayer is some sort of a last ditch effort, it is kind of like a [...]

Exodus 19: Before the Ten Commandments

By Jim Barringer Exodus 19 is a very interesting but often overlooked chapter. Maybe that’s inevitable, with the way it’s nestled right before one of the most-read and most-quoted chapters in the whole Old Testament, Exodus 20, which contains the Ten Commandments. Yet I don’t think that those Ten can be properly understood without …

Giving with a Pure Heart

By naomi Cassata Deena was on her way to work when she decided to make a quick stop at the gas station. She had less that 1/8 of a tank of gas and only $15 to put towards filling it up until her husband was to get paid again. As she got out of her [...]

Romance, Dignity and Shame in I Corinthians

Have you ever come to a portion of Scripture that puts you in a ‘crisis of belief’ as explained in Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God? For those of you who have not read “Experiencing God“, a crisis of belief is that moment in which you read something in Scripture that blows away all your preconceived notions [...]

Litmus Test

By Patricia Charlton In the end times, the exhortation from the Holy Spirit challenges you and me, God’s children, to test the spirits to see if they are from God. Every good intention or idea originates from either heaven or hell. Jesus warns that the sign of the end times is this: “For false christs [...]

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