When Paul told the brethren in Thessalonica to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good,” it was groundbreaking advice, and it is more needful than ever for the Church of God in these end times! We have to test our beliefs individually and as a community, continually and rigorously against the only standard that counts—the Bible (Acts 5:29).
It’s a fact that there’s no religion without prayer. While many religions have set and definite times for prayer, Christianity does not. Instead, we are given the command to pray without ceasing.
No matter where you are in the world I’m sure it isn’t 100% free of violent crime and mass deaths. There’s always that minimum of 0.1% suffering affecting someone’s life somewhere.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up…..
Someone hurt you. really badly. and now all you can think about is how you’re going to screw them over. You want to fight these thoughts, or maybe you don’t but it’s slowly consuming your time – it’s all you can think about. How can you overcome this deadly lust for revenge?
I’m hoping for new wine as I stand on God’s promises and pray for peace throughout this month and the rest of the year!
Like the prodigal son, there are times God lets us go down the wrong road so we can realize our mistakes willfully return to Him. I had to go down this road to be fully convinced that nothing will ever go right when I work without or go behind God.
We can’t always project the image of strength. In a fallen world, even the strongest need some assistance to get by. Fortunately, for the Christian, there is help through God’s Spirit; there is help in God’s word and there is help in God’s Church.