Practical Articles


27
Feb 2018
Jesus Christ’s Lesson on Prayer

In Matthew 6:5-15, Jesus Christ taught a lesson on prayer. Let’s look at it. In verses 5-6, the Lord tells us to pray in our closet, teaching us that He wants us to meet Him in a private place every day. We are to be honest with God, Psalm 51:6, “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts.” Psalm 145:18, “The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.” He says “when thou prayest”, not “if thou prayest.” (All great men of......

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06
Aug 2017
The Power of Gratitude

If you are hurting or suffering in some other way, you are not the first person to go through this! In the Bible, we have record of many of God’s people who have suffered. David, a man after God’s own heart, suffered as well. In Psalms 77 verses 7 through 9 we read of his frustration with his trials. After expressing his frustration, he realized that the truth of his position with the Lord was not changed by his current-day circumstances. Circumstances can often make us “feel” like God doesn’t care any......

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05
Aug 2017
Thy Law Do I Love

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. That chapter is all about God’s Word. In one section, David expressed his love for God’s Word and related how that love affected his life. We can glean much from his lesson. Having a proper attitude toward the Word of God will truly make a difference in your Christian life. In verse 161 David explained how his “awe” for God’s Word helped him through his trials. Loving God’s Word does not mean we won’t have problems, but it will help us respond to......

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04
Aug 2017
How Can A Christian Choose The Right Friends?

According to the Bible, friendship is a good thing, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.” However, the Bible gives many warnings about the importance of choosing our friends carefully. It’s been said that your future is no greater than your friends and that you are known by your friends (often guilt by......

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03
Aug 2017
God's Cure for Bitterness

Many Christians struggle with past wrongs and find their joy and effectiveness hindered as a result. God made us and knows our capacity to remember. He also has given us the means to overcome these types of problems. Bitterness is warned against in the Bible. It is the result of not forgiving someone. God warns in Hebrews 12:15 that bitterness in one person can defile others. That’s because bitterness is like a cancer that eats from the inside out and eventually affects those around us if it’s not dealt with. The foundation......

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14
Jul 2017
The Doctor's Office Is Empty!

Why do we attend church? What a question to ask. Yet, so many people get frustrated and leave churches for the wrong reasons. This can only happen because people have lost sight of the Biblical reasons for attending a Bible-believing church. If we are saved, we should want to go to church (Psalms 122:1)! God refers to the local church as the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth, I Timothy 3:15. It truly shocks me how many people don’t go......

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04
Jul 2017
The Discontented Soldier

In another article, I compared the church to a hospital – a place where people go to get help with their spiritual ailments. This month I’d like to compare the church to a “boot camp” – a place where soldiers go to prepare for battle. The Bible refers to Christians as “soldiers” in II Timothy 2:3-4. We are told to “fight the good fight of faith” in I Timothy 6:12. We have been left here to fight for our Captain in a very important war against the principalities and powers of this......

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02
Jul 2017
Are You Being Fed A Balanced Diet?

One of the main reasons we are to attend church is to be “fed” the Word of God. Pastors are commanded to “feed the flock of God”, I Peter 5:2. Since this is true, it is important that Christians are receiving a “balanced diet”. When the Apostle Paul was saying farewell to the elders at Ephesus in Acts 20, after spending three years with them he declared that he had given them “all the counsel of God” in Acts 20:27. He instructed them to “feed the church of God.” Jesus commanded His......

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