Today we conclude the teaching on obedience to God’s word. It might be a hard thing to grasp for some. Loving God is not an emotional thing, it is an obedient thing. To love God is to obey His word.
On the roads from this small town to Jerusalem, if you would look on a map, it goes through a fairly mountainous range. It is probably the case, more than a few times when that Ark looked a little unsteady and they weren’t sure it was going to make it. Finally, it gets to the point where Uzza is so concerned he feels he better put out his hand or the Ark itself may tumble. He reaches, he touches, he offends God, and he is struck down. Why does God keep doing this? Why in light to what we know is going on in the hearts of these men, why is God continuing to strike down men who appear to be trying to do the right thing? Well, the answer comes from Numbers 4: Continue reading
Message of Christmas Joy
This is an article written by Brian Smith and posted on Verse by Verse Ministry International’s website December 25, 2013.
For many people, Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends, to exchange gifts, and to give something of yourself. It’s a time of warm memories, Santa Claus, and helping others. Indeed, this is the message in practically every Christmas movie. It all sounds so…even wonderful! While all those things tug at our heartstrings and tend to make us feel good, is that what the Bible teaches us about this special season of celebration? Continue reading
The Sword of The Spirit
Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 6:13-17 on the “whole armor of God”
This is a great passage of Scripture, one we need to understand and follow. First and foremost, we need to put the passage into context, so let’s look at the verses prior to this passage. At the beginning of chapter 6 of Ephesians, Paul instructs Continue reading
Christians and Secular Things verses Sacred Things
Q: Should Believers avoid secular things (i.e., abstaining from birth control, television, music, movies, etc.) to get closer to God?
A: The Bible makes clear that our righteousness is not obtained through our personal works. It is imputed to us by our faith in Jesus Christ. As Paul says:
Romans 4:4-5 (NKJV)
4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. 5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
Therefore, if we have Christ’s righteousness credited Continue reading