We should treat all people the way we want to be treated and love them with unbiased and genuine love! Isaiah 26 is a song of victory and praise. The Lord did and does defend His people. So we should trust in the Lord and live to please Him. Then He will make your nation great!
People whose pastor is a false teacher risk becoming lukewarm Christians. Since your faith is a result of hearing the Word of God [Romans 10:17]. But if you do not hear the truth, then you risk backsliding. So I encourage you to make the changes discussed in this lesson and make God happy!
So if you are not a born-again believer, know that you must be born again. If you were reborn, make sure the Holy Spirit is leading your life. Most of all, remember to get right with God now, because tomorrow’s often too late!
Any nation’s true greatness lies not in its scientific, economic, or military might but rather in its proper relationship with God. Doing what is right is the key to make America great, as well as any nation. But sin, i.e., failure to obey God, results in shame and disgrace.
Remember, God has the power and authority to destroy (send us to hell) or give us a life that never ends (Luke 12:4-7 and John 3:1-21). If our love for others is real—Godly love—and we live right, free from sin, we have no reason to fear what God will do to us.
Either you are a friend of God or an enemy. You simply cannot be both. So, if you want to be a friend of God, meet the “if” condition. In other words, you are a friend of Jesus if you do what He says.
Since we are all a part of God’s family, to respect God, we should look to other believers as our closest friends. We must also keep ourselves apart from nonbelievers. But we shouldn’t fully isolate ourselves from the non-believers (1 Corinthians 5:9-12). Let your light shine at all times and remember to pick friends wisely since even those who do not believe can experience God’s love through our life.
So, come on, you can do it. Open your mouth and give thanks to the Lord. Give Him credit for all that He is and has done. Let Him know that you adore Him! He wants you to show it!
Your primary reason for attending services should be to learn how to live to please God. If your pastor is not doing this, then you are in the wrong place.
• Is what they teach about right and wrong ways to live, talk, and treat others? Pastoring is more than making people feel good (2 Timothy 4:1-5).
• Are their teachings correctly supported by the Bible? Don’t blindly accept what they teach; verify it by studying the Word yourself [Acts 17:11].
God is appreciative of these acts of love. They are not orders as was the old way [under the law]; rather, they come from the heart. Keep in mind that grace gives us freedom and does not impose strict rules on us.
God is Spirit, and those who worship God must be led by the Spirit to worship him according to the truth. We are God’s temple [1 Corinthians 3:16]. He is ALWAYS with you. That means you do not have to go to a building or a place to meet Him. So, you can worship Him anywhere.
When you praise God, you honor, worship, and express admiration for Him. Please understand that you are NOT praising God when you say “hallelujah”; in fact, you are merely giving a command to ‘praise the Lord”! So, hallelujah, is not the highest praise!
This is a brief snack to aid in getting to know the meaning of ‘temperance’. The ASV in 1901 was the first to translate egkrateia as ‘self-control’ in Galatians 5:23. Since that time modern translators have done the same. However, this lesson will focus on temperance as found in the King James Version and the early modern English Bibles.