The Nature of God (Part Two)

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  In the opening verse of the entire Bible, God begins to reveal Himself to us as Creator.  Perhaps, on the surface that may sound obvious or even mundane, but it also reveals Him as an amazing Father, which we’ll see in greater detail…

Kingdom Worship

John 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.  True worship is a way of life that requires humility and surrender.  At some point in life, each of us must decide in our heart that He actually is God and we are not.  We were created for Him,…

False Prophets and Teachers?

Jesus said many false teachers and prophets would come in the last days.  That means there are also true teachers and prophets whom the Lord sends; but in some cases, the issue is that some have wrong perceptions about whom He sends.  There are times when He wants to bring correction, but it is not…

One Hindrance to Faith

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Even though we actually walk by the faith of Jesus (which is an entirely different lesson), which is faith without measure, a number of…

The Same Old Song(s)?

Have you ever found yourself singing the same song or set of songs over and over?  Perhaps, in church services you’ve found the same songs are repeated week and after week.  Do you find yourself thinking, I want to sing new songs, or I wish they would sing new songs?  The Bible clearly says, “Sing…

Concerning Others

Perception is everything when it comes to the way we interact with people and respond to situations.  It can mean the difference between doing well and total failure in the way we treat others and handle circumstances.  That perception begins with yourself, as it does affect how you treat others.  A simple example would be…

The Price of Humility

Pride hates humility because it costs pride everything.  Pride’s very nature is actually more antichrist than we realize.  Humility is a Kingdom principle; pride is its antithesis.  The price of humility is extremely high; yet, it’s the only way to reach unimaginable heights.  It is a contrariety (quality of being contrary, logic contrary opposition): to…

Why Say It?

What we say and when we say it can have great impact in the lives of both hearer and speaker.  How we say things influence how well they’re received.  Perhaps, the one thing that is most significant is why we say them.  What is behind what we say is a big reason to be slow…

Minimizing Conflict

When it comes to conflict resolution or preventative measures to head it off, we already know being quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger is an important step (see James 1:19).  However, good listening skills and being less apt to be offended requires another important spiritual principle: “If anyone wishes to come…