Knowing Ourselves, To Know God

Adapted from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero As men and women made in Gods image, He has given us the gift of emotions and feelings. God often speaks to us through our emotions, therefore we should not ignore them. Think of how often in the scriptures God and Jesus express their emotions. Daniel Goleman, […]

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Adapted from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero Symptoms: To get out of our ruts and into a healthy spirituality, it is essential to clearly identify the primary symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality-the patterns of thought and behavior that dig the ruts in the first place and then wreak havoc in our personal lives and […]

FASTING

FASTING ONE PAGE Condensed from “What does God say about Fasting” By Gerald R. Mann © Tnm Ministries 2001 WHY FAST? Biblical fasting centers on spiritual activity and purposes. Hunger strikes are for political power. • To draw near to the Father (Jesus, Daniel) • To seek the Fathers Will (Esther, the Church in Acts, […]

The Symbols of the Advent

The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent or coming. The Advent Wreath. The wreath is made of a circle of evergreen […]

The Importance of Being Baptized

Questions concerning being baptized frequently come up when a person is considering accepting Christ or becoming a member of a local church body after receiving Christ. Our modern society makes this act of obedience appear as a misunderstood and unnecessary ritual, especially the way it is portrayed in many Hollywood movies. The fact is that […]

Money, Possessions, and Eternity

The Wisdom of Giving            Proverbs 11:23-28 The wisdom of giving leads to: verse 23   The righteousness of looking for and desiring good verse 24   Generously giving which equals a greater return verse 25    Reciprocal refreshing verse 26   A willingness to share and sell verse 27   Working for good relationships with others verse 28   The righteous […]

Living the Word of God

Teach me Oh God Ps 119: 33-40 33   Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. Teach me help me to learn your word. Observe: to do it not to look at it but to put it into practice. James 1:23-24 34   Give me understanding, that […]