Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God. (John 12:42-43, NIV) How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory … Continue reading Free Yourself of Human Praise
“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain” Hebrews 6:19 Priscilla Owens, born on 21st July, 1829 in Baltimore, Maryland, wrote this hymn. She worked with youth groups and was a Sunday School teacher at the Union Square Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Most hymns written by her, including … Continue reading Will Your Anchor Hold?
“On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.” – Zechariah 13:1 Most likely written in 1771, first published in 1772 and republished by Cowper and Newton in 1779, this hymn written based on Zechariah 13:1, was written by William Cowper (pronounced “Cooper”). He was born on the … Continue reading There is a fountain filled with blood
1 John 2:18-29 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. (19) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might … Continue reading The Power of the Anointing
1 John 2:7-17 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. (8) At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light … Continue reading To love or not to love
1 John 2:1-6 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. (2) He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. (3) And by this we know that we … Continue reading Keeping God’s Commandments
Guidance is a hot topic in Christian circles. People ask about guidance in a variety of ways. “What is the will of God for my life?” is a common way in which this question is asked. I think Paul answers this question in 1 Thessalonians 4, but not in the way that we would expect. Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord … Continue reading What is God’s will for my life?
It seems it is couples season. There are a lot of relationship seminars in town. I see the flyers everywhere and on radio programs. I spoke to a friend during the week. And he told me how happy he was that he was going to one of such programs. ‘It is a singles seminar.” he told me bashfully. “You know what that means? A lot … Continue reading Why are you not married?