After Jesus told His disciples to wait for the power of the Holy Spirit He ascended into Heaven. As His disciples were looking up into the sky there were 2 white robed men who suddenly appeared and said, "This same Jesus will RETURN again!" - The Return Of Jesus Christ.
One day as Jesus was ministering in the temple the chief priests asked Him, "By what authority are you doing these things?" Jesus in turn had a question for them, "Where did John get his authority to baptize?" Why did Jesus ask them this question? Because the answer to His question of authority was the same answer to their question of authority. - The Question of Authority.
In the Gospel of Matthew (16:24) Jesus made this statement, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." What does it mean to deny yourself? Isn't denial a bad thing? - Good Denial & Bad Denial.
The Scripture tells us that we haven't been given a spirit of bondage again to fear. On the contrary we've received the Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. This means that we don't have to be in bondage to fear but we can resist it! - Resisting Fear.
There's a passage of scripture in Philippians 4:6 where the Apostle Paul admonishes us to not worry about anything but to pray about everything. However, before that instruction we are told to first do something else. Philippians 4:4 states, "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice!". We're going to look at how the act of rejoicing prepares our heart to pray - Rejoice - Preparing Our Heart To Pray.
The Lord spoke through Micah the prophet and told him to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with his God. There's so much more to LOVING MERCY than meets the eye! Loving Mercy - The Big Picture.
The old adage states, "You are what you eat." The Scripture states (Romans 8:5), "Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit." Apparently, the thoughts we put in our head can have a similar influence as the food we put in our mouths. - Food For Thought - Thoughts Are Food.
When we cast our cares on the Lord we're promised a wonderful peace that surpasses our understanding. However, this peace doesn't take over and cause us to lose control of our mental faculties. We're called to "let" the peace of God rule in our hearts. - Letting The Peace of God Rule.
The Word of God gives us an amazing precious promise regarding God's peace that passes all understanding. Have you heard about that one? Maybe you've tried it before. Does it really work? - The Peace That Passes All Understanding.
There's an amazing story in the Old Testament regarding the prophet Elisha. One day the King of Aram sent a great army to capture him. Elisha's servant saw all the troops and was terrified. Elisha then asks the Lord to open the servant's eyes who then sees that they're surrounded with God's chariots of fire to protect them. - A Matter Of Perspective.