Is there any man or woman who has not been tempted? With what or by whom is not the point. The whole question is about how do you respond to temptation; whatever that be.
Now if that is the case, you need to know that if something keeps on knocking at the door of your … Read the rest
In his eyes
I saw that look
Of love’s gentle light.
It stripped my soul
Naked and bare
And lit up all past
Snapshots of remote access.
It was quite unlike
The vulturous looks
Of those who tore apart
My flesh; and left me empty
Like the beer cans that littered the streets.
And then … Read the rest
So many walk away to the edge because they have failed in life.
So many give up because no one seems to care.
So many find it difficult to handle rejection.
So many are unable to escape the mistakes they made while young.
There are others who have been cheated after having been given false … Read the rest
So many people suffer from guilt. It need not be a great crime like murder that troubles, but it can be the little wrongs they have done.
Their past haunts them.
They suffer silently as their minds torture them.
They feel someone accusing them all the time.
Unable to open up to anyone they carry … Read the rest
No man’s biographer in this world has given such an emphasis to the last week of a person’s life as the Gospel writers did to Jesus’s life. 29 out of 89 chapters (about 30%) in the gospels are devoted to the last week of Jesus’ life. John 13-19 describes sunset to sunset, the last 24 … Read the rest
This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series.
It was a cry of triumph. It was a cry of victory. All that needed to be done for man’s salvation was done. There is nothing more any one of us can add to it.
“Jesus died with a shout of triumph on … Read the rest
This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series.
Jesus said about the Holy Spirit: “When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to … Read the rest
So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.
The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.
That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in … Read the rest
Seek God; His blessings will follow you.
Seek blessings; you forget the One who gives it.
God blesses those who obey Him.
For all His promises have a tag attached, which reads:
“IF you obey Me, then specified blessings will be given you.”
His favor rests on those who fear Him;
And not on those … Read the rest
You have hope. You are not a failure in God’s eyes because you are struggling with the habit of masturbation!
You’re probably reading this article because you are longing to find victory over this sinful habit. You have struggled to overcome this habit for so many years; but have failed. Each time you failed, you … Read the rest
The Christian world has been rocked by attacks by atheists and evolutionists. This has really shaken the faith of many. Many people believe that Science has somehow disproved the existence of God. Others think that man’s achievements has replaced the need for God. But the truth is that each discovery made by man is telling … Read the rest
Sinful wickedness is on the increase everyday. Through many forms of entertainment there is an open promotion of sinful attitudes in the world today. And Christians are exposed to these things. And they are corrupting the thinking patterns of Christians.
This is a grave problem. The old ways of fighting this menace won’t help much … Read the rest
There is great deal of comfort for a believer in the Name of Jesus. It is a name that God has given Jesus. This name is above every name. And God’s purpose in this name is that, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, … Read the rest
The word depression immediately brings thoughts of darkness. Yes, depression can be described as absence of light. It can also be absence of joy. When all the world seems happy and asks us to be like them we simply can’t. The sadness is increased when nobody understands what we are passing through. They come out … Read the rest
Forgiving someone is one of the hardest things to do. Preaching about it is very easy though. Yet when we try to forgive someone who has wronged us badly we feel an intense battle in our heart. So it is clear that we need God’s grace to forgive others.
One of the things that prevent … Read the rest
Anger is dangerous. If it is allowed to rage uncontrolled it can destroy relationships easily. This is one area where Christians need to watch out. There may be many occasions when you need to be angry. The anger we refer to here is unnecessary anger the cause of which lies in pride. It is usually … Read the rest
The simplest step of prayer is the most neglected one. That one single step is to start to pray. Planning to pray might not work. Finding the right moment to pray might delay the first step by years. The best thing is to pray now. But if you find it difficult you need to ask … Read the rest
Many Christians are often tormented by the fear of death. Yet it is a deceptive attack of the devil. When he succeeds in putting the fear of death in your minds he effectively destroys your peace of mind and also destroys your ability to tell others about Christ.
You have to note that this attack … Read the rest
We act all the time everyday; not in movies but in our interaction with others. We put on masks. We wear one at home, put on another at the workplace and yet another at the Church. And the most difficult part comes when at times the masks are accidentally removed at the wrong places to … Read the rest
There are many Christians who suffer because they think that they are insignificant. If you are one of those, right away, let me ask you a logical question: “Would Christ have died for you if you were insignificant?” Can you answer this question honestly? If you can, your thoughts of insignificance would disappear immediately! Or, … Read the rest
When you grow up in an environment where people speak negative words to you, you cannot escape feeling worthless. They constantly compare you to others saying “See how that child is doing this. Why can’t you match their performance. You’re no good.”
How your heart was crushed when you heard those piercing words! But the … Read the rest
Many Christians have thoughts like these:“I am not able to do that work” or “I am not able to make that change.” Thoughts of these kind comes from feelings of inadequacy. A feeling that you are not capable of doing the task at hand.
Before you give up totally think of Moses. Think of what … Read the rest
Growing up in poor circumstances and then having to live and work among the rich and powerful people can create thoughts of inferiority. When troubled under such circumstances think of Someone who gives you His company: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes … Read the rest
There are no Christians on earth who have never doubted. If there are any who have never doubted you can be sure that they have never grown much in faith. You see, doubt, is part of growth in Christian life.
The nature of doubt varies from time to time. Some doubts could be like this: … Read the rest
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:17 NIV).
In your struggle against the devil you lose many times because you do not resist him. The devil is an enemy who flees when resisted. This is a truth that you need to understand. But then why does … Read the rest
There are many well-meaning Christians who unknowingly glorify Satan in their talks constantly. This happens when they are obsessed with finding demonic activity in every bad incident that comes across their way. Then they keep saying that the devil did this and did that. But sadly they are yielding worship to the devil by doing … Read the rest
One of the characteristics of the tongue which James points out is worth a closer look. He says that the tongue can corrupt the whole person and can set the whole course of his life on fire.
We need to take this to heart. What we speak has a powerful influence on our entire being. … Read the rest
One of the greatest expositions in the entire Bible on the Tongue occurs at James 3: 1 to 12. Read it and take it to heart. James tells us that though the tongue is a small part of the body it makes great boasts. It is also like a fire and world of evil corrupting … Read the rest
Jesus said: “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness” (Matthew 6:22, 23 NIV).
Jesus … Read the rest
God has declared that He will create everything “New.” “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV). But it often takes years for young Christians to realize that they need to welcome the new and give up the old with … Read the rest