The crown of life will be given to believers who persevere through temptations, tribulations, and persecutions. This crown is spoken of by Jesus as a reward for those who faithfully endure trials and attacks brought against them because of their uncompromising allegiance to Him and His Word.
Author: James Callen
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have” (Heb 13:5). Live in contentment and humility in whatever your situation. Regardless of where you are economically, the answer to true wealth and prosperity come back to your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
God desires for all His children to increase in wisdom. That being so, God won’t withhold wisdom from anyone who asks in faith. Why would He? God wants us to draw nearer to Him and wisdom brings us closer into His presence, because wisdom is grounded in faith and reverence of God. But we must trust Him and believe that He grants good things to those who ask.
Hardships are bound to come upon every person. Yet, for a believer; trials, sufferings, and hardships can be counted as pure joy because God uses adversities as a tool to grow us in our trust and intimacy with Him. The Lord isn’t using life’s trials to break us down, but to build us more into Christlikeness.
When a local church ministers to all three aspects within an individual (their spirit, soul, and body), it can make the difference between a relatively stagnant church and one that is making a fruitful impact for Christ in their community. The results can be seen in people being saved, growth of the church body, and spiritual growth in its individual members.
Jesus was born in the land of Israel and raised by a Jewish family. He was brought up in a Jewish heritage with its practices and customs. Accordingly, there are numerous blessing to be found by studying Jewish history and culture. This can provide additional insights into accounts from Scripture. […]
What is known as Palm Sunday, the day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem while the crowd praised His worthiness, occurred on Israel’s “lamb selection day.” God was working His plan for the salvation of man, even though the crowd was oblivious to what was right in front of them. That is, the true fulfillment of the Passover Lamb was in Jesus of Nazareth.
In Acts 4:23-31, the account is recorded of a church praying together and, after they prayed, “the place where they were meeting was shaken.” God visually showed His approval of their prayer. In this study, powerful prayer principles are extracted from their example that can more attune your heart with God and, consequently, enhance your prayer life.