We all face temptations of many kinds. God wants us to beat them. We don’t have to sin, as powerful as temptations feel. Here are 8 ways to gain the victory. 1. Pray before you are tempted Jesus instructed his disciples to ask God, “Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil.” And as he told … More BIBLE STUDY: 8 Ways to Beat Temptation
“That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven” (Daniel 2:19 NLT). Most of us don’t really know what to do when we’re confronted by an impossible situation. Did you know that a teenage boy from thousands of years ago can help? Over the past few devotionals, … More BIBLE STUDY: Praise God No Matter What
The Bible tells us we should “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Unfortunately, for many of us, a few minutes spent in prayer feels like forever. Why do we struggle so much with prayer when we know how vital it is to our relationship with God? We certainly don’t lack information about how to pray. Christian bookstores … More BIBLE STUDY: Prayer with an Attitude
“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives” (Colossians 3:16a NLT). Studying the Bible in a way that changes your life doesn’t take a bunch of expensive tools. You don’t need commentaries or Bible study software. In fact, if you were stuck on a desert island with just a Bible, you … More BIBLE STUDY: Start Unlocking Scripture with This Study Method
When Moses asked Pharaoh to “Let my people go,” Pharaoh responded, “Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice to let Israel go?” If Pharaoh could have read the book of Hosea, he would have known that the Lord was a sovereign God (Chapters 1-3); a holy God (Chapters 4-7); a just God … More BIBLE STUDY: The Book of Hosea
What is the significance of using different postures in prayer? Understanding Postures of Prayer let your posture express the attitudes of your heart In the Biblical accounts of prayer, many postures are described. Abraham fell upon his face before God. (See Genesis 17:3, 17.) Moses prayed with his hands outstretched. (See Exodus 9:27–29.) King Solomon … More BIBLE STUDY: What is the significance of using different postures in prayer?
I love God’s Word and delight in its truth. Yet too often I find that after reading my Bible or hearing a sermon, the truth, so necessary to the well being of my soul, can too easily slip away. The truth that had for a moment captured my attention and my affections can quietly fade … More HOW TO: How to Meditate on God’s Word