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
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?
Here are 5 more ways that can help our prayer life: 1) Write out your prayers Often I will begin my prayer time by writing out things I’m thankful for. I write them to the Lord, almost like a letter, beginning with something like this: “Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, Thank you for….” or “Lord … More BIBLE STUDY: 5 Ways to Invigorate Your Prayer Life
“That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all — was put to death and then made alive — to bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18 MSG). Easter celebrates an event that proved Jesus was who he claimed to be. He … More POWER THOUGHTS: Jesus Died of a Broken Heart
Lent is a special time in the Church’s calendar that takes place each spring in the run up to Easter. It begins in either late February or early March with Ash Wednesday. Lent lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays) and ends the day before Easter Sunday, on Holy Saturday. It is a solemn time when … More BIBLE STUDY: Lent Season