15 Hot Tips to Help you Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem 1

15 Hot Tips to Help you Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

It wasn’t long ago in my daily Bible reading that I read the words penned by King David commanding readers to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I highlighted the text as I began to think about it. David was specific in telling us to pray for his beloved city saying that those who love Jerusalem would be secure.

Have I been faithful to pray for Jerusalem? I’m being honest here and I have to say, with regrets, that I have not been obedient to this command. While I have heard of this verse during my 40 years of Christianity, I simply never took it as a command that I must be obedient to.

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Hope: Focus on God in 2021 2

Hope: Focus on God in 2021

Wow! We made it! Here we are on day 1 of a brand new year! Are you excited for the good things in store for you? I am!

So much has happened last year that didn’t go as we thought it would go but hey, it’s a new year with new beginnings! We have everything to hope for, everything to gain when we focus on God, right?

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The Dilemma: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas or Not? 3

The Dilemma: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas or Not?

Do you celebrate the traditional Christmas or the birth of the Messiah? I ask this question because there is a difference between the two. One is steeped in tradition and paganism while the other focuses on celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Many people celebrate Christmas in the same way their parents have celebrated Christmas, with family gatherings, lots of presents and lots of food and Christmas treats with no thought of the origins of Christmas.

So, I’m asking three questions, well, make that four questions:

  1. Should Christians celebrate Christmas?
  2. Do believers know why they are celebrating Christmas?
  3. Do you celebrate Christmas focused on the birth of Jesus?
  4. Would Paul celebrate Christmas? Would Jesus?
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Why Praying the Promises of God is Important to the Believer 4

Why Praying the Promises of God is Important to the Believer

The Power of Words Series

Our words are vital to communicating with others and with God. If you think about it, we speak, on average, about 7,000 words a day and that might be on the low side for some of us. Many of us speak much more than that and our thoughts, well, I can imagine that they outnumber our words.

Words matter and they are important. Speaking the right words at the right time is something that we can learn because King Solomon said this, A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver, Proverbs 25:11. I’m thinking that this is a learned behaviour. Would you think so, too?

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Vital Life Lessons from the Foolish Virgins Parable 6

Vital Life Lessons from the Foolish Virgins Parable

Jesus loved to tell stories and He was very good at it. His stories, however, were life lessons for the hearers or teaching moments for His disciples. Several times He talked about the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of God. Today, we’re going to look at the parable of the 10 virgins, found in Matthew 25:1-13.

Have you ever wondered who the 10 virgins are that Jesus mentioned in this parable? Let’s see what we can find out about the wise and foolish virgins and what we can learn from them. It’s time to dig in to see what vital life lessons we can learn.

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween or Have a Light Party? 7

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween or Have a Light Party?

Ah, it’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn towards the fall season and what it embraces. Cooler temperatures, the leaves changing colours, raking huge piles of leaves for jumping in, oh, and the corn maze…and pumpkins galore! And we can’t forget this…hot chocolate! Fall is such a beautiful season as it holds the Thanksgiving holiday and the often-dreaded Halloween holiday. It’s also the time of year when believers ask themselves the question, “should Christians celebrate Halloween?”

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35 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for the Discerning Christian in 2020 8

35 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for the Discerning Christian in 2020

Fall has either arrived or is arriving soon and you’re probably wondering what you can do for fun this year. As a believer, you want to be careful what activities you choose so you aren’t compromising your Christian beliefs in any way. And with Halloween around the corner, you’ll want to be especially careful as others are watching your testimony.

What a fun way to start this post, huh? Well, it’s true, our testimony is visible for all to see and it’s up to us to ensure that others are not confused by the messages we send, both verbally and non-verbally. So, let’s look at some fun Thanksgiving activities for the whole family as you tackle your Fall bucket list ideas.

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6 Practical Bible Study Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Study 10

6 Practical Bible Study Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Study

No matter whether you are new to Bible study or a seasoned Bible student, these six Bible study tips will be helpful. Tip #6 is a bonus for you!

Sometimes we get in a rut and find ourselves doing the same thing over and over just because they are familiar routines. Doing something different every once in a while is a good thing so let’s look at these practical Bible study tips that can be used with any Bible study technique.

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