Every believer wants to hear from God. Why would you attempt to follow God closely if you didn’t want to know His voice or hear what He has to say? Jesus said, “My sheep know my voice.” (John 10:27) That’s especially true in the circumstances of our life. When life is happening — we want to know: Is this God? Is this what He is telling me to do? Is God trying to get my attention? And, I believe, sometimes life if just happening. It’s not at all that God isn’t interested or in control....

by School Of Life on 8 September 2017

Talking about wealth and prosperity in the church is one of those subjects that tend to get used and abused on a regular basis. On one hand there are some who teach that if you just believe hard enough, you can have all the wealth and prosperity you could ever want. Of course, belief and faith are one part of the equation, but there’s a lot more to it than that. On the other hand some preachers try to convince you that being wealthy, successful, and prosperous are something to be avoided- that...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

We have done absolutely nothing to deserve: His mercy, His grace, His love, His pursuit. Yet, he constantly reaches out His hand to us. Its amazing and my mind can’t fathom that kind of pursuit and love. If someone does me wrong, I easily move on. Yet, God does not. So, how do we pursue Him? Pursuing God is a lot like pursing someone else. It takes time, it can be frustrating, it can be joyous, and it can even be awkward at times. I like to picture it as a “boyfriend-girlfriend” relationship...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

The Bible regards blood as the symbol and source of life. Leviticus 17:14 states, “For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life…” (ESV) Blood plays a major role in the Old Testament. On the first Passover in Exodus 12:1-13, the blood of a lamb was posted on the top and sides of each door frame as a sign that death had already taken place, so the Angel of Death would pass over. Once a year on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), the high priest would enter the...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible has a lot to say about obedience. In the story of the Ten Commandments, we see just how important the concept of obedience is to God. Deuteronomy 11:26–28 sums it up like this: “Obey and you will be blessed. Disobey and you will be cursed.” In the New Testament, we learn through the example of Jesus Christ that believers are called to a life of obedience. OBEDIENCE DEFINITION IN THE BIBLE The general concept of obedience both in the Old and New...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

While you’re cleaning out closets and sweeping under the furniture, think about this: Spring cleaning, while worth the effort, will only last for a season, but spiritual cleansing could have an eternal influence. So don’t just dust behind those book shelves. Instead, dust off that favorite Bible and get ready for a spiritual spring cleansing. STEPS TO SPIRITUAL SPRING CLEANSING 1) Cleanse your heart to become spiritually healthy: The Bible encourages us to draw close to God and allow...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

Christians quite often have misconceptions about God, the Christian life and other believers. This look at the common misconceptions of Christianity is designed to dispel some of the myths that typically hinder Christians from growing and maturing in the faith. 1 – ONCE YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN, GOD WILL SOLVE ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS. Many new Christians are shocked when the first trial or serious crisis hits. Here’s a reality check — get prepared — the Christian life is not...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

Temptation is something we all face as Christians, no matter how long we have been following Christ. But there are a few practical things we can do to grow stronger and smarter in our struggle against sin. We can learn how to overcome temptation by practicing these five steps. 5 PRACTICES TO RESIST TEMPTATION AND GROW STRONGER 1. RECOGNIZE YOUR TENDENCY TO SIN James 1:14 explains that we are tempted when we become enticed by our own natural desires. The first step toward overcoming temptation...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

Many people view the Christian life as a long list of “do’s” and “don’ts.” They haven’t yet discovered that spending time with God is a privilege that we get to do and not a chore or obligation that we have to do. Getting started with daily devotions takes only a bit of planning. There’s no set standard of what your regular devotional time should look like, so relax and take a deep breath. You’ve got this! These steps are meant to help you put together the basics...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017

Jesus relied on the Word of God alone to overcome obstacles, including the devil. God’s Word is alive and powerful (Hebrews 4:12), useful for correcting us when we are wrong and teaching us what is right (2 Timothy 3:16). So, it makes sense for us to carry God’s Word in our hearts through memorization, to be ready to face any problem, every difficulty, and whatsoever challenge that life can send our way. BIBLE VERSES ABOUT FAITH FOR EVERY CHALLENGE Presented here are a number of problems,...

by School Of Life on 7 September 2017