Honesty

Subject: Honesty

Scripture Reading: Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. —Proverbs 12:22

Definition: Honest is defined as, “Free of deceit; truthful and sincere…morally correct or virtuous” (Oxford English Dictionary). Honesty is the quality of being honest. “A refraining from lying, cheating, or stealing” (Collins English Dictionary).

Summary: God’s very nature is holy and true; He hates dishonesty of any kind. Christians are to be honest in every aspect of life—in word and in deed. Dishonesty is a moral violation and will result in eternal damnation.Read more

Biblical Repentance

Scripture Reading: Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. — Acts 3:19

Definitions:
Repent: To change one’s mind; heartily to amend, with abhorrence of one’s past sins (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon).

Repentance: Contrition or regret for past wrong accompanied by a change of mind that involves a turning away from or a reversal from sin and a turning toward that which pleases God.

Summary: All sinners are called of God to repent and turn away from sin. The message of the gospel is to reject and forsake all ungodliness and to follow Jesus in holiness. Without repentance there is no true salvation.Read more

Promises of God in Times of Trouble

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle
shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. —Psalm 27:5

God Loves You

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
—Jeremiah 31:3
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ….Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 8:35-39Read more

Bible Study — Not of the World

Scripture Reading: I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. —John 17:14-16

Summary: Christians are called out of darkness and out of the world to live holy lives, walking in the light of Christ. They are to remain aloof from the influences of the world and are to daily live to glorify God in all things.

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Bible Study – Prayer

Scripture Reading: Pray without ceasing. —1 Thessalonians 5:17

Definition: Prayer is communicating and interacting with God. It consists of
“adoration, or an expression of our sense of God’s glorious perfections, confession of
our sins, supplication for mercy and forgiveness, intercession for blessings on others,
and thanksgiving” [Webster’s Dictionary, 1828].

Summary: Prayer is the essential by which mankind can have personal acquaintance and communion with God. Prayer is a medium by which to worship and glorify God. It is the avenue by which one may access salvation and the graces of the Spirit. It is the cord that reaches between Heaven and earth and enables man to know and understand the will of God. Prayer changes the heart and by faith, it can change circumstances though the power of God. It is one of the most vital ingredients to living a successful Christian life.Read more