Music, intrinsic to God's creation, was utilized from the beginning of time to teach truth. Poetry lyrics meant to be sung, are present throughout Scripture revealing Jesus and His Salvation to man.
The universal language of music is infused throughout all creation. This article is the Biblical account of music's creation, its purpose, and its history during the time of the Old Testament.
Emulation is a form of self-glorification containing anger and rage. We explore this sin and will see how to fight it.
We explore the little taught subject of variance that the apostle Paul mentioned in his Galatians list of the works of the flesh. Also known as "sowing discord."
Making sense of what motivates hatred is no easy thing. There are people shouting that they speak for God but are really hating. We will see the word used in its negative and positive aspects.
According to Scripture, the heart of witchcraft is rebellion. This article talks about the origins and results of practicing witchcraft, about its allure and dangers.
Bible history is filled with idolatry. Modern history is no better. Idols are everywhere, designed by Satan to encourage worship in anything but the true God.
We will cover the sin of lasciviousness and how to avoid this sin that comes upon us so quickly. Controlling our lusts is essential to a healthy blessed spiritual life and satisfying sex life.
In this study, we look into what the apostle Paul called "uncleanness." The concept is pretty much what one would think it is, an accumulation of uncleanness from exposure to sin loved by the flesh.
We examine the sometimes controversial, subject of fornication and what severe damage it causes. Sex in today's society has become such a light thing. God views casual sex much differently.
Our human nature is one of sin. Marriage is so downplayed in our culture that married people commit adultery all the time. We will consider adultery along with its natural and spiritual consequences.
It is in our human nature to sin. Part of each human loves it and part of us hates it. We will define our human nature, our "Works of The Flesh."
In this article we show not only how to view praise, but also how to use praise as part of Godly Meditation. True praise of God looks has guidelines and is unique to every believer.
Love is a wondrous thing. Love does involve pain at times because of the sin in our lives. Pain also is present in love because of sacrifices to be made and things one has to do in the name of love.
We are in a spiritual battle and we must be ready to fight. Are you ready for the times ahead? Are you war-worthy?
Paul spoke of things "of good report" on we should meditate. Find out what "of good report" means and of its importance to meditation.
In a world of "anything goes," keeping oneself pure is mostly ignored. This article explores purity and ways to keep the mind focused on things that are pure.
Our hands can find good things to do or evil things to do. Finding evil things to do is easy but to find good things is harder. It is possible to make a covenant with your hands to do good.
The Bible says that the tongue is a "flaming fire." Once said, damaging words can never be taken back. This article gives insight into controlling the tongue.
Although this article is in a series, it is a Complete study on its own. Job, made a a covenant with his eyes to never gaze on women that were not his wife. See why Christians should do the same.
Society can be changed greatly by little changes in terminology or ideals. No longer is "wisdom" sought, instead, everyone seeks "knowledge." What's the difference? We will explore it.
What makes one wise? What is the difference between wisdom and intelligence? Is it possible for the simple to become wise? Wisdom is available for all. Find out why mere knowledge is not enough in God's eyes to be saved.
The term fear of God is a misunderstood concept. This article defines proper "fear of the Lord" and how to begin to cultivate it in our lives.
It paralyzes. It deprives us of a full life. New phobias pop up every day. Are you one of fear's victims? There is an answer for fear and it can be controlled even eliminated.
When God makes Himself known to us, Satan does not like it. He makes us fear turning to God. This article contains ways the devil keeps us trapped in fear and how to get out of it so that we may have life.
The "pride of life." touted as a good thing by mainstream thought, is condemned as sin by Scripture. Not to be confused with gratefulness in accomplishment, this study explores the "pride of life."
Temptation is everywhere. The world is full of things on which to gaze. "Look, but don't touch" is a fallacy. This article is about guarding the eyes from the sin that pull us and our lust.
In this world, there are so many things designed to inflame the senses and we are such fleshly creatures. This article instructs on how to minimize the lust of the flesh and to walk closer with God.
Religion is man's idea of God. What is important is God's revelation of Himself (in Scripture). This article is the Biblical revelation about God written in the first Person, as if God is speaking.
Although part of a series, this is a Complete study on its own. Paul said to consider what things are lovely when meditating. We will delve into the term lovely and find the gems of truth therein.
Although this is part of a series, it is a COMPLETE study on its own. Meditation requires a focal point on which to ponder to gain insight at the foot of the cross. Though mocked, Purity is one such point.
Although part of a series, this is a complete study on its own. Paul said to meditate on justice to help keep the mind healthy and focused. Justice is much misunderstood. We dig into what justice is.
Though part of a series, this study is COMPLETE in itself. Paul recommended meditation on Honesty. This article explores honesty, its definition and value and why it is not passe to hold to honesty.
This article focuses on the concept of Truth and why we should meditate on truth and things that are true as the Apostle Paul exhorted.
There is a vast difference between the Biblical concept of meditation and that of the "new age" concept. This article explores that difference.
Temperance- "the control of self." Temperance has an aspect of love that helps a person push a desire away from themselves and also to fill the hole that the desire met. Temperance grants power.
Preconceived ideas say meekness is weakness. That modern day notion is not true at all. We will explore why this is false and define the Scriptural definition of Meekness.
Faith- What is saving faith, growing faith, obedient faith? We will see how Holy Spirit helps grow us in faith granting us power.
This dramatic adventure is of a young woman, Teddy, who vanishes without a trace. But she does have at least one person who loves her enough to try to find her, and his God to lead him to her.
Goodness is as no longer being a clear-cut state of being. The lines between good and bad are purposely being blurred. We examine how goodness relates to God.
In this article we will be dispelling the notion that gentleness is weakness. We will see the meaning of gentleness includes ideas of calm serenity and self control.
Forbearance is the aspect of love that enables us to put up with the sins and faults of others and to be able to forgive them. Forgiveness is hard and sometimes forbearance is harder.
What is true peace? It is a simple concept, many times misunderstood because there is so little peace in the world and in individual hearts. The Bible tells us how to achieve peace amongst anarchy.
As light passes through a prism becomes a rainbow of color facets, so love manifested through the Spirit becomes facets of love. This article is about the love-facet that we recognize as joy.
The Bible says "the fruit of the Spirit is love." It is singular and then from there love shines in facets. We will explore how deeply love is defined in all its Biblical facets.
Having a sister is a precious thing. When put into spiritual context, a sister is even more precious. A sister holds a strength and a fullness for her family, to her brother. Someone sent from God.
One most commonly asked questions is why God allows Children to suffer and be in pain. This second in this series examines why God would allow such things into the lives of children. It is a heart-wrenching subject to ponder but God is loving and all-knowing and there are things to consider even...
Pain and suffering is a part of everyone's life. God is a loving God who knows everything we go through. Many people ask, how these two statements jibe. How does a loving God allow pain? The Bible has the answer.
People often misinterpret "balance" as "anything goes" as long as nothing is "overdone." This article explores what balance means and how we "measure up" to God's standard of right and wrong.
This article explains the fact that God's words cannot fail and His promises are as good as done when they are spoken.
In this article we consider how the Bible is God's Warning statement to all about the state of man and His provision for man's sin. It is a time sensitive situation for life is short.
Although this article is part of a series, it is an independent study on its own. This article deals with how The Holy Bible is God's love letter to all humanity (But particularly His children)
We examine ways to improve the value of your life, in this case, to your family. How does your life influence the lives of people in your own family circle?
The word religion is a much-misused word. Religion is not a thing we conceive, a list of rules which we ourselves make up. True religion is a faith-walk with Jesus Christ visible to all.
According to the Bible, Christians should seem different, even strange to the world. Learn how to be a light to others around you. You are the only Bible some people will ever read.
Have you ever wondered what God thinks of the way you live your life? It does seem relevant to know since God holds eternity in His hands. Learn what God says will give your life value.
The Bible makes it clear that how you live your life matters. Learn how to make your life worth more in the eyes of God. Learn to get more out of life.
A person of character is genuinely respected. What is different about a man of character from others? How can a man examine himself and change his character?
Parents used to care about instilling character in their children. This article defines personal character so that it once again can be taught, parent to child.
Traditionally the father (or a male role model) would train a boy about what it meant to be a real man. Nowadays people struggle with this concept and try to distort the idea of what a man should be.
In this day and age when divorce in the Christian community is above that of the rest of our society, it is imperative we appreciate what God did when He gave men their wives. This article was meant to stir the heart of husbands for their wives.
Daniel the prophet's friends, three Hebrew boys showed great faith in God as they were thrown into a burning fiery furnace. But God never leaves or forsakes His people.
This article is about what the Bible calls "fiery darts of the wicked one." Our minds are made up of words spoken in our thoughts but not all of those words we hear in our heads are ours.
Although this article is part of a series, it is a Complete study on its own. This article explains how we ARE our brother's keeper and deals with forbearance. Forbearance is impossible without God.
"Am I my brother's keeper?" The basics of looking out for your neighbor is at the center of fellowshiJesus commanded to have fellowship one with another. Here we explore what real fellowship means.
In addition to the crown of life, the Bible says that a person will receive crowns for obedience to God in this earthly life. Examine your life. Can you expect any crowns for your obedience?
Jesus said the world would know His followers if they have love among themselves. We examine this command of Jesus.
It's easy to blame God for all our trials. This article is about how God lovingly provides all our needs according to His riches in glory. Jesus' miracles shine a light into the sufficiency of Christ
People struggle when a difficult decision lay before them. Some Christians do "pros" and "cons" in a list. This article is a grid of Bible principle to aid in discerning a good decision versus bad.
Peter the apostle was a fiery man that loved the Lord. But sometimes, as we all do, he spoke before thinking. This story explores his denial of the Lord in a new way.
The love of a son for his mom is a powerful thing. The eyewitness John alongside Mary, Jesus' mom, watched the Savior die. But Jesus gave John charge over His mom, to watch over her as his own.
Rome was famous for horribly punishing soldiers that allowed prisoners or anything they were guarding to escape from their custody. According to Scripture the soldiers guarding the body of Jesus all told the same story, Jesus rose from the dead!
Three cultures claim the man Abraham as their patriarch- Christian, Jewish, Muslim. Abraham was told to slay his son as a test of faith. Fatherhood is an honor, a privilege and a responsibility. The poem contained in this artilce is from Isaac's viewpoint and becomes a lesson in appreciating...
This article is a brief summary of end times prophecies that involve the world and centers around Israel. God does have a time when He will destroy sin and evil. God wants prophecy understood by all.
What in your life is worth fighting for? The young man David's life shows us that power to slay the giants that threaten us are no match for the almighty God of heaven who fights for us.
Mary of Bethany, in my opinion, is a hero of the faith. The things that she did and the attitudes she possessed show a deep abiding faith in the Messiah.
The story of Job has been retold for thousands of years. It never fails that whoever gives voice to this tale of tragedy/triumph sees Job's wife as evil. Perhaps she deserves some love and pity in this sobering account of tragedy and faithfulness.
Noah took 120 years to build the ark. He had 120 years to try convince the people water would fall from the sky to destroy the world. Sadly, other than his family, no one listened, not even one.
Nicodemus was a leader of the Jews and later a disciple that claimed Jesus' body. Imagine being a leader and realizing that your brothers and nation had called for the killing of God in human flesh!
The idea of God taking on human flesh is not new. It's been spoken of in prophecy and then that prophecy mimicked by many cultures. How may Mary have felt giving birth to God in human flesh?
The first part of this study, we learn God's idea of what it means to be soul-mates and in the 2nd part of the article, we will speak of the Scriptural definition of sex as a spiritual connection.
God speaks to the heart of His children in many ways. Sometimes He uses experiences and trials to refocus a person on what that person already knows has to be done to help bring people to heaven with him. This is a brief study in the imminent return of Christ.
Though the truth hurts, it is better to see yourself as you are than to lie to yourself. Learn to see yourself with value as Jesus sees you and then you can bypass the pitfall of pride and self loathing that happens when God is missing from your life.
The Bible says that God created the husband and wife to be one. We explore marriage and the importance of being "one in spirit."
Let's get back to the basics. Marriage: what is it? How has society changed this holy institution? This article exposes faulty reasoning and laxness that is the cause for so much divorce today.
People come into our lives that change us forever and then they are called away after what seems so short a time. Elke Maney was a mother, a sister, a warrior, a friend and a woman of character. She loved the Lord and left in her wake hundreds of people that have come to Jesus for salvation.
The Scripture verses that speak of Jesus calling His church up into the sky has intrigued Christians for centuries. How will that happen and what will be the effect on those left behind. On some the event will be devastating to the point of madness or suicide. To others as the become resolute,...