Should Christians Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Two views on “Should Christians Celebrate Valentine’s Day?”
1.Looking for Love this Valentine’s Day? Pastor Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale shares thoughts on what true love is and how we can have it and share it every day of the year.
2. Various studies on the history of Valentine’s Day Continue reading Should Christians Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

The Seven Realities of Experiencing God

Throughout the Experiencing God teaching – the author reveals each part of the Seven Realities to help us understand how to truly “experience” our relationship with Christ. Blackaby refers often to the Seven Realities, so it’s important to know them and understand the meaning. When I studied this I was especially moved by number 4 – God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church. Because of Reality #4, I was able to know when and how God was speaking to me. Especially as I journal and read the bible, journaling helps me to look back at what I learn and in the present, journaling helps me to take a piece of a larger part of the scripture reading and apply it to my life. Continue reading The Seven Realities of Experiencing God

Reading My Devos on My Blackberry Storm

There’s a great application for your phone – I use it on my blackberry Storm – it’s called YouVersion.   Just go to: download the application for whichever phone you have.  Click on the “Reading Plan” Click on the “View Reading Plans” Scroll down to the second to the last ‘reading plan’ and you’ll see “Life Journal Reading Plan” Poof ! There you have the … Continue reading Reading My Devos on My Blackberry Storm

Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

…when He spoke in parables, He explained them only to His disciples. But those who had continually rejected His message were left in their spiritual blindness to wonder as to His meaning. He made a clear distinction between those who had been given “ears to hear” and those who persisted in unbelief—ever hearing, but never actually perceiving and “always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7) Continue reading Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables?

Fear of God

Psalm 33:18 “But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.” ~What does it mean to “fear” the Lord, if God is love, why would we fear him? We should look at the phrase, “fear of the Lord,” or “God fearing”. We’ve often heard these terms but do we really know and understand why? I believe this is a good definition of the word fear, as used in the bible: f…ear which means awe in the presence of the holy (Eccles. 12: 13). This fear induces a hatred of evil (Prov. 8: 13)… Continue reading Fear of God

Gods Promises

Today’s Date: February 10, 2010  God’s Promises   Reading: Exodus 30:11-31:18 ~ Matthew 26:47-68 ~ Psalm 32:1-11 ~ Proverbs 8:27-32;  Blackaby’s Devotional: 2 Corin 1:20 S – Scripture: “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”  ~2 Corin 1:20 O – Observation: It’s interesting to note that Blackaby makes mention of John … Continue reading Gods Promises

The End of the World

I believe that we all, at some time or another have wondered, “how much longer” will I be on this earth. For some it’s a thought when they are given the news of a deadly, sometimes incurable disease. For others the thought comes when they hit a certain age in life, or when a close family or friend dies, in which they want to die themselves due to the loss. I don’t really hear people talk about the actual time of when the earth would come to a complete END. It’s a scary thought, so we live our lives day by day and more people probably ask the question, “what happens to me after I die, than what happens when the world ends.”

Read more about: Question: “How can I know for sure that I will go to Heaven when I die?” Continue reading The End of the World

Why Pray?

Prayer is as essential to knowing God and growing spiritually as breathing is to living and staying healthy. Just as you need to communicate effectively to be a good employee or spouse, our walk with God is only as strong as the communication between you and Him. Continue reading Why Pray?