Tag: Christian

  • Book Review: The Power of a Praying Church

    This post was written by Sandy Farmer. By: Stormie Omartian Published: March 1, 2009 by Harvest House Publishers 208 pages Source: Personal Library (Goodreads|Amazon) Goodreads description—Believers are promised God’s powerful presence when they gather with others in prayer. Now bestselling authors Stormie Omartian (more than 10 million books sold) and her longtime pastor, Jack Hayford,…

  • Christian Fundamentals Series – Lesson 4 Questions

    Answer the following questions with Scripture. (Download a PDF version of these questions here.) Church Organization 1. What roles did Jesus establish within the church?   2. Why did Jesus setup these roles?   3. Are shepherds, pastors, bishops, presbyters, overseers, and elders the same or different roles?   4. What can we learn about…

  • The Popularity Paradox (Effectively Reaching Lost People without Compromising Truth)

    Today I read a newspaper article discussing how a particular denomination is wrestling with certain decisions pertaining to their heritage—things like whether they should change their name or drop their denomination’s name from their title entirely, past strong political ties and turmoil over race-related issues. The article I’m referring to was written by a pastor…

  • Christian Fundamentals Series – Lesson 2 Questions

    Bible study questions for Lesson 2 of my series entitled Christian Fundamentals.

  • Christian Fundamentals Series – Lesson 1 Questions

    Bible study questions for Lesson 1 of my series entitled Christian Fundamentals.

  • December 19 – 2 Timothy: Paul’s Final Letter

    Reading 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22 Devotional It seems that Paul was once again arrested and had to stand trial, and was apparently sentenced to death as a result of his defense of the gospel. Secular history affirms that Paul died a martyr’s death (a martyr is someone who is killed for a cause—in this case, for…

  • December 12 – Paul before Felix, Festus and Agrippa

    Reading Acts 24:1-26:32 Devotional Now in custody of the Roman governor Felix, Paul defended himself against accusations by the chief priests, elders and teachers of the Law. Felix was very familiar with Christianity, referred to in the text as “the Way,” and he ordered Paul kept in prison for two years. Thankfully, Paul was allowed…

  • November 23 – Jesus Calls Saul of Tarsus

    Reading Acts 8:1b-9:31 Devotional On the day that Stephen was killed there arose a great persecution against the Christians in Jerusalem. Everyone except the apostles fled Jerusalem to the surrounding regions of Judea and Samaria. Saul of Tarsus was a key part of those persecuting the Christians. He went into Christians’ homes and dragged off…

  • November 22 – Stephen Dies for Jesus

    Reading Acts 6:8-8:1a Devotional In yesterday’s reading we were introduced to a righteous man named Stephen, who was described as being “full of the Holy Spirit.” Today’s reading begins by describing Stephen as a man full of GOD’s grace and power, stating that he did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. Some Jews…

  • November 3 – Losing for the Sake of Finding

    Reading Matt. 16:13-23 Mark 8:34-38; 9:1 Matt. 17:1-13; Luke 9:36b Matt. 17:14-21; Mark 9:14-32 Matt. 17:24-27 Matt. 18:1-4; Mark 9:33-35; Luke 9:46-48; 17:7-10 Matt. 18:5-6, 10-14; Mark 9:36-37, 42 Matt. 18:7-9; Mark 9:43-50 Mark 9:38-41 Matt. 18:15-22; Luke 17:3b-4 Matt. 18:23-35 Devotional Jesus is now into His final year of ministry before He is crucified,…