Tag: commandments

  • Biblical Principle #234: Laws of Separation

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to avoid mixing seed in one field, yoking different animal types, mixing fabrics in a garment, and cross-breeding animals. Explanation We previously established that GOD told Israel to be holy (separate) because He is holy. It follows that, in close proximity to this…

  • You Have Heard #6 (How we often live out Philippians 4:4-6)

    This is the 6th passage in “You Have Heard,” where we facetiously edit a Scripture to make it read like we often tend to live it out in our lives. In this passage, we look at Paul’s instructions to rejoice which are found in Philippians 4:4-6. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always when you feel…

  • 3 Tips to Loving Others as Jesus Loves Us (How to Extend Agape Love Even When It’s Hard)

    As Jesus was finishing up with dinner on the night He was arrested, He told the disciples around the table: 31 … “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.…

  • Spiritual ADHD (The Inability to Stay Spiritually Focused)

    Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD (more commonly known as ADHD these days), is a very frequently used phrase today. I believe there are some strong parallels between the symptoms of ADHD and spiritual issues—a spiritual ADHD, if you will. According to Wikipedia, an individual who may suffer from ADD: In short, these individuals may have…

  • Church Notes: How Do We Know We Love Jesus?

    These are my notes for our 5/20/2012 church meeting. Leader: Russ Farmer Assignment How do we know we love Jesus?  How did he instruct us that he would know we love him?  Bring scriptures and we’ll discuss.

  • December 26 – Love GOD, Love Each Other

    Reading 1 John 1:1-5:21 2 John 1-13 3 John 1-14 Devotional In addition to his gospel account of the life of Jesus, the apostle John wrote three letters that are included in the New Testament. The first letter reminds us of GOD’s love, how we show our love for GOD, and how we are to…

  • November 14 – The Upper Room

    Reading Luke 22:14-21, 23-30 John 13:1-21 Matt. 26:22-25; John 13:22-35 Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38 John 14:1-31a Luke 22:35-38 Matt. 26:20; John 14:31b Matt. 26:31-35 Devotional As the Jewish day transitioned from Wednesday to Thursday (Jews measured days from sunset to sunset), Jesus and His apostles met in the upper room, that Peter and John had…

  • September 25 – Temple Construction Opposed

    Reading Ezra 4:6-6:13 Devotional From 536 to 522 B.C., construction of the temple was stopped. This happened for at least three reasons. First, the governing officials of Persia objected to Darius king of Persia. They wrote to Darius that they were afraid that if the walls and temple of Jerusalem were rebuilt, the people would…

  • September 2 – Ezekiel’s Vision of Dry Bones

    Reading Eze. 37:1-28; 38:1-39:29 Devotional GOD showed Ezekiel more visions and gave him more prophecy to speak to Israel: 1 The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2…

  • The Practicality of GOD’s Commands

    CBSSports.com writer Gregg Doyel once wrote an article entitled “Blood spilled at games because of alcohol sales must stop.” (Update: The article is no longer available.) Doyel referenced the recent violence which has occurred at sporting events and the frequent (invariable even?) connection to alcohol. I applaud Mr. Doyel for writing the truth on this…