Tag: healing

  • Why Miraculous Spiritual Gifts Have Ceased (Taking a fresh look at a controversial topic)

    8/16/2023 Note: I feel a distinction is needed between the scenario of GOD performing a miracle or giving a supernatural ability to someone with the scenario of the widespread miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit discussed in the New Testament. This article seeks to address the specific purpose of the widespread supernatural gifts of the…

  • Can GOD Heal My Broken Relationship? (Hope for the brokenhearted)

    Ever found yourself facing a relationship that seems hopelessly broken? Yeah, me too. I want to share a Scripture with you to give you hope that GOD is able to heal your broken relationship.

  • The Purpose of Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit within the Church

    With this series of posts, we’re reexamining the roles GOD placed within Jesus’ church, their purpose, and how they apply to us today. This study is within the context of looking at GOD’s overall purpose for individual Christians and for the church. In this post, we’ll study the purpose of the supernatural gifts of the…

  • The Purpose of the Various Roles in the Church (And Why GOD Gave These Roles)

    What roles exist within Jesus’ church? Why did GOD create these specific roles? Before diving into these questions, let me provide some context… This post is a continuation of thoughts regarding the big picture of Christian life and Jesus’ church. If you’re joining in the middle of this journey, I’d encourage you to start here:…

  • How to Know When GOD is Calling Us (Distinguishing Between GOD’s Voice and Ours)

    Have you ever felt like you were being led to do something for a reason you can’t explain? Ever had an idea that seemed to pop into your head from nowhere? If so, have you asked yourself where these thoughts come from? If you are in Christ (see Gal. 3:27; Eph. 2:10-13; Rom. 6), I…

  • December 13 – Paul Travels to Rome

    Reading Acts 27:1-28:31 Devotional Around 60 A.D., the time arrived for Paul to be taken to Rome so that he might stand trial before Caesar. A centurion named Julius was given the mission of escorting Paul safely to Rome. Luke and Aristarchus, a Christian from Thessalonica, traveled with Paul. They traveled safely along the first…

  • December 1 – 1 Corinthians (part 2) – Don’t Divorce

    Reading 1 Cor. 5:1-11:16 Devotional In today’s reading, Paul instructs the Corinthian Christians about a number of subjects, including holy living, dealing with sinful brethren, judging disputes, not suing one another, marriage, eating of meat that was sacrificed to idols, individual rights, preaching the gospel, and roles of men and women. For today’s devotional, I…

  • November 21 – Persecution of Christians Begins; the Church Grows

    Reading Acts 3:1-6:7 Devotional One day Peter and John healed a crippled beggar outside one of the gates of the temple court. The man got and leaped and jumped around, praising GOD. Everyone recognized the man and were amazed at what happened to him. A crowd gathered there as people realized what happened, and Peter…

  • November 2 – Jesus Feeds 4,000 People

    Reading Matt. 15:21-31; Mark 7:24-37 Mark 8:1-10 Matt. 16:1-12; Mark 8:11-21 Mark 8:22-26 Devotional Not long after Jesus fed a group of over 5,000 people, He fed another crowd of about 4,000 people. Jesus said: 2 “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.…

  • October 25 – Jesus Heals, Opposition Grows

    Reading Mark 2:13-14 Matt. 9:10-13; Luke 5:29-32 Luke 5:33-39 John 5:1-3, 5-47 Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28 Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11 Matt. 12:15-21; Mark 3:7-12 Luke 6:12-19 Devotional One day while walking along the Sea of Galilee and teaching a crowd, Jesus called Matthew, who was a tax collector, to come follow Him, and…