Tag: service

  • Biblical Principle #173: Priests Received Israel’s Firstfruits

    Biblical Principles List Principle God gave the firstfruits of Israel’s blessings to the priests as provisions for them and their family. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levitical priests. Among these blessings were the first and best of Israel’s produce and reproduction.

  • Biblical Principle #159: Levitical Priesthood Began Serving Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle Having completed their consecration period, Aaron and his sons began serving as Israel’s priests. Explanation We have previously established (here and here) the significant preparations that were necessary for Aaron and his sons to serve as Israel’s priests. Such measures were necessary because GOD is holy and does not allow sinful…

  • Biblical Principle #47: The Husband is the Head of His Wife

    Biblical Principles List Principle A husband is head of his wife. Explanation The Bible asserts that GOD has assigned husbands responsibility for serving as the head of their family. Husbands are the head of their wife. The apostle Paul explained this by pointing back to the creation of Adam and Eve: 3 and I wish…

  • The Purpose of Other Spiritual Gifts within the Church

    In addition to the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as performing miracles and healing, GOD has also given numerous non-supernatural, or “natural” (i.e., non-miraculous), gifts within the church. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, saying: 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of…

  • Why it’s Spiritually Unhealthy to Compare Yourself to Someone Else (Focus on YOUR Abilities)

    Do you ever get depressed thinking about what someone else can do/accomplish, spiritually? Do you ever feel frustrated because, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to do this particular thing? For example, imagine there’s the Christian brother named Jim who is a fantastic evangelist. Jim is able to initiate conversation and frequently find himself…

  • How to Let Go of False Control (and Let GOD Direct Your Plans)

    A few weeks ago I prayed for GOD to show me areas in my life where I need to grow. This wasn’t a repeat prayer or something I’d been focused on regularly. I was just thinking one day that I really need GOD to show me where He wants me to grow, so I asked…

  • What Does it Mean to Worship?

    What does it mean to worship, according to the Bible? Have you ever studied this? I am convinced that the question what does it mean to worship is one of the most important and misunderstood truths in all of the Bible. Worship is one of the most talked about, and yet least often defined subjects.…