'bible' Tagged Posts (Page 10)

'bible' Tagged Posts (Page 10)

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Hard Work Pays Off

This is a common phrase we say in America, but it’s a true statement. Hard work does pay off, and Scripture proves that in (Galatians 6:8) where it talks about reaping what you sow. In most cases, it’s used in a negative context, but can be used in a positive context as well. Reaping what you sow means you get what you put in. If you’re a slack worker, you get a slack reward. If you are a good worker,…
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The Power Of Godly Community

Being separated from my church in Florida really hurts. I had so much hope that I wasn’t going to have to leave Florida again, but things didn’t go as planned. This past June, I was forced to move back to North Carolina after getting evicted. I miss being in Jacksonville; I miss my church, and I miss my friends down there. As much as I want to be back in Florida, I know my friends are rooting for me. They…

Calm During The Storm

“As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.’ So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion. The disciples woke Him up, shouting, ‘Teacher, don’t you…
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Don’t Make Minor Things Major

One of the biggest problems people have with Christians is that we make a big deal about things that aren’t a big deal. We are quick to condemn someone for having a tattoo, wearing a nose ring, or being of a different denomination. Jesus never really made a big deal of those things. Yes, of course, we should care about good doctrine, but we can’t let exclude somebody just because they think a little differently than us. Before my mother…

How Christians Should Address Homosexuality

Homosexuals have become more prevalent in media in the past decade. Many Christians feel threatened by the LGBTQ community because of how aggressive gay culture has become in education, movies, TV, politics, and even some churches. Many of these liberal churches have not only tolerated gays as people but blatantly have celebrated homosexuality as an acceptable activity. The Bible is super clear on where it stands with homosexuality (look at 1 Timothy 1:10, Romans 1:26-17, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and Leviticus…

There’s A Devil On Every Level

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.” – Matthew 6:12-13 [KJV] There’s a saying in the black church, “there’s a devil on every level.” Satan will do anything to make us feel anxious…

Be A Borrower, Not A Lender

“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.” – Proverbs 22:7 [NLT] One thing I hate is owing people money. If I have to pay somebody back, I like to do it as soon as possible. God hates the idea of debt because now you have to servant to God and to man, which no man can serve two masters. For year’s I thought I had to spend money to make money, but…
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Great Resignation From A Biblical Lens

If you live in The United States, then chances are you are seeing a boatload of hiring signs. The pandemic has completely changed the way we work, and for the first time ever, employees have more leverage than employers. Employees can remain unemployed to receive unemployment benefits and get paid more not working than they would if they were working. The idea of “man don’t work, a man don’t eat” is being challenged. How should we Christians respond to this…
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Love God Because He Loves You

God loves us, even when we don’t love ourselves! The Bible makes it pretty clear that His love for us is not based on our actions, but His nature. 1 Timothy 1:14-15 says, “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst” [NIV]. Once…
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Christ, Our Greatest Need

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 [NKJV] If I am honest, I must admit that sometimes I want what I don’t need, and what I need I do not want. Such is the state of human nature. We can identify with the Apostle Paul when he said, “O wretched man that I am!” – Romans 7:24 [NKJV] This tendency can lead us away from…

The Will Of God Can Be Lonely But Worth It

Doing God’s will can be lonely; not everyone will understand you, and oftentimes it won’t be convenient. I have been in many situations where I was snatched out of my comfort zone due to my circumstances. I just recently moved to Clayton, North Carolina, even though I really didn’t want to. I was growing so much spiritually in Florida. I had made amazing Godly friendships, and I was just getting used to Jacksonville. Still, unfortunately, my financial circumstances forced me…
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Don’t Forget Where You Came From

As I’m climbing the mountain to success, I always think about “what can I do to help someone who’s in my shoes?” You hear all the time of people who become successful but act as they have never been broke before. They become arrogant and rude to people who are “lower class.” It’s those same people you might look down upon who will most likely help you when you’re in need. An example in the Bible of someone forgetting where…
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Church Is A Community, Not A Building

If you have been a Christian long enough, chances are that you heard, “the church is not a building, but we are the church.” Christ indeed called us to be the church, but it’s nothing like gathering around people who are excited and hungry for God’s word. It’s almost impossible to be a lukewarm Christian when you are around solid and on fire for God’s people. I went to a great church in Florida and miss it so much. It…

Called the Sons of God

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” – 1 John 3:1a We currently live in a world of great technological advancements. Through the internet, we have access to a horde of information and connect to people literally around the world. Centuries ago, men gazed at the stars in awe, wonder, and curiosity, with a desire to investigate the unknown fathoms of space. We now have aircraft manufactured…
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God Can Heal Depression

A fellow Tiktok follower requested this topic (my Tiktok is @mariowalker84). He asked me to do a blog post on depression, so I thought, “sure, why not?” Depression is a topic that I’m pretty sure most of us can relate to. I had my fair share of moments where I felt depressed. Depression is a very loose word these days, mainly because you hear many social media people saying “I’m depressed” when they’re just seeking attention in reality. Depression is…
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Giving Without Expectations

I was watching Gary Vaynerchuck (a well-known figure in the digital marketing space). I looked for videos on selling, and he said this “give without expectation.” Vaynerchuck isn’t exactly a Christian, but many of his philosophies lines-up with Scripture. He’s highly successful despite his “put others first” mindset. Watching his videos reminded me of 1 Timothy 6:6-10, where Paul talks about riches being found in contentment. Gary Vaynerchuck talks a lot about happiness being the end goal. God doesn’t necessarily…