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Are You Doing the Good Part?
Just compare yourself to these two sisters.
Even though they were sisters, Martha and Mary, acted very differently than each other one day when Jesus was with them.
Martha was busy serving all of the food while Mary sat by the feet of Jesus (Luke 10:38-42).
Martha showed how upset she was at her sister. She basically asked Jesus to tell Mary to get up and help her instead of just sitting there.
Jesus told her that she was careful and troubled about many things but only one part was needed and Mary had chosen that good part.
Sometimes we can be too busy to even listen to God. It's really sad but even if you're doing the work in a church for the Lord, you might miss the most important part...
The thing is that Martha did the work but her mind was not where it should have been. She was troubled. She was disturbed.
She was stressing and thinking about how much work she was doing -which was more than someone else! She was getting more and more frustrated and upset while she was working...
She wasn't really listening to what Jesus was saying even though she was serving Him food!
When you're talking to someone it's rather difficult to hear them if they start talking to you!
It's possible sometimes to catch part of it -but if doing it in an everyday, normal way it's even more difficult than during a short test!
It's a good thing to pray a lot. We're told in 1Thessalonians 5:17 to pray without ceasing.
That's praying continually. ...But we need to always remember that prayer is a two-way conversation!
When you ask Father God for something, always listen for His response!
Mary wasn't talking the whole time while hoping Jesus would yell so that she could hear Him!
Mary sat and listened to what Jesus was saying so that she didn't miss it and could live the way that He was saying...
How are we really going to get to know Him if we don't?
Read the inspired Word of God. Everything in the Bible accurately tells of Him -what He's done, is doing, and will do for you.
Don't miss out the better part! Spend time with God and His Word everyday!
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What That 70s Show Taught Me About Christianity
What in the world could I have possibly learned about Christianity from "That 70's Show"? I'm sure that's what everyone is thinking right about now.Well today I was watching it and the episode was about the family going to church and generally their take on religion.
Religious Tolerance and the Internet
The internet is a great resource of information on all kinds of topics, including religion. Unfortunately, there is also no shortage of religious intolerance and just plain bad information on the internet as well.
The Story of Joshua and Caleb
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The Emmaus Journal ~ Strangers In A Strange Land
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Teamwork in Ministry: Pauls Sense of Partnership in the Gospel
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Spring Into Gods Love
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Are You Missing What It Takes To Resist Sin?
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Paul's Letter to 21st Century Christians
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War in Heaven
This next event, a war in heaven, will not be able to be seen with the naked eye by the people still left on the earth as the 7 year Tribulation starts to unfold. What happens in this next incredible event is that Satan and his angels are cast out of "heaven" and cast down onto the earth by St.
The Christian Community Tries To Take Back What Belongs To Them!
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Choose Your Friends Carefully
For those of you who have entered into a true Spirit-filled, surrendered walk with the Lord where God and Jesus are now leading and directing your life in the direction They want it to go in - one of the first things that you will find happening to you is that God will start to prune out the people that He does not want in your life and start to bring in the people that He does want in.As you will see in the Scripture verses listed below - the Bible tells us to choose our friends carefully, that he who walks with wise people will become wise himself but that he who keeps company with fools will he himself be destroyed.
For it is written in Matthew 12:36 But I tell you that men will have to give account of the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your word you will be condemned.
Reading the Bible
A friend of mine had asked my thoughts on how one should go about reading the Bible. I would first read the New Testament in its entirety in order to keep in the "flow" of it.
A Comparison of ISLAM and CHRISTIANITY
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Hope and Restoration in the Valley
The bible tells a story about the prophet Ezekiel who envisioned a valley full of dry bones. God led Ezekiel back and forth in the midst of this valley, surrounded by dry bones.
Mystery, not Myth: Jesus Christ is real!
In the children's section of any bookstore, books on the birth of Jesus stand next to Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. The same parents who describe Santa Claus so convincingly also tell their children of Another who knows if they've been "naughty or nice.
Fundamental Church Failures
Every great human movement toward freedom, whether commercial, political or religious or a combination thereof, begins with the determination of concerned men and women to make life better by resolving recurring human problems. The Renaissance and the Age of Reason occurred through the efforts of talented people to end the brutal political, financial and religious abuses common within Medieval Europe.
The 7 Trumpet Judgments
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Moslem America ,Part 1
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How to Handle Negative Feelings When Wronged by Someone Else
How does a Christian really handle negative feelings and emotions when they start to set in as a result of being wronged by others - especially if the wrong has been vicious and nasty?The Bible tells us that God is asking all of His people to live on a higher level than the nonbeliever. The Bible tells us to forgive those who trespass against us, to turn the other cheek when warranted, to love our enemies and to do good to those who deliberately hurt us.
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