The struggle against evil is constant: Prayer

A prayer for Sunday and for every day.

Our only God of kindness …

The struggle against evil is constant, so we know your patience is so great, since we human beings get tired and discouraged when we look at the evil flood in the world and almost drown in it. Preserve us, O Sovereign, and keep our eyes on the Lord Jesus. He went to the end and rose from the dead with total victory. He will return to seek the faithful. I want to be in the middle of these. I want to fight the good fight and successfully finish the race. Continue reading “The struggle against evil is constant: Prayer”

Precious gift of life: David Binkley

Binkley’s Word of the Day: Lk 17.10.

So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, “We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty. (Luke 17:10 ESV)

Так і ви, коли зробите все вам наказане, то кажіть: Ми нікчемні раби, бо зробили лиш те, що повинні зробити були! (Луки 17:10 Ukrainian)

Our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you dear Lord for the precious gift of life on this new day, that once again makes us aware of your presence as we observe your incomparable power and love at work in the lives of people all over this world. Continue reading “Precious gift of life: David Binkley”

Some misconceptions about life after the death of the body

Such errors ignore that conduct has consequences.

BY GERALD COWAN ─ The world’s notions about what follows the death of the body are often foolish fancy, wishful thinking. But there is some truth to be had — from the book of God, the Bible.

There is the universal blessing after death theory. Many people claim to have died or nearly died, and then returned to the land of the living with a report of what it is like “on the other side” of death. Continue reading “Some misconceptions about life after the death of the body”

Put on God’s armour

Our armour consists of what our lives should be producing as Christians.

“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and his powerful strength. Put on God’s armour so that you can make a stand against the tricks of the devil. We aren’t fighting against human enemies but against rulers, authorities, forces of cosmic darkness, and spiritual powers of evil in the heavens.” (Ephesians 6:10-12 CEB)

Armour was used in many ages in the past as protection in battle. We may think of a suit of armour standing in some castle and great houses now on display. We no longer use the type of armour that knights used for centuries although soldiers today still have protective armour. The Romans also wore armour which is what Paul goes on to describe here. Continue reading “Put on God’s armour”

Just a prayer meeting?

How do we view God’s people gathering to pray?

If Paul were to write a little handbook about congregational worship and functioning, what might be foremost in his mind? Where would the emphasis lie?

1 Timothy can remove the speculation. Within this letter Paul provided Timothy with instructions regarding, “how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God” (1 Timothy 3:15). Where did he place the priority? Continue reading “Just a prayer meeting?”