Spiritual Growth: Measures for How Youre Doing
In my yard are quarter-circles of grass growing taller than the rest. There 's also a 12-foot circle with no grass. What explains these phenomena? Alien laser blasts? A Martian landing site? No. The arcs are where we threw lawn fertilizer, and the circle is where the above-ground pool stood. Whether growth is fast, slow, or non-existent, the difference is easy to discern.
Paul tells his opponents to stop using worldly yardsticks instead of God's (2 Cor. 10:12). By a worldling's measure, Paul seemed a failure, but in God's eyes he was a glorious conqueror. By what standards should we measure spiritual progress?
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Steve Singleton has written and edited several books and numerous articles on subjects of interest to Bible students. He has taught Greek, Bible, and religious studies courses Bible college, university, and adult education programs. He has taught seminars and workshops in 11 states and the Caribbean.
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Spirit and the Law of Cause and Effect
Most of our troubles are bought about by exercising our own free will.If you have a war, there will be many people, who will ask, Why does the Great Spirit not stop it? Why does the Great Spirit not try to prevent it?The actual truth is that the people of the world are to blame.
Home Improvement or New Construction?
Jesus said, "No one can see the Kingdom of Heaven unless he is BORN AGAIN," (Jn 3:3). A born again disciple is one who has, literally, been given a new lease on life.
The Magic of Tarot Card Reading
The magic of the tarot was obvious to me the first time that someone confirmed that my tarot card reading was accurate. Of course, the first time that I did a tarot reading for someone else I really had no reason to believe that the reading I was about to give could be so revealing.
Understanding the Gospel of Matthew and Why it Matters - Part 1
An Introduction to MatthewSETTINGHave you ever been promised something wonderful, and then been made to wait for it? Have you felt the eager anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve, or the desperate longing of a wife awaiting a letter from a husband at war? Many Christians look forward to the return of Jesus in this way, occasionally glancing up at the sky and wondering if maybe - just maybe - today might be the day.If you can relate to that feeling, then you can begin to understand what the Jewish people were experiencing in the first century AD.
Quick Reference Guide for Tarot Card Meanings
Obviously, if you really want to learn about the meanings of the tarot cards and use them well, you'll spend time studying them and understanding the nuances of each card's interpretation. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a cool party game and want to impress your friends, this "cheat sheet" should provide you enough of a clue about each card's meaning that you can fake your way through a reading.
Not Upon My Convictions but Upon the Blood of Jesus
"He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Lance Armstrong had it Right-- Every Second Does Counts!
I have been counseling people on weight loss, exercise efficiency and nutrition for over twenty years. Every time I go to the gym I observe people, their training tactics and their workout habits.
Ancient Wisdom: Can it Still be Applied Today?
*Advice on living a humane and compassionate life.According to text in the Bible, King Solomon had spoken with God and asked for divine wisdom.
Art of Living - Finding It's a Wonderful Life
In Corrogue I am finding it's a wonderful life.Let me share with you how this happens.
6 Little Prayers That Bring Healing - Every Time You Pray
Ok, let's start with the amazing story of Robbie and how a little-known scripture in the book of Galatians got him healed of cancer - after the doctors had given him only 6 months to live!!Ready? Here we go..
Wanted: Floodlight Of Treasure To Undo The Works Of Darkness!
'Jesus answered, are there not twelve hours in a day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, becaue he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
Do You Really Want to Know the Truth?
Back in 1992, Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise co-starred in a movie entitled A Few Good Men. The high point of the film, in my view, was a classic, heated exchange between their characters, during which Kaffee (the military attorney played by Cruise) says: "I want the truth," and Col.
Enjoy The Journey, As There Isnt A Destination
Do you spend your time working towards that "one day when?."? One day, when I have enough money I will be happy.
The Spiritually Dead Church
The spiritually dead church. Now, I am not talking about every church.
Buddha Never Bowed Before a Statue, and Jesus Never Kneeled Before a Cross, From Divine Source
Far to many people have become "followers" rather than BEING and living the messages they hold dear. True spiritual enlightenment comes from one Source; it is the same source that Jesus, Allah, Buddha, and You are connected to.
Unconditional Love Really Means Unconditional Radiance
The fastest way to raise your frequency is to do the job you were designed to do. You were designed to love.
Releasing the Yoke
When the Bible makes reference to a "yoke" it is referring to a heavy piece of wood shaped to fit around the neck and fasten to a pole. It was primarily used to tie oxen together (usually two); the older ox had its yoke and the younger had its yoke.
Shamanism is an ancient form of mysticism. Although there are many localized variations, the basic tenet is that all things are sacred and alive.
Who is God?
Since the beginning of time mankind has pondered, who God is. He did not choose to reveal much about himself probably because we couldn't understand it.
Why Angels, Why Now?
The Angelic realms have been very active throughout the human experience. They-as brilliant aspects of your Source-have been offered as protectors and teachers for every one of you.
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