Tag Archive | Jesus

Why does God hear and answer prayers for some and not others even though they live for Him?

Why does God hear and answer prayers for some and not others even though they live for Him?

It seems that the question behind the question is “Why isn’t God answering my prayers even though I live for Him?”  This is a question that many Christians wrestle with.  It only seems fair that if we are living for God, He will be inclined to give us what we ask for.  That is what […]

When we are praying do we pray directly to God or through Jesus?

When we are praying do we pray directly to God or through Jesus?

The answer to the given question is “Yes” and “Yes” but allow me to elaborate on that a bit. When Jesus taught his disciples how they ought to pray in Matthew 6:9-13 he instructed them to pray to “Our Father in heaven.” 9Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom […]

Is cursing or swearing a sin?

Is cursing or swearing a sin?

To determine whether cussing is a “sin,” we need to first discuss what sin is, and second define what cursing, swearing, or cussing is. The Bible tells us that sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7, Joshua 1:18).  It is furthermore described as imaginations of the unrenewed […]

Examine Yourselves ( Part 1)

Examine Yourselves ( Part 1)

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test? – 2 Corinthians 13:5 Explanation of this verse: Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith,…. These words are to be considered in connection with 2 Corinthians 13:3 for […]

5000+ ate with and because of Jesus

5000+ ate with and because of Jesus

  When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not […]

The Wise and Foolish Builders

The Wise and Foolish Builders

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears […]

Fasting

Fasting

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.  But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,  so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, […]