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Sleep

Sleep has always been an issue for me, but God’s Word gives promises regarding His children having restful sleep. Psalm 3:5 says “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.” Psalm 4:8 says “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in […]

Prosperity Part 4: New Testament Thoughts

In the last post, we looked at Jesus’ thoughts regarding material wealth. In this post, we will continue the theme by looking at other New Testament lessons on the subject of material riches and prosperity. In the three previous posts looking at what the Bible says regarding prosperity, the overall consensus has been been that […]

Prosperity Part 3: The Blessing of Abraham and the Christlike View of Material Wealth

In this third portion in our study on Biblical Prosperity, I would like to look at Jesus’ thoughts on the subject. Today, there are many churches that put a heavy emphases on God’s desire that we be materially blessed. It often sounds quite spiritual, as people will say that these blessings are for us because […]

Prosperity Part 1: OT Word Study

A lot is said these days about God wanting us to prosper. The prosperity bestowed upon servants of God is one of the great truths of the Bible. However, how God defines prosperity and how Western civilized churchgoers define prosperity often differs markedly, and this difference leads to confusion and disappointment among those who don’t […]

Ambitions

Matthew 20-28 tells the story of James and John (apparently, via their mother) asking Jesus to grant to them the honor of sitting on His right and left hand in His Kingdom. This request was made shortly after Jesus had told the twelve that He would be betrayed, crucified, and raised again. Jesus’ reply was […]