List of Commands in the New Testament

This is a tool to help you carry out the second half of the Great Commission: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” This is a complete listing of all the commands that apply to us today. People often wonder what are the commands that Jesus commanded us to teach. As you look over this list you will see that God instructs us in great detail what it means to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus: how we should act, and what we should do,…

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A New Look at Predestination and Once Saved Always Saved

I had never had a real interest in theological positions or discussions about Salvation. One day the Lord impressed upon me that I needed to study the subject of Salvation for myself so that I would know for sure what was truth, Calvinism,  Arminianism, or something in between. I reluctantly dove into this study thinking it would be dry and boring. What I found was the exact opposite. God opened a whole new bigger picture for me about Salvation. This study is not exhaustive, nor can it ever be here…

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The Headcovering: What Style and How Much Should it Cover?

In 1 Corinthians 11, God gives the command that a woman is to cover her head when praying or prophesying and that a man is to have his head uncovered. The focus of the entire passage is on the covered or uncovered head. Nothing is commanded or suggested concerning the style, color, or size of the woman’s or man’s headcovering. It is significant that God does not specify a style, a color, or size of headcovering. Because God does not command a specific style, color, or size of head covering,…

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Why Unbelievers and Worldly Christian Prosper Financially

Psalms 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever: Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. Prosperity destroys the foolish but is a blessing to the wise. Part of the destruction process for the foolish is their prosperity. Psalms 37:34-38 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked…

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How to Double Your Giving to the Lord

Have you ever dreamed of being financially able to give 20, 30, or 50 percent of your income to the Lord? There is a joy and excitement of being able to give more than God is asking us to give. It also provides an encouragement for others to give. Think of all that could be done in Christ’s Kingdom if your church received twice as much in offerings and if foreign missions had twice as much funds. The overhead costs have already been met through present giving. Any additional giving…

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Singleness – A Peek at God’s Perspective

We see things in our life from a narrow perspective, and it is often difficult for us to understand all that God is allowing to happen. Someone standing 10 feet behind us can see a much bigger perspective than we can. They can see things we can’t. They can also see some of our blindspots. God sees an even bigger and clearer perspective as He sees all of our past, present, and future all at once. God invites us to get a peek from His perspective. God tells us that…

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How to Become a Christian

1. You must believe that you are a sinner, and you cannot save yourself. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us….If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:8,10 “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8 2. What happens if…

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10 Common Myths About the Headcovering

I began a study on the headcovering when I was in college to find a basis that God no longer required the headcovering for today. I did not see a need for it. As I have studied the head covering in depth, I have discovered that there are many myths about the headcovering stated as truth. These false teachings are in many of the commentaries. They have been preached from the pulpit and have been passed from one Christian to another to give a “clear” understanding of what they want…

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God’s Commands in the New Testament

Jesus commanded us in the second half of the Great Commission to teach others to observe ALL that He has commanded us. We first need to know the commands ourselves well enough so that we can teach others to observe them. View an Uncategorized List of Commands Alcohol Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. Rom 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day;…

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Building a Theology of Peace in the Old Testament

Would you go to the Old Testament to develop a theology of peace and your position on a Christian’s involvement in war? Or do you tend to ignore or gloss over the Old Testament on the issue of peace and participation in war because it does not fit your peace theology? The Old Testament has been a problem and a stumbling block to the question of whether a Christian should go to war. How do we, who hold a peace position, reconcile the teachings of Jesus and the New Testament…

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The Effects of the Headcovering on Divorce

Is there a correlation between Christian women wearing a headcovering as is instructed in 1 Corinthians 11 and the divorce rate among Christians? Most churches today teach that the woman does not need to cover her head and that the teaching in 1 Corinthians 11 does not apply to today. Is it true that the headcovering teaching is not important, has no value for today, and is to be “spiritualized” and reinterpreted? Or is the Church reaping the consequence of ignoring the headcovering command in the high rate of divorce…

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“Bodily Exercise Profiteth Little”

“Bodily exercise profiteth little”. We’ve probably all heard this quote from 1 Timothy 4:8 at one time or another. Some quote it to give them license to sit around. Others retranslate it to say “bodily exercise profits for a little time”. Both take the fragment of verse out of context. As you read the following quote, notice the entire context. “But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life…

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The Guaranteed Christian Success Formula

If you’re like me, you’ve heard of, or read of, various plans for success in the Christian life. Some are embodied in how-to books. Others come from biographies of great Christian men. Still others come from pastors, professors, and men with Ph.D’s. Many challenge you to hours of prayer. Or reading through the Bible and/or memorizing large portions of it. Or winning souls for Christ. Or living a life of service to others. And of course, there’s the advice given to new Christians: “Read your Bible, pray, witness to others…

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