Are you a brand new follower of Christ, wondering where to get started on your journey? Here are 4 essential steps to move you forward toward spiritual growth. Though simple, they are vital to building your relationship with the Lord.
There are many ways to study the Bible. This method is just one to consider. Perhaps you just want help getting started on your way. This particular method is great for beginners; however, it can be geared toward any level of study. As you become more comfortable with Bible study, you will begin to develop your own techniques and discover favorite resources that will make your Bible study very personal and meaningful.
Many new Christians view the Christian life as a long list of "do's" and "don'ts." They haven't yet discovered that spending time with God is a privilege that we get to do, and not a chore or an obligation that we have to do. Getting started with a daily time of devotions simply takes a little bit of planning. There is no set standard of what a devotional should look like. These steps will help you incorporate the basics elements of a solid devotional into the custom plan that's right for you.
Have you ever noticed how refreshingly fun it is to be around positive thinking people who seem to naturally maintain a positive attitude? No matter how bad the circumstances, negativity never even enters their minds, let alone crosses their lips to form negative, faithless words! But let's be honest, encountering a positive person is a rare occurrence these days. Whoops, that sure was a negative thought! In her typically light-hearted tone, Karen Wolff of Christian-Books-for-Women.com shows us how to turn our negative thoughts into positive thinking — permanently — with these positive attitude tips.
The Bible says in 2 Peter 1:3 that as we grow in our knowledge of God, through his divine power he gives us everything we need for life and godliness. Jesus relied on the Word of God alone to overcome obstacles, including the devil. God's Word is alive and powerful (Hebrews 4:12), useful for correcting us when we are wrong and teaching us what is right (2 Timothy 3:16). It makes sense for us to carry God's Word in our hearts through memorization, to be ready to face any problem, every difficulty, and whatsoever challenge that life can send our way. Presented here are a number of problems, difficulties and challenges that we face in life, along with corresponding answers from God's Word.
Temptation is something we all face as Christians, no matter how long we have been following Christ. There are a few practical things, however, that we can do to grow stronger and smarter in our struggle against sin. You can learn how to avoid temptation by practicing these five steps.
While you're cleaning out closets and sweeping under the furniture, think about this: Spring cleaning, while worth the effort, will only last for a season, but spiritual cleansing could have an eternal influence. So don't just dust behind those book shelves, dust off that favorite Bible and get ready for a spiritual spring cleaning.
How fit is your faith? Do you need a spiritual check-up? If you sense something might be wrong in your Christian walk, here are 12 signs of a healthy faith-life. Give yourself a spiritual check-up today! And if you discover you need some help getting spiritually fit, you'll find a few exercises to point you in the right direction.
This resource covers ten basic principles fundamental to becoming established and growing toward maturity in the Christian faith. You can study each lesson here, or sign up for a 10-week eCourse.
"Spending Time With God" is a 7-part series of practical teachings on developing a devotional life, written by Pastor Danny Hodges of Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg in Florida. He presents practical, every day applications in a down-to-earth and humorous style which is sure to encourage you in your Christian walk. You can walk through each lesson here, or sign up for a 7-week eCourse.