HE IS OUR PEACE

Posted Jan 13th, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                       HE IS OUR PEACE                January 12, 2018
Jesus Christ said he left peace for the believers. The word “peace” can be defined as the end of hostility. Part of this peace is described in Ephesians 2. In verses14 – 18 the word “peace” occurs four times indicating the end of hostility between the Jews and the Gentiles. In the Bible, the word “Jew” or “Judean” refers the children of Israel. While the word “Gentile” refers to all...

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BEYOND UNDERSTANDING

Posted Jan 10th, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                     BEYOND UNDERSTANDING                 January 8, 2018      
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace [peace peace], whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3) In the Hebrew text this actually says “peace peace.” The King James translators decided to translate it “perfect peace.” It could also be translated “peaceful peace.” No matter the translation, our job is to stay our minds on God and trust God, He does the keeping in peace peace....

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PROSPER BY GOD

Posted Dec 28th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                       PROSPER BY GOD                          December 26, 2017
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (III John 2) God’s will is clearly stated in this verse. God wants His people to prosper and be in health as long as they live. God is the creator of the universe. He knows what prosperity and health are all about. As we look to Him, apply His Word and believe,...

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HIS GOOD PLEASURE

Posted Dec 22nd 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                       HIS GOOD PLEASURE                     December 19, 2017
“Having predestinated [determined beforehand] us unto the adoption of children [sonship] by Jesus Christ to himself [God], according to the good pleasure of his [His] will, …”(Ephesians 1:5) These words declare a wonderful truth. Those who are born again were made to be sons by what Jesus Christ accomplished. This is according to the good pleasure of God’s will. It pleased God to make us sons. This was determined...

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EVERLASTING LIFE

Posted Dec 13th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                        EVERLASTING LIFE                          December 12, 2017
Let’s begin with some verses that are well known to all Christians: John 3:15 – 17: “… whosoever believeth in him [the son of man] should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ], that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;...

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WHICH GROUND

Posted Dec 13th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                           WHICH GROUND                    December 6, 2017
Certainly, all Christians know the parable of the sower. Jesus Christ teaches the parable of the sower to the multitude in Matthew 13:1 – 9. Later he explains this parable to his disciples in Matthew 13:18 – 23. You can look up the parable. Once the sower sows his job is done. The results are based on what type of ground receives what was sowed. In gardening the ground can...

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WHAT TO SEEK

Posted Nov 30th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                          WHAT TO SEEK                     November 28, 2017
Everyone needs the basic necessities of life like food, shelter and clothing. Let’s see what God has to say about acquiring such things. “Therefore take no thought [be not anxious], saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles [unbelieving nations] seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”...

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EXAMPLES

Posted Nov 22nd 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                                   EXAMPLES                             November 22, 2017
Often people look at other people to find examples when facing a new situation or circumstance in life. Sometimes people read about what famous people in the past did. Some may read in magazines about what certain celebrities may have done under similar conditions.  May I suggest we go to God’s Word to look for examples. Jesus Christ is the best example. Philippians 2:5 says: “Let this mind [thinking] be in you, which...

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GIVING THANKS

Posted Nov 14th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                       GIVING THANKS                                 November 14, 2017
This month we will celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US. This is a time set aside for thanksgiving to God for what He has provided for His people and for our nation. During this month we thank God for His people not only in the US but around the world. Giving of thanks to God comes up a number of times in the Church Epistles. Paul was a great example of...

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COMFORT GOD'S PEOPLE

Posted Nov 9th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                     COMFORT GOD’S PEOPLE                    November 9, 2017
Let’s consider two verses that speak of comfort for God’s people. One is in Isaiah 40 and the other in I Thessalonians 4. They speak of two aspects of the same great truth. Isaiah 40:1 says: “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.” I Thessalonians 4:18 says: “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” To enjoy the full understanding of these comforts let’s look at the context of...

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AN INCOMPLETE REFORMATION

Posted Nov 2nd 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                     AN INCOMPLETE REFORMATION                   November 1, 2017
Five hundred years ago Martin Luther began what is now called the Reformation. As a result, many followers of Christ left the Roman Catholic Church to become Lutherans which has led to the Protestant movement including many denominations. One topic that seems to be incomplete among the reformers, and in some cases ignored, is the great mystery of God. Even though believers are called Christians, many today still do not...

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PRAISES TO GOD

Posted Oct 26th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                           PRAISES TO GOD                         October 25, 2017
The Book of Psalms is full of references to the praise of God. Let’s look at some of them. “I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.” (Psalm 9:1) The marvelous works of God deserve our whole hearted praise. Without God’s works nothing would exist. Look at what we find in Psalm 19:1 regarding God’s marvelous works: “The heavens declare the...

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THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN

Posted Oct 22nd 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                       THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN                      October 19, 2017
There are several places where the term “virtuous woman” is mentioned in the Bible. It is a title given to very few. Ruth is called a virtuous woman in Ruth 3:11: “And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.” Proverbs 12:4 speaks of her: “A virtuous woman is...

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OUR TO DO LIST

Posted Oct 13th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                             OUR TO DO LIST                                 October 12, 2017
Almost every person makes “to do lists.” Things to do before work, at work, after work, on vacation, etc. One thing that should be at the top of the list for Christians is recorded in I John 4:7:.”Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” Everyone that loves is born of God and knows...

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HOPEFUL WORDS OF COMFORT

Posted Oct 6th 2017, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER              HOPEFUL WORDS OF COMFORT            October 6, 2017
Some wonderful saints have fallen asleep this week and are awaiting the return. Even before his crucifixion, Jesus told his disciples: “I the resurrection and the life.” Most Christians know this. How this resurrection and life relates to us is found in the Church Epistles. “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep [the dead], that ye sorrow not, even as others which...

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