GIVING THANKS

Posted Nov 14th, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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HONOR THE LORD

Posted Sep 27th, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                         HONOR THE LORD                         September 26, 2017
In reading Proverbs recently, something stood out to me. It is found in Proverbs 3:9: “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: …” One way to honor God is by the practice of giving and receiving. By sharing of the first fruits of all our increase we honor God with our substance. Old Testament believers were to give ten per cent of all their...

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WHAT A NAME

Posted Sep 21st, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                         WHAT A NAME                   September 19, 2017
Because of what he accomplished, the name of Jesus Christ is the greatest name of all time. Let’s look at Acts 2:38: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost [Spirit].” To repent is to confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised...

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A MINDSET FOR BUILDING UP

Posted Sep 15th, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                 A MINDSET FOR BUILDING UP              September 15, 2017
Certainly, the Apostle Paul was a central figure for building up the Church. Yet, all believers share in that role of building up one another. “According to the grace of God which is given unto me [Paul], as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.” (I Corinthians 3:10) The exhortation of God’s...

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THE MYSTERY

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


PRAISE AND POWER                             THE MYSTERY                             September 12, 2017
One of the greatest, if not the greatest, truth regarding this Christian era is regarding the mystery. Let’s see what the apostle Paul said by revelation about it. “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained...

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Dear Friends

Posted Sep 7th, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                                                                                   September 7, 2017
 
Dear Friends,
God bless you abundantly in Christ. You are in our prayers.
Last week the Praise And Power was sent out with some formatting problems. I apologize for our error. My computer crashed. So I had to use the laptop. Everything looked great until the article was transferred to the server. Then it went “hay-wire.” Being unfamiliar with how to change the format on the laptop, I allowed it to go as it was. Now...

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BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

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


PRAISE AND POWER           BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS           August 30, 2017
One of the great teachings Jesus Christ presented in his earthly ministry is found in Matthew 5. Many call it the sermon on the mount. It begins with the following in Matthew 5:2: “And he  opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, …” This is a great point before a person can say anything he or she must open the mouth. Then Jesus spoke some wonderful beatitudes: “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” (verse 7) Then in verses 8,...

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ANCHOR OF THE SOUL

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


PRAISE AND POWER                       ANCHOR OF THE SOUL                   August 22, 2017
There is a verse of Scripture, Hebrews 6:19, that includes the phrase used in the above title today. “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; …” In order to get clarity regarding this, we need to take a look at the context. Let’s go to Hebrews 6:10: “For God is not unrighteous to forget your...

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EDIFICATION

Posted Aug 17th, 12:00 by Praise and Power on Inspiration


PRAISE AND POWER                                   EDIFICATION                                August 17, 2017
The context of Ephesians 4:12 tells us that this verse is referring to the purpose of the gift ministries which God has provided in  the church: “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying [building up] of the body of Christ: …” The ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers are for perfecting the saints, for the work of the ministry and for...

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