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Articles for Edification

How to Empty Yourself and Fill Up With God

Human beings are vessels. We are containers that, when empty, can be filled and used (2 Timothy 2:21). Recently, a new Christian movement has encouraged emptying oneself in order to receive from God. It’s called “contemplative prayer,” and it involves centering one’s focus on the presence of God, sometimes by repeating a word or phrase.… Continue reading How to Empty Yourself and Fill Up With God

Articles for Encouragement, Lessons to Learn

Stand Fast in the Faith & Just Keep Singing

Right now there is so much going on in the world that it can get kind of overwhelming. Besides the never-ending barrage of negative news, the prayer requests from all sides are seemingly nonstop. People need healing for themselves and their loved ones. They need strength to endure the latest attacks from the enemy. It… Continue reading Stand Fast in the Faith & Just Keep Singing

Articles for Edification

What Is Sin & Why Is Blood the Price of It?

Hebrews 9:22 says that without shedding of blood there will be no remission of sin. It started after Adam and Eve’s transgression in the Garden of Eden. God clothed their nakedness with animal skin (Genesis 3:21). That system of animal sacrifice as a temporary covering for sin would last for about four thousand years. But it… Continue reading What Is Sin & Why Is Blood the Price of It?

Points to Ponder

Acts 18:10: God Sees His “People in the City”

Acts 18:10 is one of my favorite verses in the whole Bible. That’s where God tells Paul that He has “many people in the city.” It reminds us that He is El Roi (Hebrew: אל ראי‎), the God Who Sees (Genesis 16:13). He knows both who His people are and where they are at any given time. He can use us in… Continue reading Acts 18:10: God Sees His “People in the City”