1 Corinthians 11:23 -26. What exactly does it mean when it says if any one eat and drink unworthily, he brings damnation to himself? Is that pertaining to sins in our life as Christians? Or before we are converted as Sinners? So, why does it say examine ourselves?

I Corinthians 11:27-29 (NIV), “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and [...]

What are some examples of ways one can get addicted?

Addictions are unhealthy coping behaviors that cannot be stopped without outside help. We are born sinners into a sinful world opposed by Satan. From these three sources of sin come pain and suffering. Many do not rely on God for help and try to escape suffering through unwise methods. Those methods may result in addictions.  [...]

How do you clean your heart from all evil thoughts?

This is a lifelong struggle. Evil thoughts come from the world when we see people hurting others, or in unholy shows, movies, magazines, sexual displays, etc. Popular songs present evil as good. Our own fallen flesh tempts us with evil. Finally, the devil seeks to destroy us with evil. We cannot rid ourselves of all [...]

What does the Bible say about deacons?

The word deacon, Greek diakonos, means servant or minister. The Apostle Paul refers to himself and to Timothy as “ministers of God.” (2 Cor. 6:4) The Apostle again says, “Our sufficiency is of God: who also has made us able ministers (diakonos) of the New Testament.” (2 Cor. 3:5,6)  The apostles and prophets, who were [...]

How can I overcome worry and stress?

Use a multi-faceted approach to reduce stress and worry. Stress drains us physically, so quality rest, exercise and nourishment are important. There are many good web sites that elaborate on this. However, the faith aspect is often missed. For the Christian, Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and [...]

How can a believer bring his challenges in life under total control?

The new creature in Christ lives in our fallen flesh. We will never get things under total control until we are resurrected in perfection. The great apostle Paul wrote, “15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do...18 For I [...]

Does being saved by grace mean not having to obey the law?

Jesus summed up God’s law of love as follows: “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ “On these two commandments hang all [...]

What is the mark in Philippians 3:14?

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark (goal) for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14​ The mark is the development of [...]