The primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God.”
― James Merritt
“We find Christ in all the Scriptures.
In the Old Testament He is predicted,
in the Gospels He is revealed, in Acts He is preached,
in the epistles He is explained, and in Revelation He is expected.”
― Alistair Begg
“New Morning Mercies" a daily gospel devotional”, by Paul David Tripp
“Jesus Calling", a daily devotional", by Sarah Young
“The Purpose Driven Life”, by Rick Warren
... each of these are helpful for daily enrichment & encouragement
"Yesterday, Today and Forever: The Extraordinary Life and Ministry of T.L. Osborn", by Edith Prakash - a beautiful account of faith healing ministry and Christianity in India
"The Third Jihad", by Michael Youseff - Jihad and radical Islam's tactics to achieve world domination as prophesied in The Bible. Spiritual warfare is visible in our physical world today ... because the time is near. Other books of importance: "Jesus, Jihad and Peace", "End Times and the Secret of the Mahdi" and many more.
"23 Minutes In Hell", by Bill Wiese - Even if you don't believe in Hell - maybe because you don't believe ... and, let's say you don't believe this man visited Hell ... the supporting scripture alone is worth the read ... if not the account of the horrifying, eternal, physical place called "Hell" which is the destiny for all who refuse to believe in Jesus Christ.
"No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green", by Melody Green - a beautiful read of coming to Christ and all encompassing faith in Him. It is the true story how singer, Keith Green, expressed his love for Jesus in his work and in his love for others.
"Unveiling the End Times in Our Time: The Triumph of the Lamb in Revelation", by Adrian Rogers - biblical symbolism and meaning revealed.
BE DISCERNING – many will lead you down the wrong path.
If you question anything in word or print, defer to the Bible for the truth.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
"Seek Him, daily, and He will reveal Himself to you In all your
ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths."
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely." (Proverbs 3:5)
to help your walk in truth and understanding
"... faith comes from hearing the message,
and the message is heard through the word about Christ."
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Prayer and Worship
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.”
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26)
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Jesus preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17) Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22) Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12)
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6) Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16) The Lord says, “Be still, and know that I am God"… (Psalm 46:10)
This is what the Lord says ...“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:2-3)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
“Prayer is abandoning a life of demand and complaint, recognizing undeserved blessing, and giving myself to a life of thankfulness."
If you are not a member of a church, seek a church that is spirit filled and dedicated to worship and the gospel of truth. Their beliefs and teaching should be based solely on God's Holy Word (The Holy Bible)
I found a home in the Baptist Church
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
2 Timothy 3:16
If anyone or anything says anything that goes against scripture … RUN
If they deliberately omit scripture to change its message … RUN
If they add to scripture to change its message … RUN
If they require an additional book to The Bible … RUN
Watch out for false prophets.
They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
2 Timothy 4:3
"I do not think the devil cares how many churches you build, if you only have lukewarm preacher and people in them."
- Charles Spurgeon
"Lukewarmness is not weakness; it is wickedness. It is not a small sin; it is a great sin.
If the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, then the greatest sin is not to do so."
- Adrian Rogers
Radio & Music
Stations like K-Love, and Positive Hits PER offer today's Christian tunes for worship and enjoyment (which go hand in hand)
You can go on-line to check for their broadcasts in your area.
Other stations offer sermon broadcasts.
I often listen to American Family Radio
there are many more stations to explore.
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
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"Shoulders" from their album "Run Wild. Life Free. Love Strong"