Bible Reading

Notable Prayers in the Bible

January 2011 | Published in Bible Studies

Old Testament:

Moses' at the burning bush—Exodus 3:1-4:18

Job’s confession of God’s greatness—Job 42:1-6

Hannah prays for a child—1 Samuel 1:10-11 —and praises God when He answers—1 Samuel 2:1-10

David’s prayer for forgiveness—Psalm 51

Positive Programming

November 2010 | Published in Perspective

Most of us battle negative thinking at some point in our lives.

We put ourselves down for real or imagined faults and weaknesses, or we compare ourselves negatively to others. The use of positive statements that you can repeat to yourself is a proven technique for overcoming that negativity.

Positiveness

November 2010 | Published in Bible Studies

Count your blessings.

Psalm 40:5: Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 103:2: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.

Restoring Peace of Mind

October 2010 | Published in Bible Studies

Share your problems with Jesus, and let Him carry them.

Job 22:21: Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you.

Psalm 55:22: Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Jesus’ Power to Heal

September 2010 | Published in Bible Studies

The nobleman’s son with a terminal illness

John 4:46-54

The paralyzed man let down through the roof

Mark 2:1-12

The man who had been paralyzed for 38 years

John 5:1-16

God’s Word Has Power To...

August 2010 | Published in Bible Studies

…bring us closer to Jesus.

John 1:1, 14: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 8:31: Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

Taking on God’s Mind

June 2010 | Published in Bible Studies

God sees things differently than we do.

1 Samuel 16:7: But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Isaiah 55:8–9: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Suffering—A Blessing in Disguise?

April 2010 | Published in Bible Studies

God comforts and strengthens us in our suffering.

John 14:18: I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

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