Do you struggle with anxiety and worry? You are not alone. These King James Version Bible verses provide the spiritual truths that can deliver you from emotional suffering.
Feelings of anxiety and worry can range from concern to fear to dread.
When anxiety truly takes hold in the mind, it can result in a physical reaction known as a “panic attack.”
While it is natural to have concerns about this life, Christians are called to live their lives by faith.
Worry is a red flag that you are not trusting God in the area of concern.
In our efforts to plant new churches, we must not let the ones we have die. Let’s strive to strengthen our existing churches while we plant new ones.
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
A local church is a divine organism. It is sparked to life by Christ for His people. It was His idea. He founded the local church, paid for it with His blood, and made Himself the Head of it.
Furthermore, He gives each local church His divine protection.
Every faithful assembly of believers has “Divine Perpetuity.” That’s a fancy way of saying that each church has God’s supernatural protection and can continue until Christ returns.
Don’t miss this powerful truth! A Church cannot be destroyed from outside forces. Satan cannot destroy a church from the outside. Persecution may hurt it, but it will survive. A government may outlaw it, but it will continue. An enemy may bulldoze the building, but the believers will remain. Members may be jailed or killed, but the work of God marches on.
History reveals that while outside pressure can hinder the external ministry of a church, it causes the believers to grow more committed to God and one another. This is Divine Perpetuity in action.
But wait a minute. We know that churches die. How can this happen?
Biblical manhood is a virtue necessary for humanity to excel. Unfortunately, it is in short supply these days. Learn the three necessities of manhood.
In the beginning, God made humans male and female. Each gender must accept their role and strive to fulfill God’s original intent if they hope to find joy and fulfillment.
The unisex and feminist movements have worked tirelessly to blur the lines between men and women.
Gender confusion is not an evolutionary step for mankind, but an act of rebellion against God.
Every culture that has defied God’s plan for the sexes has failed.
We must return to God’s original intent for men and women.
Today, we will look at the Bible concept of manhood. As we study the first chapters of the book of Genesis, we learn that God gave Adam three things as soon as he was created.
These three gifts God gave Adam reveal the three necessities for Biblical manhood.
If a man is to find God’s will and reach his potential, he must learn and excel in these areas.
Pastors are crucial to God’s work. As we endeavor to plant churches, we must have more men of God. But where do we find them?
Have you ever considered where pastors come from? It may seem like a weird question at first glance, yet it is vital that we know the answer.
Pastors are crucial to God’s work. They are the under-shepherds of local assemblies leading in the stead of Christ. Pastors are called to lead, feed, guide, and protect the flock of God.
A Church’s success in obeying the Lord is significantly affected by her pastor. Churches tend to take on the personality, passion, and position of their pastors. This is a blessing with a Godly, faithful, and committed man of God. Also, it can be a curse with an ungodly, unmotivated, or unfaithful pastor.
A church that lacks vision, clarity, doctrine, energy, etc. usually has someone at the helm who isn’t providing them. A church that has drive, sound doctrine, passion, urgency, soul winning ministries, baptisms, etc. has a faithful pastor leading the way.
A critic may complain that we are placing too much emphasis on the pastor. “What about Christ?” they ask. Of course, the Lord is the head of the church. He is the founder, builder, and protector of His Bride. But don’t forget that it was our Lord’s idea to commission pastors to lead the flock.
The Lord Jesus Christ promised He would return. He will keep His Word. Are you ready? Consider these powerful verses about the imminent return of Christ and the second coming.
The New Testament is consistent in its anticipation of the return of Christ. The Bible clearly teaches that we should be ready for His imminent return. It could happen at any moment!
The knowledge of Christ’s upcoming return was taught to me as a young believer. I was saved at the Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville, IN. Pastor Ross spoke often of the glorious return of our Lord. This impactful truth has become one of the pillars of my ministry as it was his.
- Jesus Christ came TO His own. They did not receive Him. He died on the Cross to pay for the sins of the world. (John 1:1-13)
- Jesus Christ will come FOR His own. He will come to the clouds and rapture the church before the Tribulation. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
- Jesus Christ will come WITH His own. We will be with Him as He rides His white steed and conquers His enemies at the battle of Armageddon. (Revelation 19:11-21)
But why hasn’t Jesus Christ returned yet? It’s been over 2,000 years since He said He was coming quickly. The Bible explains this seeming contradiction.