SEPTEMBER 13 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 13 BIBLE LIFE

The people of Philippi mercilessly beat Paul and Silas and jailed them for preaching the gospel. However, Paul and Silas remained steadfast in faith. They praised God instead of complaining! As a result of that, God remarkably delivered them and also saved the chief guard of the prison. The scripture reported, “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the...Read more
SEPTEMBER 12 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 12 BIBLE LIFE

Josiah was just eight years old when he became the king of Judah; he outperformed his predecessors who were much older than him. He faithfully served God. King Josiah ordered God’s priests to educate people on how to faithfully serve God. He made serving God a national priority, and thereby was able to draw people’s heart towards God. the Bible reported, “The king sent them to gather all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem to him. The king went up to the house of the Lord with all the men...Read more
SEPTEMBER 11 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 11 BIBLE LIFE

God hates wickedness, and he will punish the wicked people – unless they repent. The scripture explained some characteristics of a wicked person, “…He (or she) lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den; He lies in wait to catch the poor; He catches the poor when he draws him into his net. So he crouches, he lies low, that the helpless may fall by his strength. He has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see” (Psalms 10:9-11).   Lesson:...Read more
SEPTEMBER 10 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 10 BIBLE LIFE

Bible requires Christians to restore their fellow believers who have backslided from faith. The scriptures emphasize the need for restoration as written, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:1-2).   Lesson: God is heartbroken whenever a Christian falls from grace. He wants other believers...Read more
SEPTEMBER 9 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 9 BIBLE LIFE

People who believe in Jesus Christ will soon be raptured to live permanently with God in heaven. Christians will enjoy God’s everlasting benefits in heaven. The scripture assures believers, “He (God) will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Everyone will sit under their own vine and...Read more
SEPTEMBER 8 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 8 BIBLE LIFE

God removed his protection from Judah because they were persistent in sin. The enemies seize the moment to evade their land and subject them into slavery. The people of Judah became slaves of King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians who ruled with iron hands. The people of God terribly suffered in the hands of their captors.   Lesson: God loves all people; he loves sinners, but he cannot cope with their sins. It is difficult for a sinner to receive God’s blessings without repentance....Read more
SEPTEMBER 7 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 7 BIBLE LIFE

Holy Spirit does remarkable works in believers’ lives. People who relies on the power of God will prosper in every area of his (or her) life. People who allow Holy Spirit to guide them will bear much fruits for the kingdom of God. The leadership of Holy Spirit was evident in Paul’s life (as well as other early believers) as the Bible reported, “Now when they (Paul, Silas, and Timothy) had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word...Read more
SEPTEMBER 6 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 6 BIBLE LIFE

God disgraced king Sennacherib of Assyria for disrespecting him and threatening the Israelites. king Sennacherib besieged the City of Jerusalem and blockade all sources of welfare supply in an attempt to overthrow it. Sennacherib also wrote an open letter to King Hezekiah of Jerusalem and haul insult on him and his people. In his letter, Sennacherib compared the living God with small gods and said, “Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, “Jerusalem shall not be given into...Read more
SEPTEMBER 5 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 5 BIBLE LIFE

God did many great things for Israelites (his children); however, they reciprocated his goodness with sinful activities. Israelites upset God on numerous counts as the scripture reported some of their activities, “For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods, and had walked in the statutes of the nations whom the Lord had cast out...Read more
SEPTEMBER 4 BIBLE LIFE

SEPTEMBER 4 BIBLE LIFE

Christians are not slaves, we are heirs of God’s kingdom. Believers are sons and daughters of the Most High God who are commissioned to take some prominent positions in his kingdom. Christians are God’s bonafide children as the scripture explained, “Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in...Read more