Jesus Christ warned his disciples not to expect that Christianity would be all about “bread and butter.” Christianity would require anyone to compromise his or her prideful traits for the sake of pleasing God. Christianity would also require that we deny ourselves of some pleasures and endure trials so that God’s name can be praised....

David experienced difficulties and cried to God for help. He understood that it is only God who has enough power to completely deliver him. David prayed and said, “Help me, O Lord my God! Oh, save me according to your mercy, that they may know that this is your hand—That You, Lord, have done it!...

Jesus Christ challenged his followers to preach the gospel and bear fruits for God’s kingdom; anyone who fails to bear fruits would not be rewarded in heaven, but he or she would be condemned. Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear...

God is kind; he is merciful, and he forgives sins. The psalmist evaluated God’s kindness and stated, “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. As...

Jesus Christ reserves great rewards for people that follow him to the end. He described a fragment of the riches that he has stockpiled for his followers and said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so,...

God cares for his children and he protects them from their enemies. Meanwhile, an enemy who harasses a child of God has automatically become God’s enemy, and he is playing with fire! David realized this principle when he stated in his psalm, “Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate...

Holy Spirit directed Philip to travel through a desert so that he could meet and preach to a man who was yearning to learn about Jesus Christ. The scripture reported, “An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”...

King Solomon who once loved God and ruled his people with wisdom became obsessed with women, and they caused him to deviate from God’s path. Since his illicit sexual obsessions began, Solomon became inconsistent with God, and he made a series of costly mistakes. The scripture reported, “King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well...

The scripture reported how anti-gospel people persecuted Christianity with an intention of silencing the believers. However, the persecutors lost their battles and believers won! Every effort that enemies hurled against Christianity ended up helping it. Persecutions helped believers grew stronger. An example of persecution experience that turned to success gospel propagation is reported, “As for...

King Solomon built a new temple and he dedicated it to God. He also gathered his people and prayed for them. It is reported, “When Solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the Lord, that he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands...

Anti-gospel people killed Stephen because of his faith in Jesus Christ. They hauled stones at the preacher until he died. However, prior to his death, Stephen received a trance and he saw Jesus Christ applauding his undefeatable faith. The man shared his experience with his persecutors and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and...

King Solomon built a state-of-the-art temple for God. He used expensive materials for the project. The king also ensured that every important part of the temple was decorated with pure gold. The scripture reported, “Solomon overlaid the inside of the temple with pure gold. He stretched gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary,...

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