How Do I Get Joy In My Life And Keep It?

Most of us experience joy, but how can we keep joy in our life? Is it possible?Happiness Regardless of what people might believe, the Bible never promises Christ followers happiness. God’s Word never declares, “I want you to be happy” or “I promise you happiness,” so happiness is not a promise of God, though it can be a product of a promise of God. For example, believers have been spared from the wrath of God, however “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unri … [Read more...]

3 Examples Of Conflict Resolution In The Bible

Here are three great examples of conflict resolution in the Bible. Jew and Gentile Christians There was a great divide within the church between the Jewish Christians and the Gentile Christians. This was perfect timing for such men as Paul and Barnabas, who often played the role of peacemaker. After the church had grown, “some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved” (Acts 15:1), so there were alr … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Teach Pacifism?

Did Jesus teach pacifism? If so, how far does this go? What is pacifism? Pacifism is a commitment to peace and holding to a direct opposition to war. It includes settling all disputes in a peaceful way, but pacifism is more of an attitude than anything else. It is a determination of the will to seek peace over conflict and to use all means necessary to do achieve peace. It could be said to be an attitude or policy of nonresistance. The Brethren Church, to which I belong to, are a people of … [Read more...]

Top 5 Bible Verses About Sanity

Here are five Bible verses about sanity. Second Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” Do you agree with the Apostle Paul’s writing that God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear but one of power, love, and self-control? Sometimes self-control is the hardest one of all because when everything around you is falling apart, you feel like losing it. Perhaps the Apostle John’s words may help where he wrote “There is no fear in love, but perfect love cas … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Being Calm

Here are seven Bible verses about staying calm in times of trouble. Second Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” Perhaps the Apostle Paul was admonishing Timothy and reminding him that God doesn’t give us a spirit of fear but of love and self-control but why does Paul mention fear? The very next verse may give us a clue because Paul tells Timothy, “do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in sufferi … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses To Wish Someone A Good Day

Here are seven Bible verses about someone having a good day. Third John 3:1 “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” This is such a tender departing word for the church from the beloved Apostle John. He writes them, praying that all goes well with them with their soul. It isn’t a blessing for prosperity unless you mean a blessing for their spiritual health, which is the more likely having read 1st and 2nd John and 3rd Jo … [Read more...]