WORSHIP OF GOD

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CHAPTER VII WORSHIP  OF  GOD worship:In this chapter it is said that perennial awareness of the Self is real worship and penance (tapas). The purpose of worshipping the Impersonal Supreme Being is the incessant remembrance of the truth that you are Brahman, because the meditation ‘I am Brahman’ comprises sacrifice, gifts, penance, ritual, prayer, yoga and worship. The only way to overcome obstructions to your meditation is to forbid the mind to dwell on them and to introvert it into the Self and there witness unconcernedly all that happens; there…

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Why Doesn’t God Give Me What I Want?

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Being a parent teaches me a lot about how I relate to God – and vice-versa. I feel like I’m always learning valuable spiritual lessons from my experiences with my son, which is why I wrote my last article entitled Lessons Learned from a Toddler. Immediately after writing that article, God showed me another powerful spiritual truth from an interaction with my son, but this lesson seemed like a big one that I have dealt with many times in my life, and it seemed worthy of an article all its…

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A Thankful Attitude is Good for Your Health

Being thankful is healthy.  That’s what the research continues to show.  An article in today’s Wall Street Journal health and wellness section addresses recent research that indicates that people who are thankful are happier and healthier. Should we be surprised? Nope, because our Creator gives us that principle in his guidebook for living, the Bible.  And, when we follow his principles for living, we’ll generally be healthy. Here are a few of the scriptures that instruct us to have a thankful heart and attitude:”Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s…

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Feelings, Emotions and Christian Truth

We are living in a very interesting time in the history of the Christian Church. While the teaching and preaching of biblical doctrinal truth should be, according to Scripture, our primary emphasis, human feelings and spiritual experience has assumed center stage. Many modern Christians seek a church that provides a positive experience rather than one that stands for doctrinal truth. Preachers today in order to appeal to these “modern” Christians, offer principles for experiencing the Christian life rather than the doctrinal presentation of sin and grace. Worship has become an…

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The Abuse of Prophecy Does it deserve the contempt it receives?

I want to begin with a paradox: We worship a God of prophecy and yet we either abuse or ignore the Prophetic Word.That our Creator God is a God of prophecy is firmly established by a proclamation which He made through Isaiah the prophet (Isaiah 46:9-11):…I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, “My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all…

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Receiving the love of the truth!

Everyone likes freedom and liberty. Nobody wants to be bound or stuck to something that is unpleasant. Lets have a brief look at this scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2; 8 – 10 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

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Who is God? – The real Truth

There is a major search going on in today’s world for clues as to who God is, how we got here, and what or who created us.  This is no doubt seen through the extensive research of the “God” particle, and many other research programs devoted to trying to find ways of explaining our existence.  The truth of the matter is,  God has always existed even before the world or universe was ever created, He is the creator of all things, He is everywhere and He is all powerful.The thought…

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The Grace Deception – The Truth about God’s Grace

Until the fall of man, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and sinned against Him in the garden, sin had not been present in the world. It was only after the fall that through the disobedience of Adam and Eve that sin was allowed to enter the world and satan gained dominion over the earth. It is because of this sin that we as a human race became separated from God, we became imperfect beings and began craving sinful(worldly) desires.Through the grace of God, we have been given a way…

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The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13)

Our own efforts; our willingness to be righteous and pure (following God’s laws), are an absolute necessity for holiness. Jesus explains this truth in his parable of the sower (found in Matthew 13:3-9 kjv). The sower is Jesus, the seed is God’s holy word (and truth); the soil is own soul.Soil by itself cannot produce fruit, it is the seed that bears the life. Likewise, our souls cannot produce spiritual life without Christ’s implantation.When we hear or read the word (of biblical truth), it is then up to us. Once…

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How to Talk With Your Kids About Money Issues

I can remember asking my parents to just write a check to pay for something that was ‘too expensive.’ When you’re a kid, money is something that just appears in your dad’s wallet and checks are used to buy things that you don’t have money for!It wasn’t until I started saving my own money that I realized that you couldn’t just write a check or swipe a card to buy everything you wanted.The scary thing is that a simple concept like this hasn’t caught on for the millions of people…

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Do White Lies Have Anything to Do With My Marriage?

By being honest in all areas of your life, you can create a better marriage for you and your spouse. Honesty creates trust and trust is a cornerstone of a happy, healthy marriage.Research shows that we lie to our part­ner an aver­age of 3 times a week.  Gen­er­ally some­thing harm­less to make the other per­son feel good or to keep the peace.Chances are that if you are telling little white lies in one area of your life,  it is likely you are telling lies about things in other areas too. Some of the…

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“Why is the truth of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ so important?”

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in history, providing irrefutable evidence that Jesus is who He claimed to be – the Son of God. The resurrection was not only the supreme validation of His deity; it also validated the Scriptures, which foretold His coming and resurrection. Moreover, it authenticated Christ’s claims that He would be raised on the third day (John 2:19-21; Mark 8:31; 9:31; 10:34). If Christ’s body was not resurrected, we have no hope that ours will be (1 Corinthians 15:13, 16). In…

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The Truth about Consequences

We do our children a great favor if we help them understand there are consequences for their actions … good and bad.Distraught parents often come to me because their children are suffering the consequences of not being adequately supervised. Of course, teenagers do not want to be supervised, but oftentimes dire consequences will be the result of parents adhering to their children’s complaints and demands for more personal freedom in areas where they are unable to cope with temptation. Setting consequences for a child’s choices and then making them happen…

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GOD’S TRUTH VERSUS MAN’S LIES

Imagine a world where everyone speaks the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? What kind of world would that be? Would we even want to live in it? It does not matter if we are Christians, atheists or agnostics; we don’t like the truth. What differentiate us from one another are relativities: the extent to which we tell lies. We all tell lies every now and then, but some of us consider ourselves to be righteous because we don’t tell “big” lies.But can we tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing…

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Biblical Truth in High Definition

The stunning clarity of HD television has revolutionized our way of viewing the world around us. Those of us old enough to have grown up with basic black-and-white TV know that the introduction of color to the screen—and now high-definition color—brings superior clarity to the people, landscapes, action, and much more in our new wide-screen experience. The story (i.e., the dialogue, character movements, etc.) is still the same as it was in the old black-and-white box, but our senses are immediately aware of the richer details that we now can…

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Truth With Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

I cannot begin to express how many sympathetic back pats, mildly shaken heads and ever so slightly rolled eyes I have gotten at the news that I was reviewing a book on the apologetics of Francis Schaeffer. I must say that I have understood, at least partially, those reactions by Godly and loving people. After all, who can not have a bit of a smile, or a tug at one’s heart and maybe their intellect, at the thought of Francis Schaeffer? At the myriad explanations of him, the differing opinions…

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Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church

You emerge from the darkness, eyes blinking. Before you there are two chairs, black leather. A fierce spotlight illuminates the scene. Seated on one chair is the Interrogator. His job is to question the “guests”. One by one they file in to face the man who wants to get at the truth at all costs. You get to watch and listen from the shadows. You take it all in. The Interrogator fires a question. The man sitting opposite him carefully ponders his answer before speaking. He knows what’s at stake.…

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Speaking the Truth in Love

Speaking the Truth in Love is a collection of essays marking the contribution to theology of Professor John Frame. Currently the J.D Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, John Frame has taught at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and at its daughter campus in California. As a regular writer on theological topics, whose articles and books have been appearing regularly over the past forty years, John Frame’s influence has spread far beyond the three campuses on which he has taught, and his works continue to be read…

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Is God One or Three

No one would know better whether He is one or three than God Himself. Let us assume the Nature of God is three: three persons in One. We may rightly assume God is capable of communicating this idea to His worshippers if He so chose. Let us assume He wishes to convey this Trinitarian or triune idea to people. How could he go about it? He could be plain, simple, and direct for it is not difficult to say: “I am three” or “I am three in One: the Father,…

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