Category «Spiritual Growth»

Why I Hate Religion: 10 Reasons to Break Free from the

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Marrying a nice person is likely the best decision I’ve ever made. The notion of original sin as interpreted by Augustine of Hippo was affirmed by the Protestant Reformer John Calvin. You and Christ will determine the life style that He desires for you and design a life that is unpretentious in nature and has as it's greatest possesion your relationship with Him. Apart from the question of motivation, all of these phenomena need to be judged by their fruits, and the question to ask is whether they promote self or solidarity, not only with whales, trees or like-minded people, but with the whole of creation � including the whole of humanity.

Catching Men (The Vital Series)

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What constitutes an authentic adaptation of the Exercises? We hope this article has provided you with an insight at a practical level to the spiritual effect of colours on your life. It's in the Bible, John 5:39, NKJV. "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me." There is confusion in the terms out there, but I personally know what happened in the past year and it was nothing short of meeting God upon claiming Jesus as the redeemer. (hope I have terms correct).

Francis: The Journey and the Dream

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Jesus described this heart in the parable of the Sower. I went through a lot of deliverance and learnt a lot about that even as Christians we can open the door to a demonic force, and that therefore gives them a legal right. Large numbers of people stand, pray the sinner's prayer and commit their lives to Jesus Christ. Contemplation on the Incarnation Part One: The Trinity Looks Down from Heaven The Contemplation on the Incarnation begins with imagining the Trinity looking down from heaven and responding with the Incarnation.

A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering

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Even as a Christan, worshipping god on Sundays, attending mass, and going to confession, these demons have remained inside my body for four and a half years, tormenting me when I try to sleep, attacking me during the night, sending me evil dreams, souring my relationships between friends and family, and taking away an pleasure in activities I used to enjoy including doing my artwork, eating food, and being intimate with my parter.

My Journey: A Daily Dialogue with God

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The Walk Of Repentance is a 24 week study about repentance: what it is, what it brings about and what kind of behavior and attitudes we must repent of. Carl George speaks most clearly at this point; we quote: Ultimately, whether or not a church demonstrates the care and love of Christ boils down to its vision and structure. That is the ultimate reason for living and the master key to spiritual growth. All are welcome to visit our home, and to join us in our celebrations of common prayer each day.

Risking Faith: A 40-Day Journey into the Mystery of God

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Each lesson concludes with a memory verse, questions and discussion points, and an outline of the lesson. As with many elements of the New Age phenomenon, some music is meant to bring people further into the New Age Movement, but most is simply commercial or artistic. Spiritual growth is detailed in 2 Peter 1:3-8, "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. New Age has been seen, in some cultures at least, as the label for a product created by the application of marketing principles to a religious phenomenon. ( 49 ) There is always going to be a way of profiting from people's perceived spiritual needs.

I Am Not But I Know I Am: Welcome to the Story of God

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They are nothing more nor less than natural organizations with here and there a modicum of spirituality; their growth is in worldly things, worldly methods and principles. It is tragic when age makes a man jaded instead of increasingly creative. There are many truths in the Scriptures that are simple to understand but obviously not so simple to apply. 3.���� The issue is, �Are you growing spiritually?� If not, it could be that one or more of these areas are being neglected in your Christian life. 1.���� The first key to spiritual growth is the Scriptures.

Learning To Let Go

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Review the section on the misconceptions about spiritual growth. (see pp. 1-3) Which of those misconceptions are in reality a result of spiritual growth? Pagan rituals have survived via religious beliefs, ethnic cultures, and family traditions of our roots. Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Leviticus 19:18) People being called by God feel an urgent need to increase their study of God's word.

Finding God when the World's on Fire: Strength and Faith for

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See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Yet the devil wants to convince you that your sin-struggle proves you're wicked and hell-bound. This is because your connection with a higher power is an internal mechanism–something that you have control over and can develop and cultivate. The second time was when he was in a rage state, although not physically aggressive, he was extremely verbally aggressive, his rant was sprinkled with perverse sexual references. (toward me – he has hated me since he was about 5 yrs old and I was about 14 yrs old.

12 Heart Secrets to Finding Peace

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Matthew 6:24 says, �"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. We flock to gurus, project our needs onto them, and latch on those who dine at the cool table. The idea of love has been redefined to mean the absence of conflict and confrontation, as if there are no moral absolutes that are worth fighting for. I know that I myself have sinned and fallen short of your standards.