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Should We Pray for Revival? – desiringGod.org

Ours is not the first generation to recognize the spiritual declension among us, or to see the need for God to awaken his church and touch our land. From the saints of the Old Testament to leaders in our time, prayer for revival has marked believers who understand the need for the Spirit surpasses our ability and intelligence.

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 3 in 4 in U.S. Still See the Bible as Word of God – Gallup.com

PRINCETON, NJ — Twenty-eight percent of Americans believe the Bible is the actual word of God and that it should be taken literally. This is somewhat below the 38% to 40% seen in the late 1970s, and near the all-time low of 27% reached in 2001 and 2009. But about half of Americans continue to say the Bible is the inspired word of God, not to be taken literally — meaning a combined 75% believe the Bible is in some way connected to God. About one in five Americans view the Bible in purely secular terms — as ancient fables, legends, history, and precepts written by man — which is up from 13% in 1976.

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7 Biblical Tests for Christians and Music – TheExchange.com

Christians disagree about music style as much as any other issue in the body of Christ. More than likely, you’ve experienced this firsthand. As I’ve already written, conflicts over music have been common through out church history. Christians have listened to and enjoyed all of kinds of music. But should they?

In seeking to determine what is the right music for a church, it’s important that we use biblical principles in our evaluation. That’s not always easy—the Bible doesn’t contain music notes. God never gives us His musical preferences.
While it may be difficult, I do believe it’s possible to evaluate musical preferences using God’s word. The following seven tests each relate to biblical principles that we can apply to our music to determine its suitability.

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Salvation Before the Cross – Answers In Genesis

How were people saved before Jesus Christ died on the Cross? The answer is easy, once you realize that nothing happens by chance—the solution was already in place even before the world began.

The Bible record presents two dominant themes: promise and fulfillment. Over and again we see God promising and then, true to His word, fulfilling. Even at the very beginning, when the fall of man first brought sin and death into the world, God graciously promised that one day Christ would step into history, as a “lamb . . . foreordained before the foundation of the world” (1 Peter 1:19–20), to shed His blood to save a fallen humanity.

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GREAT RESOURCE – Proverbial Thought (Amazon.com)

Proverbial Thought is a collection of commentary and personal reflection on the wisdom of each and every individual proverb through the entire book of Proverbs. However, the commentary and personal reflection contained in this work are in no way exhaustive. For that matter, even if we were to attempt to plumb the depths of Proverbs, “the world itself could not contain the books that should be written” (John 21:25). It is up to you, the reader, how to use this book (and the ones to follow). You could use it as a devotional, reading an entry a day as you seek to start your day in the wisdom of the Lord. You could use it as an additional commentary as you study God’s Word for a lesson or sermon. You could even use it to gain insight into that occasionally difficult passage that has you stumped. But no matter how you use it, always make sure to first ask the Holy Spirit for enlightenment when you study Scripture.

Proverbial Thought BookI am excited to announce to you that “Proverbial Thought” is now in print! Wow, this is exciting! Several years ago, I was invited by Anthony Baker to join this endeavor and so I became part of the Proverbial Thought team.

Anthony’s desire was to have a running commentary, verse by verse, of the book of Proverbs. So, a group of men & and a young lady, took up the task of providing a daily “thought”. Little did we know how it would impact people’s lives.

It took about 2 years to complete this task and now we are excited to let you know that these “thoughts” are now in a book form. (Official Book Release)

Proverbial Thought is a collection of commentary and personal reflection on the wisdom of each and every individual proverb through the entire book of Proverbs. However, the commentary and personal reflection contained in this work are in no way exhaustive. For that matter, even if we were to attempt to plumb the depths of Proverbs, “the world itself could not contain the books that should be written” (John 21:25). It is up to you, the reader, how to use this book (and the ones to follow). You could use it as a devotional, reading an entry a day as you seek to start your day in the wisdom of the Lord. You could use it as an additional commentary as you study God’s Word for a lesson or sermon. You could even use it to gain insight into that occasionally difficult passage that has you stumped. But no matter how you use it, always make sure to first ask the Holy Spirit for enlightenment when you study Scripture. For the sake of continuity, the Authorized Version (KJV) of the Bible is used as the main text in each entry. However, contributors to Proverbial Thought were given the option to include additional versions where appropriate. – Anthony Baker

This release is Volume One and was edited by Anthony. He has done an awesome job in putting this book together. The following volumes will be edited and released at a later date.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Proverbial Thought – Volume One, please contact me at jcjsneed@gmail.com. The cost of Volume One is $19.79.

On April 1, 2012, a new blog entitled “Proverbial Thought” came online to provide people with a daily word of wisdom from God’s Word. A good friend of mine had the idea to start this blog and his vision was to have a running commentary on the book of Proverbs.

There is so much that all of us can learn from the wisdom that comes from this book. I have read parts of Proverbs for years, but as one of the writers for the blog, I have had to really get into the book and study it and I have learned so much.

The key verse in Proverbs is chapter 1 verse 7 which says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

I want to encourage you to take the time each day to visit “Proverbial Thought” and see just how full of wisdom and practical guidance the book of Proverbs is.