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Loving Yourself

Goodness, Healing, Love, Prayer, Purpose, Worship |

“For in Him we live and move and have our being…” Acts 17:28a NKJV Many believers have the mistaken idea that all they are supposed to do is take care of others and deny themselves. It’s as if they live under a heavy spirit of self-sacrifice. You are to take care of others and share with them what you have (Isaiah 58:6-7), for everything you have belongs to God because nowhere in the Bible has […]

Healing

Faith, Freedom, Goodness, Healing, Joy, Love, Praise, Purpose, Worship |

Malachi 4:2 “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.” Healing is not some once in a lifetime occurrence, nor is it limited to a select few. It is meant for everyone, especially the believer. In fact, Jesus called it “the children’s bread” (Matthew 15:21-26). However because of His compassion, Jesus did […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control

Faith, Freedom, Goodness, Healing, Joy, Kindness, Love, Serve, Worship |

The Fruit of the Spirit gives the believer guidelines for his Christian walk. The Fruit guides us in our relationship with God, in our relationship with others, and, finally, in our relationship with ourselves, such as how we conduct ourselves and how we develop character. Faithfulness is a characteristic that is so lacking in today’s society. People don’t care if their “word is not their bond,” and this has created an atmosphere of mistrust and […]

The Relationship Between Faith and Praise

Faith, Freedom, Love, Praise, Purpose, Salvation, Worship |

Psalm 150:6 encourages the believer by stating “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!”(NKJV). This one mandate resounds in the sanctuaries of millions of churches throughout the world, but what is it? Praise is something that can be done corporately and individually, publicly or privately. Praise is the act or feeling of adoration toward God. You lavish your love and devotion to God and your dedication to His purposes. With your […]

Faith: Praising Without Receiving

Faith, Family, Love, Patience, Prayer, Worship |

“David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth…the child died…Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped…” 2 Samuel 12:16, 18a, 20a David did all he could for God to spare his and Bathsheba’s first son, but the child died. After fasting, praying, and lying prostrate […]

What Makes a Healthy Church Member?

Connect, Go, Grow, Serve, Worship |

To be a healthy church member is not a given once you have joined the church or have been a member for a while. It is a process to help you empty out so that the Holy Spirit can fill you up. Here at St. Peter’s World Outreach Center, we have five marks of discipleship that describe a healthy church member and disciple. 1. Worship – Living a Lifestyle of Worship Worship is about more […]

The True Meaning of Communion: Looking Beyond the Ritual

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There are two ways in which the world defines communion: as the sharing of intimate thoughts or feelings—especially if the thoughts are spiritual in nature—and as a Christian worship service where bread and wine are consecrated (made holy) and shared. In reality, Communion has little to do with other believers. Yes, we come together as a congregation to participate, and all the disciples were together with Jesus at the Last Supper when the Communion ritual […]

What Does It Mean to Have a Heart of Worship?

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It’s a sad truth that many churches today are experiencing lackluster worship. Congregations are discouraged by the state of the nation, the war against ISIS, a struggling economy, and hard times all around. It’s difficult to remove yourself from these worries while entering church, and clear your mind and heart in preparation for the act of worship. All too often, people come to church and go through the motions without truly experiencing a sense of […]

What Type of Worshipper are You?

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The key to worship is not about style or preference – it’s about our love and passion for Christ. In church, we are to pour out our hearts and minds and be filled with the adoration of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The ways in which different Christians reach this place, however, can be as varying as the multitude of different types of services. There is a list of different styles of worship, […]

How Great Is Our God: Why Worship Is the Proper Response to God

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In the 1990s, Christian artist Rich Mullins released a song called “Awesome God.” It became popular quickly, finding its way onto radio stations and into churches as part of Sunday service. The song describes the remarkable things God does and can do, such as giving us grace and mercy through Jesus’ death on the cross. Despite songs that describe God as awesome, though, many Christians don’t respond to Him with the worship they should. Many […]