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The Way of the Essenes

The Way of the Essenes

About 150 years before the birth of Jesus the Messiah, some of God’s people — the Essenes — established a community in the Judea Wilderness near the northern end of the Dead Sea. We know it as Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Not all scholars agree that Essenes lived at Qumran, wrote

Spiritual Hunger and God’s Word

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me… Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path… I have put my hope in Your word. ~ David, Psalm 119:97-98, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:114 “Man shall not live on bread alone,

Gift of Scripture

The Gift of Scripture: 4 Ways to Practice Reading the Bible

In the Bible, God gives us revelations of Himself which lead us to worship, promises of salvation which stimulate our faith, and commandments expressing His will which demand our obedience. This is the meaning of Christian discipleship. — John Stott Throughout history, we find many men and women who were passionate about reading, studying, and memorizing Scripture, and their stories remain a source

The Power & Mystery of Biblical Fasting

Biblical fasting is always about abstaining from food — not refraining from activities such as using Facebook or watching television. Biblical fasting means refraining from all food or certain foods for a spiritual purpose for a limited period of time. The Hebrew word for “fast” is tsôwm (twoom), which means “to cover the mouth.” The Greek word for

The Daniel Plan — This Is Not the End

What? It’s the official end? But, I’m not done! How do I write an “End of The Daniel Plan” article when I feel like I’ve just barely begun? Truthfully, at the beginning of this adventure I had no idea what I was getting into. Thank God! But, here I am 40 days later, drinking a

word vibrant prayer life

How to Use God’s Word for a Vibrant Prayer Life

God’s Word has an essential role in all aspects of your prayer life. Your communion with God will be based on and include much communion through the Word. Your praise must of necessity make much use of Scripture as you praise the Lord. Whatever time you spend on your devotional life, surely about half will

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