tag:beliefnet.com,2007:feeds.christianBeliefnet - Christianity2016-12-19T21:53:35ZCopyright (c) 2017, BeliefnetBeliefnet Feed Syndicator 2.0tag:beliefnet.com,2007:bdfc6355-a39e-4028-bc2f-d980aa3078bd2016-12-19T21:53:33ZSex and the Single Christian Man<![CDATA[What sex and sexuality mean for the single Christian man.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6899566d-9e15-4235-97b3-fe6aa6597b562016-12-14T13:34:05ZWhat You Don't Know About Exodus<![CDATA[Here are a few facts you may have not known about Exodus.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9413206e-62a6-4924-a918-7afdba9f070d2016-12-13T15:57:44Z8 Richest Pastors in America<![CDATA[These pastors inspire millions—and make millions. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cdd16fd4-11e0-4ec2-b649-ab06a0034c8e2016-12-01T14:47:03ZIs it OK for Christians to Seek Angels?<![CDATA[Angels are mentioned in the Bible, but what is the role of angels for Christians in modern day?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cb45fbc2-3abb-4bb3-8d44-9c130eeef1242016-11-30T01:33:47Z6 Reasons Spiritual Gifts are Critical for You Today<![CDATA[Your spiritual gift was given to you for a powerful reason. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cc39ba40-58a9-45f3-b473-f50f3a68107f2016-11-29T18:29:13ZIs it OK for Christians to Regret Staying Abstinent? <![CDATA[You should never regret waiting. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3d38692f-a129-4c80-814b-52e2076bb8492016-11-22T13:45:57ZFinding Happiness by Speaking God's Promises<![CDATA[Power is released when we speak God's Word.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:81867281-1752-4e3c-9f76-af491abeeb152016-11-22T13:13:34ZBiblical Name Meanings<![CDATA[Do you know what these biblical names really mean? Find out now with this quiz.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7e9efc1b-5b36-40a5-a182-a27dca9440682016-11-11T02:08:09ZPursuing God in Pain<![CDATA[Be empowered when going through tough times. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:14acf2bb-43e0-4198-9222-2407f8b0eff82016-11-09T19:03:19ZWhy the Church is Failing<![CDATA[Is the church going down on a dangerous path?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b887acfe-5ac2-4fe7-967c-b1a68afc853a2016-11-11T01:58:17Z5 Biblical Lessons from the Book of Genesis<![CDATA[Learn how you can apply the first book of the Bible to your daily life. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0dc0b5d1-4584-4430-8118-5ecd65b611a92016-11-09T18:36:53Z5 Biblical Lessons We Can Learn from Abraham<![CDATA[Learn how Abraham's walk with Christianity can be applied to your life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:eefbf876-ba36-4457-9998-a74bca0102f12016-11-09T18:11:34Z5 Biblical Lessons from the Book of Esther<![CDATA[Take these lessons and apply them to your spiritual journey. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:07f78df4-bc89-4b11-a43c-c97024d6ae182016-11-08T21:38:18ZFinding Daily Strength for Daily Needs<![CDATA[We fill our schedules to the brim, but you can find strength in God. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d00a70b5-0ed7-4bea-9796-aefcf62a0a522016-11-07T13:56:48ZWas Jesus Politically Incorrect?<![CDATA[Christians are committing intellectual suicide by accepting the status quo.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b8091606-37f7-4e93-b117-074f833f00462016-11-09T16:52:27Z7 Things God Wants You to Know When Life Doesn't Make Sense<![CDATA[When life feels like chaos, remember who God is.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7ecad9d6-0cc3-46cc-bb28-83e50ce205292016-10-31T17:54:24ZPeople Flee ISIS to Find God<![CDATA[ISIS is pushing more Muslims into Christianity.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:be42ef80-e6eb-46db-9a8c-3e19b08277ef2016-10-27T19:45:45Z7 Ways to Find Freedom in God’s Commands <![CDATA[Break through these obstacles to find freedom in Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1f5b3f28-650a-4732-8fdb-8afcd5f1587b2016-10-27T17:57:40Z4 Steps to Putting the Bible into Practice This Week<![CDATA[Learn how to take your Bible teachings and apply them to your life. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:57397d1f-d83e-446e-8861-69c6402f92612016-10-20T02:33:37Z6 Devotions to Deepen Your Faith in Christ<![CDATA[Strengthen your confidence in Christ with these devotions. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6ce3d231-4296-4bf0-83ff-1b2013f6b6b42016-10-20T14:49:16ZHow to Allow the Peace of Christ Rule Your Heart<![CDATA[Find a renewed enjoyment and connection with God’s Word. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6e152b15-e334-49aa-a77b-bd5cb84fda362016-10-13T18:44:55Z6 Truths About Christian Suffering<![CDATA[There’s no single reason for suffering. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:76cee7af-a11b-4632-b1f3-cf28a5eaf2be2016-10-13T19:03:05Z8 Prayers Against Domestic Violence and Abuse<![CDATA[Our God is a mighty protector. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a1246ef0-72be-40e2-a04a-ada1d5f39edf2016-10-12T01:08:39ZWhy Has God Forgotten Me?<![CDATA[Find ways to remain encouraged when you feel God has abandoned you.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:168acdfb-1240-4381-b10c-ca8435afb0092016-10-11T00:11:06ZA New Kind of Christianity<![CDATA[Organized religion is losing more followers than ever. Read on to find out why this migration is the best thing to ever happen to Christianity.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:00821c32-0a7a-4750-8fb0-43a1c58d1a6d2016-10-10T13:31:50ZThe Mormon Gender Gap Widens<![CDATA[No, it is not you, girl. There is a man deficit in the LDS church.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e5c6e038-3c77-4bcc-b88b-b82595360d5d2016-10-10T17:12:25Z6 Teachings of Jesus that His Followers Almost Never Take Seriously<![CDATA[It’s time to take the words of Jesus seriously. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e5b8a4d1-44af-4b0d-8b8f-65ca261292d12016-10-06T18:05:51Z5 Ways to be a “Good Samaritan” Kind of Neighbor<![CDATA[Love your neighbor as you love yourself. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:379f9b18-ff8c-4e5b-aeb0-6fba0b503bae2016-09-29T20:28:29ZHow to Have a Deep Conversation with God<![CDATA[You can build a stronger connection with the Lord.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:15c43ea6-c543-499c-b368-8ec78e5f281f2016-09-26T13:03:29Z7 Reasons Christians Don’t Share Their Faith <![CDATA[It’s time to overcome your fear so you can answer Jesus’ call to share your faith. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cca68e32-3700-413f-b46f-89bb73c01aaa2016-09-22T18:31:09Z5 Ways to Spread Your Faith Daily<![CDATA[Don't be afraid to share the love of God!]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c87ce881-d680-46f1-bbe4-e09d986a8cc92016-09-22T23:00:40Z5 Important Facts About Jesus' Resurrection<![CDATA[Here are a few amazing things you may or may not know about Jesus’ resurrection. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:005ebfd5-d344-4c1d-a8a9-9a50be5461332016-10-10T17:12:27ZHow to Tune More Into God<![CDATA[If you feel something is amiss in your relationship with the Lord, read on.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a7218dd2-7087-4ad1-9fcd-d280bc7ef8e02016-09-16T20:04:10Z5 Church Commands that are Breaking the Commands of Scripture<![CDATA[Is your church too focused on tradition and not the scripture?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1c1bb8d9-10e5-41a9-9e27-2a1b0737570e2016-09-16T02:18:02Z6 Times When It's Okay for Christians to Drink Alcohol<![CDATA[Here are a few things to consider when alcohol is being considered.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:980bd59a-9466-4dff-a36e-ecb0b56bf86d2016-09-15T15:57:56Z5 Reasons Why God is Good Every Day<![CDATA[Here's why Christian's can't get enough of God. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e0f7503d-a2b9-4120-b7fc-6b968f4548662016-09-15T03:24:33Z6 Things Christians Shouldn't Brag About<![CDATA[Bragging isn’t something that people love to hear, but these particular elements are frowned upon by Christians.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e1b03fdc-d4fc-48c9-92b3-27d843b49c902016-09-14T22:57:38Z5 Ways God Loves You<![CDATA[God loves us for who we are each and every day. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9f598666-36fc-4865-97eb-821926f54c1d2016-10-10T17:12:26ZGod Makes Sense<![CDATA[When your faith is challenged by science, remember this: all truth is God's truth.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:56899fe2-f543-450e-9208-2827464bfe032016-10-10T17:12:30ZYou Can't Earn God's Love<![CDATA[Explore the nature of God's love, and how you can show it to others.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:30040859-b2e1-4cf8-a3ab-d56850e725282016-09-01T20:53:31ZHow the Holy Ghost Can Save Your Life<![CDATA[The Holy Ghost can save your life if you allow him to - find out how.]]>Angela Guzmantag:beliefnet.com,2007:64b61608-5184-48cf-8772-8e11fdf7723d2016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Things Christians Should Know About 2 Corinthians<![CDATA[2 Corinthians is the eighth book of the New Testament of the Bible.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:afcee7a5-7d38-4e45-9ea8-5332490f70792016-09-14T17:44:59Z5 Tips to Rest in the Lord<![CDATA[You can find rest during pain and uncertainty.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:da0a3bf6-6416-4f91-a78b-b4dc8edbc0252016-08-30T18:57:05Z9 Ways to Support Your Pastor<![CDATA[Our Pastors need help, too. ]]>Andy Vaughntag:beliefnet.com,2007:b5e817c4-ec01-4087-b02f-9bb63817a9182016-08-24T19:25:44ZWhat Does it Really Mean to Have a Relationship with God? <![CDATA[God loves us and wants us to have a personal relationship with Him.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:354f7eb5-3586-49d1-9e6b-8d0607366b7b2016-08-24T18:25:00ZGroundbreaking Evidence of the Afterlife<![CDATA[Groundbreaking findings about God from the largest near-death experience study ever conducted. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0987cec0-e60d-4c84-8b92-65f88e6730282016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Ways to Reach the Heart of God<![CDATA[Draw close to God and He will draw closer to you. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ce081b1e-d454-4eb3-a1c2-44038070b3ca2016-09-14T17:45:09Z11 Weird Things Said to Pastors<![CDATA[Here are the 11 weirdest true things said to pastors… many of which are funny, silly, but some even downright rude!]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:53813e02-6e76-4550-821c-25c04d8803f42016-09-14T17:45:07Z7 Things Your Pastor Won't Tell You<![CDATA[What your pastors won’t say but you need to know. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9c243a8b-3409-44b9-a7b8-b9bc690f13b22016-08-17T19:14:05ZIs a Christian Society Possible in America Today?<![CDATA[Will we seek to live in accord with the idea of a Christian society? ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e9d14b03-e4f7-4dc0-909b-604568f6afdd2016-08-17T14:20:40Z3 Areas Every Christian Needs to Grow In<![CDATA[You are qualified to be a follower of Jesus because he has commissioned you to join in His work.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3efd27b0-0cc7-4257-8e8b-2c18162bc2e82016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Reasons Why it's Better to Do Life Together<![CDATA[Getting involved in your church will only strengthen your faith. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b6169959-d875-4c90-9440-7c0e005bce6f2016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Reasons Your Church-Growth Formula Isn’t Working<![CDATA[It’s time for a reawakening through prayer and the ministry of the Word. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6ca8d1be-09ee-463f-890a-3b16547fcc572016-09-14T17:45:09Z12 Astonishing Revelations from Jesus<![CDATA[These words from Jesus will fill you with wisdom and strength.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d717efea-9227-46ca-8e0f-5195639d065c2016-08-11T13:09:56ZHow to Restore Union With Christ <![CDATA[There is nothing more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than union with Christ. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:15af7f60-56e0-4276-9602-b3f3793c133f2016-08-11T13:36:58ZWhat Discipleship Is and Is Not<![CDATA[Christ’s mandate to make disciples is meant for every one of His followers. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:76bf02c5-e724-453f-b7f3-a3a305a2ac782016-08-11T14:41:18ZUnderstanding the Biblical Call to Shalom<![CDATA[Shalom is our calling as followers of Jesus’ Gospel.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:66abbc05-4282-4223-93e3-6f93090cc0862016-10-10T17:12:28ZThe Theological Mugger<![CDATA[How to tell if doctrinal differences are worth fighting over.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fe1e045a-e716-4bfa-88bd-79869dc356342016-10-10T17:12:25Z7 Ways to Love Your Neighbor<![CDATA[Learn how to be truly Christlike.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3bcffac6-dfa9-482e-83a0-6b6d42063b462016-08-04T15:48:55ZWoman Claims to Have Seen Jesus in Heaven<![CDATA[She was declared dead. Then a miracle happened.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4a45619e-0ef5-405b-a23e-1a338584bfba2016-10-10T17:12:25ZA Hiking Pilgrimage<![CDATA[Jesus’ Trail in Galilee]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:58279e7f-6d74-4f50-afb7-93b94c9e689e2016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Vulnerability Points the Devil Uses to Attack You<![CDATA[We should be ready for spiritual attacks from the Enemy. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d438ccb2-20cb-4850-8768-4c61706c38ef2016-09-14T17:45:14ZThe 5 Most Uncomfortable Things New Christians Experience<![CDATA[Your life as a new convert will be all grace, love . . . and awkward situations?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:45758536-c48b-4502-96dd-3c3ec62595012016-07-29T20:54:32Z"Selma's" David Oyelowo on Playing MLK and What It Means to Be a Christian<![CDATA[David Oyelowo who portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the new film, Selma said that he knows the voice of God, and that voice called him to play King’s role.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e9fbb526-f313-4d0a-b1e8-7c61b581058e2016-07-28T20:44:58ZHow to Handle Contradictions in the Bible<![CDATA[How should Christians respond to apparent contradictions in Scripture?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7b0c5ad4-ee3e-48b5-9824-971b863c98712016-09-14T17:45:08Z7 Ways to Stop Being “That Kind” of Christian<![CDATA[Stereotypes surrounding Christians are not new, but here's what you can do to combat them. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bcd66220-9f2c-4be7-a468-0e8e80042c7b2016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Ways to Be a Light in a Dark World<![CDATA[What is the Christian response to a world full of violence and differing opinions?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fdd6b430-22c5-4053-a2ad-650227b4f4752016-10-10T17:12:24ZThe 5 Greatest Friendships of the Bible<![CDATA[And the best values we can learn from each.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:792b6ba0-74cf-47af-8da1-2f69d3b1a8632016-07-19T15:38:10ZAre We Taking God Out of Everything?<![CDATA[Has America turned its back on God?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0495072c-760b-4dcf-992c-b240249acf8c2016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow God Speaks to Us through Dreams and Visions<![CDATA[Don’t miss His voice and what He is trying to tell you.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7a34981d-ec94-48a9-bb70-6b665cbe60ae2016-07-17T18:09:34ZWhat Does the Bible Say About Suffering? <![CDATA[If God loves us, why do we suffer?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d6bbbb18-39ee-4b56-89fa-afb1b2a4133d2016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Steps to Waiting on the Lord Without Going Crazy<![CDATA[Waiting on the Lord is easier said than done. Learn what steps you can take. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:31d311e2-1b5e-477e-ad36-04487f0eec592016-09-14T17:45:16ZTop 5 Biblical Promises that Banish Fear<![CDATA[Take comfort in these scriptures that help to rid yourself of fear.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9eb5d8e0-b951-4dda-bd56-3a8bab4d7fdd2016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Prayers for Protection<![CDATA[The world isn't always a perfect place, but you can ask God to help protect you and your family. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:39e62bd5-17b8-4efc-a963-982fb744fcd82016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Myths Christians Need to Shatter About Hell<![CDATA[Do we have it all wrong?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2724bc12-1304-46d4-a2df-7b079eaaab062016-06-30T21:52:29ZWhat the Bible Really Says About Sex?<![CDATA[Is it time for us to change the way we think about sex?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ef4bf10b-93b6-4c27-8687-9d6323feed972016-06-29T00:03:41ZDoes God Care If I Don't Go to Church?<![CDATA[Is it acceptable to be a Christian and not go to church? Find out here. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:345dfb80-698f-47f1-b028-805724c779ac2016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Fascinating Facts about Mary, Mother of Jesus <![CDATA[Here are some of the most fascinating facts about one of the most famous and beloved religious figures in our history – The Virgin Mary. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:62f0d70f-a35a-43bc-a20d-11afc725ff5a2016-10-10T17:12:25Z5 Notorious Women in Jesus' Family Tree<![CDATA[Read about the fascinating lives of 5 women in Jesus' family tree.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:afe3f8d2-b1e7-4643-b5c6-ee65acfe8f952016-09-14T17:45:13ZIs Your Household Part of God's Kingdom?<![CDATA[Here are five questions you should ask yourself.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b19851d8-461b-407d-b7eb-826b72fc1d642016-10-10T17:12:30ZWhat Near-Death Experiences Teach Us<![CDATA[Nothing happens without a reason. Join us as we examine Doctor Rajiv Parti's brush with death, what it means, and what we can learn from it.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:64df4992-89e6-4730-ac85-df22ab5ad87c2016-10-10T17:12:28ZThe 12 Cities That Shaped David's Life, and How They Can Shape Yours<![CDATA[Chris Hill's "Walking to Jerusalem," follows the path of David as he moves from sheep herder to king, helping readers to take a closer look at their own journeys, and what they can learn from them.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:13f73cc5-62e4-4e86-a6eb-b079ca06b8ef2016-10-10T17:12:30ZWhy Am I Disappointed In God?<![CDATA[Learn the roots of your disappointment in God, and what to do about it, with knowledge from Dave Hickman's book, "Closer than Close".]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5ba3455e-c3e7-4d48-aba4-d077c6f4bf7d2016-06-17T00:20:04Z3 Controversial Topics That Are Separating Us from God<![CDATA[Despite being highly divisive questions, Christians can respond to these topics in loving ways. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:caf0f692-c1f7-45fe-9f16-74958b28221f2016-09-14T17:45:16ZWays to Follow God's Call in Your Life<![CDATA[As you follow your calling, God will bring out your best. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b0951328-ac84-44a7-b71f-36aeccf6e9ac2016-06-09T16:33:57ZThe Healing Power of Christ<![CDATA[Jesus Christ is the Master Healer and He has a plan to bring healing to your life. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a525f55d-250b-4e74-9ab3-c022b5c1e4982016-09-14T17:45:08Z8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Bible Study<![CDATA[If you want to get more out of your faith, use these Bible study tips.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9cd7e88e-ab38-42ad-a5cf-8a73973789422016-06-03T17:47:25ZWhat It Really Means to Be a Follower of Jesus<![CDATA[Explore what we believe and why it matters to our lives today. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c50acd2d-f66c-4e5a-92f1-decbd224cc862016-10-10T17:12:25Z5 Things Every Christian Should Know About Psalm 86<![CDATA[There's more to David's prayer than you think.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:868abf6a-a67c-488c-afc1-1f382c8fdd022016-06-02T18:00:09ZAngel of Lord, How Can I be a Better Christian?<![CDATA[When you find yourself in need of guidance, turn to your Angel of the Lord.
]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3cb418c2-1965-46f2-a9bc-4e797d52c3cb2016-09-14T17:45:13ZIf Bible Characters Had Bumper Stickers<![CDATA[See what funny bumper stickers bible characters would have if they were around today.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c36c7bc6-35f2-432b-8ce9-130788a7879f2016-05-30T16:08:47ZDoes the Bible Need to Be Saved?<![CDATA[Instead of being a force that shapes culture, the Bible has become a database of quick and easy answers to life’s troubling questions.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0315d524-d915-4934-8916-e3383c6de0822016-06-02T15:52:54ZWhy the Death Penalty Violates the Church<![CDATA[Has the church been wrong about capital punishment? ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6af0a922-0047-459f-849a-05b8b322c16d2016-05-24T15:22:41ZUncovering the Christian Leader<![CDATA[ Find and unearth the leader hidden in you, but the caveat is it needs to be God's way.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:556d4f60-af47-4e0a-bc67-b5546c6335da2016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church<![CDATA[There may be some good reasons for leaving a church, but these are really bad ones. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:33087154-b7a0-45e2-b07e-33118338bb8c2016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Common Disciple Making Mistakes to Avoid<![CDATA[
These mistakes will hinder your efforts at making disciples. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c6a0ba87-426e-43cf-970d-1a130dbcf7bb2016-09-14T17:45:10ZCultivating the Practice of Reading Scripture <![CDATA[It may take some time and effort, but it is totally worth it. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6e6d2e09-4b35-4ce6-bd6a-a2677f0d95b52016-09-14T17:45:08Z10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Jesus<![CDATA[What to know about the man many people call God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b648f46a-3c23-425a-93f0-800ecffb929e2016-05-19T14:14:02Z6 Questions the Bible Answers that No One is Asking<![CDATA[Here is the Bible giving you some advice you totally don’t want.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5a8a3ea0-d990-451d-a8ac-7c1c472669de2016-05-19T15:17:03ZWhy Evangelicals Believe Democracy Comes from the Bible<![CDATA[What does the Bible really have to say about democracy? ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:813662bc-095d-4c09-ab20-124fce30d83b2016-09-14T17:44:59ZFamous Clues and Unsolved Mysteries of the Bible<![CDATA[Did these events really happen? Be your own sleuth.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d5ab8403-c24d-4577-9124-53bb131274902016-09-14T17:44:59Z5 Things You Didnt Know about the Devil<![CDATA[What you didn't know about the devil.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3f9d5de4-ec0c-4f3a-8291-49ae0fc93af82016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things You Didn't Know About Mary Magdalene<![CDATA[Though she has been reinterpreted over and over again throughout the centuries, she still remains a potent and mysterious figure.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:922272cb-2f00-4de9-99d2-2ef78d3851482016-05-12T15:36:01ZThings Christians Should Consider Before Arguing With Atheists<![CDATA[Before arguing with atheists in support of your faith, consider these things.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:66a617ef-3f5a-4efa-8721-ce342cb9bf5b2016-09-14T17:45:10ZDon't Be Afraid to Break Your Heart for God<![CDATA[Experience the greatest miracle of all by being loved by God!]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4d109e84-9daf-4ead-9b15-0f79bd95cec62016-05-10T16:57:07ZWhat Evangelical Christians Need to Learn About Marijuana<![CDATA[Each Christian must learn to make personal decisions about what they will do and the motivation behind it.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e2c977a0-4e91-438a-9294-a7ea71c823152016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow to Renew Your Faith When You're Dangerously Tired<![CDATA[Here are four ways to push through the fatigue of everyday life and to keep honoring God daily.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e31fa94c-73a5-41bc-acaf-8cdb3e99684f2016-07-29T20:46:20ZQuiz: How Well Do You Understand Mormon Faith?<![CDATA[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes that each Mormon is a spiritual child of a loving Heavenly Father who sent Mormons to this earth to learn and grow in a mortal state. Mormons are followers of Jesus Christ, and live to serve Him and teach of His eternal plan.
As with many religions, there are numerous common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the Mormon faith.
Test yourself and your knowledge of the basics of Mormonism.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:49549c4f-c051-43a6-9269-fa5ce3e500ce2016-09-14T17:45:16ZWays to Find Authentic Faith Through Rule Breaking<![CDATA[When we begin to break these unwritten rules, we can begin to grow in faith in the God we love. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0b7f0c20-dc13-44d0-9d11-80675ef0036f2016-05-10T00:45:01ZHow Would Jesus Vote?<![CDATA[“How Would Jesus Vote?” examines some of the most contentious political topics of our time in light of Scripture and the teachings of Jesus. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:058e30b3-8cc6-4500-a7e7-29dfb54b96b62016-09-14T17:45:13ZInspiration for Those Wrestling With God<![CDATA[God offers a hope that transcends our broken world. ]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9e5b954e-c731-4772-92eb-62573dec81252016-05-10T00:45:01ZBuilding God’s Kingdom through Foster Care Ministry<![CDATA[God is calling people of faith to enroll in foster care ministry and make an impact on the lives of foster children in ways that are beyond measure.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ef313f9b-639b-43f8-b272-1773f93af1332016-09-14T17:45:14ZPreparing for Trinity Sunday<![CDATA[It is a celebration of Christian doctrine and lasts one day, but we can make time to honor God all year long. Here are ways to prepare the heart, mind and spirit for Trinity Sunday.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ced6f520-8a95-478f-909a-d0b3bf7176ad2016-05-10T00:45:03ZIs it Wrong to Ask for the Prayer of Abundance?<![CDATA[Allow the truth of God to guide you.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2e469732-0695-4ea7-8bda-2c1d1c9f37642016-05-10T00:45:03ZYes or No: Should Christians Celebrate Passover?<![CDATA[Should Christians celebrate one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays? Read more here.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d490431c-c2ed-4039-9523-8193765a43b82016-05-10T00:45:00ZHow to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit<![CDATA[In order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, we must first be committed to new life in Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e1adeeb3-8577-4996-8e8d-5f0ca99212c12016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Things You Should Know About Pentecost Sunday<![CDATA[If you are looking to learn more about this watershed event in Christianity, here are six important things you should know about Pentecost Sunday.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cdda28e2-0c13-4ac1-85da-2f1853289a4e2016-05-10T00:45:04ZWhy Today is the Day to Share Your Faith<![CDATA[None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. Today is the day to share our faith.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b8e0cd32-616f-474c-8e2b-71f94f6619fd2016-05-10T00:44:58ZHow Should Christians Handle Conflict?<![CDATA[Christians struggle with conflict every day. Find out if there is a right or wrong way to handle conflict?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:895e3b62-2093-4923-8137-910e8f08f56b2016-09-14T17:45:09ZBalancing Life and Discipleship<![CDATA[If you are looking to grow across the course of a lifetime into a more prayerful, mature disciple of Christ, read on.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:60d01606-98a5-4bc0-8105-2eb48ac649f82016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Ways to Jump Start Your Walk With God<![CDATA[Have you lost the vibrant and passionate relationship with God? Every Christian has bumps in their faith walk, but here is how you can fix it.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3ae1150c-4228-411d-93ac-dae72de80ce82016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Reasons Christians Should Live in Community<![CDATA[If you are one of the many Christians today who want to follow Christ together in daily life, not just on Sunday, you may be responding to Christ’s call to share your life more fully with others through community.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7150bd3a-2dcc-4802-93fa-3441b35524262016-05-10T00:45:03ZWhy Should I Trust God?<![CDATA[Why should I trust God in a world full of violence, sickness, and disease? We find another question--why shouldn’t you?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ca04c19c-1198-4b3d-b351-5c87b4b0dcb02016-05-10T00:45:03ZWhy C.S. Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’ Still Speaks Today<![CDATA[A religious work with no expiration date.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4aa1fc1a-2f16-400f-9819-754f0e49a0fe2016-05-10T00:44:58ZDrinking as a Believer<![CDATA[Do you feel shame or guilt for having a glass of wine?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d5520acd-8be5-4668-9429-b77614c522062016-05-10T00:44:58ZWhy So Many Christians Have Trouble Reading the Bible<![CDATA[We can’t deny there’s a major Biblical reading and literacy problem. But why?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:137ac126-2fa8-400f-9274-42b6231071782016-05-10T00:45:08ZThe Most Misunderstood Bible Verses<![CDATA[It’s time to hear the truth.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:17049192-48c9-48e3-800c-76b88cef78be2016-05-10T00:44:42Z5 Church Lies You Might Have Believed Growing Up<![CDATA[Hopefully it was never intentional, but growing up in church you might have picked up some church lies along the way.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:03ec6629-0751-4f4e-9798-95a3548943352016-05-10T00:45:07ZPrudence: The Mother of All Virtues<![CDATA[Prudence is akin to making a wise decision while weighing the situation.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1428cf59-d256-4c5e-bee7-5841428f315c2016-05-10T00:44:47ZA Prayer for Protection from our Enemies<![CDATA[Got some enemies?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bca9576b-a59e-4bf2-a7b4-e4b78c1825da2016-05-10T00:45:09ZThe Dos and Don’ts of a Christian Marriage<![CDATA[What is the formula for a Christ-centered marriage?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a81d94fe-4c29-4ac4-ba00-c11fda77070f2016-05-10T00:44:47ZBible Verses That Crush the Enemy<![CDATA[Crush the enemy and all his empty promises with these powerful Bible verses.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6f5fd6e6-3044-4103-bf5e-a5d3ef1af5c72016-05-10T00:45:07ZThe Real Meaning of Foot Washing for Christians<![CDATA[Foot washing is a ritual of humility that helps to cleanse Christians that are affected by living in a world of sin.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c45918e8-1ff0-454c-b72e-4a17d1f9704b2016-05-10T00:44:44Z5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Apostle Paul<![CDATA[What you might have missed about Paul.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a4508cda-d9f7-4f18-bcef-081dace9b84b2016-05-10T00:44:57ZWhy You Shouldn’t Forget the Sabbath<![CDATA[We all need to observe the Sabbath, and here is why.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:66068816-2a5b-4eb3-8482-6c9585f7db5c2016-05-10T00:45:05ZInteresting Facts on Early Health Care in Christianity<![CDATA[Christianity contributed considerably to medicine. Physicians like Luke not only cared for the body, but for the souls of the community.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e17b65d4-66a8-430c-9ec4-0d9965b0de5f2016-05-10T00:45:04ZHow to Vote Biblically<![CDATA[As Christians, it’s especially important that we honor God with our votes by electing candidates whose beliefs are Biblical.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:208e8e0f-6607-4c12-99a8-e5678d0f6fff2016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Bible Verses About Family<![CDATA[Reciting and engraining these Bible verses into your families every day will help to build prosperity and depth.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:eb5f3628-f7d7-43cd-a56f-2d556cadb4be2016-05-10T00:44:45ZDoes this Prove that Jesus Existed?<![CDATA[Mark Antonacci has studied the Shroud of Turin or the Turin Shroud for 34 years, and founded the Test the Shroud Foundation, which advocates and funds the most significant science research. But does it prove Jesus existed?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9ea0754e-e41f-4343-9191-a15aede201842016-09-14T17:45:00Z4 Amazing Stories of Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship<![CDATA[These four people knew the cost to follow Jesus and were ready to give witness to Christ, even in the face of persecution.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ec920944-9391-4281-a11e-888da83be0dd2016-05-10T00:44:42Z5 Bible Characters Who Were Successful After Miserable Failure<![CDATA[When you think you’ve found the right one, always remember the biblical definition of love and how Jesus gave his life for you.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:56a060e6-bac8-4ee5-b721-37e345e397502016-05-10T00:44:44Z3 Differences Between a Christian and a “Churchian”<![CDATA[Churchians may need a little love and investment to help them become a servant of Jesus.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:636a1c32-195c-47a7-9294-cafc3422eb662016-09-14T17:45:09Z10 Things the Church Puts Ahead of Reaching People<![CDATA[Unfortunately, too many churches put other things ahead of reaching people. Here are 10 of the biggest.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f5be2673-ecb4-486c-a948-3feeeffa76b02016-05-10T00:44:46ZCan God Give Us a Winning Destiny?<![CDATA[Love’s destiny is winning; fear’s destiny is losing.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:019b99c6-bf4b-4af4-a6fc-66d4193c9cba2016-05-10T00:44:59ZWhat is Salvation According to the Bible?<![CDATA[As Christians, we are familiar with the term “salvation,” but what does it mean and how do we receive it according to the Bible?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:976d6532-2b03-4d3a-9926-12f7be7ab0692016-09-14T17:45:16ZWhat Are the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit?<![CDATA[When we practice these 12 fruits, or virtues, we allow the grace of the Holy Spirit to be active in our lives.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7d0be7a6-d1b1-448a-8511-6adac66611942016-05-10T00:45:05ZMost Inspirational Bible Verses<![CDATA[Take a minute to review the most inspirational Bible verses out there.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d551b503-b71b-4d9f-a572-4483725dfd4f2016-05-10T00:44:59ZWhen Your Friends Don't Believe in God<![CDATA[A lot of my friends don't believe in God, but it helps me in my own faith.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7ee36058-ef9a-4167-a1c3-d2565882f7512016-05-10T00:45:05ZHow to Talk to God Every Day<![CDATA[It doesn’t matter if you have five minutes or 15 seconds, he’ll always be able to give you a shoulder or lend an ear.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f1c6553a-006d-4397-a7cf-4ef34b601b752016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Things You Should Know About the Holy Spirit<![CDATA[As Christians, we should stay educated on the Holy Spirit – here are some of the facts you should know.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d19a8e32-2df9-4db6-9223-238ac3ea20b42016-05-10T00:45:05ZHow to Talk to God When You’re Broken<![CDATA[Instead of trying to do everything by yourself, seek comfort in God’s good grace and allow him to give you the strength that you need to overcome your difficult times.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7ee7461b-d7fb-46c6-88c3-a30554437c8c2016-05-10T00:44:59ZWhat Is the Role of the Holy Spirit?<![CDATA[One of the greatest gifts God offers us is the presence of the Holy Spirit.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0a21a9e1-a5f0-41f5-9973-5d92c4f609b22016-05-10T00:44:45ZFaith Quotes Every Christian Must Know<![CDATA[When a bad day is in the forecast, every Christian will find a silver lining when they recite these powerful quotes.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:48aa766e-5a57-4477-9893-f47c4758b56a2016-05-10T00:45:06ZHow to Talk to God about Sin<![CDATA[It’s easy to lift up prayers of praise, concern and thanksgiving. But how do we talk to God about sin?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cce2633c-200b-45c1-babc-80bfbd2abb732016-10-10T17:12:26ZFamous Christian Quotes<![CDATA[Need a little encouragement? Well, here is your pocket inspiration today from the Bible and leaders to help add hope to the journey.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:219d32ae-1b5e-40bc-b5b1-a6c4ee5c39b02016-09-14T17:45:10ZCould a Jury Convict You of Being a Christian?<![CDATA[If you don’t think that there is enough evidence to convict you as a Christian, start making some changes.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ef1addcd-c08f-4794-9c2c-125d4dbb57e02016-05-10T00:45:09ZReminders From God When You Feel Like a Failure<![CDATA[We serve a God who didn’t promise success all the time, but who promised us that he would always be there for us.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8b3f699d-3d3f-4ea3-b1f2-b0bcc2478d082016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things Jesus Never, Ever Said<![CDATA[In the history of civilization, probably no one has ever been more misquoted than Jesus Christ. Here’s five things that Jesus never ever said.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3d48df58-2d3b-40c5-acc0-d0a4bc21b6642016-05-10T00:44:46ZHow to Build Godly Faith<![CDATA[Ready to live a life of Godly faith? Here’s how.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8ad45dc5-a563-4276-9743-931755d0136b2016-10-10T17:12:24Z10 Epic Miracles in the Bible<![CDATA[Day by day, God is able to take what was formless and desolate and with a simple command, speak creation into existence]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5dc695f8-d19e-4039-a5c8-f62af37212122016-05-10T00:45:04ZWhat if Christ Hadn’t Risen?<![CDATA[Jesus’ promises rest on the resurrection but what would have happened if He hadn’t risen?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f6740333-ee90-4b9a-8324-168c577ecc9b2016-09-14T17:45:10ZBible Verses That Will Help Improve Your Faith Walk<![CDATA[Strengthen your relationship with God with these powerful Bible verses.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8490c89e-2c4c-4e01-a0d9-58277b4a22a12016-05-10T00:45:00ZWhat We Can Learn from the Miracles of Jesus<![CDATA[Jesus performed astounding miracles during His earthly ministry. Here’s what we can learn from them today.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:293de29a-9d97-487f-aacb-e7e683c79b842016-06-02T00:44:40ZHow Much Do You Really Know About the Passion?<![CDATA[The Passion is a story about our beginnings. Do you know everything there is to know about Jesus and the sacrifices he's made? Take the challenge and find out.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3ecf091e-22e7-432c-a197-45b398a7b8bb2016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Jesus<![CDATA[Here are five things everyone should know about the Son of God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3e3a8c65-2de9-4f10-9d84-d7693178a1aa2016-05-10T00:55:06Z10 Meaningful Things to Give Up for Lent This Year<![CDATA[If you're looking to give something up for Lent as a way to refocus your life on Jesus, here are 10 meaningful things you can give up for Lent this year.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0ae9c08a-6ed7-4492-b87d-45785bc4751a2016-05-10T00:44:43Z5 Important Facts about Jesus’ Second Coming<![CDATA[While we don’t know every detail, The Word promises these five things will happen when Jesus returns again.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1223f20a-d5b7-4a3d-b6f5-1e9d93ae21eb2016-05-10T00:44:58ZWhy Practicing ‘The Jesus Prayer’ Is So Important<![CDATA[Lord, Jesus Christ Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:96c90f45-fc7b-4cb6-b2d6-f81eaec802762016-05-10T00:44:42Z5 Misconceptions about Jesus<![CDATA[Here are five popular misconceptions about Jesus debunked.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:34a02649-b262-4a32-94b3-e3f71f82755e2016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Ways the Enemy Tries to Destroy the Church<![CDATA[The Enemy wants to destroy the church. It is our call as Christians to stop his attacks.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fc70d03d-b994-462c-a7c0-fadeadae02882016-05-10T00:45:07ZHow to Respond When Others Sin<![CDATA[The answer may not be what you think.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8ab5970b-0d61-4773-a675-211969f85c9c2016-10-10T17:12:25Z5 Things Jesus Said about Heaven<![CDATA[There’s no mistake in Jesus’s mind that heaven is a real, physical place.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7c59e4ef-2d1d-45fe-9968-bce2c129a1c42016-05-10T00:44:45ZHow to Experience Intimacy with God through Prayer<![CDATA[Learn ways you can experience intimacy with God through prayer, based on the book “Prayer” by renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:12edb5e9-e756-4201-b01a-500ea021932c2016-10-10T17:12:28ZThe Important Differences between Angels and Demons<![CDATA[Have you ever wondered what the real differences were between angels and demons? Learn the important differences here.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fc7a4109-5687-487b-96ca-cb0de1f102012016-10-10T17:12:24Z5 Christians Who Sacrificed Their Lives for the Gospel<![CDATA[The influence of a martyr will always be at the heart of those following Christianity.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:df4e6805-3933-4910-b4b0-2f6af3b308a62016-05-10T00:45:10ZThank You Jesus: Prayer for Hope<![CDATA[Here are prayers to comfort you no matter what is going in your life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:76894bb0-2a2a-4dd5-8051-73f57a3b4f8c2016-05-10T00:44:43Z3 Times the Church Was Wrong<![CDATA[The Church isn't perfect, but we can learn from our mistakes so that history doesn't repeat itself.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:253600e4-c2ac-41cf-8d08-8a226b213eaf2016-05-10T00:45:08ZWhat Christians Can Learn from Ecclesiastes<![CDATA[Discover the important message of Ecclesiastes and what Christians can learn from it.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9af3536b-c442-433e-8602-44c9497c7f7c2016-05-10T00:44:46ZAmazing Ways to Serve the Body of Christ<![CDATA[Looking for ways to powerfully serve the body of Christ? Here’s how.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2c157c47-e186-45b3-a7e2-ea5fcba6a0ec2016-05-10T00:44:44Z10 Things That Will Ruin Your Year if You’re Not Careful<![CDATA[We all start each year with the best of intentions, but if we’re not careful sin can trip us up and ruin everything about it.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c222efda-c985-4505-8a29-f77414af23192016-05-10T00:55:05ZFun Ways to Celebrate Shrove Tuesday<![CDATA[Try these fun activities to celebrate Shrove Tuesday this year and beyond!]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:68e6b2db-530f-49fa-af6c-6649292d20ac2016-05-10T00:44:48ZBible Code Hints the Destruction of ISIS and the King's Return<![CDATA[According to a leading expert of the Bible or Torah Codes, Rabbi Mattityahu Glazerson reveals that are codes are hidden patterns and letter sequence in the Torah that reveal important events in history.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7e672fb9-4820-4e13-987c-dc4054cc3f8a2016-05-10T00:45:06ZHow to Pray to God for Guidance<![CDATA[There is no special formula on how to pray for guidance. We all have the ability to reach out for help here on earth and during out spiritual lives. We can trust that God will guide, warn and love us even in dire circumstances.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:58807f1b-7265-4c8c-967e-43d25001dc302016-05-10T00:45:10ZSpiritual Warfare in the Christian Life<![CDATA[Not everything is an attack from Satan or demons. Yet, the forces of hell want to destroy the church - the church that proclaims Jesus Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a8f91672-325c-4234-ac72-9f3a45c4efe72016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Signs You’re Living Your Life for Jesus<![CDATA[Here are five signs you are committed, enthusiastic and continuing to grow in your relationship with Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1800673b-5e87-4857-8404-fced2c9f03492016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Celebrities Who Turned Their Life Around For Jesus<![CDATA[They were lost, but now are found through their faith in Jesus Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2cc87c07-406d-4e17-a093-7495d016f85b2016-10-10T17:12:28ZThe 10 Healing Commandments<![CDATA[God needs to be “allowed” to be fully God, and invited to be fully God. You may not be comfortable thinking of being able to limit God’s power, but Matthew 13:58 tells us that Jesus didn’t work many miracles [in Nazareth] because of their lack of faith.”]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9400da2b-c638-4db0-be72-64db3c8567112016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Book of Psalms<![CDATA[You may be surprised to learn these facts about the Book of Psalms.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:83727aa9-bce6-45c4-b3f6-2315f7790f122016-05-10T00:45:06ZHow to Know the Church You’re Visiting Is Right For You<![CDATA[If you’re looking for the right church home, make sure you’re experiencing these things.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8876afbb-05cc-48fc-b7d1-de9fab6abf2c2016-09-14T17:45:05Z7 End Times Prophesies from Revelation<![CDATA[Among the scriptures in Revelation lies a pivotal prophesy with the Seven Seals, which lead us step-by-step to the second coming of Jesus Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bd599ba9-e4c5-4f25-9513-bb3850133fcb2016-09-14T17:45:08Z9 of the Most Influential Christian Celebrities<![CDATA[These celebrities are highly revered in their industries for their work and contributions, but they are also not ashamed to use their celebrity platform to share their faith in Jesus openly.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:570e5953-b82d-49bb-8367-1f8cd21fb7942016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Things Christians Say, But Few Believe<![CDATA[Here are five things that most Christians say, but for the time being – don’t believe.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:75d55efc-3c52-4da3-bf17-03a8baa33b1a2016-05-10T00:45:08ZWhat Does It Really Mean to Be “Born Again”?<![CDATA[Many Christians identify as born-again, but what does it really mean?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:78c33d51-352a-4413-8234-2b4cd966a1c32016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Book of James<![CDATA[Little-known facts about the Book of James]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ed609790-1296-4c38-8de6-4cd36d1a87d12016-05-10T00:45:10ZReasons Christians Must Be More Courageous Today<![CDATA[Defending our faith is important now more than ever. Here's why.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:def3cc48-3ec5-49e3-b545-6eccff5626c12016-05-10T00:44:57ZHearing God’s Voice in the Darkness<![CDATA[If we want to have a healthy relationship with God, learning to discern His voice is vital.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f7992deb-9324-4380-8f59-2d015355f2bb2016-05-10T00:44:55ZPrayers for Peace and Solitude<![CDATA[Prayer can provide peace and solitude. When your day-to-day life leaves you feeling overwhelmed and confused, turn to the power of prayer and the words will reveal the answers you need.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:65104a56-0e68-44c6-9c0b-023ce720da212016-05-10T00:44:48ZWhat the Nativity Reveals to People of Faith<![CDATA[Christmas is a season of forgiveness. The nativity opens our eyes to this.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4048bb52-bbe2-4517-bffb-f3ab931e3b3d2016-05-10T00:44:56ZHealing Prayer for the Wounded<![CDATA[Turn to these prayers when your heart and soul are in desperate need of comfort and joy. You’ll find salvation within these prayers for the wounded.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:86f48760-374a-46c2-8e9f-2168fc40288c2016-10-10T17:12:27ZI’m a Christian (but I Hate Religion)<![CDATA[Before you get mad at me, let me explain the four reasons I hate religion.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8bc213d5-9e0d-4f4d-942d-abead5744f252016-10-10T17:12:25Z5 Illuminations of Christian Hope<![CDATA[Hope is needed in this world of uncertainty, deception, and lies. In a post-modern and post-Christian world, there seems to be a loss of hope.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:50df3c16-6eb8-4fcd-b1d7-e849b02019f52017-01-05T16:37:27Z5 Things God Will Provide When You’re Ready to Listen<![CDATA[In order to fully embrace God’s provisions, you have to listen to what He’s saying.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:84ae9c1b-c867-4374-a782-f6ff0bdcdbcc2016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Things Every Believer Should Know<![CDATA[It’s imperative that every Christian know these five things.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9168e0e0-901d-4d66-adfa-303f551fa01e2016-05-10T00:44:44ZWhat Watch Night Really Means for People of Faith<![CDATA[While the Watch Night service has its roots in the Methodist church, these services have a particular significance in the African-American community and the black church.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f1544db5-3ffb-48aa-b8b1-2ef36bdcc75f2016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Christians Who Risked Everything to Defend Biblical Truth<![CDATA[Despite their opposition, these men and women risked everything to defend their faith and biblical truth.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9f4b8d46-2984-4314-b5f7-c33ce37a8b2a2016-09-14T17:45:07Z7 Ways Christians Can Rethink Christmas<![CDATA[These days, it’s hard to find the TRUE meaning of Christmas when our priorities and schedules stress us out emotionally and physically. It’s time to rethink Christmas and restore the magic in our hearts…and this is how to do it.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6f567360-6c74-461a-b290-854cb846d9b02016-05-10T00:44:49Z6 Things the Christian Church Must Do To Keep Millennials Connected<![CDATA[Here is a list to help keep Millennials interested in church without having to erase the identity of the church.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:77ae46d5-0172-4091-aa3d-2b28cf8b3acd2016-09-14T17:45:15ZThe Gospel in Tolstoy<![CDATA[Through Tolstoy, the Gospel themes of betrayal and forgiveness, sacrifice and redemption, and death and resurrection come to life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a750e4eb-441f-4531-ab70-50a9385719e02016-05-10T00:44:55ZThe Songs of Jesus by Timothy Keller: 4 Powerful Psalms of Jesus<![CDATA[Apply these four powerful Psalms of Jesus on your faith journey.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ff376bdc-fc6f-4906-992c-17dd8a8936302016-05-10T00:44:49ZActs of God by Ellen Gilchrist: Surviving Forces beyond Your Control with God<![CDATA[Sometimes, our ability to conquer and persevere through insurmountable odds can be revealed to us through acts of God. These events can reveal how we can triumph over calamity and adversity.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:02d7f08d-8295-42e5-b87e-4746d789d0992016-09-14T17:45:14ZPrayers for Keeping Mind Away from the Enemy<![CDATA[Here are four prayers that will stand the test of time and provide you with the strength to keep your mind away from the enemy.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:93010338-d690-4095-aa52-33a83c9200e72016-05-10T00:44:56ZBen Carson Leads in Popularity, Media Explores Religion<![CDATA[GOP candidate Ben Carson remains steady in the polls, and the media explores his religion as an Seventh-day Adventist.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:53c03111-50c8-4ae6-96ba-4475b9bbb9432016-09-14T17:45:14ZScriptures to Support a Strong Mind<![CDATA[A healthy body needs a healthy mind and spirit. So before you forget, let’s look at the Word of God to build up the mind for refreshment, and a Holy Spirit power boost.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:74a3f961-f1b4-42c0-a60d-23c5d41efefd2016-05-10T00:44:54ZPraying for the Lost<![CDATA[Jesus called us to pray for the world and those lost in the world.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:55da163e-9322-4d74-a799-681bf8a393692016-06-08T03:33:55ZPrayers for Advent<![CDATA[Taken from the book "Waiting Here for You" by Louie Giglio, here are prayers to keep you hopeful and peaceful during the Advent season.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9e565a45-5bc8-4133-ab8d-51035b0581ab2016-05-10T00:44:50ZA 12-Step Guide to Wholeness (Based on the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit)<![CDATA[Here are tips and tricks to help you become the person you want to be - a true follower of God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2cf5ef28-0c78-4caa-86c7-20e8950f11862016-05-10T00:44:57ZIs It Possible to Be Pro-Gun and Pro-Life?<![CDATA[The answer may be hard to swallow.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:46b0cfa7-377c-432f-8e82-537cb96bd22c2016-09-14T17:45:08Z9 of the Most Inspiring Christian Women in Hollywood<![CDATA[These Christian women are not ashamed to share their faith in Jesus openly, despite the stigma in Hollywood.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e0a206e6-1d3f-41a7-894c-50fec2041d7a2016-05-10T00:44:54ZWhat the Bible Says About Disappointment<![CDATA[The Bible offers a tremendous amount of wisdom on dealing with discouragement.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9e547d5f-8bfc-42dd-977e-8490f49e75b62017-01-02T20:40:57Z6 Things God Will Provide When We Least Expect It<![CDATA[The beautiful things God provides when we least expect it.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c3f3fcc6-acb0-4454-9bcd-32eb2dd12ab52016-05-10T00:44:54ZShould Christians Own a Gun?<![CDATA[The act of self defense in association with the use of a gun is a topic that remains highly controversial amongst society – especially Christians.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ce4b443b-4b93-4b75-8205-577246d2424a2016-09-14T17:45:09Z13 Celebrity Christians Pictured With Their Pastors<![CDATA[These celebrities take "squad goals" to the highest level -- by keeping their pastor close by! Check out these celebrities pictured with their spiritual leaders.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c9cbd558-0dd9-4c7b-9198-2adc036c384f2016-09-14T17:45:17ZWhen Walking through Dry Places<![CDATA[Let’s explore what we can do, not what we can’t do by worshiping.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e4a63512-6417-4693-85f8-0b416604a37a2016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow the Rosary Can Change Your Life<![CDATA[The following are five unique ways that praying the Rosary can change your life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7c2ed853-d633-4af2-a64d-3e4c40d2f3ab2016-09-14T17:45:17ZWhen God Will But We Won't<![CDATA[Are you afraid of God’s Will for your life? Don’t doubt God’s plan for you.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:51f8a5d5-c551-4880-86ca-47cc5e1162fe2016-09-14T17:45:13ZOMG! How Children See God<![CDATA[Parents know that kids ask amazing and often difficult questions about God, faith, heaven, and that other place. Sometimes their thoughts are warm and sweet, at other times razor sharp and critical.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:baac427d-4a43-474c-a9e3-deb3019ac0a82016-05-10T00:44:49Z3 Godly Attitudes Every Christian Needs<![CDATA[Here are three kinds of Godly attitudes and how we can work to have them in our daily lives.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ac08601c-7ac7-4cb4-9f85-b517696bdd0d2016-05-10T00:44:53ZAre Christians Truly In The World But Not Of It?<![CDATA[Can we as Christians truly escape our world's corruption if we participate in worldly things.?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a232baff-eb23-4ba6-a52f-f8392be339d12016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Reasons Great Men Fall<![CDATA[Avoid these deadly traps at all costs.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9b5bc4f4-5dbc-4268-813b-20b6a7412a5d2016-09-14T17:45:10ZCelebrities Who Left Hollywood For God<![CDATA[These celebrities walked away from mainstream Hollywood to focus on their faith.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bfa4015b-6328-429d-baa8-076f32a478232016-05-10T00:44:43ZYour Glory Days are Not Over<![CDATA[Our best days are ahead of us writes pastor and author Max Lucado. Just like the Israelites, we can enter the Promised Land, but many believers are living in survival mode.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:15d92e6e-6dc8-4a88-b963-a58c012e9ff22016-09-14T17:45:14ZThank You Jesus<![CDATA[Pray these prayers silently or out loud and watch healing and change occur]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3830c8ed-196b-448a-92cd-b206e388644d2016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Sins Christians are Totally Okay Committing<![CDATA[From the moment Moses stepped down from Mt. Sinai, the followers of God have been trying to wheel and deal. We want our cake, and by golly, we want to eat it too. We want the acceptance and approval of God, yet still get to scratch that tingly “sin” itch we all have.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:81ad4ce3-d966-4cdb-af1f-aaa74896a96e2016-09-14T17:45:14ZPraise and Thank You Jesus Prayers<![CDATA[Allow scripture to become a praise and thank you to Jesus.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bb356e3d-de0f-4b72-87d0-07ae83cd11b12016-05-10T00:44:53ZIs Technology Making Us Bible Illiterate?<![CDATA[We can’t deny there’s a major Biblical literacy problem. Is technology to blame?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a1f10ced-f8c2-43c1-ba49-b8e24d3b56b12016-05-10T00:45:29ZCan Christians Celebrate Birthdays?<![CDATA[Is there Biblical admonition to not celebrate one’s birth?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a316ec27-3270-4d87-843a-c48b70d700492016-09-14T17:45:16ZTop 4 Benefits of Being a Christian<![CDATA[Here are the best benefits of being a Christian that sometimes get overlooked.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:80d21212-787c-4b6a-89b3-3846e0160c362016-05-10T00:45:28Z3 Outlooks on Life Through The Eyes of Scripture<![CDATA[Christ is the answer to our questions. Ecclesiastes is the philosopher’s book, asking the deepest questions.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:94ec7e44-aa03-468a-abca-dbcd89f4e1a32016-09-14T17:45:10ZCelebrities Spotted Attending Church<![CDATA[These Celebrities turned heads when they were spotted in church]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:099569fb-0d9d-48f1-940c-8d0b6a498b592016-06-03T16:38:33ZJesus Riddles: Reading the Parables to Think About Your Faith<![CDATA[The point of parables is not always to explain things clearly but to help those who listen think about what it means to follow Jesus.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ee94e1b0-99d6-4f3f-91f5-63a8689fd3bd2016-09-14T17:45:11ZFamous Scientists That Believe In God<![CDATA[Some of the greatest Nobel laureates and pioneers in science believed in God. Learn who they are here.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:23af4e7c-53f4-491e-b362-692c0a74e8f62016-05-10T00:45:30ZBen Carson Argues Satanic Evolution Theory<![CDATA[Ben Carson pointed out that the solar system is too organized for people to believe the Big Bang Theory is applicable. He believes that the observed motion of the planets in the solar system would be impossible if a Big Bang took place.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:854adc53-be37-4a55-90f6-497e2523c25e2016-09-14T17:45:05Z7 Important Biblical People That Messed Up<![CDATA[Throughout the course of history, God has woven certain people into His plan that, not by accident or coincidence, have made a mistake or two that resulted in some larger-than-life outcomes.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5d18b8f4-3e61-4294-9c21-cf6ffb54c5052016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Shocking Facts in the Quran That Christians Should Know<![CDATA[For many Christians, Islam’s holy book is an unfamiliar document that beholds alarming and incomprehensible teachings, many of which directly call for the punishment of “disbelievers”— but undeniably, it also beholds over 50 stories that parallel historical events found in the Bible. While the Quran will never be supported or upheld by Christians, this article will unveil some interesting facts residing within the Quran that, surprisingly, only reaffirms the greatness and power of Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:10e0bca4-f7c2-45a4-ad01-789434376e7d2016-09-14T17:45:12ZHistorical Facts You Should Know about Noah’s Ark<![CDATA[Scholars have debated about the facts of Noah’s Ark, but now science is backing up the Biblical account.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:85587d44-b21a-40f6-95af-ebb8595329562016-05-10T00:44:52ZHow to Write a Devotional: The Definitive Guide<![CDATA[Ever questioned how to write a devotional? Here is an all inclusive guide to help you every step of the way.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f5ed12e9-7725-4238-a1fd-3dcdc66f18f82016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Tips for Better Quiet Time With God<![CDATA[It doesn’t matter where you find a few moments of quiet time to spend time with the Lord. God just wants us to meet with him daily.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a1b353fa-6d5c-4aeb-8bd2-20c09cc92b6c2016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Bible Verses About Joy and Laughter<![CDATA[Bible verses that will inspire you to be joyful and happy with your relationship with God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:05e7e4b4-628b-412f-b684-6f04442c0ff92017-01-05T16:38:30ZSigns Jesus Is Calling You to Follow Him<![CDATA[Jesus may be trying to reach you to encourage you to follow him. Learn the signs here.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:85fcf9d1-282f-421f-a59f-e4b24db006332016-09-14T17:45:13ZPatterns of Evidence: The Questions We All Have<![CDATA[Many archeologists don’t believe the Bible to be history. Yet, there are many biblical archeologists, who believe it all makes sense.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b590f5a5-d3da-4106-855e-ef545c42ad682016-09-14T17:45:05Z7 Lies The Devils Wants You To Believe Jesus Said<![CDATA[The Devil wants you to believe Jesus said these things to sabotage you. Don’t buy into these lies.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6a133652-70e1-4506-b7c1-9071fa9c62892016-05-10T00:45:14ZHow Does Archeology Impact Spirituality?<![CDATA[In reality, spirituality is a theory that produces strength, comfort and hope for tomorrow.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4cb46a13-5c31-4a50-84f9-c94e59eac5272016-05-10T00:45:24ZCan I Claim to Be a Christian If I Don’t Accept the Creed?<![CDATA[California State University Professor Stafford Betty gives his take on claiming to be Christian without accepting the creed.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:edb9596e-13b0-4521-93a4-364fbcf71efb2016-09-14T17:45:10ZDealing with a Crisis of Faith<![CDATA[Life's trials and tribulations may shake your faith, but here are the steps to keep your faith alive!]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3a2868bb-45ce-40c7-869c-a551f236b9b22016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow to Keep Hope Alive<![CDATA[Never leave hope behind, and here is how to keep this gift alive during shifting times.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9abf52bc-daef-49f7-9a1a-14a75935f66e2016-09-14T17:45:14ZStrategies the Devil Uses To Sabotage You<![CDATA[The Devil is the master of sabotage, with a particular mission to get you off course with God]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b62b6a93-bb6f-41cc-b8e3-a35fc39402632016-09-14T17:45:08Z8 Reasons People Leave the Church When the Church Isn’t to Blame<![CDATA[Church attendance is on the decline, but who is to blame? It's not the church.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:125ce784-2279-4593-97d9-ae8c6eca6a0d2016-10-10T17:12:27ZI’m Christian, But I’m Not...<![CDATA[Check out how these Christians respond to the stereotypes and untrue allegations.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c8c700e9-1a8e-4218-8055-42c21b0beaf72016-05-10T00:45:25ZWhat the Christian can Learn from Dante’s Divine Comedy<![CDATA[The classic Dante's Diving Comedy has many important points that Christians can learn from.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ce5df01d-8ad7-482f-863b-117863d1dc4c2016-09-14T17:44:59Z3 ‘Christian’ Teachings That Jesus Didn’t Teach<![CDATA[We in the Christian community have turned away from truth and wandered into these three myths for years. Let go of these beliefs now.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bbf2b6c1-85fe-470a-a7e5-bd36db08b3522016-05-10T00:45:20Z9 Arguments From the Bible Fundamentalists Should Have to Make<![CDATA[The greatest damage to Christianity comes at the hands of those who display their piety with such practiced conspicuousness. What I'd like to see is a turning of the tables (or perhaps better, a "turning over" of the tables)--a rebalancing of the burden of proof.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:72ee5e50-aa06-4beb-aa31-ecf31978446e2016-09-14T17:45:13ZLife Lessons From The Apostle Paul<![CDATA[Lessons you can apply to your daily life from the Apostle Paul.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c74533ce-e098-4223-a68d-68a8c7f7a6bf2016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Bible Verses About Healing to Remember<![CDATA[Prayers that share the power of healing from God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e7bb014e-541c-46c8-8bde-80025fa906652016-09-14T17:45:10ZFaith Releasing Prayers That Rock The Enemy<![CDATA[Prayers that shake away the enemy and bring forth the fearless faith in God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:552c573c-d01f-42e7-bf42-d221121a1f802016-09-14T17:45:13ZLove Prayers That Reveal The Heart of God<![CDATA[Prayers that share the heart of God when you need love the most.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:279fa21e-5687-4e90-8214-0c58f55087272016-09-14T17:45:00Z4 Steps to Glorifying God in Your Home<![CDATA[A Christian home isn’t meant to be just a place to sleep. It is meant as a place for hearty laughs and long naps, honest conversations and love. So how do we take a household and make it into a home that glorifies God?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:77247c80-f042-4177-b8c6-e0e9fecb9ff92016-09-14T17:45:08Z9 Randomly Awesome Bible Facts You Should Know<![CDATA[Tucked away into small passages of the Bible, these random fun facts are easily skimmed over by some readers. While they are certainly random, these facts are definitely not useless!]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e74fe440-089d-4449-9597-b0a82742c0c72016-10-10T17:12:25Z5 Things to Know about the Persecution of Christians<![CDATA[You don’t have to go overseas to witness persecution of Christians.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c6802c6d-170f-4216-8905-3e8e2610c7f92016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Questions to Ask Before You Take a Ministry Job<![CDATA[Do you feel called to the church? Here are 5 questions you can ask yourself before stepping into a ministry role.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:dbf48575-38e8-4807-b49b-70ce40f0ff652016-09-14T17:45:05Z7 Lessons from the Book of James<![CDATA[The Book of James offers us insight into how to live a better life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:108f6ec1-9622-47a3-bed5-322006b78aaa2016-09-14T17:45:08Z8 Petitions of the Lord’s Prayer<![CDATA[The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer Jesus told his disciples to pray. They requested, “Lord, teach us to pray…”]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:099bca36-6b47-4d83-863d-045e249d5d3d2016-05-10T00:45:32ZThe Surprising Beliefs of the Great Theologians of the Past<![CDATA[While all of these theologians of the past held to Christian orthodoxy, they also believed things that are considered controversial and just plain wrong by many Christians today.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ede36b4b-edb5-480a-8198-cec30805ed182016-10-10T17:12:25Z6 Practical Life Lessons Jesus Taught the Disciples<![CDATA[Jesus was not just a Savior, but He was also a friend, a teacher, and mentor that walked with His disciples for three years instructing them in the spiritual life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b71bcd11-b630-4291-8282-e65a24a78b9b2017-01-05T16:38:24Z6 Dangers of Lazy Minded Christianity<![CDATA[Let us be careful not to become lazy minded Christians and stay away from these six dangers.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:85daca10-9001-48d2-8952-42c73fface062016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Practical Tips To Do Singleness Well From Proverbs<![CDATA[If these principles are grasped and understood at a young age, they will lead to the path of health, wealth, and wisdom that God so desires for His children.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1691494c-70a0-419b-a605-37e549173b162016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Astonishing Real Examples of Forgiveness<![CDATA[Forgiveness. It’s the very core value of Christianity and represents love in the highest form, but yet can be so challenging to extend to those who wrong us. God provides us with the greatest example of forgiveness we’ll ever know by sending His son, who knew no sin, to die for us. Even just moments before Jesus took His last breath, He begged His Father to forgive the very men ruthlessly taking his life, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34) In a stunning illustration of such forgiveness, here are 5 people who have forgiven wrongdoers for the unfathomable.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fb4a17be-db21-4a83-8dc5-fd8c63030d122016-09-14T17:45:00Z4 Compelling Historical Documents That Prove Jesus Existed<![CDATA[It’s been over 2000 years since Jesus walked this earth and the Gospel of His amazing work has withstood the test of time. For Christians, the Bible is the only document we need to know Jesus existed. However, what is truly astounding are the non-Biblical artifacts that have been unearthed, dating back to the time He walked this earth, which document His existence. While some scholars question the authenticity, these non-Biblical accounts of the existence of Jesus are far too compelling and powerful to ignore.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:caae1a45-0ce4-4bff-8120-b5f7f43dde632016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Interesting Facts About Martin Luther<![CDATA[Here are some interesting facts about the reformer, Christian, and legendary theologian, Martin Luther.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:af38c32c-7ce4-4c08-b74a-01d4fd92146e2016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Powerful Steps To Grow In Divine Revelation<![CDATA[Spiritual sensitivity allows the believer to be led by The Spirit, listening to the Holy guide that’s in charge of our souls. Here are five ways to grow in divine revelation.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:509f0e12-7bcd-4cd3-a2de-29cd7be57cb32016-05-10T00:45:34ZIs The Bible Relevant Today?<![CDATA[The Bible’s relevance is challenged with almost every generation, but it has stood the test of time and continues to speak life into the human experience.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:20157c6c-ac2d-43d7-b0c9-611ed634fb642016-05-10T00:45:27ZWhat Does 'Real Church' Look Like?<![CDATA[In the book of Acts the Bible describes the first church model of the earliest believers. There was an overwhelming sense of community, love, and oneness. Does today’s church look like theirs?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fb475dfa-cf1f-4930-8b42-0c0448a5fbb82016-05-10T00:45:16ZHow Stephen Hawking Strengthens My Faith<![CDATA[Although God never fit into any of his well known scientific equations, the life and battles of Stephen Hawking remind us there is a God out there.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fa307cd7-68d8-408c-ac12-13d76969b0b32016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Prayers for Those Looking for Their Soul Mate<![CDATA[If you are still searching for the love of your life, don't worry! Here are 7 prayers to ask God to help guide you along your journey to find the right one.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:17aeb3c3-bf68-4e83-9644-8d0209097d8e2016-09-14T17:45:08Z9 Prayers for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones<![CDATA[Have you lost a loved one recently or know someone who has? If you have, you know how difficult it can be. Here are nine prayers that will help you through this tough time and connect you with God when you need him the most.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:27ea4132-e7ea-4826-9cdf-fde4402ad4712016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Prayers for Those Trying to Conceive<![CDATA[Sometimes having a baby is more difficult than you expect. Let these six prayers guide you when you're trying to conceive.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0f4b830c-d570-441e-91be-65e085fbefce2016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Prayers for Those In Transition<![CDATA[Ever feel lost? Here are seven prayers to help you through transitional times in your life when you just don't know what's next.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8511e9bd-8590-4917-8da3-64c7168064ec2016-09-14T17:45:16ZWhat to Do When You Doubt Deliverance<![CDATA[There isn’t a quick fix for doubt, and sometimes, it’s a long road to deliverance, but God is sovereign, so how do we walk through doubt without giving up?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b88ad054-9ec7-40b2-9ad1-76be39d980f62016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Ways Christians Can Love Transgender People<![CDATA[With the spotlight on the transgender community lately, it seems that many Christians have taken to their computers to launch into a public "cyber-stoning" of prominent transgender faces, in particular Caitlyn Jenner. Many of the responses are wrought with hatred, judgement and disgust--the very opposite of what the Bible teaches. Now serves are a great reminder to explore just how the Bible wants Christians to respond to Caitlyn Jenner and fellow transgender people.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:972710ea-ff0c-4cab-81df-b028dbbd9ab12016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Signs of God’s Hand In The Big Bang Theory<![CDATA[The Big Bang Theory is not necessarily a knock against Creationism. The fact that the earth came into existence by an explosion is not so far removed from God’s words in Genesis, “Let there be light.”]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:04b15ad2-0ec4-48fc-bf1d-674c5a53a1e72016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Ways Christians Can Love Gay People<![CDATA[Over the past couple weeks, our nation has split apart into corners of the boxing ring, both sides seemingly bloodthirsty for a fight. As a country, we’ve never been more at divisive odds with hurtful comments, sentiments and statements spewing from our keyboards, and even worse, out of our mouths. Here are 5 ways Christians can rewrite the "us vs them" narrative into a story of love and healing.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1e534531-1760-4f0f-af03-ab80f5cdfee62016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Things Wounded Christians Should Avoid<![CDATA[Wounded Christians must avoid these six things at all costs]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bd8cba89-673f-4db4-8dc9-5b0f62f19fd62016-09-14T17:45:08Z10 Christian Instagrammers Lifting Up Christ<![CDATA[These Instagram accounts are posting with purpose. Check them out for a spiritual lift!]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c19fc393-352b-4ab9-b7af-57ee6aa9e7852016-10-10T17:12:25Z5 Things Church Is (And 3 Things It Most Definitely Is Not)<![CDATA[Here’s "Five things the church" is, and "Three things it absolutely, positively is not."]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3546c0bc-b29f-4c35-a0d6-62bcc0af1b742016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things We Should Stop Blaming The Devil For<![CDATA[So did the devil really make you do it? It's not always the devil that causes life to go awry. We have a part to play in choosing the path.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:839a1302-48ab-4e04-90d3-2aa55c04732e2016-05-10T00:45:16ZIs God Mad At Me?<![CDATA[Yes, God does get angry but His anger is toward the sin in our lives not directly aimed at us. God’s anger is fueled by love and a desire to correct ungodly behavior.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:31d40bbb-c108-42ea-832c-0a7f671b459b2016-05-10T00:45:18ZAre All Sins Equal In God’s Eyes?<![CDATA[Can one sin be worst than others? Does God create distinctions or all sins created equal? Let’s explore a passage of Scripture that may give further insight.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2e9dbe5d-73fd-48ce-80ba-ec5482d43dbf2016-06-03T16:38:32ZIs Christian Media Going Downstream With Mainstream?<![CDATA[There are spiritual consequences to viewing Christ through the materialistic and faddish lens of pop-culture. Yes, we want the Gospel to meet people where they are but let’s not cosmetically enhance the Christian walk.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:22d5fca2-c3d4-4038-9d82-4dc272a3f6be2016-09-14T17:45:16ZWhat Would Jesus (And The 12 Disciples) Drink?<![CDATA[When you think of the 12 disciples, do you ever imagine them as the stain-glassed saints from a cathedral window, or as living and breathing men just like yourself? It’s easy to forget that they did some of the same things you and I might do, including having an alcoholic beverage. But what would each of them have?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:83e22e7d-1197-4e19-97f1-6670110eb6362016-08-31T15:45:04ZWhich Bible Character Are You?<![CDATA[The Bible is full of characters with personality traits that we can all identify with. Answer these 10 questions and find out what Bible character best matches yours.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:808d2021-9964-4788-b69e-0ce0f6506f202016-09-14T17:45:12ZI Believe in God<![CDATA[The Apostles’ Creed reveals a number of timeless truths that you can apply to your everyday life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:459c6520-fb52-48f1-8ad4-1710c7eaa26c2016-05-10T00:45:26ZWho Is the Founder of Christianity?<![CDATA[Was the Apostle Paul the founder of Christianity, or did he simply reinvent it?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7e3f4b4c-6a1c-43a9-974f-17553cba2e0c2016-09-14T17:45:16ZWhat the Bible Says about a Lack of Faith<![CDATA[Without faith we have no hope, and without faith we stubble through life in the dark. The Bible talks a lot about faith, and its importance.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5dbc2da7-2ddc-41e2-83fa-45d220ba32dd2016-09-14T17:45:09Z11 Smith Wigglesworth Quotes To Set Your Faith Ablaze<![CDATA[Powerful evangelist and healer, Smith Wigglesworth, walked mightily in the spirit of God! Let these quotes captivate and elevate your faith.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a48dcc53-0801-4857-82fb-2db6f95c74432016-09-14T17:45:07Z7 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Augustine<![CDATA[St. Augustine of Hippo helped shape much of what we understand about Christianity today. His transparency regarding his own internal struggles and road to conversion have helped millions find their own path. Here are seven things you probably didn’t know.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:97069add-0dba-4e71-b19b-1f76f80ad3662016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pride<![CDATA[Pride is the sin that brought down Heaven’s first worship leader, Lucifer. Pride is spiritually deadly because it turns the glory ascribed to God toward oneself.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a69bc9fc-c89e-4f32-9878-f32d407491f32016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Things You Didn’t Know About Envy<![CDATA[Be careful if you're always trying to keep up with The Jones'. Envy is a deadly spiritual disease that creates corruptive desires that covets the good that comes to another.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4147b18f-952d-4649-be6d-0c479533931f2016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lust<![CDATA[The sin of lust is an intense desire that controls behavior. Also known as lechery, the Bible attributes this vice to sex, money, power, fame, and luxury.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:26acdff6-94aa-41a5-836a-14eb456f4afb2016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Things You Didn’t Know About Sloth<![CDATA[Sloth is typically associated with physical laziness, but this deadly sin is also tied to spiritual decline and lukewarm living.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:23047c85-12e4-4eea-b69a-c2606a0c17462016-09-14T17:45:09Z11 Truths About the Holy Spirit<![CDATA[There are some things to know about the Holy Spirit that are important for all Christians. Let's be encouraged in the light of truth that the Holy Spirit brings.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a1f4cabf-52f3-4df4-a290-4dcad286583e2016-09-14T17:45:08Z8 Bible Verses to Remember In Times of Struggle<![CDATA[Let these eight Bible verses lift you up when you’re struggling.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f578d794-c104-4435-afef-daf91f3caea72016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Ways to Apply the Serenity Prayer to Your Life<![CDATA[Live your happiest life by applying these takeaways from the Serenity Prayer to your life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:66185952-84b1-4191-af8d-8c623f5c85142016-09-14T17:45:11ZGod Grant Me the Serenity<![CDATA[Five powerful takeaways from the Serenity Prayer that challenge us to live our fullest lives.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d831b9c4-8d77-4631-ae54-44604e64ee1d2016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things You Didn’t Know About Greed<![CDATA[Are we depending on God for our survival or our own accumulation of wealth? This is at the heart of the deadly sin of greed or avarice. This sin stems from the unrestrained or inordinate affection for material gain, money or accumulating more and more possessions.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f842ee5e-eba0-4c03-ac37-84a2a9dc23a92016-09-14T17:44:59Z6 Things You Didn’t Know About Wrath<![CDATA[Wrath is one of the seven deadly sins that the Bible warns against. Like the other sins, it manifests when we rebuke the Holy Spirit and allow vengeance to drive behavior.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:13c9934c-1e84-4e65-b660-c8f1e571d0212016-09-14T17:45:02Z5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gluttony<![CDATA[Overindulgence is what becomes of the one given to the sin of gluttony. Yes, this mostly involves food, but it is possible to be a glutton for other things.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fd769445-38e6-4f0e-9131-e83c989783172016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Great and Quick Prayers Before Meals<![CDATA[We've all been there...you're at the dinner table surrounded by friends and family and someone asks you to bless the food. For many of us, any sort of public speaking (even with the ones we love the most) is a little scary! Keep these meal prayers close to your heart and you'll never be caught off-guard again.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8fc62688-abea-4cc3-acbc-d2e284fb932c2016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Powerful Reminders from the Serenity Prayer<![CDATA[In only a few, short poignant words, the Serenity Prayer captures the very essence of the Christian heart, each line packed with a powerful reminder to sustain us through each day.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a3b0f396-bbf0-44e1-91aa-4199df2bf3092016-05-10T00:45:26ZWhat Does the Bible Say About Poverty?<![CDATA[God’s heart is intensely for the poor and if we are truly following Christ, then so should ours.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0cca51e6-b500-4c19-8a51-b9125c1bb2d72016-09-14T17:45:07Z7 Ways To Meet God Reading The Bible<![CDATA[It’s important not to read the Bible merely for information, but instead for transformation. The aim should be to meet God and focus on building relationship. The words are spirit and life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e9a1416a-0f32-403a-a8ed-14a697abaaef2016-09-14T17:45:09Z10 Things You Didn’t Know About Judas Iscariot<![CDATA[Here are 10 little known facts about Judas Iscariot.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9ba8f08c-f7a2-4ec3-9c90-9b9051d5aa4c2016-05-10T00:45:23ZChristian, Social, & Holy: Pushing Back on Culture Without Being Anti-Social<![CDATA[Is there a way to be saved, social, and holy in a culture that glorifies spiritual compromise?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6fd25e9f-9479-4a13-9a2c-dc0b233503ac2016-09-14T17:45:05Z7 Biblical Reasons Why Holiness Is Sexy<![CDATA[Sexy is not a bad word and in relationships, whether single or married, holiness is the sexiest thing ever. The Bible gives incredible insight on maintaining holiness in your relationships. Here’s how God brings sexy back.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1a768e10-a3bc-47bd-8660-d22979f8fe142016-05-10T00:45:17ZHow to Gain Victory Over the Powers of Darkness<![CDATA[Many of the problems you deal with come directly from the realm of darkness. They are demonic. However, there is freedom in knowing you can overcome these problems.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b7e3ab0d-f6e7-47a0-b0e0-d19a7bf3a0fc2016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Things Every Pastor Wants Their Congregation to Know About Church<![CDATA[Open up your eardrums and hear, perhaps for the first time, what’s it’s like to be a pastor.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b3e1da2a-3e04-4f1e-91f6-a238ecc491802016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow to Pray Purposefully For Your Spouse<![CDATA[Most Christians are praying for something— something like financial problems or a career decision. Sometimes we pray for family and friends, and sometimes we pray for our spouses, and the words feel tired, but what if we prayed purposefully for our spouses?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:79e9fd59-3c05-4aff-957a-0fa415bda2b02016-05-10T00:45:34ZIs it Wrong to Alter Yourself if it Makes You Happy?<![CDATA[Is it wrong to change our appearance if it makes us happy, or is it a sin?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e42a8824-b502-40b5-a3cf-7a71a7145ae52016-09-14T17:45:13ZOur Father: Prayers That Reveal The Father<![CDATA[The Bible says that Earth waits in eager expectation for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed. Walking in true son and daughtership means getting to know God, first as a loving affectionate Father. These prayers unveil the fathering and loving nature of God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:182a7bef-c585-4542-9b54-a09af0b2c1e32016-09-14T17:45:08Z9 Ways to Detox Your Mind with Christ<![CDATA[Did you know that we can literally change the structure of our brain with what we feed it every day?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:61efde47-03f3-4cff-8016-57fe37225f952016-09-14T17:45:16ZTips for Remembering God’s Blessings<![CDATA[Here is some insight on how can we make sure we remember God’s goodness in our lives.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:640b6965-ea94-4df7-a1dd-4d9b129bc4712016-05-10T00:45:34ZIs it the End of Christianity in the Middle East?<![CDATA[With ISIS expanding its foothold in the Middle East many Christians are relocating, displaced, or hiding in fear.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2d6faa76-5e5e-4f1d-92df-2b6b88cdb5d72016-09-14T17:45:11ZFalsely Accused: 3 Ways to Respond<![CDATA[Here are three ways from the book of Psalms to respond if you are falsely accused but want to reconcile with your accuser and want them to take responsibility for their hurtful actions.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6fc4d01b-e12b-43ed-8688-4ad132a286542016-09-14T17:45:14ZThank You God: Praise Scriptures from the Bible<![CDATA[The Bible is full of verses that offer praise to God, and there is a reason. Praising God not only honors him, but it gets our minds off of ourselves. If you are feeling down, just start praising God, watch him move, and feel joy again.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:30dc0970-97f9-4b46-bb68-c63f4e1de5532017-01-05T16:37:10Z6 Ways To Break Free From Poser Christianity<![CDATA[Dear Christian, are you really reflecting Christ or are you a “cosmetic Christian” where everything appears perfect and in place on the outside…but is actually ugly and broken within?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ecf526e2-ba54-4221-a931-5c45c7cb3db92016-09-14T17:45:17ZWhy The Bible Is Like Your Best Friend<![CDATA[Always there when you need encouragement when life gets tough...the Bible is like your BFF.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0091228f-cb99-4d48-bf39-6ca78039a4bd2016-09-14T17:45:09ZA Behind the Scenes Look at Catholic Baptism<![CDATA[Here are seven glimpses of what’s happening behind the scenes at a Catholic baptism for infants.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c5ed79c3-54cf-4988-95fb-898a6e63320e2016-05-10T00:45:32ZWhy Political Activism Is Not the Christian Answer<![CDATA[Do we need a government mandate to pray (in school, at work, or in Congress), give, or exhibit love? Not if we take seriously the example of Jesus.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:dbbafa5b-53fc-4e6b-a40f-4541ea72599e2016-09-14T17:45:08Z10 Proverbs To Simplify Your Life<![CDATA[The book of Proverbs are full of wisdom and biblical truth to keep our lives enriched by The Word of God. Here are ten simple proverbs to help stream line your life.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f4b7dbc2-de31-41d9-9b0f-a0b60289bedb2016-09-14T17:45:03Z6 Bibles You Didn’t Know Existed<![CDATA[Have you heard of these Bibles? Here are six translations you may not know existed that will help you along your faith journey.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cce766d0-c39d-4f8d-94f6-9340936150d52016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Ways To Thank God For His Creation<![CDATA[There are many ways to show appreciation to God for the beautiful Earth He created for all to enjoy. Celebrate Earth Day or any day with these activities.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:aa639320-355d-420f-acc6-031a3adc57282016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Reasons Why Pentecost Changed Everything<![CDATA[The day of Pentecost changed the trajectory of spiritual life in the Earth. Jesus talked about true worshippers now being established in both spirit and in truth. Pentecost is the birthday of this new life in Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d32bb444-3f47-44c5-9289-366260c0c9982016-09-14T17:45:05Z7 Benefits of Immediately Obeying God<![CDATA[Immediate obedience means maintaining an intimate connection with God so much so that it prompts you to respond to His beckoning at once. Becoming sensitive to His voice is not always easy but extremely worth it! Still not convinced? Let these seven benefits change your mind.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:81317aa4-282e-4fb4-91af-daf68f20cf1e2016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Ways To Follow Jesus When You’re Unsure<![CDATA[Are you at an impasse and not sure what direction to move forward in? Grab hold of Jesus and allow Him to bring clarity by following His example.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:815aa3a2-faee-4d6f-a7d7-ef2e387ec6d82016-09-14T17:45:11ZFeeling Down, Discouraged? Time to Put on Those Spiritual Glasses<![CDATA[When difficulty comes, we can’t see the big picture and don’t know what God is doing in the depth of our souls. So we need tools to help us make sense of the moment and look below the surface.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:55f6b8f6-f6ea-4411-9522-abe7066265752016-09-14T17:45:01Z5 Steps to Getting the Most out of Your Devotions<![CDATA[Here are five steps to help you get more out of your time with God.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5d2e0ec2-bba5-4484-b361-da55ad90fba52016-05-25T23:23:53ZIf It’s Good It Must Be God, Right?<![CDATA[Author and powerful Christian speaker, John Bevere, answers this in his new book, “Good or God: Why Good Without God Isn’t Enough.”]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:2f6703fb-5bff-4374-abec-3884b5127dc52016-05-25T23:23:54ZIs Submission Just For Wives?<![CDATA[What does the Bible have to say about submission? Should we only see this as a Christian, wifely duty or is submission something both spouses should be striving for?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:aa73577d-54cc-4986-90c1-9173a41faac32016-09-14T17:45:13ZIs The Kingdom Different Than Modern-Day Christianity?<![CDATA[During His time on Earth, Jesus never spoke about Christianity…He did however preach the Kingdom of God. Here are some distinctions between the two.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bc2b0d52-a8e7-4afa-999b-d3498326fb222016-09-14T17:45:11ZGo from Judge-full to Joy-full Prayer!<![CDATA[We lift up prayers of thanks, petitions, questions, and causes and we believe that God will hear us and answer each of our deepest needs.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1d303cab-d524-44af-aee4-36548a4f45062016-09-14T17:45:07Z7 Things You Didnt Know About Authority and Kingship<![CDATA[Jesus said all power and authority is His and He shares it with us. When you are firm in your faith and know who you are in Christ, it unlocks an inheritance beyond anything you could ever imagine.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5dbe7dfa-1701-44ab-80e2-353445e9a9eb2016-09-14T17:45:16ZTop 5 Hardest Moments to Maintain Your Christianity<![CDATA[What the secular crowd doesn’t always realize about Christians is that we’re still human, and we have weaknesses that can still surface under certain arduous circumstances.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e0ab3a11-e223-41fc-9130-331c4a10c4292016-09-14T17:45:15ZThey Saw Hell<![CDATA[Several people not only encountered heaven, but hell as well. Hell is real, and evil exists. We have one chance to honor God and his mission on earth. But these people were given a second opportunity to live a better life. Brace yourself for some vivid details and forget what you already know about what hell looks like.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:96e48269-c119-48eb-b61b-c88c96ce5a182016-06-03T16:38:36ZWhy is the Bible a Target in Our Schools?<![CDATA[Mounting pressure from anti-religious groups and individuals has made it difficult to passively pass out Bibles, allow children to read their Bible in schools, or even pray.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bebf4370-455d-446a-b067-eb240d743f0e2016-05-25T23:23:54ZIs There A Clear Definition of Sin?<![CDATA[How should we define sin? Have we over complicated this issue and thus 'missed the mark' entirely?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ee02f812-8f30-462b-9a09-6061b00ab3df2016-06-03T16:38:29ZForgiveness under Fire<![CDATA[Persecution is nothing new in the believer’s world. We are disregarded, mocked, shunned, but many of us never experienced or will experience being set on fire, tortured, raped, or worse because of our faith in Jesus Christ. These brave ones have.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:bfe977c5-7e4d-4547-acdb-fa32f4c2a8872016-05-25T23:23:50Z5 Questions About “Once Saved, Always Saved”<![CDATA[Is it possible to lose your salvation? This is a long-debated issue in the Christian community. Beliefnet caught up with Regent University’s Divinity Professor, Dr. Clifton Clarke, to wrestle with five questions surrounding this.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4ec4ab6b-f8a5-4f58-9b89-7a236aa694062016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow To Examine Your Conscience<![CDATA[If you want to grow closer to God and increase in holiness, a good practice is a daily examination of conscience.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6a281690-f18a-4a8b-b5c6-5bad5189ede52016-06-09T20:04:37Z‘Share a Prayer’ App Allows Christians around the World to Share God’s Love with Others<![CDATA[The Share-a-Prayer application allows Christians to share prayers, thoughts and greetings through email, text and social media. It is widely considered “the fastest growing faith-based social media app.”]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:cc830a5b-f021-4554-adb2-2f1ad2a5b3db2016-09-14T17:45:00Z5 Lies The Enemy Whispers During Worship<![CDATA[The enemy is sneaky, so much so the Bible refers to him as an angel of light. One place you would never expect to find spiritual opposition is during worship, but he’s there too. Here are five lies he tries to use to distract believers from entering in.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9a557b27-66d8-4636-a8b4-cd459d6955552016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Things Jesus Didn't Die For<![CDATA[Jesus died to make the Kingdom of God available to His children again. To once again restore to them the life with God they had lost. Here are six things Christians can be certain Jesus did not go to the cross for.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:a95c7cb1-9cae-4677-814b-3a7bf5918cf42016-09-14T17:45:07Z7 Ways to Keep Fear from Taking Control<![CDATA[Fear is a warning system built into our bodies as a natural reaction to danger.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0deafc39-7bad-4de0-ae2b-37d21648b2da2016-09-14T17:45:13ZManuscripts from the Idda Collection<![CDATA[For the first thousand years of the Bible, before the advent of the printing press and when most of the population was illiterate, the Scriptures survived only through manuscripts that were hand-copied slowly by monks. Now 16 of these manuscripts, The Idda Collection (named after Saint Idda, the only Swiss female saint), are on display at Les Enluminures (French for illuminated, as in illuminated manuscripts), a gallery in New York City, through May 2, 2015. Experts say the Liesborn Gospels, the centerpiece of the collection, could be one of the most valuable books in the world.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d3902455-0d01-4e24-aee3-b7b255c165392016-05-25T23:23:53ZShould Christians Date ‘Just To Date?’<![CDATA[Have we become too legalistic in this area with rules and restrictions for Christian dating? Is it okay for Christians to get to know one another through dating or should we date only with the intent to marry?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1b135565-af7c-4436-93fb-287ec574d1fd2016-09-14T17:45:11ZHeaven Healed Me: 7 Miraculous Healings Doctors Can’t Explain<![CDATA[These medical miracles left doctors scratching their heads. Divine intervention is the only way these recoveries can be described.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:af35df6a-231e-4f30-b23a-9dbba289dc1a2016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Powerful Purposes God Has for Your Emotional Scars<![CDATA[Your pain is not in vain. God can intertwine events together whether good or bad to bless the lives of others. Don’t be ashamed of the scars, they carry a story that can deliver and break chains of bondage.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:58cfd797-e08e-42b1-93e4-4786b303a71f2016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Temptations Every Christian Man Faces<![CDATA[“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape.” Here are seven temptations common to every Christian man.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d98c6911-4c78-49c9-a1cc-7050d51f8daf2016-05-25T23:23:52ZForgotten Words of Jesus<![CDATA[What would happen if beginning today, every Christian on the planet would treat everyone else the way they would want to be treated?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:217b3e45-f8b8-4ebf-bf84-49bda5ea644f2016-09-14T17:45:08Z8 Questions to Ask Before Dating a Non-Christian<![CDATA[Are you talking to someone who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Before you go down a complicated dating road, here are eight questions you must ask yourself.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9fd867cb-4bda-4d02-ad73-0155c4a357242016-10-10T17:12:30ZRethink Church: Easter<![CDATA[Is it simply eggs you're searching for this Easter or are you looking for something more?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:b1100e89-21d1-419a-9cda-cd94946269092016-10-10T17:12:27ZRethink Church: Easter<![CDATA[<p>Is it simply eggs you're searching for this <a id="512a56c1-612a-4799-82af-6fc09ecb1f1f" href="/faiths/christianity/easter/index" target="_blank" class="bn-keyword">Easter</a> or are you looking for something more? Unconditional love, for instance. Or a second chance? Even a more fulfilling life. What if we RETHINK how to find what we're searching for? Learn more at http://rethinkchurch.org.</p>]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0dfcd4d1-763f-4b37-b796-862d3b0a27252016-09-14T17:45:17ZWhy are Catholic and Protestant Bibles Different?<![CDATA[Catholics and Protestants believe that the Bible is the Word of God and is a foundation of Christian faith. However, Protestant bibles contain 66 books while Catholic bibles include 73. We have to go back in history to explain why.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:fdbcb599-fdf9-499c-8f9f-922197a3da8c2016-09-14T17:45:03Z5 Ways God Speaks to His Children<![CDATA[The Bible, the written word of God is the primary means that we hear the compassionate call of El Shaddai - but it isn’t his only means getting through to his kiddos.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3189f611-6bc4-440d-ade1-3231e5535c132016-09-14T17:45:15ZThe Christ Experience<![CDATA[Easter is a time when we reflect on our faith and what it means to be a Christian but this can be tough when there are so many misconceptions about Christ and the Christian experience that complicate our views and our relationship with Him. Here are six thoughts about Christ and the Christian experience that must die this Easter and stay dead.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8f65aef1-f26c-4c4c-ac39-89d3f08e81f42016-05-25T23:23:53ZI'm a Horrible Example of a Christian<![CDATA[Jesus helps to remove our rough edges, like a potter cleaning and sanding a fired piece. But sometimes not even the Lord can sand out all the imperfections.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:871f8504-286a-4bbc-9308-47a5c90f76b62016-09-14T17:45:00Z4 Things Life Is With God<![CDATA[God’s radical love is the centerpiece of your purpose and existence here on earth –when you embrace that love, it will change your life forever. Here are four things life is with God, inspired by the book “Life Is __,” by New York Times bestselling author Judah Smith.</]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:53721ad8-d6e5-4a85-b032-ef0b91dffd092016-09-14T17:45:00Z4 Ways to Experience Pentecost Today<![CDATA[Here are four ways to experience Pentecost today.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:818f0655-26df-4f3a-9125-7bc8775409762016-06-09T14:37:54ZSpiritual Gifts Quiz<![CDATA[The Apostle Paul tells us there are "different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit." Each believer has a special spiritual gift to build up the body of Christ. Take this quiz to see what yours are based on the book, "Spiritual Gifts for Spiritual Warfare," by Tom Brown.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:ce27284e-7cfb-4efa-aed6-d0be8cffc74b2016-09-14T17:45:06Z7 Reasons Why He Had to Die<![CDATA[The topic of constant discussion and several controversial theories is not the cause behind Jesus' death but the meaning. Here are the seven reasons we believe Jesus had to die.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6e19790d-a854-4a9d-adca-6a83b4c3a06e2016-06-03T16:38:30ZHis Sacrifice, Our Hope: How Jesus' Death Still Impacts Our Lives Today<![CDATA[Jesus’ death left us with an eternal hope that outlasts and tragedy that we encounter. No matter how rough the tides get or the challenges that we face, we will always look to Jesus for advice, redemption or to be consoled.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:e4d42485-c3b8-4519-9047-4cf3283c25c42016-09-14T17:45:16ZWhat Jesus Taught Us While Nailed to the Cross<![CDATA[Mathew explained Jesus knew what he needed to do to save mankind. He had to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the scribes, chief priests, and elders. “From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4360b131-739e-420a-ac6d-627dcb186e062016-06-03T16:38:28ZDeath of Jesus: Murder or Calling?<![CDATA[Was the death of Jesus a calling, a murder, or both? The death of the Lord was predicted in the Old Testament as it was written he was despised, afflicted, rejected and led to like a lamb to his slaughter, according to Isaiah 53. Zechariah share about Jesus’ death and what his ministry on earth would be.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:650cf712-f89a-4c4b-8256-35826a8289d12016-05-25T23:23:56ZThe Church Must Leave the Building<![CDATA[What would happen if we stopped spending so much time inside the walls of our local church, and instead spent more time actually being the church to those around us?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7534faa9-864c-452c-8efe-4e9b1ee105752016-09-14T17:45:15ZThe Value of Forgiveness<![CDATA[In today’s world, what’s the true value of forgiving others and why should we make it part of our character?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7fb501d9-a5da-42fe-8aa7-fe1b9a7083d72017-01-05T16:37:40ZTop Born Again Celebrities<![CDATA[Here’s our top list of born again Christian celebrities who found God in remarkable ways.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f9f60486-a0e1-4c31-87df-71ef0b09e1702016-06-03T16:38:34ZRead This Before You Drop the H-Bomb (“Heretic”) on a Fellow Christian<![CDATA[In this essay, we are definitely not going to suggest that false teaching doesn't exist. It existed at the time of Jesus and Paul, and it exists today. What we are going to suggest is that many people are using the word “heretic” in ways that are not biblical and/or that do not align with its use in church tradition. And this, we believe, brings disrepute on the body of Christ.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:d02ede43-dc40-40c0-9d47-7de209b4cf7a2016-06-03T16:38:37ZYou Don't Belong to Any Church: You Belong to God<![CDATA[A small number of people manipulate the circumstances of the many. Regardless of the “ism” at the end of of political system, the result looks the same.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1e85c3ee-fd0d-48ba-8fdc-a0079295ca0a2016-09-14T17:45:08Z8 Ways to Replace Life Hurts with Hope<![CDATA[Are you in a place of hurt and in need of God’s healing? Here are eight ways to find hope, when life hurts, based on Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:4a627f4a-2bd9-419e-9a06-f437533919dc2016-09-14T17:45:14ZThe 10 Biggest Issues Christian Americans Are Facing Today<![CDATA[In a world plagued with one crisis after another, what are the biggest issues facing American Christians today?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:0566c23f-c818-4ad0-b805-0f96995077fb2016-09-14T17:45:15ZThe Transforming Face of Jesus<![CDATA[Since early Christianity, Jesus’ race and appearance have been a huge source of public debate and in that time span, His image has been depicted in a multitude of ways. Here is a look at how Jesus’ appearance has transformed over the centuries.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8cc82c78-4cb0-4803-a50c-bd0a95b3668f2016-09-14T17:45:15ZThe Discipline of God<![CDATA[Within our circumstances of pain, God gives us a firm push in the direction we should go.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:5a947315-30d0-4533-a53c-73886b381fe22016-09-14T17:45:10ZChristians: Let’s Admit That We Don’t Know It All<![CDATA[The beauty of the Bible is that it never leaves us in the dark as to Who is all wise, all good, and all knowing, and the very foibles of a righteous man are a less in themselves. Let's admit that as Christians, we don't know everything.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:6efffe39-a7bb-460e-b9d1-258e809495c82016-05-25T23:23:56ZThe Good Book: A Silent Tale<![CDATA[No words. Just the transformational power of Almighty God moving through seven lives.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:c035855c-08bc-4b7a-9597-eb82d2dc0b552016-09-14T17:45:05Z6 Things That Prove God Is Real<![CDATA[When people argue against God’s existence, hit them with these six proofs. They will stop doubters dead in their tracks.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:1ff1cd53-da58-4248-92ae-a5c165252fca2016-09-14T17:45:09ZAmazing Jesus Art<![CDATA[Prepare to be speechless. These powerful works of Jesus Art, featured around the world will shock and amaze you.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:afc03fcf-bf7f-4aa3-8078-e7d5240cb1a82016-09-14T17:45:07Z7 Ways Christian Meditation Differs From Eastern Religions<![CDATA[All meditation is not the same. These seven contrasts show why Biblical meditation is set apart.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9377f41d-bd20-46bc-9c34-d5bce971ed6b2016-05-25T23:23:54ZIs Over The Top Worship An Oxymoron<![CDATA[Have we idolized emotionalism in the church or are we simply judging others?]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:f87c6731-5046-4645-895b-bc614d7d8c842016-05-10T00:45:23ZChristmas Grace: The Greatest Gift<![CDATA[What happens when two toy store owners find themselves competing for the same customers this Christmas? A miracle of love, mercy and a little splash of grace.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:8e9cff00-2ec9-41ad-80e2-5304fcc728a82016-05-25T23:23:56ZWhy We Could Never Earn Eternal Life<![CDATA[No one will be walking around Heaven bragging about what they did to get there. The stories will be all about what God did to get them there.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:9d6d1504-495a-4205-b08d-7234a35125242016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow to Go Small<![CDATA[It’s time for us to “go small.” But in our busy world, this is harder than it sounds. It takes a conscious effort to take a step back. To help you get started, here are five ways to go small.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:38daec8d-4cf8-4fe4-9a16-04f637c1bf9b2016-09-14T17:45:04Z6 Things Jesus Wants to See on Your Resume<![CDATA[In an economy where there seems to be fewer career opportunities and unemployment feels like the norm, many job seekers forget the importance of turning to the Bible and consulting Jesus. Here are six things Jesus wants to see on your resume. These tips will help your resume stand out from the rest.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:3cf399b0-1d58-4654-9ee1-478e4c837a8a2016-09-14T17:45:13ZJesus’ Return<![CDATA[Here are 10 interesting little-known facts about Jesus’ return after his resurrection.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:7d4274f9-51ee-48fc-b191-96f5e9d90aed2016-06-09T14:38:02ZWhat’s My Bible Verse?<![CDATA[Discover your personal Bible verse with this quiz and activate your life today.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:018a38b6-072a-4fb1-9904-f742182acd002016-09-14T17:45:15ZThe Power of Doubt<![CDATA[Left unchecked, doubt has the power to erode belief, but squarely faced and tackled, it can lead us forward.]]>N/Atag:beliefnet.com,2007:298d5303-baa9-4aef-b391-21317c7e122f2016-09-14T17:45:12ZHow to Return Prayer to America's Schools<![CDATA[Freedom of Religion has survived a 50-year legal assault in America’s public schools. Despite efforts to remove all prayer, Bibles, crosses, wisemen and Ten Commandments posters, the First Amendment still applies in classrooms. The Founding Fathers never intended for America to have freedom “from” religion. But today the burden is on an unexpected group of Americans – who must be bold enough to defy “political correctness” and over-zealous school officials.]]>N/A