it is funny when you are alone in this commenting thing I really don't like this but anyway I really don't understand the question. can anyone help me what the meaning of the question is relevant? I think the christian ways of living with God is relevant am I right answering?
The centrality of Jesus Christ is what for me is the most important focus! Please could we get more Christ centered sermons.
Dear Joe.mejit keju,
I don't know if I can be helpful in anyway to help you understand the question, "what topic is most relevant to you right now?", but I'll give it a try. I would say, yes, you are right in your thinking that "the christian ways of living with God are relevant", but how I understand the question is this--breaking up the big picture of "christian ways of living", into certain topics or subject areas, and narrowing it down on a personal level of what a particular individual is more interested in at this time in their life.
Hope that helps!
We need a Kingdom of God perspective on everything, not some narrow, nationally-based world view. This particularly applies to subjects like economics and politics. We also need a broader perspective, focussing on God's way of doing things cp the way man operates under Satan. This means looking at creation, the planet, the spirit in man, civilisations and human societies, false religion, history, the future, the far future, etc, etc, etc. – showing the difference between what has been and now is with what will be. We have the greatest Teacher ever as an example, yet so much of our way of seeing remains parochial and this is reflected in too much of what we publish. How about stepping forward to the Kingdom of God, being Christ-centred in all things, and 'look back' at this time, this world, from that perspective instead of hanging on to our human way of doing things, whether politics, religion, society, economics, whatever, which, after all, won't endure beyond the end of this age. Certainly, discuss those things, but do it from God's perspective, as ambassadors of Christ. There's too much influence from and credence still being given to our western way of doing and thinking, and our ways are terribly flawed. We are not Americans or Brits or any other socio-political entity with only a token association to God and His Word; we are now the people of God. He is still calling children. According to Christ, the ones being called are not financiers and politicians but those of far less stature: the weak of the world. Focus on teaching God's love, mercy and hope – His Plan – to these little ones; don't waste pearls on swine; there is not a lot of time left to do God's Work.
First of all I want to say thank you all from my heart I am happy that I receives all these very important respond. thank you guys.
Life has many phases with trying issues but we need grace if we must sail through
We are Bible prophecy Ministers.It is very important for every man,woman and child to be aware of the new world change.We must pray everyday and place god first in our lives.Time is runing out'many are lost and Jesus is coming.
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Currently Bible study and Christian living are most relevant for me as I need to change me. I need to learn and grow in God's ways and continue to fight this carnal, ungodly world. With better understanding I can be an even better Ambassador for Christ. Ultimately I need and want to learn how to better know and serve my creator and Father.
how can one control his fear over his anger,..when someone tells about his past which make him lose his temper and the rest of his actions he is not aware,...how can he control his outcome of anger,..in some functions,...???how will it matters his personal life and mental health,..keeps of hurting him from the inside,..always,..how can this be managed,..??
Self control is an area we all must work at. It is not easy at times.
To the second point as both a Christian and a Mental Health professional, One must learn to control impulses and to act within the accepted/legal norms of society ie: not assaulting others when angered. Individuals tend to replay events or parts thereof in their mind over and over thus retriggering these feelings. Take for example road rage. Someone cuts you off in traffic and the longer they are just in front of you, you keep thinking about what they did, retriggering anger until sometimes it gets out of hand. The key is to learn to recognise when this retriggering occurs and to stop the viscious cycle. It's okay to be angry and to experience the emotion for a moment or so but then it needs to be let go. Distraction etc works well for this. Of course there are other terrible things that happen and one must always remember to pray and to take everything to God. Pray for strength, patience, for the ability to properly cope with things.
We come up against many things in this life. I look to this temporal life as a training ground for the future. Each hurdle is a lesson to learn which will develop character in either the outcome or houw one deals with the issue, or both.
I hope this answered at least part of your question. All the best. Debs
We live in a world that does not accept that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Paul preached Christ Crucified and Resurrected as he fully understood only in him we have life, restoration, holiness, grace, and an entrance into the Kingdom and an inheritance of all things.
What more important issue is there then this. This is the most important truth ever preached. (John 3:16)
This is my focus, may it be your primary focus too.
@Robin Sam Saji
Anger can be so destructive and hurtful, it can also be difficult to overcome. You can check out this excellent article for some tips, "anger explosion"
Voted for: "Something else".
What's important "now" can tend to change as time moves on, no?
In my view the constant issue that affects all of the other choices mentioned is; understanding the difference between a statemnet of opinion/conjecture and what the scriptures are really speaking.
The most important topic is giving away all the other topics and following Jesus Christ. Easy to say/write, hard to understand and then do.
I'd like to see articles on true Christians and false Christians and the problems created by false Christians
Personally I think we see enough of false Christianity when we look at the world. I would much rather spend my time concentrating on my God and His coming Kingdom. I would find anything else depressing and angering. We are told what will/is happening in the world and can see it. How much better to praise and worship our God, and ready ourselves for His return? : )
Hi, everyone! Here are a handful of resources related to our shared interests:
• A selection of Christ-focused sermons
• The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
• The Supremacy of the Father (also addresses the centrality of Christ)
• The Gospel of Jesus Christ: Salvation in the Kingdom
• To Know Christ and Him Crucified
• Kingdom of God seminars
• What Is Your Worldview?
• DisUnited Nations: Why Can't Man's Best Efforts Bring Peace?
• The Wonderful World Beyond Today...Refreshing News: God's Government Is Coming!
• Festival of Tabernacles sermons
• Sermons on Trials
• Trials and Tribulations of God's People
• When God Doesn't Make Sense
• How Good Can Come From Suffering
• Seven Good Reasons For Trials In Our Lives
• The Biblical Festivals That Reveal God's Plan of Salvation
• An Overview of End-Time Prophecy
• Bible Prophecy and You Series
• Daniel and Revelation (Ambassador Bible Center)
• You Can Understand Bible Prophecy
(to be continued...)
• The Christian Remodeling Project
• Christian Living sermons
• A New Creation in Christ
• General Epistles--faith, hope, and love (Ambassador Bible Center)
• A Cycle for Christian Growth
Robin Sam Saji:
• A Soft Answer
• How can I manage my anger? What can I do to overcome a temper problem?
• Anger Addiction
• How should I answer someone who makes me mad? Is there a way to control my anger?
• The Fruit of the Spirit - Longsuffering: A Fusion of Patience and Power
• Rules of Interpretation (Fundamentals of Theology)
• How Should We Interpret Scripture?
• Actively Read and Study the Bible
• Keys to Unlocking Understanding of the Bible
• Do You Practice 1 Thessalonians 5:21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.See All...?
• Europe & the Early Church
• The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity
• Satan's False Advertising—Even in Christianity
• Why Must Christians Suffer?
Ms. Henry & Durango:
• God is Love: Mercy, Compassion, & Grace
• The Perfect Example of the Fruit of the Spirit: Jesus Christ
• The Essence of the 'Everlasting Gospel'
• Traits for Christ’s Bride
• The Fruit of the Spirit - Goodness: God's Character and Humanity's Potential
• Praise for God's greatness and grace! (Psalm 145)
This passage is educative indeed and it is my prayer that all participants continue to give comments. In the Bible we hear that Apostle Paul, because of his past criminal background He was always scared with comments came out from participants. But he did not get discouraged. It is good to be reminded and to know ur shortfalls. so that u may pray for deliverance.
I am having trouble sleeping again. I did not go to sleep in my anger and I am not really worried about anything right now. However, is there a study article on the building of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, Temple King David designed and King David & Bathsheba's son King Solomon built (The one Herod built of course was not based on the O.T. instructions of course)and the new one. I have misplaced my notes from my own Bible study somewhere. It would be appreciated.
Thank you, Mr Veller. : )
Dear KARS, I’m so happy to hear you’re comfortable and worry-free! :) Hope you’re able to get some rest. And in the meantime, here is some commentary on the tabernacle and temples! :) One of my many favorite observations relates to 1 Kings 6:
“[E]very stone was cut and polished and prepared for its position away from the building site—"so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built" (verse 7). Just as the physical temple of God was built of stones finished and fitted for their place before they were brought to the mountain and assembled into a glorious building, so Christians, each a living stone (1 Peter 2:5), together a spiritual temple (1 Corinthians 3:16), are being finished and fitted for their place before they will be brought together at the resurrection and assembled in glory” (UCG Bible Commentary).
• Plans for the Tabernacle Interior (Exodus 25)
• The Tabernacle: More Detail in Design (Exodus 26-27)
• Two Worship Places (1 Chronicles 16:37-43; 2 Samuel 6:20-23)
• Solomon Builds the Temple (1 Kings 6; 2 Chronicles 3:1-14)
• Temple Dedication Completed (2 Chronicles 7:1-10; 1 Kings 8:54-66)
• The Departure of God's Glory (Ezekiel 10)
• “The Glory of This Latter Temple Shall Be Greater…” (Haggai 2:1-9)
• God’s Glory to Fill the Millennial Temple! (Ezekiel 43)
• Temple Sanctuary; Holy District; Festivals; River of Life (Ezekiel 40-48)
The most important thing to me is salvation for others and also myself.Who ever is in this world saved means that did it right and they going home to their heavenly fathers as promised in the bible.I see that alot of people are shaken up by the coming of dec.21,2012.I am hoping to learn more about the prophecys and predictions foretold in the bible and how i can help others understand the teachings as well as bringing them closer to their savior Jesus Christ.
Can't vote; keep getting "Validation error".
Its good to see people are eager more for learning things on the topic like "Bible Study/Christian Living." Its a very good poll. Thanks for posting.
Shalom and hello. I marvel at the folks interested in the study of Yahweh's Word--about 50%--yet only about 25% for News/prophecy. Meditating on Father's Word should, especially in these end days,compel them to know what is going on in the world outside their own hometown/state to discern that indeed Messiah Yeshua is honing His sword for His Day. Praises to Father Yahweh!! My advise is to find a news reporting agency that is not affiliated commercially with any networks to get a true picture. I am sure that these readers are aware that Precedent Obama is funding Muslim schools at 150 million dollars and will visit Hamas president this week afterward his hello to BB in Israel. Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Maranatha! If you want a good news service then please contact me as I am unsure if ok to post in this forum. May Yahweh bless and keep us; and thanks to UCG and staff for this site for the glory of our heavenly Father.
I too have thought about this but I'm coming to believe that while it is very important to "watch" and even 'warn', it is ultimately our faith, imitating Christ, and following God's commandments that will get us through anything - from the day-to-day to the coming prophetic tribulations. 50% learning and reinforcing how to live in truth and 25% prophecy seems about right. It does appear things are moving quickly now in the Middle East and Europe but I know the Church of God will continue to cover it appropriately.
Also, I wanted to thank UCOG for stressing God's LOVE for us through His incredible awe inspiring plan to place us into the God Family as actual glorified Sons and Daughters that have the entire infinite universe as our inheritance! This knowledge helps me through any difficult time. If anything, I would like to learn more about how I should properly worship God the Father and God the Son.
Lastly, a special prayer to all those who once walked in spirit and in truth -come Home, it's time.
I find it amazing how many Christians want to be tagged as SINNERS. I have grown-up hearing Preachers and Christians using the excuse for sinning as, "We ARE Sinners Saved by Grace." NO, we WERE Sinners until we were Saved by Grace.
I fully believe ROMANS Chapters 6 and 7 are Revered do to an error of man's. If we Read Chapter 5, 7, and then 6 and on through the rest of the New Testament. We see we WERE Sinners, not ARE Sinners.
It is not that we don't Sin at some moment out of anger or by saying some-thing we shouldn't have or by saying nothing when we should have, etc., and then Repent and Turn from doing such again, yet some-times we do it again.
But there is a big difference between slipping and Knowingly and Willingly Sinning. We never know when that Door is closed as can be seen in Scriptures like found in EZEK. 3:17-21, JOHN 15;, etc.
All we seem to hear today is Preaching of a New God and New Christ, not Preaching about the SAME and NEVER CHANGING God and His Son.
We also hear the Preaching that God and His Son loves EVERYONE, again that is not what the Bible Teaches, JOHN 15:4-10, noting verse 10. Again we know MANY (not all) were called and few were chosen, and MANY (not all) were chosen and few called. And therefore those who God Chose and Called, He gave the Right to accept Him and be Saved and that none of those (Called and Chosen) should parish.
God said He knew us before the Foundation of this World was laid. It is like God knew us from before and He knew those who were Good and those Spirits who were Bad and Evil. As can be seen I believe in JUDE 4, "For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago WERE MARKED OUT for this condemnation, ungodly men ----." Our Job is to try and reach those who have been Chosen, but our not knowing who those Souls are, we must try reaching out to everyone in Jesus name, amen
I am very surprised by the fact that "Marriage/Family" and "Bible Study/Christian Living" are separated. How can they be separated? Would not marriage and family being guided by the Bible? Would not a married couple and every member of a family (at least those who believe) live as Christ lived? A Christian does not do some things for him/er and some things for God, s/he do it everything for God. That is, s/he must examine his/er incentives. WHY s/he doing that? Jesus did everything for the will of God. And what is the will of God? It is the building of the Church (1 Cor. 14). And how that will be? Not mechanically, typically, mentally or by habit, nor like the Corinthians did (1 Cor 11:17-34  Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
See All...), but like apostle Paul said in 1 Cor. 13. What are our incentives? What is our relationship with the brothers of Christ, our brothers. What is our personal relationship with Christ our Lord and what is with God our Father?