Bible Verses on Thanksgiving: Why Is It Important to Thank God? 18 Ways That Christians Can Thank, Honor and Praise God, As Taught By Scripture
Oct 02, 2015 Thanksgiving is defined in the dictionary as “the giving of gratitude, especially towards God.” The Greek word for thanksgiving is “eucharistia,” which translates to “the giving of thanks for God’s grace,” gratitude, and giving of thanks. The Bible commands believers to thank God. An example of this is found in Psalm chapter 100 verse 4, which states “enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” The structure of this statement is not a suggestion. It is a definite command. A few reasons why the Bible commands Christians to give thanksgiving to God is because it keeps us in a right relationship with God and allows us to maintain a good perspective on life. When our hearts are filled with thanksgiving, we keep the sins and temptations of greed, selfishness, and self-sufficiency away. As Christians thank God daily, they are reminded of everything that God has given to them. Everything is from God. Thanksgiving reminds Christians of what they have and the blessings they have received from the LORD. Christianity Daily compiled a list of 18 Bible verses on the importance of giving thanks to God.
Bible Verses About Love: 16 Bible Quotes That Explain God's Selfless Love Towards People
Sep 27, 2015 There are six different definitions of love in the Greek language; eros, philia, ludus, agape, pragma, and philautia. Eros describes sexual passion, philia is between friends, ludus means playful love, agape is selfless love, pragma is long-standing love, philautia is the love of self. The type of love that God has towards people is agape. John 3:16 says that “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This is the basis of Christianity; love. Christianity Daily compiled a list of 16 Bible verses about love.
Bible Verses About Grace: 12 Reasons Why Everyone Needs God's Grace, As Explained in Scripture
Sep 23, 2015 Grace is defined by the dictionary as "the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings." The Greek word for grace is "charis," which translates to kindness, gift, blessing, and favor. The Hebrew word for grace is "chen," which means favor. Nobody deserves God's grace, but everybody needs it. God made His grace available through Jesus Christ and continues to bestow blessings by grace. It is unmerited favor that cannot be attained by work, effort, or through achievement. Christianity Daily compiled a list of twelve Bible verses that explain God's grace to the undeserving.
Bible Verses About Joy: 13 Bible Quotes for Christians Who Are Struggling to Be Joyful in Life
Sep 21, 2015 Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that is mentioned in Galatians 5:22. The Holy Spirit enables believers to express joy, even in the midst of hardships. God can use our suffering to serve His divine purposes and He can enable us to experience a deep level of profound joy. Miraculous events occur when God’s people experience joy in the midst of hardships.
Bible Verses on Strength: 15 Bible Quotes That Will Empower the Christian Believer
Sep 20, 2015 Pastor Francis Chan once said that the Holy Spirit will ask Christians "to go somewhere or do something" they "wouldn't normally want or choose to do. The Holy Spirit will lead them "to the way of the cross, as He led Jesus to the cross, and that is definitely not a safe or pretty or comfortable place to be. The Holy Spirit molds us into the person God designed us to be. Chan described this process as "incredibly painful," but sure to strip Christians of "selfishness, pride, and fear." Christianity Daily compiled a list of fifteen Bible verses on strength that comes directly from God.
Christian Bakery Owners Fined $135K for Denying Wedding Cake Services to Lesbian Couple
Jul 04, 2015 Christian bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were fined $135,000 by an Oregon state judge on charges of sexual orientation discrimination on Thursday, July 2. The Kleins were found guilty of violating an Oregon state law when they denied wedding cake services to a homosexual couple in February 2013.
‘Faith of Our Fathers' Christian Movie Reviews: 2015 Film Stars Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Stephen Baldwin, and Candace Cameron
Jul 01, 2015 John Paul and Wayne both lost their fathers in the Vietnam War, a war in which 58,220 Americans died. The only remnants they have of their fathers are a couple of handwritten letters. A deeper desire to know more about their fathers leads them to the Wall, a Vietnam veterans’ memorial in Washington, D.C. ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ hit theaters on Wednesday, July 1. The film was rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America.
2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Upholds Christianity By Aiding Orphans: Full List of Winners
Jun 01, 2015 K-LOVE hosted its 3rd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards in a three-night event which ended on Sunday, May 31. The awards show stayed true to its main purpose as Christian artists, authors, films, and television shows were celebrated for impacts made in today's culture. God was honored as the event upheld the Bible's teaching on how to practice faultless religion.
2015 Billboard Music Awards Finalists for Top Christian Music: Songs, Artists, and Albums
Apr 11, 2015 Casting Crowns, Hillsong United, LeCrae, MercyMe, and Newsboys are finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Christianity Daily compiled a list of three Christian music categories from the Billboard Music Awards website.
Are These the Top 10 Christian Movies to Watch During Easter Weekend 2015 in April?
Apr 03, 2015 As Easter looms near, Christians will flock to churches, reflect on Jesus and watch movies about Christianity. Here is a list of ten movies that Christians can watch this Easter.
'The Overflow' Music App Serves Christian Music Audience
Mar 30, 2015 The Overflow serves Christian music audience through a mobile application.