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 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.
Bible Verses on Peace: 12 Important Scriptures That Explain Why There Is No Peace Apart from Jesus Christ
Sep 16, 2015 All people seek peace during their lifetime. The world defines peace as freedom from “disturbance” and “the cessation of war or violence.” Many non-profit organizations exist to promote peace between nations and communities, and to alleviate human suffering by meeting basic needs for survival. All of that is very important, but the peace that exists on this earth is fleeting, momentary, and temporary. True peace exists in eternity and comes from Jesus Christ.
Bible Verses on Courage: 12 Scriptures That Can Encourage Anyone Battling Through Hard Times
Sep 11, 2015 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill defined courage as "what it takes to stand up and speak" and "what it takes to sit down and listen." Every person needs to be encouraged when they are discouraged by life's circumstances. People need courage to be bold and strong in the face of bad news. The Hebrew word for courage is chazaq. Chazaq is a verb, which means "to be or grow firm," "to be or grow strong," and "strengthen." In the Bible, God often commands His people to "be strong and courageous." The basis for God's commandment for the Christian to not fear, is not that the circumstance in front of them is small, but that God is big. Whether we are facing bad news about finances, health, family, school, or work, God reminds us through the Bible that He is with us wherever we go. Christianity Daily compiled a list of twelve Bible verses about having courage.
Bible Verses on Hope: 10 Scriptures About Hope That Will Uplift the Soul of a Christian
Sep 09, 2015 Hope is a firm and secure “anchor for the soul.” A Christian hopes for what is yet unseen, while waiting for it patiently. Pastor John Piper said that hope grows from “the grace of God and the gospel of Christ.” Christianity Daily compiled a list of ten Bible verses on hope.
Bible Verses on Wisdom: 18 Helpful Scriptures for the Christian Believer
Sep 05, 2015 Wisdom is essential to the life of a Christian believer. An example of its importance is found in 2 Chronicles 1, when God asked King Solomon what he wanted. Solomon desired wisdom above wealth, possessions, honor, long life, and the death of his enemies. Apostle James wrote in an epistle of the New Testament that anyone who lacks wisdom can receive it from God, “who gives generously to all without finding fault.” Christianity Daily compiled a list of Bible verses on wisdom.