Tag Archives: Prayer


Related: Paul’s Prayers   Prayer is a major component of practical Christianity, and critical to a walk of communion with God. In scripture, prayer is the simple way a soul can address God. Prayer and reading the Bible are often coupled together in scripture, perhaps because they are the two sides of communion with God. […]
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Moses. Next to Abraham, Moses is perhaps the most important person among the people of Israel. His personal character, his unique relationship with Jehovah, his work in delivering Israel from Egypt and leading through the wilderness, and the five inspired books that he penned are all things that set Moses apart from every other Old […]

1 John 5

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Culmination and Conclusion 1 John 5   1 John 5. In this final chapter of the first epistle, John gives the characteristics of God’s children, beginning with love for other who are begotten of God, and concluding with the believer’s victory over the world (vv.1-5). Then, he speaks of the witnesses to the […]


Daniel the Prophet. Daniel was a believer in the Old Testament known for his great faithfulness, prayer, wisdom, and courage. Daniel lived in a difficult time and a difficult environment for a believer. He was taken away from his home, in Judea, his parents, and most importantly, the geographical center of his faith; i.e. Jerusalem. […]

James 5

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Dealing with Sin and Its Consequences James 5   James 5. In the final chapter of James we have several things that pertain to dealing with sin and its consequences. The chapter can really be divided in two halves. First, there is the issue of injustices that the saints experience – sins against […]

1 Timothy 2

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Order Concerning Priesthood 1 Timothy 2   1 Timothy 2. In this chapter, Paul begins to unfold the order of the house of God, and this lays the basis for what Timothy was to charge the Ephesians. He begins with the subject of priesthood, which is the highest of the three spheres of Christian […]

Colossians 3:18 – 4:6

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Practical Exhortations Colossians 3:18 – 4:6   Practical Exhortations. The new man is to be displayed in all of our relationships. In many ways it is easier to fail in these practical things than in false doctrine. If we are consistently seeking things above, allowing the “peace of Christ” to reign in our […]

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Practical Exhortations: Preservation until the Coming of the Lord 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28   1 Thessalonians 5:12-28. The remainder of chapter 5 deals with the practical exhortations that will help the Christian be preserved until the coming of the Lord. He first mentions ten things the believer can do to be preserved: (1) recognize […]

Matthew 6:1-18

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Having a Right Focus in Connection with Spiritual Things Matthew 6:1-18   The Importance of Having a Right Spirit. Perhaps the overarching lesson in the sermon on the mount is that the Lord wants the subjects of the kingdom to be real. Many would focus on the outward appearance, but God insists that the heart […]

Matthew 7:7-29

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   The Characteristic Virtues Needed for Subjects of the Kingdom Matthew 7:7-29     ContentsEarnestness and Confidence in Prayer (7:7-11)Consistency in Display of Love to Others (the “Golden Rule”) (7:12)Energy and Reality are Required by God (7:13-14)Discernment of False Prophets (7:15-20)Discernment of False Disciples (7:21-23)The Wise and Foolish: Wisdom of Practical Obedience (7:24-27)Conclusion: Response […]

Philippians 4

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Christ Our Strength: Joy in Relying on Christ in the Path Philippians 4   Philippians 4. In the final chapter of Philippians we have the believer’s strength to rise above and endure through difficult circumstances.1 In chapter 1 we had Christ presented as our life. In chapter 4 we find that because Christ is […]