We started having a family Bible study on Thursday nights when our youngest son was two or three years old. Then when our kids got a little older, we changed the day from Thursday to Saturday. So, if we all are in town, we always do our family Bible study on Saturday morning with a tasty breakfast which is my second favorite part of our Bible study. Why? Well, I no more cook on Saturdays. The rest of the Banko’s do. Is that a blessing or what!
Anyways, so when we started our Bible study, it was very hard to calm our kids down. When we try to tell them about Abraham and Sara or David and Goliath, they fight for a crayon or somebody wants to go to the restroom. It was very frustrating especially for me who tends to often struggle with lack of patience.
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A4P Guest: I heard you saying many times and read on many of your posts that looking at a woman lustfully is like committing adultery. Am I right?
A4P: First, I didn’t say that; Jesus did in Matthew 5:28
“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
And second, Jesus didn’t say, “looking at a woman lustfully is LIKE committing adultery.” He said, “anyone who looks at a woman lustfully HAS ALREADY committed adultery with her in his heart.” (capitalization is added emphasis)
A4P Guest: Okay, Jesus said it and I heard you quoting Him many times.
Continue reading “Don’t I have a biblical ground for divorce?”
I’m not really sure why but these days many people are coming to this page and dropping this question: Are you a Protestant or an Orthodox.
Why do people ask this question? I’m not really sure. Since a number of people had asked this question, I want to say a word or two about it. But before I laid that out clearly, let me, as I always do, first look up the definition of these two terms:
Protestant: a member or follower of any of the Western Christian churches that are separate from the Roman Catholic Church and follow the principles of the Reformation, including the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.
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“There is dullness, monotony, sheer boredom in all of life when virginity and purity are no longer protected and prized.”
Yes, we can’t continue to live in sin if we are born of God.
The Word of God says, “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.” (1 John 3:9)
How true that is! We simply can’t live in sin. We just can’t because God’s seed remains in us. Hallelujah! ///
This video is captioned in English.
God set you and I free from the bondage of sin to reveal His Son, Jesus Christ, in and through us.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
The above kind of lifestyle is not only true of Paul but everyone who is in Christ.
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Whenever I mention what Jesus said on Matthew 5:28, “- – – anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” many people ask me, “How can I then decide who to marry without sexually lusting after them?”
This question totally breaks my heart because it tells me that those people who ask this question see lust as a holy and pure sexual desire every one of us naturally have.
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Sure, opposite charges attract each other; like protons (positive) and electrons (negative).
And when we bring this “opposites attract” principle to dating business, it gets a little interesting. I’m not sure how people with few words tend to fall in love with those who literally don’t stop talking. Yes, they do. That is why I happened to be married.
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I’m sure many of you know Priscilla Shirer (daughter of Pastor Tony Evans and she is one of the main characters in the “War Room” movie). Well, this is her show called “The Chat with Priscilla” (made possible by Lifeway Christian Resource.)
So, in this show, Priscilla had two guests and one of whom is, Mo Isom, a blogger and speaker, known by her “50 Shades of Grace” blog.
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What can I say to God except to say, “May You alone forever be the King and Lord of my life!”
Yes! God is pretty much catching me by surprise almost every day! I praise Him!
After my first book, “Beyond the Fairy Tale,” was released, I was informed by my publisher that my book got ranked first in Amazon in its class. Yes, that was a great success, praise God!
Continue reading Very Exciting News!