Is There a Right Way To Spend Time With God? (ATP)

Is There a Right Way To Spend Time With God? (ATP) This week’s question is, “Is there a “right” way to spend time with God?” Instantly, I’m drawn to John 4:23-24, “…the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit,…

Faith Fix: Trial by God? (ATP)

Question: I know God will use trials for learning purposes and to help us grow, but does he create them? (As I write that, I feel that goes against who He is, but I’m asking anyway.) We know there are certain scriptures that give us this principle. Genesis 50:20 says, “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant…

Time To Refocus

Time To Refocus Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him. Faith is an amazing thing. What the world doesn’t understand about Christians, actually what some Christians don’t understand about what it means to be Christian, is faith. Faith is a joy. Faith is the reason we know we…

Bind, Loose, Focus! (ATP)

Bind, Loose, Focus! (ATP) Matthew 18:18 says “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” I’ve heard this so many times and in context too but I don’t think I fully grasp it. How does it relate to or compare with Matthew 6:20 “…but lay up…

Praying (ATP)

Praying (ATP) When praying about something, do you just pray once about it (say one day, one time & move on & wait ) or do you keep it in your daily prayers? Example,  healing for instance. Praying is an important, yet extremely misunderstood part of our faith, and for that reason I’m very happy to answer this question. Depending on which…

Life In the Fast Lane (ATP)

Life In the Fast Lane (ATP) Question: Would you please explain fasting? How do we properly fast according to the Word and for what reason? In the Old Testament, fasting was a religious ritual. A public fast was prescribed by the Mosaic Law and kept yearly on the day of atonement. Look at Leviticus 16:29-30 (AMP), “It shall be a statute to…

The Trial That’s Coming (ATP

The Trial That’s Coming (ATP) My life has changed in many positive ways over the past few years, God has blessed me in so many ways and for the first time in a long time, maybe ever. I truly am enjoying and loving my life and have so much to look forward to. At the same time I see so much evidence…

Sowing The Word (ATP)

Sowing The Word (ATP) In Mark 4:14 (The sower sows the word), we recently learned that this particular scripture in context was sowing the word as a pastor. Can you reveal scriptures to better help us sow the word as the sheep? The scripture mentioned in this week’s question, Mark 4:14, says, “The sower sows the word.” In context, in the parable, Jesus…

Right Out Of Hell (ATP)

Right Out Of Hell (ATP) I have a cousin who believes the greek word that Jesus used for hell – Gehenna – refers to burning the garbage outback, not the way that it is worded in our English Bibles as “fire and brimstone.” He believes that people will eventually, somehow earn their way out of hell over millions or even billions of…

Is Your Heart In It?

Is Your Heart In It? The Bible doesn’t actually give an exact date as to when Jesus was born, so why do people believe He was born December 25th? I know a little about the Pagans, who I think started the celebrations, but not a whole lot. Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let…