The Word of God International University

A subsidiary of LOVING TO LEARN ASSOCIATION "Discover The Way of LOVE!"

Professional Educators Union Holistic Wellness Institute for Educational Intervention Biblical Life Empowerment Service Leadership Training!

LOVING TO LEARN ASSOCIATION The Word of God International University, Holistic Wellness Network & World Outreach, The Churches of God in Christ Jesus, A Religious Trust

God Bless & Prosper You!


Peace, The Comforter, The Holy Spirit & The Spirit of Truth!

INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
3650 S. Western Avenue
 Los Angeles, CA 90018 
(323) 73-LIGHT (5-4448)
Toll Free: (800) 504-3230
Intl: (855) 237-0812

Email: learn@lovingtolearn.org

      Appointment Line                (323) 402-0422            Email: lovingtolearn2@gmail.com

      Text Messages       (323) 282-9328

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

For Your Study

LOVE made God send Jesus Christ to save the world. Return the LOVE by… #lovediary #savetheworld #loveyou

Take it or leave it; love is paramount to your life. God of love does everything with it (LOVE) in...

Love means everything to God. God loves you. Pray for the strength to love others #meanseverything #loveothers #lovediary

God loves you, love others During our lives, we go through many situations we find hard to deal with; our patience will always be tested,...

God gives us GRACE; we must honor God with our God-given GRACE #honorgod #givegrace #grace #honor

Honor God with your God-given grace What is God-given grace? It’s the unmerited favor of God. And how can we honor God with it? By using...

A Courageous Mind

Courageous mind We need a courageous mind as we journey through life Courage is a trait that is necessary for those who...

Name your problem; God can handle it, BUT can you Trust God? #trustgod #synonyms #trust

Can you trust God? You can name your problem; God can handle it, BUT can you Trust God? We all know that God is...

Members

Birthdays

Birthdays Today

Birthdays Tomorrow

"Discover The Way of LOVE!"

Dr. Johnny Ching, Regional Director 

Visit The Word of God Holistic Wellness Institute

Enter the Gates with Thanksgiving and Praise

Use Credit or Debit Card Here

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Los Angeles Weather

2/1/2023 Forecast

High: 35 F Low: 20 F Times of clouds and sun

Currently: Cloudy: 38F

Currently in Ellamore, WV: 38 °F and Cloudy

1/31/2023 Forecast

High: 33 F Low: 25 F A.M. flurries; cloudy, colder

The AccuWeather.com RSS Center

To discover additional weather feeds, visit the AccuWeather.com RSS Center at https://corporate.accuweather.com/resources/downloads

Christian Commentary

What Is Sin?

1 JOHN 3:4 KJV 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Sin is breaking the Law, missing the mark set by God.

The word "sin" is a translation of the Greek word "hamartia" which means to miss the mark.

ROMANS 3:23 NLT 23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.

Religious tradition labels many things as sin which the Bible does not. People make up all kinds of rules based on what they think is right. But God is the judge and only God can decree what sin is.

MARK 7:9 KJV 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

God has not left us to wonder what sin is. The Bible reveals it to us. We don't have to guess, or make it up as we go.

Just because you do something someone else thinks is wrong does not mean it is a sin. So don't let people condemn you over things the Bible does not clearly say are wrong. God is the judge.

COLOSSIANS 2:8 NKJ 8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

Another error is to think being tempted is a sin. Temptation itself is not sin. You cannot help being tempted. Even Jesus was tempted -- but He never yielded.

HEBREWS 4:15 NKJ 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

A common mistake is believing that having bad thoughts is a sin. It is not a sin to be tempted with bad thoughts. It only becomes a sin when we embrace those thoughts as our own and decide to act on them.

JAMES 1:15 NLT 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

God is against sin because it is deadly. Sin brings forth death, not life and blessing. God loves people, so He is against everything that harms people.

All sin harms people. (Just because you don't see how a sin would harm anyone, does not mean you know more than God.)

But no human can be right with God by never sinning. We have all fallen short and need a Savior. It is only by God's grace and His forgiveness that we can be right with God.

ROMANS 3:20 NLT 20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

We can be glad because Jesus came to save sinners, and He paid the price for the forgiveness of all sins by shedding His blood.

EPHESIANS 1:7 NKJ 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

SAY THIS: Only God has the authority to decide what sin is.

Christian News Forum

 

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Events

Grace Be To You and Peace From God The Father, and from Our Lord Jesus Christ "Discover The Way of LOVE!"

Use Credit or Debit Card for $175 Enrollment Here
September 2011 First Open House Orientation Meeting

LOVING TO LEARN THE WORD OF GOD!

Loving to Learn Health, Education, and Social Services Professional Educator's Credentialing Association or TEACHER'S UNION FOR CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING INTERNS

Chat

Active Conversations

Disconnected (1 online)

    Disconnected

    You are disconnected from chat. Connect to join the chat.

    Suspended From Chat

    Sign up to chat on The Word of God International University.

    Sign Up

     
     
     

    Forum

    The Word of God International University Week Day Courses

    Core curriculum: Monday through Friday; 1st and 2nd Sessions from 6:30PM to 10PM

    12 discussions

    The Word of God International Holistic Wellness Courses

    Electives: Every Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM Sessions, Off Calendar, and Pre-Scheduled Courses in Forum or Archive

    2 discussions

    The Word of God International Holistic Wellness Courses

    Electives: 1st and 3rd Saturdays; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sessions, 9AM-10:30PM

    3 discussions

    The Word of God International Holistic Wellness Courses

    Electives: 2nd and 4th Saturdays; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sessions, 9AM-10:30PM

    3 discussions

    The Word of God International University Campus Activities

    Open House, Orientation, Ordination, Seminars, and Conferences

    11 discussions

    Language Translator

    Notes

    Notes Home

    Welcome! To view all notes, click here.

     THE WORD OF GOD WORLD OUTREACH

    You Must Ask for Eternal Life... Matthew 21:22 - And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive. John 16:24 - Here to have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy…

    Continue

    Created by Bishop Dr. Joshua Smith Oct 18, 2011 at 3:47am. Last updated by Bishop Dr. Joshua Smith Mar 21, 2014.

    Meeting You Where You Are?

     

    Daily Bible Verse & Prayer

    Today's Verse - 2 Corinthians 12:9

    But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

    2 Corinthians 12:9

    Thoughts on Today's Verse...

    When I pray, I often catch myself simply wanting God to do what I want, not necessarily what is best or most expedient for those around me or for the good of the Kingdom. I don't like to hear that God told Paul that he had asked enough about deliverance from his problem. Instead, Paul needed to learn that God's gracious strength and mercy were enough to sustain him even in trial. While I know I need to learn this same lesson, it is daunting. I want God to keep things nice and tidy for me. But then I remember I am a follower of Christ. If I am to become like my Savior, then I have to let go of my requirements on God's answers and open up to God's work to redeem others through me, no matter the personal cost. Only then can I truly know that his grace is sufficient for me!

    My Prayer...

    Patient and loving Shepherd, guard my heart from discouragement in tough times and guard it from arrogance in good times. I know that without you I have nothing that is permanent. Thanks for giving me a permanent, steadfast hope of heaven with you, because of your grace and strength shared with me. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

    All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

    Today's Verse - Ephesians 3:20-21

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

    Ephesians 3:20-21

    Thoughts on Today's Verse...

    Sometimes there is nothing left for us to do except praise God! While we may sometimes dream of doing great things for God and his Kingdom, the dreams aren't as big as God's plans. While we may be richly talented, influential, powerful, or rich, these are merely tools in God's hands, not symbols of our sufficiency. "God is able" has to be one of the best and most accurate phrases in the Bible. But this time, it's said about his work in you in me. He is able much more than we imagine to work through and in us. What can we say to that? Hallelujah!

    My Prayer...

    Loving Father, please help me better know and live your will. I want to be your vessel of ministry, healing, blessing, and hope to those around me at work and play. Please use me to your glory today, and always. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

    All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

    Today's Verse - Ephesians 3:16

    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.

    Ephesians 3:16

    Thoughts on Today's Verse...

    What is one of the most important things we can do for those we love in the Lord? We can pray for them. But more than that, we can pray that God will strengthen them with power through his indwelling Spirit. This same Holy Spirit raised Jesus from death (Eph. 1:19). This same Holy Spirit is God's great gift for those who ask (Luke 11:13). This same Holy Spirit reanimated a valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37). And this same Holy Spirit will strengthen those we love in the Lord if we ask for him to!

    My Prayer...

    Mighty and awesome God, I have several brothers and sisters in Christ who need your grace, mercy, and power poured into their lives by your Spirit. Some need to be convicted of their sinfulness. Some need strength and courage for their difficult road ahead. Some need power to overcome besetting sin in their lives. Please strengthen them with your power in their inner being through your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

    All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

    Praise The LORD Jesus Christ... God Gets The Glory!

    © 2023   Created by Bishop Dr. Joshua Smith.   Powered by

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service