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Proof God Exists Articles Hyperlinks

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“Proof God Exists” Articles (etc.) Hyperlinks

 

This post provides hyperlinks to Internet articles, and also a you tube video, located on the world wide web, on the subject of “proof that God exists”. Read the title on the left below, and click on the hyperlink on the right to go to that site. Enjoy reading!

 

 

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Some “Proof God Exists” Articles Found On The Internet:

IS THERE A GOD?       https://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html

Truth   http://www.proofthatgodexists.org/

“There is no proof that God exists.”      https://carm.org/there-no-proof-god-exists

Proof that God exists.    https://www.godisreal.today/proof-god-exists/

QUESTION: Is there any proof that God exists?      https://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/proof-that-god-exists-faq.htm

Does God exist? Is there evidence for the existence of God?    https://www.gotquestions.org/Does-God-exist.html

Scientific Proof that God Exists    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b9PssoJfLg&app=desktop

Scientists accidentally discovered MORE proof for God’s existence when they ran this experiment.       http://www.catholic.org/news/technology/story.php?id=73163

Arguments why God (very probably) exists.        https://theconversation.com/arguments-why-god-very-probably-exists-75451

Does God exist?      http://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/does-god-exist

Are You There God?: 5 Ways to Prove God Exists       https://lifeteen.com/blog/are-you-there-god-5-ways-to-prove-god-exists/

20 Arguments For God’s Existence      https://strangenotions.com/god-exists/

Life’s Ultimate Question: Does God Exist?     https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/bible-study-aid/lifes-ultimate-question-does-god-exist?s=1&msclkid=2618abed18591962af14f1dc5d2efce1

Changed Lives Are Solid Evidence God Exists     https://newcreeations.org/changed-lives-are-solid-evidence-god-exists/

Evidence For God’s Existence     https://bible.org/seriespage/1-evidence-gods-existence

Cause and Effect—Scientific Proof that God Exists     https://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=9&article=879

The Existence of God – Logically Proven!    https://rcg.org/realtruth/articles/140710-001.html

Scientists use mathematical calculations to PROVE the existence of God.   https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/756870/proof-of-god-kurt-godel

Does the human eye prove that God exists?    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/11113278/Does-the-human-eye-prove-that-God-exists.html

Respected Scientist Says He Found Proof God Exists.    https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/respected-scientist-says-he-found-proof-god-exists.html

Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God     https://notashamedofthegospel.com/apologetics/scientific-evidence-existence-of-god/

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Self Control Christian Articles Hyperlinks

Self Control Christian Articles Hyperlinks

 

Below are hyperlinks to world wide web Christian articles on the subject of “self-control”:

 

Self-Control and the Power of Christ.   https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/self-control-and-the-power-of-christ

The Fierce Fruit of Self-Control.  https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-fierce-fruit-of-self-control

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit: Self-Control.  http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/top/fruit9_selfcontrol.cfm

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – What is self-control?   https://www.gotquestions.org/fruit-Holy-Spirit-self-control.html

Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control.  https://lifehopeandtruth.com/god/holy-spirit/the-fruit-of-the-spirit/fruit-of-the-spirit-self-control/

No Christianity Without Self-Control.  http://walnutstreetchurchofchrist.org/articles/NoChristianityWithoutSelf-Control.htm

Christian Self-Control in an Age of Dissipationhttp://www.reformedonline.com/uploads/1/5/0/3/15030584/christian_self-control_in_an_age_of_dissipation.pdf

Control Yourself!  Bible study on self-control.  http://www.biblestudyguide.org/articles/self-control/control-yourself.htm

Self-Control (Galatians 5:23).   https://bible.org/seriespage/7-self-control-galatians-523

How to Change Yourself: A Bible Pattern for Self-Help and Self-Improvement.  https://www.gospelway.com/christianlife/change_yourself.php

Got Self-Control?   https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/spiritual-growth-for-kids/fruit-of-the-spirit/got-self-control

Self-control: 6 practical steps to the toughest sign of spiritual maturity.  https://www.christiantoday.com/article/self-control-6-practical-steps-to-the-toughest-sign-of-spiritual-maturity/83270.htm

A Bible Study On Self-Control.   https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/a-bible-study-on-self-control/

Self-control.   http://www.bridgetothebible.com/What%20does%20Bible%20say/32%20Self-control.htm

Teaching Values: Self–Control.   http://www.bibletalk.net/articles/self-control.html

Bible Verses About Self Control.   https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-self-control/

 

 

Various Christian Websites (11/26/2017)

Various Christian Websites

 

Below are hyperlinks to various Christian websites, available for your perusal and or study:

 

Is God cruel?  https://www.gotquestions.org/is-God-cruel.html

Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of Christ.  https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/nothing-can-separate-us-from-the-love-of-christ

Dependency Upon God.  https://www.goodnewsarticles.com/May09-3.htm

Steps to Spiritual Maturity: How We Grow up in Christ.  https://www.gospelway.com/christianlife/steps_maturity.php

Seven Steps to Spiritual Growth.  http://www.lifeway.com/Article/Seven-Steps-to-Spiritual-Growth

10 Ways to Grow Spiritually – Breaking the Complacency Habit.  https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/breaking-the-complacency-habit-10-ways-to-grow-spiritually-in-2012.html

How to Trust God when Life Is Hard.  https://www.wikihow.com/Trust-God-when-Life-Is-Hard

Ten Steps to Restore Your Marriage.  https://www.marriageministry.org/ten-steps-to-restore-your-marriage/

What does it mean that God is love?  https://www.gotquestions.org/God-is-love.html

What is the love of Christ?  https://www.gotquestions.org/love-of-Christ.html

Why does God love us?  https://www.gotquestions.org/God-love.html

What does it mean to love God?  https://www.gotquestions.org/love-God.html

What does “perfect love casts out fear” mean?  https://www.gotquestions.org/perfect-love-casts-out-fear.html

7 Ways To Please God.  https://lifehopeandtruth.com/god/who-is-god/7-ways-to-please-god/

 

SCRUPULOSITY SITES

SCRUPULOSITY SITES

 

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Below are hyperlinks to you tube videos and Internet articles on the subject of “religious OCD”, also known as scrupulosity:

 

YOU TUBE VIDEOS

Severe Scrupulosity.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGI-XQ24_bY

Scrupulosity: The Ten Commandments for the Scrupulous.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E88a-b67Mk

OCD Treatment: How to stop the thoughts!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR6k2h9PRzc

Help For Religious OCD Scrupulosity! Gods Grace Is Sufficient For YOU! No Triggers!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMKA0go8n1w

INTERNET ARTICLES

Scrupulosity. Written by  Steven J. Seay, Ph.D.  http://www.steveseay.com/scrupulosity/

Religious Obsessions in OCD. Written by Ghazel Tellawi, M.A.  http://www.ocdtypes.com/religious-ocd.php

God Forbid​. Written by Steven J. Phillipson, Ph.D. https://www.ocdonline.com/god-forbid

Understanding Scrupulosity: Psychopathological and Catholic Perspectives.  Written by Katherine Fohn Cobb, University of Iowa.   http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5111&context=etd

 6 Tools for the Scrupulous. Written by Jimmy Akin, NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER.  http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/6-tools-for-the-scrupulous

What is scrupulosity, and how can it be overcome? Written by GotQuestions.org.  https://www.gotquestions.org/scrupulosity.html

Scrupulosity: Blackmailed by OCD in the Name of God. Written by Laurie Krauth.  http://beyondocd.org/expert-perspectives/articles/scrupulosity-blackmailed-by-ocd-in-the-name-of-god

Managing scrupulosity OCD: Know how to live a healthy religious life.  Written by Dr. Jonathan Schwartz PsyD.   https://expertbeacon.com/managing-scrupulosity-ocd-know-how-live-healthy-religious-life#.WftiBRBdVVZ

Scrupulosity: Where OCD Meets Religion, Faith, and Belief.   Written by the OCD Center of Los Angeles.  https://ocdla.com/scrupulosity-ocd-religion-faith-belief-2107

SCRUPULOSITY. Written by International OCD Foundation.  https://iocdf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IOCDF-Scrupulosity-Fact-Sheet.pdf

When you Cannot Stop Bad Thoughts: Scrupulosity Testimony.  Written by Michael.  http://www.net-burst.net/guilty/stop-bad-thoughts.htm

Scrupulosity. Written by OCD DAVE.  http://www.ocddave.com/religious/

Scrupulosity: What It Is and Why It’s Dangerous. Written by Therese J. Borchard.  https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/02/05/scrupulosity-what-it-is-and-why-its-dangerous/

MISCELLANEOUS

 

http://scrupulousanonymous.org/

 

Hyperlinks To Rick Warren Sermons

Rick Warren You Tube Videos

This page has hyperlinks to you tube videos, containing Rick Warren sermons.  In the below list of sites, please click on the hyperlink next to the description of the sermon you want to listen to, to navigate to that particular site. Then enjoy!

Hyperlinks to Rick Warren sermons:

“Learning How To Love with Rick Warren.”    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl29RyvJLX0

“Love is Forgiving (Rick Warren) – Session 4”.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sskznISe1-k

“Rick Warren Sermons – God Puts Our Good Above His Own Good”.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SKlpaEmOa0

“Rick Warren Sermons-You Must Hope And Believe In God”.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNPZTyd0hQc

“Learn About The Kind Of Prayer God Answers with Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDaTA0SXz5o

“Learn What To Do When God Tests You With Success with Rick Warren.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl-u7bZ2Gf4

“If I Could Only Teach You One Thing: Why God Made You with Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5xyYI9tNV8

“Rick Warren Five Daily Habits For Happiness.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91EtAuudxoc

“Learning Contentment | Rick Warren”.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP4GtpkwnVU

“Winning With The Hand You’re Dealt with Rick Warren”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyCs81Nzrso

“Learn How To Be Set Free From Self-Destruction with Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtRAYHXZcZg

“Transformed: Change Your Life By Changing Your Mind with Pastor Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMxJH8EyvAY

“Transformed: How to Set Personal Goals By Faith with Pastor Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7ClyNK1sIE

“Love Matters Most (Rick Warren) – Session 1.”    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTA7pYqLyhs

“Rick Warren Sermons – Wait And Watch What God Will Do.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu2cVu0f2rU

“Daring Faith: Daring To Wait On God with Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9pVYqBUqjk

“Learn How To Recover From Your Mistakes with Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd7N2tPWZA0

“Six Keys to Peace in Relationships – You Make Me Crazy Pt.1 – Rick Warren.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j4FsIfRlBg

“Learn How To Fight For Your Marriage with Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwEZ4W_uqEo

“Learn How To Resolve Conflict & Restore Relationships with Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1udN6OShf4

“Learn How To Overcome Your Failures Through God’s Mercy with Rick Warren.”    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qJovp3Zsec

“Transformed: How To Face The Fears That Ruin Relationships with Pastor Rick Warren.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCGfKl1yseQ

“Love is Forgiving (Rick Warren) – Session 4.”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sskznISe1-k

 

Identity in Christ Resources Page

Identity In Christ  Resources Page

 

Articles:

http://unlockingthebible.org/2015/04/four-ways-our-identity-in-christ-changes-our-lives/   (“Four Ways Our Identity in Christ Changes Our Lives”, written by Sarah Walton).

http://www.desiringgod.org/topics/identity-in-christ#   (“Identity in Christ.”).

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/have-you-found-the-life-you-wanted   (“Have You Found The Life You Wanted?” article).

 

Sermons:

http://www.cascadeschurch.com/media.html

 

You Tube Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBfHjyiQ3pk   (titled, “Identity In Christ”).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFpOHecByKw  (titled, “Our Identity in Christ”).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWPhhpaUTiM   (titled, “Identity in Christ SPOKEN WORD”).

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Perseverance and Power In Our Battles

Perseverance and Power In Our Battles

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  • Inspirational Christian Stories / Poems

http://www.inspirationalarchive.com/perseverance/


  • Sports 

Olympic Perseverance:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nifq3Ke2Q30

 

  1. Playing Sports With A Disability:

DESPITE THE ODDS : A true story of perseverance.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WnsXVfSQgU

The Inspirational Story Of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekLpn4zKiNU

 


 

  • Inspirational Christian Videos On “Fighting the Fight!”

 

The Full Armor Of God!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLqOH4VfNM

Run the Race – The Faith in Christ that Perseveres.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhk_5c6H-yc

ATTACK WITH PRAYER!! CHRISTIAN MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F526hTCsrZs

Warriors Of God Called To War!! MOTIVATIONAL!!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmGwA4L4GmM

I AM A SOLDIER, A WARRIOR FOR CHRIST … HOW ABOUT YOU !?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztNnte3S8-8

Ephesians 6 – Armor Of God.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huEngPDkdR8

 


 

  • Christian Sermon

The Armor of God – Tony Evans    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulswQICDAk0


  •  Christian Daily Devotional Written By Pastor Phil Stout, JAXNAZ CHURCH

Read: Philippians 3:10-14

 

Philippians 3:10-14

New International Version (NIV)

10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Consider: I know that not all of us are sports fans. But allow me, in the tradition of the Apostle Paul, to use an athletic analogy. In American football, the offensive leader on the field is the quarterback. He must be skilled in a variety of ways. He must have a keen understanding of the strategies of his opponents. He must be physically strong, mentally tough and emotionally under control. Commentators, coaches and players can list you a variety attributes that a great quarterback must possess. And among those important characteristics is the ability to forget. That’s right. A good quarterback learns how to forget.

Because of the importance of his role, when a quarterback makes a mistake, it is often a game-changing mistake. When he throws an interception that is returned by the defense for a touchdown, the air goes out of the crowd. His teammates are demoralized. He has hurt his cause. But after that happens, he must go back out on the field and try again. He must start anew. He must forget the magnitude of his last failure. When people judge a quarterback, they judge him by how he plays immediately after a game-changing mistake.

To return to the field after a self-induced disaster, takes character. And that is precisely what Paul calls us to do as he shares his journey…

“One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (3:13-14)

I can’t stretch toward what is ahead—I can’t pursue the goal—until I make the choice to forget. I must choose to leave the past behind me.

If anyone is positioned to do this, it is the Christian, because the Christian believes in forgiveness. The Christ-follower believes in redemption. We believe in the God of the second chance (and the third, and the fourth, and the…). We must resist the pull to wallow in self-pity. We must reject the temptation to demean ourselves over the sins of our past. As Paul wrote in one of his other letters, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Do we dare to believe that?

It takes that belief to liberate us from the past so that we can proceed to the goal.

Pray: “Lord, thank you for forgiveness. Help me to believe in your forgiveness and help me to live as one who has been forgiven. Empower me to forget what is behind—to forgive myself—so that I can ‘press on toward the goal.’”


 

 

Depression / Anxiety Resources Page

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“A delay is not a denial from God”.    RICK WARREN


 

 

  John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Psalm 143:7-8

Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Habakkuk 2:3 (LB)

These things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Romans 8:37

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Titus 1:2

 This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God–who does not lie–promised them before the world began.

 


Andrew Cripps – (Very Emotional) Depression & Anxiety Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9grLZ8YHvg


 

How I overcame depression & anxiety with Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTp6f9i1Rb0


 

Sermons


Taking Control of Our Thoughts– Dr. Charles Stanley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bLgDoFkdqo


 

When All Hope Is Gone – Dr. Charles Stanley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDUp0vHdTXE&t=12s

 


PERSONAL THOUGHTS . . . .

Trust in the Deliverer is critical when in amidst of adversity war zones. If you don’t trust Him, you will probably feel unsafe even when things are benign, because fear would be expecting and anticipating pain all the time. Developing intimacy in our relationship with God through communication and studying of His Word is critical for success; for once you get to know God more and more, you tend to trust Him more. Then promises like Romans 8:37 (“we are more conquerors through Christ” ) can become more compelling to believe during dark times

For example, as a child, I read and read and heard sermons about grace, but I didn’t have a heartfelt understanding of what it meant. My abusive “fathers” tainted what it truly meant to be loved by God. Most of my life, I viewed my Heavenly Father like my stepdad. It took a while, but after countless experiences of spending time with God – through daily talk; surrender; on my knees; reading the Word; hearing sermons; listening and talking to Christian therapists, friends, and pastors – I am glad to say today I find real love and peace with God. As a result, I think more positively, am calmer, happier, and accept myself, more unconditionally.

Being closer to God has a definite positive effect on our anxiety and depression. It stabilizes and gives us hope, peace, love, acceptance, and forgiveness, to name a few. When we realize we are His and that He truly cares for us, it should reinforce the fact that “God will never make us endure something that isn’t for our own good”, and that “He will never leave nor forsake us through the trial”. That is because we are His beloved child (if you are a believer). Like spending time with a spouse, we gradually learn those features the lengthier we are with the person. That is what is happening to me.