In the Bible after Jesus was baptized Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights. While he was fasting, Satan appeared and tried to tempt Jesus into turning bread out of stones. Jesus did not fall for the temptations but Victor did fall for the temptations from his supernatural source playing in his mind.
Renewing of your mind cannot be successful without knowing the mind of God for your life. And the mind of God is written in the Bible. So, the only instrument that could renew your mind is the Bible. And not the various contradictory church doctrines, false pastors or the cultural practices in your country!
As soldiers of Christ, we should never underestimate the transformative power of our testimonies that God has given us to wield against the Enemy. This truth is proven in Revelation 12:11 (NKJV) which states: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Through the years my mathematics and science classes are the subjects where rote memorization has been used the most. These subjects require the memorization of math facts or remembering where each element is located in the periodic table. If there is a topic I do not understand, then memorizing does not help me to grasp the concept any further because it not deep my understanding of concepts not understood. When I need to make the necessary connections between new and learned information, I have to practice that skill in different situations and then receive feedback in order to deepen understanding.
This emphasis of authority of Jesus’s speech is found first in the story of the calming of the storm where Jesus “rebuked the winds” Matthew 8:26, Mark 4:39, and Luke 8: 24. The Gospel of Mark also accounts Jesus’s words to the sea in Mark 4:39 saying “Piece! Be still! ” The second account of the power of Jesus’s speech in these miracles is found when Jesus allows the demons to enter the herd of pigs Matthew 8:32, Mark 5:13, and Luke 8: 32. In the accounts of Mark, and Luke the text simply says that Jesus gave the demons permission, but in Luke the text says that Jesus told them to “Go .” I feel that it is important to look at the key role that Jesus’s speech plays in these narratives because it helps to illustrate how much power Jesus held. It is amazing that when he speaks nature and demonic powers are forced to listen, and obey his
As humans in this world we intake thousands of pieces of memory a day. Every day that you are living you are learning even if you do not know it. Even though we are learning that does not necessarily mean that we are going to remember what we learned yesterday a few days ago, there is a process to being able to memorize information.
People use different techniques to help them remember thing easier. Good memory doesn’t just come naturally, you have to be able to train it. Using some of these techniques could help us have a better memory and help us remember things easier. There are many different ways to train your memory, other than the journey and card method. If we put in hardwork we might be able to improve our memories.
Memorizing stuff takes a lot of time, and that is a waste compared to reading. When you read, it only takes 1 minute to finish a paragraph. But it takes so much time to memorize
Many people believe that memorization is the key to learning, but I believe that is wrong. I believe that memorization can hinder someone’s learning, not help it. My personal experience with teachers telling me to memorize what they are telling me has not been a good one. I am not the only one who disagrees with being taught to memorize information. Paulo Freire talks about his feelings regarding this teaching method in his “The Act of the Importance of Reading”. I believe that memorization is not the key to learning because the student does not understand the information and can make someone feel stupid or embarrassed for not understanding the subject matter.
Total-time hypothesis maintains the retention rate of information is directly correlated to how much and long one studies what he/she endeavors to learn (Matlin, 2012). The distributed-practice effect is the spreading of one’s learning trials over time rather than cramming a large amount of content into a minuscule interval of time (Matlin, 2012). The testing effect argues that taking a test or practice test boosts long-term memory for academic material (Matlin, 2012). These three memory improvement strategies emphasize on aspects of practice in order to enhance the memory that one can use in everyday life. John is a junior at Grand Canyon University majoring in Christian Studies and Psychology. In order for John to maintain good grades in his classes, John takes advantage of the distributed-practice effect, total-time hypothesis, and testing effect to ensure he exceeds his exams.
Jesus used Scripture to battle Satan temptation, not some elaborate spiritual power inaccessible to us. Jesus fought this battle as a Spirit-filled, Word-of-God-filled man. He drew on no divine resources that are unavailable to us…. in other word, the same thing that is available to you and me, Jesus used it on the devil... We effectively resist temptation in the same way Jesus did: filled with the Holy Spirit, we answer Satan seductive lies by shining the light of Gods truth upon them. If we are ignorant of Gods truth, we are poorly armed in the fight against
The reason this topic caught my attention is because of the journey I’m going through in my own faith. I grew up going to church and learning about God, like many other children in Christian families. For me, my faith has really only started to grow in the last year or two. I never really took the time to read the Bible, which is funny if I was calling myself a Christian. My dad began teaching me about the importance of reading the Bible. He always would quote the passage Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.” My dad would tell me that scripture is a place to renew your mind and learn about the
Learning is so much more than memorizing information. When I was in school in my younger days, I was forced to memorize random facts that seemed to have no meaning in my life. As soon as we took the test over that subject, much of that information left me. If you are to truly learn something, you must learn to intentionally understand and apply it to your life (Christine A. Johnston, Intentional Learning For College Success). I used to think that I could not learn anything new if it wasn 't involving my hands in a mechanical fashion (i.e. rebuilding motors), but I have learned that I can do anything if I focus and am intentional in trying to learn that thing.
Then Satan said, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me” (Matthew 4:9). Then Jesus responded, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10). In this encounter with Satan, Jesus was able to persevere in the face of temptation.