So, our human imperfection alone can stumble us into a spiritual shipwreck, a life of secret sin quite easily. The surest victims of a spiritual shipwreck are those who ...
The Christian Life Is a War with Many Battles That Need to Be Won
"The goal of all this instruction, discipline, and training is not to keep us busy. God intends that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. We study the Bible, we rely upon God’s Spirit, his revelation, and the community of the faithful to keep us on track—obedient and maturing in faith." - Knute Larson
JOHN 5:44: Looking to Men
John 5:44:—“How can you believe, when you are accepting glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?”
I Accepted Jesus, So Do I Have to Try Anymore?
Some who have become followers of Jesus have begun to mistakenly believe that once they have given their lives to the LORD, they can now live however they may please.
CHRISTIANS: This-And Other-Worldliness
OVER 1,900 years ago in a discourse in Galilee, Jesus urged his hearers: “But be you seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” This verse is, in a sense, the summing up of the whole lesson of the Sermon on the Mount up to this point. What did Jesus mean?
MATTHEW 5:11 For Christ’s Sake
As Christians, let us be Christians, recognizably followers of Christ, doing His will in all we do and trying our duty at every stage simply by these questions: Is it according to His will? Does it serve His glory? Is it for His sake? So doing, we cannot but approve ourselves before man and God as followers of Him.
CHRISTIAN Faith and Life
The history of Elijah supplies us with one of the most striking, and, we may add, one of the most instructive, sections of the Old Testament.
CHRISTIANS A Needless Question Answered
“If I may be permitted to touch the hem of his garment, I shall be made whole.” But there arises this bitter question, “BUT CAN I? I know that I may if I can, but I cannot.” Now that is the question I am going to answer.
CHRISTIANS Reflect Inwardly: “May I Believe”
You know who Jesus is, and you believe him to be the Son of God, the Saviour of men. You are sure that “he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him.” You have no doubt about those eternal truths which surround his Godhead, his birth, his life, his death, his resurrection, and his Second Advent. The doubt is concerning yourself personally—“If I may be a partaker of this salvation.”
CHRISTIANS Seeking and Searching for the Mercy of God In Their Lives
Convinced of sin, awakened and alarmed, these unhappy ones wait for a long time outside the gate of mercy, shivering in the cold, pining to enter into the banquet which invites them, but declining to pass through the gate which stands wide open for them.