Have you become NEW in Jesus? Take this little test from 2 Corinthians 5:17 and find out. If you fail, read Matthew 11:28-30 for the answer.
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How committed are you to raising your children for God? Are you more committed to their spiritual success than to their financial or academic success?
Have you ever said NO to God? Peter had always thought it would be wrong to do what God told him to do. How would you have responded?
Did Jesus Exist? If Jesus never existed, the whole question of the resurrection goes away. Some people assume that the story of Jesus is just a myth—a nice story we can safely ignore. But we have as much evidence that Jesus existed as we have for the existence of Plato, Socrates, Genghis Khan, and Mohammed. Most historians agree that Jesus existed. Writers living at the time or soon after (such as Josephus, Tacitus and Pliny the Younger) mentioned Him even though they were not Christians. And the New Testament was largely written by men who were either eyewitnesses of the life and death of Jesus, or who wrote down what such eyewitnesses told them.…
Do you profess to know Christ, but continue to walk in sin? Are you engaged in the work of the Lord when you know you are a hypocrite?
and other troubling emotions… Troublesome Times You don’t need me to tell you that we are living in troublesome times. Nor do I have to tell you that, by all appearances, times may get worse before they get better. Many people may try to deny that, but deep down inside most people know it’s probably true. Losing Freedom At one time people came to North America to be free. Poor families came for the economic freedom the New World offered. Refugees came for political freedom, to escape the tyranny of dictatorial governments. Nonconformists came for religious freedom, fleeing deadly persecution for the opportunity to worship God as they thought proper. Today, these freedoms are crumbling…
Many people assume they can’t trust the Bible. They’ve been told that the Bible is an ancient collection of myths. They don’t even consider that it might be historically correct or have some value to offer them. Most of these people have never picked up a Bible and read it for themselves. They accept the assumptions of the Bible critics and don’t bother checking them out. See For Yourself We are challenging you to investigate the Bible for yourself. Start with the Gospels at the beginning of the New Testament. Learn for yourself what Jesus taught and did. Take your time to let the message sink in. Try to imagine what a life built on…
Worship is beholding God in His splendor and majesty, and proclaiming our love and admiration for Him with a living and expectant joy.
If people only knew the joy and fulfillment the new birth brings, more would be lined up to experience it. Salvation is a free gift for all.
I would rather die of hunger than do anything to please the devil. I would rather face the scoffers than to go against God’s will. We will never grow spiritually if we ignore God’s will for our lives.
Our tendency is to seek out the forbidden. If a mother tells her child not to play with the sewing machine, what will happen when leaves the room?
When we fear something or someone we often lose our ability to think objectively and with caution. The thing that is causing us fear begins to control us.
A great sin of our day is the idea that, “No one can tell me what to do; I will be the master of my own life and destiny.”
Resist the devil, and cast your temptation before the Lord. You are serving a mighty God who will help you. God wants to bring you to glory …
God never tempts any person to sin. He may allow us to be tempted to make us stronger but not because He wants us to fall into sin.
Temptation is something a Christian faces daily. Most don’t like that. But let’s consider temptation in a positive light.
We often get into trouble when we expose the devil. He has the power to express his displeasure by increasing attacks and temptations toward us. But he must be exposed…
We cannot have peace until we clear our conscience. Even if we have wronged others and they know nothing of it, return and make restitution.
In the Law of Moses, restitution was applied to both non-deliberate and deliberate acts against others. How different our society would be today if we still applied these principles to our daily lives!
Many professing Christians have failed to deal honestly with the principle of restitution. It is imperative that we look at this principle and then look inward to determine whether or not we have met the criteria of this principle.
What does the fear of man look like? Brother James lists three ways fear of man traps us and gives three antidotes to overcome fear of man…
Lukewarmness is more repulsive to Christ than spiritual coldness. His words in verse 16 express His nauseating reaction to lukewarmness in the church.
“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because His mercy endures forever.” This invitation to thank God reminds us that He is good. He possesses everlasting mercy and is kind.
The institution of marriage is taking a beating at the hands of an ungodly society. It’s time we stand up, as many others have, in defense of marriage as God designed it from the beginning.
A godly woman is a great treasure to those around her. There is no precious gem that could equal this treasure. Proverbs 21:30 says that “favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain…”
There is nothing more beautiful than a young woman who portrays the character of her King. She does not have to possess a striking physical beauty, but rather the beauty of a holy, pure life.
You and I cannot reach God to hurt Him as we might our fellowmen. But did you know that you can still hurt God? What about when He sees us abuse our spouse, or child, or fellow employee?