Jesus goes to great length in the Sermon on the Mount to help us understand that there is a higher standard of righteousness than the moral law. He takes issue with what no man had ever questioned; the validity of the law. He declared that to abstain from wrong deeds alone is not sufficient.
We can hide nothing from Christ. So, let us be transparent. If your prayers are not answered, He is probably that One whom you hear knocking just now, wanting entrance.
We do not like the thought of judgment. We do not like the thought of hell, but the Word of God exclaims judgment clearly.
How do we know if someone is truly repentant? We will see a serious commitment to turn from sin and a willingness to confess it. The person will also see sin as an abomination and abhor it.
There are many gracious invitations in the scriptures. Let’s look at some of them and be inspired to respond to God’s faithful calls to “Come.”
What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? Here are four answers for you to consider.
Our responses in difficult situations are important because hardships are God’s way of bringing us to the glories of heaven. Our prayers for the removal of our affliction may be against the will of God.
Even though our fallen nature yearns for satisfaction in this world, we find in ourselves a deeper desire as we look to regain the lost paradise of Eden. We cannot make sense of life without the eternal.
Jesus tried to downplay his work. After healing someone, he often asked those he healed to tell no one. But the Lord Jesus could not be hidden.
How many times do we approach God with so much to pray for that we do not know where to begin? We are groaning about it, so it makes sense that the Spirit intercedes for us with groanings also.
Our understanding of who we are is vital to our assurance as a Christian. We must know who we are. Jesus said that our fruits will tell others who we are (Matthew 7: 16-20).
The devil has been trying to usurp the authority of God ever since he vowed to exalt himself above God in heaven (Isaiah 14:14). In his introduction to Adam and Eve in the Garden, he raised the false possibility to Eve that he knew more than God.
I will not be able to meet all the readers of these emails. Although I would truly love to meet you some day. For now I will be satisfied to just share a little of my heart through this method. I want to share briefly, “Why I love to write.”
Are you okay with following Jesus on foot? Wouldn’t there be better ways to follow Jesus than walking? Why not ride a mule or horse?
We cannot evade the Divine Interview. If we postpone it today, we are sure to face it tomorrow; resist it in time, and you will experience it in eternity. Where exactly do you want this to take place? Here, where mercy is active, or over there where mercy has ceased?
God wants to carry our burdens. He calls us to cast all our cares upon him, for he cares for us. He offers to give rest to those who are heavily burdened.
God is rich in mercy. His love for us insures His mercy. But God is also just. How can He be both just and merciful at the same time?
There is no sin so great, no deed so dark, that the mercy of God through Christ Jesus will not forgive and forget. Claim it!
Are you married? Were you married but are no longer? Whatever the case, these following words reveal a little of the mind of God for marriage.
God loves to meet with His people. He loves their worship and praise. He longs to hear their prayers and observe their growth into holiness. He wants our worship.
If we will follow after Christ, then we must deny ourselves. It is a walk in death to the old man, the old flesh… Christ’s life must be seen in us.
Judgement must begin at the house of God. God means to try Christians now, before they stand before Him in the Judgment.
“Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.” Jeremiah 14:21
June 25, 2019 Good Morning Fellow Travelers, Read: Matthew 26:36-56 “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” Hebrews 5:7-8 The battle that our Lord faced over the cross was won in Gethsemane. Hallelujah! There He sweat, as it were, drops of blood as He struggled through to a full surrender to His Father’s will. Ponder the struggle He faced there, and the agony He bore to face the cross for…
June 18, 2019 Good Morning Fellow Travelers, Read: John 14:1-21 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3 The words of Christ in His prayer to His Father are profound in every respect. He answers a question here that has plagued man since the beginning, “How can I know God?” This question is supremely important because of the words in our text verse. Eternal life is in knowing God as Father, and in knowing Jesus Christ. I want eternal life more than anything else on the earth, or in heaven. To live eternally with God in His eternal abode, to…
Do you have unforgiven sin? Look to Jesus. Do you struggle to resign yourself to the circumstances of life? Look to Jesus. Does the burden seem too hard to bear? Look to Jesus. Does sin easily beset you? Look to Jesus!
The truth is loud and clear: the Lord will not take second place. Many bite their tongues on this teaching of Jesus. What could He mean that is consistent with His other teachings?
God the Father doesn’t want anyone to perish. He has provided for our salvation by sending His Son Jesus to earth to be the sacrifice for our sins. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus makes it possible for us to be rescued from sin and Satan.
Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world, but rather He came to save the world by bringing light into it. Men hate the light of truth because it reveals their true nature.
We have been given so much. When we take the time to count our blessings and really understand where we come in the worldwide average of wealth and prosperity, we must bow before the Giver. We must bow in recognition of the fact that we have failed.